| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:40 PM
San Marcos filmmaker Jano Rosebiani has two new films about Kurds — "Chaplin of the Mountains" and "One Candle, Two Candles," both of which open in Los Angeles this week, but to quite different effect.
In "Chaplin of the Mountains," the Kurdish-...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Outfest, the LGBT film festival running July 10-20 at venues across Los Angeles, announced its complete programming lineup Wednesday, including movies starring Patrick Stewart (Stephen Belber's "Match"), America Ferrera (Ryan Piers Williams' "X/Y"), Robin...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Here's a story about Mick Napier that doesn't necessarily illuminate how he became one of improvisational comedy's guiding lights, a revered Second City director and the Annoyance Theatre founder who's about to open a spankin' new facility at Clark Street...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Gold Circle and HBO Films have begun developing a sequel along with Playtone Productions to the box office hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" with stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett set to return.
Vardalos will write and star, with Playtone's Rita Wilson,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:39 PM
When Stephen Colbert takes over for David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” on CBS next year, he will bring with him a career built on Chicago-style comedy.
He will be the second major late-night talk show host, after fellow...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood continued to party Thursday before the Oscars as Vanity Fair and Chrysler celebrated David O. Russell and the cast of "American Hustle."
The event was held at AGO restaurant in support of the Ghetto Film School, an org that Russell has...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The event: Vanity Fair, in conjunction with Chrysler, saluted writer/director David O. Russell and the cast of his film “American Hustle” on Thursday at Ago Restaurant in West Hollywood. The event was part of the magazine’s Campaign...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Jason Dolley, Skyler Samuels ("Nine Lives of Chloe King"), Mark Boone Junior (Sons of Anarchy") and Nia Vardalos are starring in coming-of-age comedy "Helicopter Mom."
Dolley ("Good Luck Charlie") stars as a high school students whose mother outs him...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Stephen Israel, who produced Tribeca title "G.B.F.," has teamed with Taiwanese filmmaker Hsu Li-kong to make "Baby Steps" a cross-cultural drama that thematically picks up from Ang Li's "The Wedding Banquet."
The $1.5 million co-venture pairs Israel's...
| May 10, 2013
Nia Vardalos made an art of airing the family laundry. A delightful, bighearted, lucrative art.
The Canadian-born, Second City-trained actress and writer netted Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," the 2002 film...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Lip balm for extra moisturizing? Check. Lactaid to help digest the occasional sweet? Check. Pocket mirror to ensure the pearly whites remain food-free? Check. Smartphone because you never know when an inspirational tweet will pop up? Check.
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Lauren Miller, who also co-wrote the movie, and Ari Graynor ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist") star in this expectedly edgy comedy as former college mates who aren't any better matched years after graduation. Nevertheless, they try to put their...