| May 8, 2009
There's no honor among thieves in Next Day Air, a dopey, bloody and downbeat "Black Pineapple Express." The laughs come easily enough. But the violence and grim finale drag this coke-deal-gone-wrong comedy into a hole it can't giggle its way out of....
| May 8, 2009
Stoner runs afoul of bad men with guns: It worked (commercially) for the white boys of "Pineapple Express," why not for the African-American and Latino ensemble of "Next Day Air"?
Donald Faison plays a Philadelphia courier whose chronic use of the...
| May 29, 2009
| 11:41 AM
Maya Arulpragasam is an anomaly in many ways. As M.I.A., she has had a lightning-fast rise. From her early singles Galang and Sunshowers, which spread virally through the Web in 2004, to her 2005 debut album, Arular (named...
| Jun 4, 2009
| 6:53 PM
Movie star and UCLA alumnus James Franco has withdrawn from a big real-life role at his alma mater in Westwood.
Franco will not be able to deliver the commencement speech he was supposed to give June 12 to UCLA's College of Letters and Science graduates,...
| Jul 31, 2009
"Funny People" was supposed to be Judd Apatow's coming out party. The movie in which "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up" writer-director, who has long made his bread and butter on the back of immature guys and their raunchy talk, shows his grown-...
| Aug 14, 2009
Hollywood's "Cash for Clunkers" program misfires with The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. It's a car-selling comedy that plays like a backfiring Bentley -- a shiny ride that runs in fits and starts, never quite hitting on all cylinders.
The Goods is a...
| Aug 14, 2009
Hollywood's "Cash for Clunkers" program misfires with "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard." It's a car-selling comedy that plays like a backfiring Bentley -- a shiny ride that runs in fits and starts, never quite hitting on all cylinders.
"The Goods" is a...
| Oct 1, 2009
Actor James Franco has listed his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3,695,000.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet. There are vaulted and beamed ceilings, city views, an open floor plan and...
| Oct 17, 2009
Actor James Franco, who starred as Harry Osborn -- the New Green Goblin -- in "Spider-Man," has listed his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3,695,000.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet....
| Feb 24, 2009
John Cusack just can't escape high school.
The star of classic '80s teen films "Say Anything..." and "One Crazy Summer" will pair with Rob Corddry for "Hot Tub Time Machine," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The plot follows four buddies who, missing...
| Apr 10, 2009
All malls may be created equal, with the same array of Gaps, Body Shops and J.C. Penneys from Bangor to Boca. But all mall cop movies aren't. Seth Rogen's Observe and Report is Paul Blart: Mall Cop Strikes Back, a dark comedy with "issues."