| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
For a black-and-white road-trip comedy set in the Heartland, Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" was never a guaranteed winning lottery ticket -- but the popularity of the prolific director, coupled with a buzzed-about performance from Bruce Dern, gave the...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
CANNES, France -- Older actors have been playing crotchety geezers since the days of radio. But very few have done it with the gusto and honesty of Bruce Dern in “Nebraska,” the black-and-white Alexander Payne dramedy that is shaping up as one...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
This morning, two-time Emmy Award-winning actor (and nominated again this year) Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) joined Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman-CEO Bruce Rosenblum to announce the nominations for the 2013 Emmy Awards. This year's...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Just two days into filming "The Way, Way Back," the delicate balance that first-time directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had carefully planned was already crumbling.
Rain had forced them to change the schedule, pushing up the shooting of an indoor scene...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact some of history’s greatest moments. Based on a web series of the same name, Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:05 PM
CANNES, France — Writer-director Alexander Payne has been nominated for three screenplay Oscars and has won two. So what did the man responsible for films including "Election," "Sideways" and "The Descendants" feel about working with someone else'...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:44 AM
L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television:
"Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:43 PM
My high school history teachers would not approve. On "Drunk History" (9 p.m. CT July 9, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4), comics guzzle large amounts of alcohol before retelling historical incidents while comic actors lip-sync their every...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:13 AM
With their costar both co-writing and co-directing a film, cast members of "Community" probably expected to have a leg up on the competition when they auditioned for a role in "The Way Way Back," the new comedy from Oscar winners Jim Rash, who plays...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:08 PM
CANNES, France -- Paradox! This is how it goes here: Just as the weather deigns to become a thing of sun-splashed French Riviera wonder, the 66th Cannes Film Festival responds with an 8:30 a.m. world premiere of "Nebraska," director Alexander Payne's...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Alexander Payne’s new movie, “Nebraska,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to largely favorable yet occasionally qualified reviews.
The film focuses on an aging resident of Montana (Bruce Dern) who's convinced he's won $1 million...