| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:58 PM
As producer and/or director, Judd Apatow is nothing less than a starmaker, elevating the careers of Steve Carell ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids") and many more into legit movie stardom.
"Trainwreck," opening this summer and...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:00 PM
The South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which has become a leading launching pad for new talent, arguably second in the U.S. only to the recently completed Sundance, released its 2015 programming announcement Tuesday. Running from March 13-21...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 2:08 PM
Director Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" reboot has found its leading ladies. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are in talks to star in the Sony comedy about a quartet of paranormal exterminators, The Times has confirmed.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Melissa McCarthy wants to be a spy in her aptly titled new movie "Spy."
She's a CIA analyst providing support for agents in the field, but wants more action in her life. When her team is compromised and they need someone who wouldn't be noticed to...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Wife-and-husband comedic duo Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's next big-screen collaboration is set to arrive in 2016.
Universal has scheduled "Michelle Darnell," which will star McCarthy and be directed by Falcone, for release April 8, 2016, the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The long-awaited third movie in Sony's "Ghostbusters" franchise will update the paranormal exterminators with a cast of female characters, director Paul Feig announced Wednesday.
On Twitter, Feig wrote, "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters &...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As the passengers lined up to walk through an X-ray machine in the airport terminal, a surly security officer bellowed commands to the travelers.
"Empty your pockets," she said. "Put all your items in the bin yourself. Take your shoes off."
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:42 AM
When writer-producer Adam F. Goldberg set out to cast the 11-year-old lead in his autobiographical sitcom, "The Goldbergs," he wanted a Fred Savage-type kid: Real, slightly awkward, the exact opposite of the stereotypical, oh-so-precocious child actor....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:30 AM
It would seem beyond argument that Americans are more sophisticated today than they were in the 1930s and '40s. We travel, communicate and do business across the globe, have access to more information and more types of sensation than ever before —...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With the seven major studios devoting increasing focus on tentpoles, the indie sector is seeing a welcome emergence of new distributors.
The biggest splash this year has come from 6-month-old Saban Films, which bought three films -- John Travolta's...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Women in Hollywood, consider yourselves honored."
So said Joel McHale, host of the Elle Women in Hollywood event, held Monday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The "Community" star returned to host the event, this year honoring Elizabeth...