| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Vertical Scratchers, "Daughter of Everything" (Merge Records)
A band named for the method in which guitarist and singer John Schmersal works his instrument, Vertical Scratchers are an L.A. two piece that teams said scraping with catchy songs and the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In "The Way, Way Back," which arrives in theaters Friday, much of the action unfolds at the Water Wizz Water Park, where 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds escape from the pains of seeing his mom (Toni Collette) being wooed by a car salesman (Steve...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Larry David, who is on a break from his series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" — permanent or not, he will let you know — returns to HBO on Saturday with a full-on movie-type movie, "Clear History," in which he plays not his usual fictionalized self...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:18 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jesse Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York City, on this date in 1983. This birthday guy earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in the lead role in the movie "The Social Network." He's also appeared in "Zombieland,"...
| May 8, 2011
Kristen Wiig has just come off an average Saturday night, one that required her to wear a 2-foot-high wig, shuffle lethargically around a stripper pole and bury her face in Helen Mirren's cleavage.
"I was like, 'Are you cool with this? 'Cause I'm...
| May 31, 2012
| 1:04 PM
There probably will be a happily-ever-after ending for "Snow White and the Huntsman"at the box office this weekend.
The adaptation of the classic fairy-tale -- the second take on "Snow White" to hit theaters this year -- is expected to open with a...
| Oct 27, 2011
Zero stars (out of four)
If you don’t like the word “penis” but crack up at the use of “wang,” “ding dong,” “wenis” and “wiener,” this is your movie.
In “All’s Faire in Love,&...
| Jul 31, 2009
"(500) Days of Summer" is a movie about obsessions -- gentle, often charming and non-stalkerish obsessions, for the most part, but obsessions all the same. Chief among them -- after romantic love, the subject that stands always at the heart of the story,...
| Mar 5, 2010
Those seeking a quick primer on Film Independent's Spirit Awards need only YouTube Mickey Rourke's acceptance speech at last year's ceremony.
The "Wrestler" star began his address -- which clocked in at an Oscar-unfriendly six minutes -- by imploring the...
| Dec 5, 2008
For years the Sundance Film Festival has featured a smattering of big-time stars in its smaller movies. But January's gathering might have more recognizable faces than most Sundance red carpets in recent memory -- Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, William Hurt,...
| Dec 17, 2008
| 8:34 AM
Anna Friel is not letting any moss grow under her feet after ABC's "Pushing Daisies." The actress will take to the big screen with Jesse Eisenberg in "The Wedding", an as-yet-unowned studio romantic comedy that centers on the highs and lows of young love,...