| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Taraji P. Henson | Actress
She may not be a household name, but Taraji P. Henson has notched...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube could book a victory at movie theaters this weekend as their new buddy cop comedy "Ride Along" takes aim at last week's victor "Lone Survivor" and the new contender "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit."
The $25-million "Ride Along,"...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Early, bloggy reviews of "Ride Along" have rolled in this week with phrases such as "perfectly acceptable" and "been-there-done-that," suggesting the likely range of opinion. It'll probably be a hit: Audiences are getting precisely what they're promised....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:50 PM
"Ride Along," the latest go at the action-comedy-buddy-cop genre, has the stone-hard cool of Ice Cube and the manic energy of stand-up comic Kevin Hart.
With a sharper script, "Ride" might have reached the bar set in the 1980s by Eddie Murphy in "48...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The buddy comedy "Ride Along" drove to the top of the box office rankings Friday, earning an estimated $14.5 million.
The comedy starring stand-up favorite Kevin Hart and musician-turned-actor Ice Cube was projected to perform well at the box office...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tim Story calls it "director's jail."
That's where Story, 43, found himself just a few years ago, despite his successful directorial debut in 2002 with "Barbershop," which earned critics' praise and made $77 million worldwide on a modest $12-million...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Kevin Hart is filming another movie in Los Angeles — with the help of a nearly $3-million state tax break.
The diminutive, fast-talking comedian and actor is starring in a comedy from Screen Gems and Miramax called "The Wedding Ringer," which...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Malcolm Lee's reunion comedy "The Best Man Holiday," which features a primarily African American cast, grossed an impressive $30.6 million at the box office this weekend, some in Hollywood were quick to say the movie "overperformed" — prompting...
| Apr 19, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
After seeing these stereotypes on screen approximately 100 billion times, everyone should be tired of movies that position men as immature, commitment-phobic slackers who need to shape up and women as uptight, long-term planners...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Comedian Steve Harvey is having a big year, since he's about to launch a syndicated talk show, plus he had a movie hit with this comedy adapted from his humorous best-seller about relationships, "Act Like a Woman, Think Like a Man."
The book is a pivotal...
| Apr 10, 2012
The upcoming Screen Gems movie “Think Like a Man” is a romantic comedy based on the best selling book by comedian Steve Harvey. It’s also a love letter of sorts to Culver City, which plays a starring role in the movie that opens next...