| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross gave voice to several alternative comics from the Los Angeles performing scene on their “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which ran on HBO for three years in the mid-'90s. Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Mary...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't.
If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:12 AM
It's been eight weeks and two days (or about 1,392 hours) since the series finale of "Breaking Bad" took (some of) America by the throat with its conclusion -- but who's counting?
For those who feel a hole in their heart from its absence, the complete...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
You may have heard or read or woke up suddenly thinking that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television. Some call it the platinum age, which sounds a little too Rodeo Drive to me. But let them have their fun.
Most of this new golden/platinum age...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Having made a number of films set in the Midwest before venturing further afield — California, Hawaii, Paris — director Alexander Payne returns to his roots with "Nebraska," a new drama set in (and named after) his home state.
| Sep 5, 2013
How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Currently nominated for six Oscars - including best picture, actor (Bruce Dern), supporting actress (June Squibb) and director (Alexander Payne) - this superb comedy-drama, filmed in black and white, follows the odyssey of a father and son (Dern, Will...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Fittingly for the Thanksgiving season, "Breaking Bad's" Vince Gilligan had one word to sum up his experience working on the cult favorite AMC show: "Grateful."
Gilligan had joined his stars Bryan Cranston, Bob Odenkirk, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris and Lavell...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
It was the kind of evening where an animation producer might take a small white cardboard box out of his pocket and offer, "Would you like a duck tongue?" All manner of animal parts were on the menu at Beefsteak 2013 at Vibiana in downtown L.A Dec. 7. The...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Netflix cut a deal with Sony Pictures Television to bring "Better Call Saul," a prequel to Emmy-winning series "Breaking Bad," to U.S. subscribers after the show finishes its run on AMC in 2014.
In the U.S. and Canada, the complete first season of "Saul"...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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The Sing-Off The groups perform songs...