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  • Film Review: An incredible waste of 'Wonderstone'

    Film Review: An incredible waste of 'Wonderstone'
    In how many ways is "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" a horrible miscalculation? Pretty much all of them. Yes, it has a couple dozen chuckles and maybe a few true laughs, but that's not enough to sustain this written-by-numbers piece of Hollywood...
  • The Second City comes to Glendale's Alex Theatre

    The Second City comes to Glendale's Alex Theatre
    A staggering amount of modern American comedy has passed across the stages of The Second City, the acclaimed improv group headquartered in Chicago. Its alumni stretches from Oscar-winner Alan Arkin to Stephen Colbert and generations of “Saturday...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2

    Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2
    There's something about the frozen Northern Plains, filled with folksy, trusting and righteous Dakotans, Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, that screams "insurance fraud" to screenwriters. The notion that there's nowhere in America quite so honest makes...
  • The meaning of an Emmy nomination: A round-table discussion

    For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to...
  • Andy Griffith: TV Land, TCM plan tributes

     
    Andy Griffith will be remembered with marathons on TV Land and TCM. The actor, who died Tuesday at age 86, is best remembered for “The Andy Griffith Show,” the 1960s CBS sitcom. TV Land will offer a marathon of episodes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m....
  • TCM to remember Andy Griffith with four-film tribute on July 18

     
    Legendary actor Andy Griffith passed away today at the age of 86. While he may be most remembered and beloved from his television work on The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock, Griffith was also a fantastic actor of both the stage and screen, and not just in...
  • Around Town: Marvel legend Stan Lee hosts 'Avengers' screening

     
    Marvel Comics' guru Stan Lee will be honored with the Ronald Reagan Foundation "Great Communicator" Award and will host a screening of "The Avengers," which is opening theatrically this weekend, at the Catalina Film Festival. The festival, which runs...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Inside guy, Buck Henry

    Patt Morrison Asks: Inside guy, Buck Henry
    Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of...
  • How to make a book trailer for $50,000

     
    How do you make a $50,000 book trailer? And should you want to?...
  • The new Muppet movie will be star-studded

     
    Everybody in that big Hollywood casting book, from A: Alan Arkin to Z: Zach Galifianakis, has taken a cameo in Disney's re-launch of the Muppets franchise with a new movie, co-written by and starring Jason Segel.  Amy Adams, of course, and Oscar winner...
  • More Muppet cameos — Blunt, Gervais

     
    The TV show was done in the UK, so of course the Muppets were big there. I think. So that means plenty of Brits are jumping on board the cameo bandwagon for  the new “let's get the puppet band back together” movie, “The Muppets.”....