| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:38 PM
The Fourth of July weekend brings no new big-budget blockbusters, leaving room for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to continue its box-office dominance. But there should still be room for comic star Melissa McCarthy to deliver another hit.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Oh, "Tammy." Can I call you Tammy? I hate to break it to you, but the thrill is gone.
I'd like to say it's me, not you. But I really think it's you.
As the latest, loudest, R-rated, plus-size incarnation of Melissa McCarthy's comic psyche, you had...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.
| May 12, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Comic veteran Seth Rogen and tabloid mainstay Zac Efron received top billing and prime poster placement for "Neighbors," the parents-versus-party-animals comedy that won the weekend box office with a surprisingly strong $51-million debut. But amid all the...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Seth Rogen built a career in movies out of his pot-smoking, immature slacker persona. Irresponsible behavior, bad language and sexual shenanigans are always present in his films. But the lowbrow comedy is often made palatable by his likable, shaggy-dog...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:39 PM
David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence are looking to bring "Joy" to the world for Christmas next year.
Fox has set a Dec. 25, 2015, release date for the film, a rags-to-riches tale based on the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. A holiday...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to take the summer off.
The Skinny: I'm four episodes into "Orange is the New Black" and enjoying it. You can tell how strong a show is if they can do an entire episode without the lead character. And that's...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
For Rose Byrne, being honored with the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future award from its global brand ambassador Nicola Maramotti is incredible and also slightly ironic. "I think I'm sort of the middle-aged future, perhaps," she jokes. Byrne is...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Kristen Wiig is set to make her directorial debut on a buddy comedy that will reunite her with her "Bridesmaids" co-writer, Annie Mumolo.
The New York Times first reported the news that the duo will write, produce and star in a now-untitled movie for...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Maya Rudolph just got an invite to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's house party — but don't tell Mom and Dad.
The "Bridesmaids" actress has joined the cast of Fey and Poehler's upcoming Universal comedy "The Nest," about two adult sisters who decide...