| Dec 16, 2014
| 11:54 AM
South by Southwest has added "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and musician RZA as keynote speakers at the Austin festival, which runs March 13-21.
"Ava DuVernay's career evolution is fascinating," said SXSW film chief Janet Pierson. "She began directing...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Nationally, the Oddball Festival lineup is pretty insane. About 25 comedians are on tour for the mega-amphitheater show, each lineup alternating between cities. This week, in Hartford, the lineup includes some of the most famous comedians working right...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:00 AM
There are movies you love, movies you hate, movies you love to love, movies you love to hate and some sliding scale in between of awfulness, indifference and awesome. And then there are the movies of Adam Sandler, which seem to exist on their very own...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The "Hangover" movies, even the third one no one defends, barely qualify as comedies in the traditional sense. They're more like grimy action pictures with a joke or two tossed in to avoid the charge of false labeling. Their ugliness of spirit compounds a...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Heidi Klum has bought the Sherman Oaks estate of Ed Weinberger, one of the creators of "The Cosby Show," and his wife, television actress Carlene Watkins, for $9.875 million.
The red-brick Georgian-style mansion sits on 5 acres that take in canyon,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:41 PM
It is just a few minutes into "Grown Ups 2" when star Adam Sandler is peed on in the face by a deer. How one feels about that — is it funny, is it cheap, is it a weird curiosity? — will likely be an accurate litmus test for responses to the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:44 AM
The critics have spoken, and “Grown Ups 2” is the winner -- as the worst movie of the summer so far.
Although the Adam Sandler comedy is expected to do good business in its debut this weekend, the sequel has attracted a blizzard of...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Jim Carrey goes for something different in this offbeat comedy, the true story of a man who leads a rather ordinary existence ... until a car accident wakes him up to the sort of life he really wants to have.
He crosses over to the wrong side of the...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:01 AM
More like "This Is Whiny," "This Is 40" has its share of clever, zingy material, proving that writer-director Judd Apatow has lost none of his ability to land a punch line with the right, unexpected turn of phrase. "My boobs are just ... gone," bemoans...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 12:14 PM
"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" will be at the top of the box office food chain for the second consecutive weekend, beating out two new star-studded arrivals.
DreamWorks Animation's 3-D sequel is expected to gross at least $30 million this...
| Nov 24, 2009
| 12:45 AM
This lengthy but enjoyable story is about comedians, but not all of the content is humorous as writer-producer-director Judd Apatow teams Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.
Sandler plays a comedy star who learns he has only a limited time left to life, so he...