| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Comedy writer and actor Patton Oswalt stars in "The Heart, She Holler," Adult Swim's surreal Southern Gothic series about the twisted and mercifully fictitious Heartshe clan, now in its second season of 11-minute episodes.
How would you describe "The...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
GoDigital has acquired U.S. rights to buddy comedy "Dumbbells," starring Carl Reiner, Tom Arnold, Jay Mohr, Jaleel White and Andy Milonakis.
It's the first appearance by Reiner in a feature since "Ocean's Thirteen."
Five-year-old GoDigital, which has...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77.
Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:20 PM
On a stunning Tony Awards night for Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, whose revival of “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” proved triumphant in more categories than expected, “Matilda,” the spunky, imported, heavily favored...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad."
Chastened, the man talks of...
| May 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection."
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:56 PM
"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (Shout Factory DVD). One of television's great comedies, collected completely: 20 discs, 147 episodes, immaculately transferred, compactly packaged. I mean to get around to speaking of its virtues at length in some...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:16 PM
December is all about the holiday specials on TV, but you'll find other interesting viewing as well.
On Dec. 7 Sundance debuts "Restless," a gripping two-night miniseries about a former WW II spy. Nat Geo Wild kicks off its annual Big Cat Week Dec. 9...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:58 PM
For a disorganized film that has trouble deciding what it's about, "When Comedy Went to School" can be a lot of fun.
Nominally the story of why the resorts of New York state's Catskill Mountains witnessed the birth of modern stand-up comedy, this...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Emmy telecast is not eligible to win an Emmy award. But the Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Golden Globes are -- and have all garnered nominations for this year's ceremony.
Confused? By all means, get in line. Because while variety might be the spice of...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It won't be only Disney executives who are watching the box office returns for "The Lone Ranger" this weekend. Lots of people are wondering whether Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer can ride to the rescue of a genre that was once a staple of American cinema...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:29 PM
There's a moment in the 1976 comedy "Silent Movie" in which Mel Brooks, playing a Hollywood director, calls the French mime Marcel Marceau and offers him a part. Brooks asks the question through title cards — it's a silent movie, after all —...