| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:23 AM
“Hello, I’m America’s Jane Lynch,” Jane Lynch says as she snaps a heavy duty cleaning glove on her left hand to stick coal in the stockings of Cloris Leachman, Meryl Streep, Melissa McCarthy and Edie Falco.
She explains to the...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Spanish actress Sara Montiel is dead at 85, Don Draper is having a depressing time of things, and a nice German man has invented a faster way to apply contraception. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, April 8, 2013.
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
No shock that “Hugo” and “The Artist” dominated this year’s Oscar nominations (for a full list, go here. I even wouldn’t have been surprised if the dog from “The Artist” had scored a nom. But there were...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:13 AM
Welcome to the pack, "Game of Thrones" and "Parks and Recreation"!
Nominations for the 2011 Emmys were announced Thursday morning and a group of newbies are deservedly joining the pack of usual suspects. HBO's "Mildred Pierce" led overall noms with 21,...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 9:06 AM
John Waters doesn't love all holidays. "I think Santa Claus should team up with the tooth fairy and kill the Easter bunny," he says. But Christmas? Christmas he loves unconditionally, without irony.
For the past decade, he's been touring every December...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
| Feb 22, 2012
Oscars comedy: Let's not take the Academy Awards too seriously
We could ask "who will win?" But we'd rather ask a panel of funny folks -- including the likes of "Happy Endings" star Casey Wilson and "Chelsea Lately" writer Sarah Colonna -- who should...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:02 AM
UPDATES WITH MORE BALTIMORE NOMINEES: HBO's Baltimore productions "VEEP" and "Game Change" got some solid Emmy notice with the comedy earning a best actress nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the made-for-TV movie about the 2008 presidential election...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood is notoriously phobic of technology -- many A-list actors and directors routinely admitted how infrequently they check their email- but this year's Toronto Film Festival suggests that Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media are...
| Sep 12, 2014
Fall is a festive season, if the weather cooperates and the art direction is right. It's festive in other ways, too, unrelated to falling leaves and russet tones.
Autumn can mean movies of serious value — awards value, end-of-year "best" list...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 11:10 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Star power and social media savvy propelled "No Good Deed" to the top of the box office this weekend.
The $13 million film nearly doubled its production budget in its first three days of release, pulling in an impressive $24.5...