| May 4, 2008
PRETTY much everything in Guillermo del Toro's world is oversized.
The bearish filmmaker's video and comic book collection is so immense that he recently had to buy an extra home to accommodate it. Del Toro's passion for classic monster movies is of such...
| Feb 4, 2008
REMEMBER when they used to gobble horse innards and other delicacies on "Fear Factor"?
Ah, 'twas prime time's golden age.
Blame it on the writers strike, but network TV is rushing to embrace cheap and sponsor-friendly unscripted programming that makes...
| Nov 20, 2007
It's not clear whether "Purple Violets," the new living-and-loving-in-New York film from writer-director Edward Burns, would be a good first-date movie.
As the first full-length feature to premiere exclusively on Apple's iTunes store -- not in theaters...
| Aug 17, 2008
IF YOU needed any more proof that jumpsuits are back, it came earlier this month when a peacock-embroidered one-piece owned by Elvis Presley fetched $300,000 at auction.
That anonymous bidder isn't the only one taken with the style star of summer. At...
| Apr 2, 2008
"Friday Night Lights" is coming back, "The Office" is spinning off and NBC is going to try to have mostly original programming all year round.
Those are some of the highlights from what NBC is calling its "in front" (rather than upfront) schedule...
| Apr 10, 2008
NBC is rounding out the cast of its new comedy "Kath & Kim," with John Michael Higgins and Mikey Day signing up for husband duty.
Higgins ("The Break-Up," "A Mighty Wind") and Day (Showtime's "The Underground") will play the spouses of Molly Shannon's...
| Apr 11, 2008
Don't even think of tossing this tea into the harbor. Relax, sip, maybe even raise that pinkie finger in the air. At Le Palais des Thes in Beverly Hills -- an offshoot of the France-based tea emporium -- co-owners Randy Arnold and David Barenholtz stock...
| Jun 30, 2008
NBC has beefed up the order for "Kath & Kim," its lone new comedy of the fall season.
The network has added seven episodes to its initial order of six for a total of 13. The show, an adaptation of the Australian hit of the same name, finished filming its...
| Jul 6, 2008
SELMA BLAIR costars in "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army," which opens Friday. She's also in Lori Petty's autobiographical drama "Poker House," which just played at the Los Angeles Film Festival. This fall, she and Molly Shannon star in NBC's American version...
| Jul 11, 2008
Nothing called Hellboy, be it comic book or comic book movie, is going to take itself too seriously. Just saying that title aloud — HELL-boy — is enough to make most people chuckle.
But Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's take on Mike...
| Jul 11, 2008
I can barely keep up with the mythology put forth by the "Hellboy" series, but I enjoyed the first film, and I enjoyed the new one. The best scene in "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," writer-director Guillermo Del Toro's sequel to his comic book adaptation...
| Jul 14, 2008
His face is a triptych of granite-like features. When the camera focuses on Ron Perlman, it captures, with clarity, the sum of his distinguished parts -- the lantern jaw, the deep-set eyes and the high, square forehead.
Perlman is 6 feet 2, which...