| Jun 26, 2013
You probably wouldn’t imagine Paul Feig, the creator of the short-lived NBC classic “Freaks and Geeks,” staring death in the face during a ride-along with cops. And you shouldn’t.
“I’d be absolutely useless,”...
| Jun 27, 2013
** (out of four)
A by-the-book FBI agent. An all-over-the-place cop. Imagine the sparks that will fly if they become partners!
Actually, you don’t have to imagine. You’ve seen this dynamic in practically every buddy cop movie ever, just...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The Wednesday TV highlights start early with Paula Deen, continue into prime time with the returns of "Big Brother," Carol Burnett and Tim Conway and go into late night.
Deen is giving an exclusive, live interview to Matt Lauer on NBC'...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:28 AM
"The Heat" has all the elements you'd expect from a buddy cop movie — the oil-and-water partnership, the car chases, the wisecracks — and a few you wouldn't — for instance, a scene involving Spanx.
Faithfully conforming to the macho...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Paul Feig spoke about the genesis of the famous food-poisoning sequence in "Bridesmaids" at April's NAB Show in Las Vegas.
"There was a sequence that Kristen (Wiig) and Annie (Mumolo) had written, which was funny, but it (involved) trying on the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In a town where lying is art form, Paul Feig is a fervent believer in honesty.
That's why there are more than 180 times in which some form of the word "fuck" is used his upcoming action comedy "The Heat," mostly by Melissa McCarthy's detective character....
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The Writers Guild of America on Sunday unveiled its list of the "101 Best Written TV Series of All Time," topped by HBO's "The Sopranos."
The mob drama created by David Chase (pictured above right with "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini) led the list...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:19 PM
About midway through the documentary "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (opening Friday at the Music Box Theatre), Jay emerges backstage after a performance and is greeted by a roomful of people. As he acknowledges his well-...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Television critics of the world unite: Let's start reviewing shows whenever the heck we get around to it.
That's the model Netflix appears to be recommending with its decision to release 15 episodes of "Arrested Development" Sunday without making any...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Now that we've raised the "mission accomplished" banner on the "Arrested Development" reunion, can we get the wheels in motion and reassemble the cast of another dearly departed cult TV favorite -- "Freaks and Geeks"?
"Oh, we couldn't afford them,"...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:22 AM
TBS Just For Laughs Chicago has added Russell Brand, Pete Holmes, Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, Doug Benson, Todd Glass, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jon Glaser, TJ & Dave, Horatio Sanz, Matt Walsh, Brad Morris and Joe Nunez to its festival line-up....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Not long after Paul Feig created the beloved cult TV series "Freaks and Geeks" in 1999, studios began barraging him with coming-of-age sex comedy scripts, even though "Freaks," with its sweet, sympathetic portrait of the perils of adolescence, was...