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  • James Franco confirmed for 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway

    James Franco confirmed for 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway
    Following weeks of rumors, James Franco has been confirmed to star in an upcoming production of "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway. The multitasking actor -- who lately has been devoting himself to directing, writing, the visual arts and a recent Comedy...
  • Leighton Meester joining James Franco in 'Of Mice and Men'

    Leighton Meester joining James Franco in 'Of Mice and Men'
    Leighton Meester, who starred in the popular CW series "Gossip Girl," will play a flirtatious farm wife who arouses the passions of migrant workers in the upcoming Broadway production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." Meester will co-star alongside...
  • Can competing Lance Armstrong movies cross the finish line?

    Can competing Lance Armstrong movies cross the finish line?
    With a documentary about Lance Armstrong's fall from grace already set for release next month, two feature films about the cyclist are now in a race to hit theaters. On Tuesday, the production company Working Title announced Ben Foster had been cast as...
  • Review: Need a Chris O'Dowd fix? Drop by 'Moone Boy'

    Review: Need a Chris O'Dowd fix? Drop by 'Moone Boy'
    Like it were planned, and perhaps it was, American fans of Chris O'Dowd left bereft by the end of Christopher Guest's HBO series "Family Tree" may jump, as from a lovely frying pan into a really nice fire, to O'Dowd's own "Moone Boy," which begins...
  • 'Mud' starring Matthew McConaughey is pleasing

    'Mud' starring Matthew McConaughey is pleasing
    Mud Lionsgate, $19.98; Blu-ray, $24.99 Available on VOD beginning Aug. 6 One of the best pieces of news of this movie year has been the quiet box office success of writer-director Jeff Nichols' coming-of-age drama, starring Matthew McConaughey as...
  • TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'

    TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'
    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...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Under the Dome,' 'Whodunnit,' 'Rizzoli & Isles'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Under the Dome,' 'Whodunnit,' 'Rizzoli & Isles'
    The Stephen King experiment begins on CBS Sunday night, an open-ended series adaptation of "Under the Dome." The novel ran 1,100-plus pages, but still the show's creators have been given free reign in taking the story in new directions, which could be...
  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy. From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
  • 'The IT Crowd' creator offers fans an appearance in the final episode

    'The IT Crowd' creator offers fans an appearance in the final episode
    Fans of the British comedy hit "The IT Crowd" have been anxiously anticipating the final feature-length special episode meant to wrap up the series. But now they have an extra reason to be excited: Series creator Graham Linehan has put out the call for...
  • Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces

     Michael McKean is a man of many comedic faces
    When he played Lenny on ABC's popular 1976-83 sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," Michael McKean realized he could easily become typecast as his dumb, lovable Fonzie wannabe and pal of the knuckleheaded Squiggy. He vowed not to let it happen. "It's not your...
  • Review: 'Epic' looks like its title but doesn't feel that way

    Review: 'Epic' looks like its title but doesn't feel that way
    "Epic," a fairy tale about a tiny universe of creatures who protect the forest, has many virtues. The animation is lush and imaginative. The 3-D effects are stunning, among the best we've seen. The coming-of-age ideas are framed in eco-friendly ways....