| 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.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When it's hot, as in summertime hot, it can feel like your brain doesn't work right. Which may partly explain why the summer is such a peak season for stupid movies, the sorts of loud, outsized, clanging behemoths that people mean when they typically...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:13 AM
The ensemble romantic comedy "Think Like a Man" was one of 2012's surprise hits, taking in $91 million at the box office and giving a boost to red-hot comic actor Kevin Hart. Naturally, the sequel "Think Like a Man Too" ups the ante by taking the battle-...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Some day (if it hasn't already happened), a women's studies Ph.D. candidate will examine the significance of women as bakers in post-millennial American pop culture.
Already, we've had Maggie Gyllenhaal's radical tax-protesting bakery owner in "Stranger...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The news broke over the weekend that Sony was going to call -- or, more precisely, had already called -- Paul Feig to helm "Ghostbusters 3," the sequel to, and overhaul of, the supernatural comedy hits that this time would feature a new cast of female...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Maya Rudolph is still making baby news nearly a year after giving birth to her fourth child.
The "Saturday Night Live" alum, 42, who welcomed her fourth child last year, only just filed the birth certificate for her newest family member.
| Sep 13, 2014
| 12:08 AM
In one year, Riley Gerdau has made the switch from sacrificial lamb to tiger on the prowl for the Corona del Mar High girls' tennis team.
Gerdau played in singles last year as a junior. She got some good wins on a good team, one that advanced to the CIF...
| 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 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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:07 AM
As a director and star trying to extend into new territory, Ben Stiller is his own best friend. With wild and crazy films like "Zoolander" and "Tropic Thunder" in his past, Stiller's taken a different turn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
"Breaking Bad" marathon (AMC, Friday through Monday). For those whose year has been marred by not being able to discuss "Breaking Bad" at cocktail parties, AMC brings you the parting gift of a series marathon, airing from noon each day, Friday through...