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  • Bill Cosby Looks Back on the Folk Scene That Inspired 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Comedy legend Bill Cosby was launching his own career as a standup in the early 1960s and spent time at the Greenwich Village clubs that form the backdrop of the Coen brothers' latest film, "Inside Llewyn Davis." He described that era with Variety's Jon...
  • Roger Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' launches crowd-funding drive

    "Life Itself," a documentary about the life of film critic Roger Ebert, launched a crowd-funding campaign Wednesday to raise $150,000 through the website Indiegogo. The film, which is directed by "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James and produced by Martin...
  • Carol Burnett honored with Mark Twain Prize

    The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was awarded to Carol Burnett on Sunday night. The ceremony in Washington included appearances by Julie Andrews, Tina Fey, Vicki Lawrence, Tony Bennett and Burnett herself. Although the prize officially "recognizes...
  • Awards Season Defined by the Sweet Smell of Excess

    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," the last major Oscar hopeful to be screened for the media, is an appropriate capper, because the tragicomic film is about excess -- and everything about this year's awards season has been excessive: the...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Duck Dynasty' on A&E

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Duck Dynasty' on A&E
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Revolution When a Texas Ranger (Jim...
  • Film Review: 'Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings'

    Exuberantly silly "Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings" sends up Filipino horror, romance, gaysploitation and other genre cliches in service of a pro-tolerance message. Despite the latter, there's very little political correctitude to be found here,...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Hero Dog Awards 2013' on Hallmark

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Hero Dog Awards 2013' on Hallmark
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Nova With global warming,...
  • The Biblioracle: Lessons behind the laughter

    The Biblioracle: Lessons behind the laughter
    These are my Top 5 Most Difficult Jobs: 5. Middle-school teacher; 4. Rahm Emanuel's relaxation consultant; 3. President of the United States; 2. Donald Trump's barber; 1. Comedian. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
  • Angela Lansbury: New 'Murder She Wrote' is 'a Mistake'

    Angela Lansbury says "it's a mistake" for NBC to call a new series "Murder, She Wrote." The network recently announced plans to reboot the show with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as its star. Spencer acknowledged her new TV project on Twitter last month....
  • Thanksgiving 2013 TV programming

     
    Thanksgiving 2013 in the United States is as late as it can be this year — Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Leading up to that date, and over Thanksgiving 2013 weekend, as always, there will be plenty of TV programming related to the holiday (and even the...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nine for IX' on ESPN and ESPN2

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nine for IX' on ESPN and ESPN2
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 4 - 10, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Nine for IX This new episode recalls...
  • Steve Martin and Edie Brickell get back to their roots via bluegrass

    When Steve Martin asked singer-songwriter Edie Brickell to come up with lyrics for one of the banjo melodies the comic, actor and writer had composed in his latter-day career as a bluegrass musician, she was intrigued but unprepared for the new...