| May 23, 2012
Check back in a few weeks for my full Q&A with Aubrey Plaza about her first starring role--in the funny, surprisingly romantic "Safety Not Guaranteed," opening June 15. For now, here's a sneak preview from today's phone interview, when I asked about the...
| Mar 28, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Based on the jolly, jazzy score that keeps “From Up on Poppy Hill” lively, the latest from Studio Ghibli (“Howl’s Moving Castle”) appears to have missed its calling as a Broadway musical. Every 10...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 12:57 PM
A pack of Central Park Zoo animals could tromp on the king of science fiction at the box office this weekend.
The animated 3-D family film "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" is expected to debut with about $55 million, according to those who have...
| Jun 11, 2012
Name five actresses you assume participated in sports and other activities in high school, including being president of the student council. Aubrey Plaza’s not on that list, is she?
Despite the 27-year-old’s remarkably convincing, deadpan...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
At the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the quirky time travel dramedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" debuted to an enthusiastic audience. The film got a more muted response in theaters five months later, as it opened this weekend with a good-but-not-...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Fred Armisen may be debating whether to exit "Saturday Night Live," but he's not leaving Portland any time soon. IFC has renewed "Portlandia" for a fourth and fifth season.
The network made the announcement Wednesday, saying the comedy series from...
| Feb 14, 2013
Zero stars (out of four)
I don’t know when or how “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” came about, but here’s the phone conversation that may as well have taken place between star Charlie Sheen and writer/director Roman...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:09 AM
A vibe in no particular search of a plot, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" channels '70s mellow and '30s style through a prism of California dreamin'. In this Charlie Sheen vehicle, the fizzy mood and visuals are often, well, winning.
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
The Big Bang Theory Leonard and...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Funny and trying, "Maron," which premieres Friday on IFC, stars the comedian and podcaster Marc Maron as comedian and podcaster Marc Maron.
Among self-referential sitcoms, it is somewhere on (or around) the continuum between "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and...