| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:22 AM
It's a testament above all to comic branding — the commercial value of familiar, well-liked names and faces. But with "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" as the latest example, these days we're often dealing with a certain kind of formulaic star-...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:16 PM
What is it with Hollywood and hyperbole these days? Last week saw "Oz the Great and Powerful" and now we have "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." Calling it "The Mildly Diverting Burt Wonderstone" would have been more accurate, but how many tickets is that...
| Mar 21, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Perhaps the sight of Bella—er, Kristen Stewart—in the buff will attract people to “On the Road.” Or they’ll flock to it merely because they're curious to see how Jack Kerouac’s self-indulgent 1957...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
In how many ways is "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" a horrible miscalculation? Pretty much all of them. Yes, it has a couple dozen chuckles and maybe a few true laughs, but that's not enough to sustain this written-by-numbers piece of Hollywood...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. — Looking trim in a black windbreaker over a gray crew neck sweatshirt, Steve Carell walked into the diner near the Warner Bros. lot just like a regular guy.
OK, most actors/celebrities walk into diners like regular folk; it&...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
An elite pack of wide-appeal international toonpics, offering entertaining and immersive entry into distinctive worlds around the globe, are now punching sizeable sales and box office.
The latest example celebrates its world premiere at France's Annecy...
| Jun 10, 2013
Not even attempting to scale the heights of Pixar past, "Monsters University" finds Disney's toon studio operating at a pleasantly middling level of artistic achievement. Tracing the friendship of scarer-in-chief Sulley and one-eyed sidekick Mike Wazowski...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
"Homeland" swept the two lead acting drama categories last year. Could another first-year series be poised to duplicate the feat? Let's look at the four drama acting races to see if it might be in the cards.
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Kevin Spacey, "House of...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Pretty much a Will Ferrell movie without Will Ferrell - since he has reveled in spoofing such professions as newscasting, auto racing and figure skating - this parody of the magic business casts Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as veteran illusionists who...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For Bill Hader fans, Saturday was a dark day, as it marked the actor's last episode as a regular cast member of "Saturday Night Live."
Hader, 34, takes with him beloved characters like enthusiastic "Weekend Update" city correspondent Stefon, creepy...
| May 19, 2013
Ezra Koenig wanted to be clear about this: The frontman of Vampire Weekend was not comparing his band to the Beatles.
"What we're talking about is making me think like a fan, which is a little bit dangerous because it could come across as me trying to...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Terence Winter wound the spring tight in Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire, each violent twist seeing a piece of Nucky Thompson’s East Coast criminal syndicate fall away and leaving the Atlantic City boss seemingly alone, friendless and on the lam from...