| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:07 AM
As a director and star trying to extend into new territory, Ben Stiller is his own best friend. With wild and crazy films like "Zoolander" and "Tropic Thunder" in his past, Stiller's taken a different turn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
"Breaking Bad" marathon (AMC, Friday through Monday). For those whose year has been marred by not being able to discuss "Breaking Bad" at cocktail parties, AMC brings you the parting gift of a series marathon, airing from noon each day, Friday through...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" regains ground in the awards race with its four nominations for SAG Awards, while "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" boosted their Oscar stock with three noms apiece, including...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98
Available on VOD beginning Oct. 15
The Tom Hanks hijacking-at-sea thriller "Captain Phillips" is sure to be one of the year's most talked-about films, but cinephiles also should check out director Tobias...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:29 PM
From the creative mind of Christopher Guest ("This Is Spinal Tap," "Best in Show"), this HBO comedy series features Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") as a man whose literal fortune changes when he becomes a sudden heir.
He decides to look into his heritage...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
At a recent Q&A to promote "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," actor-director Ben Stiller was asked by the moderator, filmmaker pal Jay Roach, if the work was at all autobiographical.
"Are you Mitty? Is this wish fulfillment for you?" Roach recalls asking...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:37 AM
NEW YORK — Adam McKay still has the improvising chops that made him a Second City standout, but now he's doing his work with microphone in hand, video monitors arrayed in front of him and fellow funny guys Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"Bridesmaids" star and co-scribe Kristen Wiig has joined the cast of "Nasty Baby," the next project from "Crystal Fairy" director Sebastian Silva, one of Chile's top young helmers.
Juan de Dios Larrain and Pablo Larrain's Chilean shingle Fabula ("Gloria,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Johnny Knoxville has been at the center of the lowbrow "Jackass" series of bad-boy comedy films and cable TV shows. His format gathers a collection of silly, stupid skits that are so seriously R-rated they defy description in a family newspaper. The...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:12 PM
It took a spry teenager to get the Corona del Mar High girls' tennis team into "spry blue" uniforms.
Her name is Kenzie Purcifull.
At the start of Purcifull's sophomore year, Coach Brian Ricker gave team uniform responsibilities to her mother, Renee....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Melissa McCarthy is having a nice film career, so how come her CBS sitcom, "Mike & Molly," isn't turning into a major TV hit?
"Mike & Molly" returned for its fourth season last week with less-than-robust ratings: 9.2 million total viewers, according...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ABC is going all in on Tuesday nights, with four new shows premiering, beginning with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D". Considering that show's cat's cradle of demographic attractions — Comic books! Joss Whedon! Clark Gregg!! — ABC decided...