| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
IFC has ordered a third season of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" The cable net will roll out season three's 20 halfhour episodes in two installments next year.
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" offers a fresh spin on the latenight talkshow format, with...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
DOC NYC, the Gotham documentary festival that launched in 2010, has lined up a broad slate with 11 world premieres, including the debut of Michel Gondry's doc "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky."
Film, in which...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:44 PM
"I've spent my formative years at 'Saturday Night Live' doing 'Weekend Update' while sitting behind a desk," said Seth Meyers in a recent interview. "But in my new job, I think there might be a bit of standing up."
That new job for the former Chicago...
| May 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Funny and trying, "Maron," which premieres Friday on IFC, stars the comedian and podcaster Marc Maron as comedian and podcaster Marc Maron.
Among self-referential sitcoms, it is somewhere on (or around) the continuum between "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Bill Maher, Seth Meyers and Bob Newhart are among the old school-new school headliners of TBS Just for Laughs Chicago, the Chicago franchise of the Montreal-based comedy festival. It's slated for June 11-16 at various venues around the city, including the...
| Sep 5, 2013
How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
| May 25, 2013
| 10:00 AM
“Arrested Development” is so close we can taste it, and it tastes like a mix of cornballs, hot ham water, martinis for breakfast and just a hint of frozen banana.
To get you fully prepared for Season 4 (15 episodes!) to be released Sunday on...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:16 PM
December is all about the holiday specials on TV, but you'll find other interesting viewing as well.
On Dec. 7 Sundance debuts "Restless," a gripping two-night miniseries about a former WW II spy. Nat Geo Wild kicks off its annual Big Cat Week Dec. 9...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Amid the red-carpeted premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival, continuing through the weekend, dozens of smaller pictures fight for attention. See what we can do with a camera? We're worthy of attention too. But sometimes a small picture...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The 38th Toronto Intl. Film Festival will end Sunday on a robust note with more than two dozen deals completed.
Both "Bad Words" and "Can a Song Save Your Life?" (pictured above) sold for $7 million -- prices that were double last year's top sale at...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
PETER DEBRUGE: Looking back on 11 days and several hundred movies, it's somewhat disheartening to realize this is the year that Oscar hype all but overwhelmed the Toronto Film Festival. Things have been gradually building up to this, considering that...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to family drama "Hateship Loveship," starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sami Gayle.
The deal closed 10 days after "Hateship" made its world...