| Mar 7, 2014
In 1998, the writer Walter Kirn agreed to drive a crippled dog from Montana to New York as a favor to a man he had never met. That seems like a strangely extravagant gesture of kindness until you learn the man's name, which vibrates now, as it must have...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Sarcastic, sanctimonious, salacious, sly, slight and surprisingly sweet, the black comedy of "Bad Words," starring and directed by Jason Bateman, is high-minded, foul-mouthed good nonsense.
I had wondered where Bateman's angry itch would take him next....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:15 PM
After first making his mark as a child actor on '80s sitcoms "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family," Jason Bateman reinvented himself as an adult star via the comedy series "Arrested Development" and a string of big-screen roles, usually playing an...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:14 PM
A comedy about cancer isn't easy, but writer Will Reiser and co-star/co-producer Seth Rogen draw from personal experience to give "50/50" that rare blend of raw humor and emotion without artifice.
There are no wrong notes in this movie.
| Nov 16, 2011
Michael Fassbender, 'Shame' and 'A Dangerous Method'
You likely first saw Michael Fassbender as the cheeky Lt. Archie Cox in "Inglorious Basterds" or as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in this summer's "X-Men: First Class." But it's the latter part of this year...
| May 14, 2011
Pop singer Katy Perry and her husband, comedian and actor Russell Brand, are listing their Los Feliz home at $3,395,000.
The gated property includes a stately 1922 Mediterranean-style main house and a swimming pool. The 4,600-square-foot home, with a...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:38 AM
"Up in the Air" and "The Departed" co-star Vera Farmiga turned director with this deep-thinking drama, inspired by the memoir "This Dark World" by Carolyn S. Briggs (who also co-wrote the screenplay). Farmiga also plays the central character, a woman...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:43 PM
The committing of a bank robbery and the serving of a prison sentence are inverted for the title character played by Keanu Reeves in this caper.
Henry is wrongly sentenced to jail for the heist and then, upon his release, decides to stage the exact...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Jason Reitman, director of the recently released comedy "Young Adult," has sold his Beverly Hills home for $1.475 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The redone contemporary house, built in 1962, features walls of glass and vaulted ceilings. The...
| Sep 20, 2012
As a teenager the New Zealand-born Melanie Lynskey came to international attention opposite an equally young and skillful Kate Winslet in the Peter Jackson true-crime drama "Heavenly Creatures."
More recently she enjoyed (at least financially) a long,...
| Jun 14, 2011
Charlie Manuel might be making some lineup changes and/or taking regulars out on Wednesday and Thursday based on the schedule the coming days. “I think one of the biggest things is the day game Thursday,” the manager said. “We have......