| Mar 5, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Attempting to capture the screwball essence of the old-school suspense-comedy, most blatantly Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery," Lawrence Michael Levine's flighty "Wild Canaries" lacks the filmmaking discipline required to pay effective homage....
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:05 AM
Daniel von Bargen, an accomplished stage actor who turned to movies and eventually TV -- most famously as "Mr. Kruger" on "Seinfeld" -- died Sunday in Montgomery, Ohio, according to Variety. He was 64.
"Mr. Kruger" was George Costanza's (Jason...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:47 AM
When you grow up, your heart dies.
I know this because Ally Sheedy told me so. She said we all become our parents, there is no avoiding it. Also, if I ever do decide to run away from home, I don't have to live on the streets; I could go to Afghanistan....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:55 AM
Amazon announced Wednesday that it has ordered full seasons of five pilots, including a Philip K. Dick adaptation, a magazine show inspired by one of the nation's most esteemed publications and two children's programs.
Pilots getting a greenlight are...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:10 PM
For years, Bob Weide referred to Kurt Vonnegut as "the old man."
The old man was 60 when they met, which was not long after Weide, who was barely out of college, typed him a letter that said, in essence:
"You don't know me, but my name's Bob Weide....
| Feb 22, 2015
| 6:35 PM
"The Phone Call," a short film that tells about a fateful call that is received by a worker in a crisis call center and an encounter that changes the lives of the people on the call, won the Oscar for live-action short film Sunday night.
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:13 PM
Young blue eyes is out as MSNBC shakes up its daytime lineup.
Programs hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid are being pulled as of March 2. Thomas Roberts, currently the anchor for the early morning news program "Way Too Early," will take over with a...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:26 AM
Timing is everything in the Oscar race. Except when it's not.
This year's Academy Awards field has done more than most to upend traditional rhythms of Hollywood's awards season, a normally finely-tuned red-carpet ballet. "Not my tempo" — the...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:10 AM
The Los Angeles premieres of the Broadway hit "If/Then" and the Tony Award-winning "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" anchor the Pantages Theatre's 2015-16 season, organizers announced Monday.
The theater also will mark its 85th year with two...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Amazon.com is ready to join the big picture show.
After proving it can rub elbows with television's elite, the Web giant best known as a one-stop online retail shop announced it is joining the fray to produce and distribute movies. The move follows a...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:53 PM
It's been an epic week for Amazon, Maura Pfefferman and streaming TV.
Two Golden Globes for "Transparent," a daring dramedy starring Jeffrey Tambor on a gender-changing journey from Mort to Maura Pfefferman, got the ball rolling at the televised...