| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:40 AM
The Internet is a treasure trove of Catherine O'Hara's golden comedic moments, from her uncanny impression of an elderly Katharine Hepburn talking about her "first time" on an episode of the Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series "SCTV" to the wacky,...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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"Monsters, Inc." always has been one of the most underrated of Pixar's animated features, not getting enough credit for its zippy pace,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I have one of my most arcane movie lists for you this week. It’s the best movies featuring actors who appeared in “Beetlejuice,” which also was the theme of my Movie Quote Quiz last Friday. Actually, I focused on the......
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:29 PM
From the creative mind of Christopher Guest ("This Is Spinal Tap," "Best in Show"), this HBO comedy series features Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") as a man whose literal fortune changes when he becomes a sudden heir.
He decides to look into his heritage...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Terrible is the temptation to do good!" wrote Bertolt Brecht.
Oh, fap, to the Tony Awards, the great Bette Midler must have said at the end of last week. Although she wasn't nominated for her performance in the one-woman play by John Logan -- "I'll...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Very little in the movies is harder to get right than very recent history. "Computer Chess," a fantastically deadpan comedy from the writer-director Andrew Bujalski, gets its chosen corner of the early 1980s very, very right — and on a wee budget,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:07 PM
It's been two decades since Groundlings alum Jennifer Coolidge got her first big break in "The Masseuse" episode of the NBC series "Seinfeld," as Jerry's new masseuse girlfriend who refuses to give him a massage. In the subsequent 20 years, the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Although she's best known as silver-tongued killjoy Sue Sylvester, a scheming cheerleader coach with a propensity for track suits on Fox's "Glee," Jane Lynch's range as an actress runs wide and deep. Her roots with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Kevin Pollak is set to direct the docu "Misery Loves Comedy," which explores the mind of the stand-up comic.
Becky Newhall of Newaley Pictures and Burton Ritchie and Ben Galecki of Heretic Films will produce.
Pollak uses interviews, day-in-the-life...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:21 PM
You need no particular knowledge or affection for the game of kings to appreciate the whimsy of "Computer Chess."
The genius of this indie is its cleverness in capturing the driest of times and the dullest of people in a faux documentary about the early...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The last time Lorne Michaels ever really let a public comment pass about which "Saturday Night Live" cast member might not return to the program came in 1986, at the tail end of "SNL" ill-fated 11th season.
Many people have wiped that era from memory:...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — When Jeff Garlin's sons were still playing Little League baseball, the comedian would attend games and find himself horrified.
"You could say 'hilarious' or 'absurd' to describe what I witnessed, but the word I'd use is 'painful,'"...