| 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.
| 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 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The influence of "The Hangover" looms like a toxic cloud over "Think Like a Man Too," a raucous mess of a Vegas-set sequel that brings new meaning to the term "sloppy seconds." Although funnier and mercifully shorter than its 2012 battle-of-the-sexes...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...