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  • August's best political comedy

    August's best political comedy
    About the blogger: Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life.  She...
  • Cinema Sundays to screen "Today's Special"

     
    We all have our favorite foodie movie -- Babette's Feast, Big Night and Tampopo invariably show up on best-of lists. A subcategory, movies actually set in restaurants, would include, beside Big Night, titles like Waitress, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore....
  • A Minute With: Comic Jon Stewart on not flubbing his first film

    (This story from Sept. 3 has been filed again to include the warning that it contains graphic language in paragraph 12) By LOS ANGELES - Having hosted late night television's satirical "The Daily Show" for 15 years, comedian Jon Stewart grew...
  • Inside Emmy Night's Wild and Glamorous After-Parties

    Variety was inside Hollywood's Emmy afterparties as TV's finest celebrated their golden night with plenty of champagne, dancing and trophy gazing. 8:12 p.m. With its impressive haul of Emmy loot -- including a best comedy win for "Modern Family" --...
  • Emmy Awards: Evening Before Party Raises More than $2 Million for MPTF

    This year, Emmy weekend was an endurance test of parties and preening. But there were no heavy sighs about having to attend Sunday's Evening Before bash, which raked in more than $2 million for the Motion Picture Television Fund. The Emmy eve...
  • Review: 'Million Dollar Arm' ★★★

    Review: 'Million Dollar Arm' ★★&#9733
    Partly it's the granite chin, and the ever-so-slightly self-congratulatory grin just above it. Partly it's his signature role, the duplicitous hollow man Don Draper on "Mad Men," the role Jon Hamm has been fortunate enough to explore the past few years....
  • 'Godzilla' to devour weekend box-office competition

    'Godzilla' to devour weekend box-office competition
    A 355-foot-tall lizard is poised to crush box-office rivals this weekend as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' "Godzilla" arrives in theaters. The $160-million film could gross around $70 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada through...
  • 'Million Dollar Arm' tosses out a nice softball

    You can see the stuff "Million Dollar Arm" throws at you from miles away, but that doesn't stop this baseball movie from being genially enjoyable. An example of the pleasant things that can happen when a better class of people work on Disney family films,...
  • 'Disgraced' Comes, 'Mothers and Sons' Goes in Post-Tony Broadway Movement

    "Disgraced," the Ayad Akhtar play that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, has lined up a fall run on Broadway with a cast that includes Josh Radnor and Gretchen Mol, while the Tony-nominated title "Mothers and Sons" has set its exit plan in the wake...
  • Disney, Jon Hamm Play Ball at 'Million Dollar Arm' Premiere

    Nobody went home winning the $1 million Disney offered to anyone who could pitch a 100 mile-per-hour fastball at the Tuesday premiere of "Million Dollar Arm," but sports agent J.B. Bernstein, who is portrayed by "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm in the film, did...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • Summer films for adults

     Summer films for adults
    If the clang and clutter of summer superhero movies and action behemoths aren't for you — or even if you just want a break — there are still plenty of options in the months ahead, both at the art house and the far corners of the multiplex....