| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:20 AM
Long ago, my honored predecessor and friend John Hartl (who's been reviewing movies for Seattle Times readers for 48 years) began a tradition of wrapping up the movie year with a list of "Dubious Achievements." Following once more in his footsteps, here...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. didn't throw us many curveballs last year with its Golden Globe nominations, which sort of defeats the purpose of the whole exercise, doesn't it? If we wanted a group to rubber stamp the awards-season consensus, we'd look...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Over the years, Chicago-based filmmaker Stephen Cone has occasionally done freelance work running casting sessions for the local agency Paskal Rudnicke, which is frequently hired to find actors for commercials and TV guest spots.
That experience —...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:21 AM
After 40 years, “Saturday Night Live” has created a lot of memorable moments and stars.
Nostalgia was crucial to this weekend’s show, which featured a lovely tribute to Jan Hooks, who died last week at age 57. “SNL”...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Former "Saturday Night Live" actress Jan Hooks died on Thursday at the age of 57, and the show took some time out of host Bill Hader's opening monologue for an emotional tribute to the late actress and comedian.
"SNL" played a clip of Hooks with her...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:56 AM
When "Saturday Night Live" pays tribute to Jan Hooks this weekend, Lorne Michaels will have a lot of hilarious footage to choose from.
He could replay Hooks' first-rate impersonations of Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Kathie Lee Gifford or Tammy Faye...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:54 PM
"Ghostbusters" fans were sent into a tizzy Wednesday when "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig announced that he's rebooting the beloved action-comedy franchise about a crew of paranormal exterminators, with an all-new cast of female characters.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:14 PM
If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig.
"Bridesmaids" filmmaker Feig said on Wednesday he is working on a new "Ghostbusters" film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The long-awaited third movie in Sony's "Ghostbusters" franchise will update the paranormal exterminators with a cast of female characters, director Paul Feig announced Wednesday.
On Twitter, Feig wrote, "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters &...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Forty seasons into "Saturday Night Live" and you just don't hear the old criticisms so much anymore: "It's not as edgy as it was in the 1970s …" "This new cast is not as funny as that previous cast …" "It's such a boy's club …"...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Jason Sudeikis will lead the voice cast of Sony's animated "Angry Birds" movie as "Red," head of the Flock in the adaptation of the video game series created by Rovio Entertainment.
The studio announced Wednesday that co-stars include Josh Gad as...