| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:50 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:55 PM
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...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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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...
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:34 AM
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...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:15 AM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:33 PM
"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....