| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Melissa McCarthy is having a nice film career, so how come her CBS sitcom, "Mike & Molly," isn't turning into a major TV hit?
"Mike & Molly" returned for its fourth season last week with less-than-robust ratings: 9.2 million total viewers, according...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:29 PM
From the creative mind of Christopher Guest ("This Is Spinal Tap," "Best in Show"), this HBO comedy series features Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") as a man whose literal fortune changes when he becomes a sudden heir.
He decides to look into his heritage...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — This Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time.
"Scrubs'" Zach Braff just made his debut in Susan Stroman's staging of Woody Allen's comedy-musical "Bullets Over...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
For Helen Hunt it was "As Good as It Gets." For Jennifer Aniston it was "The Good Girl." For Bill Murray, "Lost in Translation." The films that settled whether actors adept at comedy could be as affecting in drama.
You can sense that question hanging...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the new movie "Hateship Loveship," Kristen Wiig's character, an introverted, thirtysomething housekeeper named Johannna practices kissing herself in the mirror. It's a moment of loneliness that Wiig and director Liza Johnson envisioned as a sad beat in...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Most moviegoers first met Ben Falcone on a plane in the 2011 comedy "Bridesmaids," when he portrayed an air marshal enduring the crude propositioning of bridesmaid Megan, played with boorish exuberance by Falcone's real-life wife, Melissa McCarthy....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:03 PM
On Thursday, James Franco was looking like a creepy old guy or a PR maestro for his leaked social-media come-on to a 17-year-old Scottish tourist. Come Friday, Franco was just looking embarrassed.
The 35-year-old actor appeared on "Live! With Kelly and...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
A new report from the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization says California's film and television tax credit program is a good investment, but needs to be extended and restructured to keep the entertainment industry from fleeing the state....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When Stuart Murdoch, the frontman for the indie pop group Belle & Sebastian, was shooting his directorial debut "God Help the Girl," he decided to offer a cautionary word to the crew.
"I told them, 'You know this movie won't open, because Belle &...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:15 PM
"Sausage Party," the upcoming raunchy animated comedy from writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, now has a guest list.
The voice cast for the film will reunite "This Is the End" stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
With Focus Features restructuring and shifting its identity toward the mainstream, "Dallas Buyers Club" represents the last Oscar hurrah for the division's James Schamus-led era that gave us great movies such as "The Pianist," "Brokeback Mountain,"...