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Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal is an actor and comedian. He has starred in such films as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Monsters, Inc."
Billy Crystal is an actor and comedian. He has starred in such films as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Monsters, Inc." « Show less

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  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Wilfred' on FX

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Wilfred' on FX
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 16 - 22, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Parks and Recreation Leslie's (Amy...
  • 'Monsters University' gives it that old college scare

    'Monsters University' gives it that old college scare
    BERKELEY — On the University of California campus recently, a tour guide told a group of prospective students about the many opportunities open to those studying in the Bay Area — "like getting an internship at Pixar," she said. The...
  • Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move

    Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move
    What's a guy gotta do to get a shot at directing his first Pixar film? In Dan Scanlon's case, he may have had to kill somebody. Granted, that somebody was fictional — and a '70s children's TV host, to boot. But thanks in part to whacking a live-...
  • 'The Heat' gleefully plays with the buddy cop genre

    'The Heat' gleefully plays with the buddy cop genre
    "The Heat" has all the elements you'd expect from a buddy cop movie — the oil-and-water partnership, the car chases, the wisecracks — and a few you wouldn't — for instance, a scene involving Spanx. Faithfully conforming to the macho...
  • Box office: 'Monsters University' to spook 'World War Z'

    Box office: 'Monsters University' to spook 'World War Z'
    A collection of cute furry creatures will smother the undead this weekend, as "Monsters University" is expected to top zombie tale "World War Z" and several holdovers at the box office, including "Man of Steel." The new Pixar film, a follow-up to 2001'...
  • Review: 'Monsters University'? Go to the bottom of the class

    Review: 'Monsters University'? Go to the bottom of the class
    Remember the days when Pixar meant perfection? When you could count on its animation to amaze, its stories to sweep you up? Remember "Up"? Or the smooth ride in "Cars"? The "Toy Story" pals whose friendship was anything but plastic? The love among the...
  • 'Monsters University' premiere or frat party?

    'Monsters University' premiere or frat party?
    Cheerleaders flipped and cart-wheeled their way down the monster-blue carpet along with a marching band and giant film characters Monday at the premiere of "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre. Celebrities, including star Billy Crystal, and...
  • 'Monsters University' review: Barely puts the plus in C+

    'Monsters University' review: Barely puts the plus in C+
    **1/2 (out of four) Remember how you felt watching “The Incredibles” or “Ratatouille” or, most recently in the Pixar canon, “Toy Story 3”? Those movies are funny and moving. You delight in their universe and are sad to...
  • What to expect from Seth MacFarlane's debut outing as Oscar host

    What to expect from Seth MacFarlane's debut outing as Oscar host
    A year after Billy Crystal helmed the Oscars for approximately the 40 millionth time, hosting duties fall to “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, who’s directed a grand total of one movie and had a minor role alongside Dwayne Johnson...
  • 'Parental Guidance'

    Veteran talents Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are teamed in this mildly amusing, family-friendly comedy that's very much about family ... several generations of one. The stars play grandparents enlisted to mind their daughter's (Marisa Tomei)...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • 'Monsters, Inc.'

    'Monsters, Inc.'
    As with "Finding Nemo" recently, and "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King"before that, another animated Disney classic gets a home-video relaunch in the 3D refitting it received for theaters first. The entertaining co-venture with Pixar offers...