| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Michel Hazanavicius, the Oscar-winning helmer of "The Artist" who has "The Search" competing at Cannes, will next direct "Will," Paramount's comedy produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Zach Galifianakis is attached to topline the project, which was...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Demetri Martin has been cast in the culture as something of a precious figure, the indie jokester sprite spinning out twee observations on the foibles of modern life.
That's not the guy who played Lincoln Hall Thursday.
For one thing, he has no facial...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It's a suggestion every filmmaker dreads reading while perusing notes from a producer: "Can't you make your protagonist more likable?" But in the case of "Sequoia," such a recommendation might have been well heeded. As Riley, an angry young woman bent...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Bill Cosby Far From Finished comes to Comedy Central: It’s been 30 years since Bill Cosby did a televised standup comedy concert in the landmark Bill Cosby Himself. Cosby makes a comeback to TV standup in this special directed by Robert Townsend and...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99
Available on VOD beginning Jan. 21
The true story of the hijacking of the freighter Maersk Alabama becomes a refreshingly original action movie in "Captain Phillips," a Paul Greengrass-directed, Billy...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced its full features lineup, including a new episodic section highlighting the influence of smallscreen programming.
Five films will headline SXSW, including Universal's work-in-progress...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Lake Bell's voice has meat on its bones, but it hasn't been hung out in the smokehouse like her voice idol Lauren Bacall's. It's on the medium-well side of deep, the medium side of nasal, and it's expressive without being singsongy.
It certainly is...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The actress Lake Bell has spent a lot of her screen career in movies such as "What Happens in Vegas" and "No Strings Attached" being better, funnier and truer in semi-disposable supporting roles than the leading players she supported. Then she made a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Few people who caught an episode during the two-season HBO run of Flight of the Conchords, a show about New Zealand's second-best-known rock group (only a duo) playing gigs in American airport bars and such, will ever forget it. Bret McKenzie (right)...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:15 PM
"In a World…" Sitting on a page staring at you, the words feel flat.
Now imagine, if you will, one of those deep baritone voices pouring drama and jeopardy into each syllable, rich tones that resonate to the very marrow.
Now pull back and see...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:13 AM
In May, comedy fans finally got their new season of "Arrested Development" on Netflix. But why stop there?
We've been waiting for a Flight of the Conchords tour for years, and even longer for a legitimate Dave Chappelle stand-up tour. Thanks for Funny or...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...