| Dec 20, 2012
| 5:56 AM
Most of the audience flocking to “The Book of Mormon,” which officially descended on Chicago Wednesday night like satirical manna from some warped “South Park” heaven, are looking for amusement and escape. They'll surely find...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Before "Prince Avalanche" was selected for the Sundance Film Festival this year, few people even knew of its existence. This wouldn't be surprising for a debut indie or foreign language import, but the film is written and directed by well-known...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg submitted “This Is the End” to the ratings board of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the co-directors didn't just expect their raunchy Judgment Day comedy to be slapped with an NC-17 rating -- they...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:20 AM
"Monsters University" easily graduated at the top of the box-office class this weekend — even as "World War Z" finished with a better-than-expected grade.
Pixar's 3-D animated film starring a bunch of furry creatures was No. 1 with a stellar debut...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:13 AM
After Comedy Central's roast of James Franco on Sunday (a.k.a. the night Miley Cyrus went cray-cray at the MTV Video Music Awards, and 'N Sync reunited), the honoree could sum it up only one way.
"It was pretty dirty up there," Franco said backstage...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...
| May 12, 2013
| 4:32 AM
It was Kristen Wiig's Greatest Hits Night on "Saturday Night Live" as the cast alum returned to the show just a year after leaving, this time as a first-time host....
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Aug 12, 2013
In "Prince Avalanche," an artsy loner (Paul Rudd) and an immature doofus (Emile Hirsch) work together to repair roads in the middle of nowhere. Adapted from an Icelandic film, it's a slow and funny drama that director David Gordon Green says splits the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:19 PM
At the end of Sunday night's midseason premiere of "Breaking Bad," just moments after Hank's brutal confrontation with Walt, a dedication popped on screen. It said, "Dedicated to our friend Kevin Cordasco." But Cordasco wasn't a crew or cast member, he...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
James Franco probably thought being a multi-hyphenate performer and artist seemed pretty great. That was before he agreed to be the subject of this year's Comedy Central roast, which was taped Aug. 25 at Culver Studios.
From Oscar hosting and marijuana...
| Aug 15, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
No, “Jobs” doesn’t reach the heights of “The Social Network.” Few movies do.
Yet this biopic delivers a powerful lesson via an OK movie: That people can change the world if they don’t let others...