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  • Tower Heist

    Tower Heist
    I’ve done at least 20 movie reviews where I talk about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Sometimes that’s because they are Matthew Broderick films, but usually it’s when they are teen comedies that lift things from Bueller (and they’...
  • The Avengers

    The Avengers
    What do you get when you take the director (Joss Whedon) best known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer – and you give him $220 million to make a movie? Oh, and he’s seen Transformers, because there’s a lot of stuff that looks like it was taken...
  • Larry Gelbart dies at 81; 'MASH' writer

    Larry Gelbart dies at 81; 'MASH' writer
    Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...
  • VIDEO: 'Nothing But the Truth's Kate Beckinsale and Alan Alda Q&A

    VIDEO: 'Nothing But the Truth's Kate Beckinsale and Alan Alda Q&A
  • This breakup really broke up Jason Segel

    This breakup really broke up Jason Segel
    MUCH like the hero of the new comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" -- who is merrily undressed at home and expecting an entirely different purpose for his girlfriend's visit than her dumping him -- actor-screenwriter Jason Segel endured his own Naked...
  • John Gordy, 73, dies; former Detroit Lions lineman led NFL players' union

    John Gordy, a former Detroit Lions lineman who led the NFL players' union in 1968 when it negotiated the league's first collective bargaining agreement, has died. He was 73. Gordy died Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer at UC Irvine Medical...
  • Five Actors Will 'Howl' with 'Pineapple Express' Star

    David Strathairn, Alan Alda, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker and Paul Rudd are set to join James Franco in "Howl." Oscar-winning documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will make their narrative writing-directing-producing debuts on the...
  • Book and author events

    Book and author events
    Words & Ideas TODAY Christie Mellor The author of "Were You Raised by Wolves?" will present and sign her new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. Chuck Palahniuk The author will sign copies of his novels...
  • Movie review: Flash of Genius -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Flash of Genius is a film biography that lacks the flash of inspiration, the sting of wit, the pangs of pathos. The story of the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper isn't a bad film. But producer-turned-director Marc Abraham, and the...
  • Review: 'Flash of Genius'

    Review: 'Flash of Genius'
    "Flash of Genius" is largely about how one person's nothing is another person's everything. Take the intermittent windshield wiper, for example. I, for one, had never much thought about who designed it, where it came from or whether there was a story...
  • Movie Review: 'Diminished Capacity'

    "Diminished Capacity" rests on the fate of a small item of great value, a Chicago Cubs baseball card—Frank "Wildfire" Schulte, 100 years old, near-mint condition. Cub-wise it's a good year to bring this story to the screen. In his feature film...