| Mar 15, 2012
*** (out of four)
Part action movie spoof, part coming-of-age comedy and mostly hilarious, “21 Jump Street” gives the genre of “unexpected remakes of not especially significant ’80s TV shows” a good name.
The cop drama that...
| Mar 20, 2011
The event was "A Night at Sardi's," and the honoree was Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger. The result? Event co-chairwoman Laurie Burrows Grad said the 19th annual event, founded in honor of her father, Broadway legend Abe Burrows, raised more...
| May 13, 2011
From the first overheated moments of "Bridesmaids," with its Kama Sutra-plus-six-positions sex — so satisfying for him, so exhausting for her — it's clear we're in for that rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view.
| Dec 15, 2011
Comedies are often the most talked-about movies of the year, but even the good ones are often overlooked when it comes to awards season. Hoping to buck the trend is "Bridesmaids," the raunchy, female-driven ensemble that racked up close to $170 million at...
| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| May 23, 2011
Americans appear to be growing tired of riding the high seas with Capt. Jack Sparrow, but "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" found box office treasure anyway.
The fourth entry in the Johnny Depp-starring "Pirates" series raked in $256.3...
| May 8, 2011
Kristen Wiig has just come off an average Saturday night, one that required her to wear a 2-foot-high wig, shuffle lethargically around a stripper pole and bury her face in Helen Mirren's cleavage.
"I was like, 'Are you cool with this? 'Cause I'm...
| Apr 7, 2011
It can be exhausting, admitted Russell Brand, being on all the time. Constantly looking for the laugh, thinking up witty comebacks, exuding rakish charm.
So last week, when the star of the new "Arthur" remake knew he had no audience to impress, he took...
| Nov 18, 2010
When they first met, Danny Boyle thought James Franco was stoned. When they next saw each other and Boyle had Franco memorize and read a scene from the "127 Hours" script, Boyle realized that Franco's half-baked demeanor had been a ruse, a combination...
| Sep 7, 2011
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The LAUSD is getting schooled in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Unified School District received $695,028 in revenue from movies filmed on its properties in July and August, a 44% increase over the same period last summer, according to FilmL.A. Inc.,......
| Sep 12, 2011
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Melissa McCarthy of "Mike & Molly" is designing her own Emmy Awards ensemble, she said. Melissa McCarthy is a best actress Emmy Awards nominee for "Mike & Molly."...
| Sep 19, 2011
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After a highly successful run in 2009 that included rave reviews and sold-out audiences, the New Colony's play “Frat” by Evan Linder returned Friday to the Apartment Lounge in Lincoln Park for a six week run through Saturday, Oct. 22. “...