| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Watching FX's new back-to-back comedies "You're the Worst" and "Married," it's difficult not to be a tiny bit concerned with the emotional state of its executives and the writers pitching them. What, for example, is the collective divorce rate at the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Everyone's favorite best friend Judy Greer ("Arrested Development," "13 Going on 30," "The Wedding Planner") will return to network TV in the FX series "Married," a frank and funny look at wedded life. She also recently published a memoir, aptly titled "I...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:17 PM
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| Jul 13, 2014
'SEX TAPE' OPENS FRIDAY
The comedic pairing of Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel is nothing new — and neither is their association with director Jake Kasdan, who directed the two in the 2011 film "Bad Teacher." Diaz and Segel reunite with Kasdan for...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A well-meaning personal project that never rises above the level of amiable mediocrity, "Tammy" feels like the kind of picture that can happen only when a major talent -- here, the unsinkable Melissa McCarthy, who wrote the script with her husband and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Oh, "Tammy." Can I call you Tammy? I hate to break it to you, but the thrill is gone.
I'd like to say it's me, not you. But I really think it's you.
As the latest, loudest, R-rated, plus-size incarnation of Melissa McCarthy's comic psyche, you had...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Nat Faxon is that rare breed of actor best known for his writing. Along with writing partner Jim Rash, whom Faxon met while part of the Groundlings comedy troupe, Faxon is otherwise known as the Oscar-winning writer behind the 2011 George Clooney-...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. — Looking trim in a black windbreaker over a gray crew neck sweatshirt, Steve Carell walked into the diner near the Warner Bros. lot just like a regular guy.
OK, most actors/celebrities walk into diners like regular folk; it&...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:06 PM
The comedy "The Way, Way Back," which closed the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday, is a coming-of-age story based on events that really happened in the life of the film's co-writer and co-director, Jim Rash.
The film, which played before a packed...
| Jul 4, 2013
***1/2 (out of 4)
If possible, I would blend “The Way, Way Back” with ice and syrup and drink it all summer. I’d wear it as sunscreen or I’d put it in my pocket, careful that it didn’t get wet at the pool or beach.