| May 1, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Disney's acclaimed nature films offer vivid portrayals of animals in the wild. They entertain and educate young viewers in the biological realities of Earth's habitats. But for many years, this documentary style of observation has taken a back seat to the...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the new movie "Hateship Loveship," Kristen Wiig's character, an introverted, thirtysomething housekeeper named Johannna practices kissing herself in the mirror. It's a moment of loneliness that Wiig and director Liza Johnson envisioned as a sad beat in...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
For Helen Hunt it was "As Good as It Gets." For Jennifer Aniston it was "The Good Girl." For Bill Murray, "Lost in Translation." The films that settled whether actors adept at comedy could be as affecting in drama.
You can sense that question hanging...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Seth Rogen built a career in movies out of his pot-smoking, immature slacker persona. Irresponsible behavior, bad language and sexual shenanigans are always present in his films. But the lowbrow comedy is often made palatable by his likable, shaggy-dog...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Though known primarily as a film studio, Relativity has many flourishing departments, including television, fashion, sports management and digital media. The company recently announced the launch of Madvine, its inhouse agency. We spoke to the heads of...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Melissa McCarthy is on the loose and up to no good in the new trailer for "Tammy," her upcoming comedy about a woman who experiences a particularly awful day and then hits the road with her hard-drinking grandmother, played by Susan Sarandon.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — This Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time.
"Scrubs'" Zach Braff just made his debut in Susan Stroman's staging of Woody Allen's comedy-musical "Bullets Over...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
You know you've seen her somewhere. She's funny, she's (usually) a redhead — maybe she's Kathy Griffin? No, not her.
Who is she? That actress who has been in a million romantic comedies? Always the sidekick? You must know her name.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:29 AM
When you think of the brilliant, bad-ass women in entertainment and media in New York, it's hard to know where their quirky genius begins and the city ends. From Clare Boothe Luce to Helen Gurley Brown, from Gloria Steinem to Barbara Walters, Gilda Radner...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Most moviegoers first met Ben Falcone on a plane in the 2011 comedy "Bridesmaids," when he portrayed an air marshal enduring the crude propositioning of bridesmaid Megan, played with boorish exuberance by Falcone's real-life wife, Melissa McCarthy....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
A new report from the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization says California's film and television tax credit program is a good investment, but needs to be extended and restructured to keep the entertainment industry from fleeing the state....