| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:12 PM
Perennial Razzie favorite Adam Sandler had another banner year when it comes to bad movies, landing 11 nominations in the race for the worst of Hollywood 2011.
The comedian's record-destroying total included his work in or for three films: "Jack and...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:23 AM
To borrow from "A Hard Day's Night," Russell Brand is a mod, a rocker and a mocker.
He's got an edgy version of elfin charm — if you can call a 6-foot-1 man elfin. Lately he's had a mocker's version of a Midas touch. He gave voice to the Easter...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:25 AM
Jason Winer comes to feature films from TV's "Modern Family." But he always dreamed that someday he'd make movies. These are three of the filmmakers who helped shape his approach to directing:
Woody Allen "From an early age, I was oddly into Woody...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 6:36 AM
From the Mike Sragow Gets Reel blog:
Jason Winer directed every other episode of the first season of the award-winning ABC comedy "Modern Family." He has just made the jump to movie comedy with the forthcoming remake of "Arthur," starring Russell Brand...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Dave Davies is responsible for one of the pivotal moments in rock 'n' roll, when he sliced the speaker cone of his little green amplifier and ran it through a larger Vox amp to create the distorted guitar sound that drove the Kinks' 1964 breakthrough...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russell Brand — he of the off-color humor and wild-eyed visage — has bought a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million.
The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Although he may not be a household name, director James Wan is suddenly among the hottest filmmakers in town.
His $20-million thriller "The Conjuring," released in July, grossed $260 million worldwide, and on Friday his "Insidious: Chapter 2" hits...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Helen Hanft, the comedic actress who became a favorite of such writer-directors as Woody Allen, Paul Mazursky and Tom Eyen, died of intestinal complications on May 30 in New York. She was 79.
Born in the Bronx on April 3, 1934, she attended the High...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Enzian Theater will open the comedy "Frances Ha" on Friday, May 31, and as a bonus, patrons of the 9 p.m. show can participate in a question-and-answer session with star Greta Gerwig.
"Frances Ha" is about an awkward dancer trying to get her life in...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:22 PM
While Ben Affleck's upcoming film "Argo" is already generating Oscar buzz, wife Jennifer Garner has another flop on her hands with "Butter."
The satirical comedy, which stars Garner as a Michele Bachmann-esque butter carver, debuted in 90 theaters this...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 6:59 AM
"Just call me Liza."
That's how Liza Minnelli set the tone for her interview as this reporter thrust formality upon her. After insisting to be on a first-name basis, she then punctuates her point with her trademark cackle.
Sure, she's known as the...