| Jul 25, 2013
Television is often called a writer’s medium these days, but it’s rare that we actually get to see any writers onscreen. Sundance Channel and Jim Rash — along with Entertainment Weekly — are out to change that with The Writers...
| Aug 3, 2013
Brand matters and CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf is putting most of his focus on growing the FX brand through the launch of its new network FXX and the introduction of its new video on demand app FXNOW. At the Television Critics...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Whenever I find myself in a bleak mood, a quick glance at the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness usually does the trick. A near-perfect melding of minds between the "Parks and Recreation" writing staff and actor Nick Offerman, this visual guide on how to...
| 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&...
| Aug 2, 2012
** (out of four)
Obvious statement of the day: Dumb criminals are funny.
Once the ordinary Joes in “The Babymakers” become dumb criminals—in service of robbing a sperm bank—the movie transforms from a low-impact comedy with too...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Fox is so excited about its new Tuesday night comedy line-up for the fall season that it's giving Chicago residents an opportunity to preview all four comedies airing that night.
This Sunday, Fox will host an advance preview screening of the new comedies...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:33 PM
"Ben & Kate" (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fox; 3 stars out of 4) will live or die by how much viewers love, or hate, Nat Faxon's exuberant portrayal of Ben Fox.
Faxon (Oscar-winning screenwriter, with "Community" star Jim Rash, of "The Descendants") spins like...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:01 AM
The movie of the fewest words spoke the loudest at the Oscars this year.
On an evening suffused with nostalgia, "The Artist," a nearly wordless, black-and-white romance celebrating Hollywood's formative era, won five Academy Awards, including best...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Evan Beamer, co-director of "In Security," had a brush with danger Friday.
The Los Angeles resident almost backed into a Camaro after receiving a text telling him that his first feature film had been honored as an Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking...
| Sep 25, 2012
The highlights tonight, the second night of the 2012-13 TV season: 1. “NCIS” reveals which characters survived that explosive finale last season. ”NCIS,” at 8 p.m. on CBS, was the most popular drama last season. It faces...