| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:09 AM
A lot of performers who come out of comedy, sketch and improvisation would rather die than do next-to-nothing on camera. Kristen Wiig, on the other hand — no problem. She can watch, and listen and be interesting. She's comfortable working on a small...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Most people think next weekend's horse racing extravaganza at Santa Anita is the Breeders' Cup. It's actually the Mike and Gary Show.
They are Mike Smith and Gary Stevens, the Peyton Manning and Tom Brady of their sport. They are long in experience...
| Jan 3, 2008
This can't be a joke because there's a writers strike on and jokes are out for the duration. So in all unscripted seriousness, I ask, could Hollywood really be smarter than Washington? Is it possible that movie people are savvier than political people?...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:08 PM
John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...
| Jan 31, 2013
We've been here before. The Sylvester Stallone vehicle "Bullet to the Head" concludes with an ax fight featuring Stallone against his sneering, murderous adversary, played by Jason Momoa, going at it like maniacs in the bowels of an abandoned power plant,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:07 PM
In the 1970s and early '80s, a Walter Hill movie had a very good chance of being very good. And very different from the previous Walter Hill movie.
In Hill's directorial feature debut "Hard Times" (1975), Charles Bronson plays a taciturn bare-knuckle...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:26 AM
A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...
| Apr 11, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Taking a break from being a tabloid punchline, Shia LaBeouf stars in “The Company You Keep” with an all-star team of veterans: Robert Redford (who also directed), Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Chris Cooper, Nick Nolte,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Nick Nolte is returning to TV with FOX's "Broadchurch" remake, "Gracepoint." Who will he be playing in the miniseries?...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Box office flops: Is there something in common about the recent string of duds or have all these guys been drinking from the same poisoned well?...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:37 PM
HBO abruptly cancels horse-racing drama "Luck" after the death earlier this week of another horse, the third that has died during production....