| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:12 PM
From the fashionable day-old scruff on Hiccup's 20-year-old Viking chin to the amped-up fire power of Toothless, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" has made good use of the years since the villagers of Berk and the boy who'd rather not be chief first charmed...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:45 AM
After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Ben & Jerry's is adding two "Saturday Night Live"-themed ice cream flavors to its extensive repertoire, paying homage to a favorite character and skit.
Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, a combination of chocolate and sweet cream ice creams with caramel...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival line-up, which was unveiled by artistic director Chris Fujiwara Wednesday, includes 156 feature films from 47 countries. The festival, which runs from June 18 to 29, will include 11 world premieres, eight...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Growing up in Tulsa, Okla., Bill Hader became obsessed with movies.
"I would watch movies at night with my family and go to the movie theater," said the former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman. "That was my existence."
Hader, 35, especially enjoyed...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:59 PM
NBC has announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" with a three-hour special Feb. 15.
" 'Saturday Night Live' is an institution unlike anything else in television history," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:12 AM
The "Saturday Night Live" season finale turned into a wacky alumni reunion, and the pleasure of seeing surprise guest stars offset the uneven writing. Maybe "SNL" should load up on surprise cameos next season.
Maya Rudolph popped in as Beyonce to...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:49 AM
One minute, you’re all cool and everything, hanging out with the smart crowd in all the word-of-mouth-only dives, with the razor-sharp conversation, the clothes, the hair, the tragically hip insouciance … and then — bam! — a...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Ladies and gentleman, unleash your hoop skirts! Big ball gowns, super-long tailcoats and a return to formalwear were on full display at Monday night's Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City.
The Met Gala honored...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For the record: While I’m a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, I did not program the CFCA-created Chicago Critics Film Festival, which takes over the Music Box through Thursday. I have, however, seen several of the movies on the...