| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
With Focus Features restructuring and shifting its identity toward the mainstream, "Dallas Buyers Club" represents the last Oscar hurrah for the division's James Schamus-led era that gave us great movies such as "The Pianist," "Brokeback Mountain,"...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Rebel Wilson's new television series "Super Fun Night" premiered to a solid audience of 8.2 milion viewers Wednesday night on ABC, despite many critics lamenting that the show wastes the Australian actress' considerable comedic gifts in favor of sight...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 14-20 Not too Many Big-name titles debuting this week, but there's still plenty on offer: The Heat Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy star in this buddy cop comedy about an uptight FBI agent who must partner with a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Los Angeles-based actress Tracey Heggins knows how fortunate she is. Besides appearing in Common's indie film "LUV," the statuesque actress also plays Senna -- one of the Amazonian vampires -- in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." "It was so...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 10:33 AM
We know "Divergent" — the futuristic sci-fi flick starring Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") and directed by Neil Burger ("Limitless") — will begin filming entirely on location in Chicago and at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the West...