Any regular reader of this blog knows that I obsessed with character actors. One of the pleasures of this job is identifying the good ones and tracking down Eddie Marsan or Celia Weston, Judy Greer or Shea Whigham and having the honor of being the first report
She's been a star on ABC Family's “The Secret Life of an American Teenager” for a few years. But her work in The Descendants,” holding her own with George Clooney, Robert Forster and Judy Greer, could put Shailene Woodley on a lot more people
Alexander Payne's new dramedy about a father trying to reconnect with his daughters is earning pre-release Oscar buzz. George Clooney stars, with Judy Greer and others making big impressions. I'm interviewing somebody, maybe a couple of somebodies, from the c
A few highlights tonight: Judy Greer, who is sensational in “The Descendants,” is back as Walden's ex-wife on “Two and a Half Men” at 9 p.m. on CBS. Melanie Lynskey is back as Rose as well. Or as CBS puts it in a tweet: “Once a st
The night's most-watched show will be “The Big Bang Theory,” and CBS has a twist for viewers. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) will be impressed by the acting ability of Penny (Kaley Cuoco). But how does Sheldon give a compliment? The sitcom airs at 8 p.m. Ot
Love Happens is a comedy in mourning, a romance so sad that even Jennifer Aniston at her most engaging can't save it. The writer of the deadly Dragonfly has been promoted to writer-director for this one, and despite having the same template as a hundred...
Two very good looking people play two offbeat and abrasively charming lovers in "Love & Other Drugs." And when your screen romance is as sexual as this one, it helps if your stars are about as good looking with their clothes off as human...
âIf youâre a teenager and the world doesnât fit you, youâre totally hosed.â And if youâre making a movie about a chatty, teenaged Great Dane, you might as well give him the voice of Owen Wilson. Marmaduke, the comi
Does television need more mad love? Well, that's what it's going to get at midseason. CBS has chosenÂ ”Mad Love,” a sitcom about a quartet of New Yorkers. The four characters will be played byÂ Jason Biggs (“American Pie”), Sa
Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oliver Platt, George Segal, and was that Judy Greer I saw in there? “Love and Other Drugs” is the rom-com that supposedly has Anne Hathaway–Oscar nomination — stitched onto it. The EdZwick film comes out
The cast of this Magnolia release might not turn your head, but the way they're used in this trailer should. Patrick Wilson is Barry Munday, a womanizer who loses a pair, only to learn that he's gotten a nerd-girl (Judy Greer, nice break for her) pregnant. Cyb
Two very good looking people play two offbeat and abrasively charming lovers in “Love & Other Drugs.” And when your screen romance is as sexual as this one, it helps if your stars are about as good looking with their clothes off as human beings
Most-watched CBS will shift "Blue Bloods," "Rules of Engagement" and "The Defenders" to new time slots early next year. The moves focus on weak spots in the CBS lineup: 10 p.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 Thursdays and 8 Fridays.
This week, CBS will use the Grammys to promote several series premieres and the return of "Survivor." It's a familiar routine: Fox used the Super Bowl last week to bolster its revised prime-time schedule. Beyond the hype, there is encouraging news from CBS. F
George Clooney doing the fatherhood thing in a sad tale of a sick mom/a cheating mom and dad getting to know his hard-to-handle teens. A HUGE break for Judy Greer in this Alexander Payne (“Sideways”) film. Glad to see it. Beau Bridges plays the bes
Judy Greer knows she’s played the “best friend role” in what feels like countless romantic comedies. But she’s not going to swear them off.“I see actors making decisions like, ‘I don’t want to do that anymore.’ Like, ‘I don’t want to be on a television...
NEW YORK —The paparazzi lying in wait for Katie Holmes, tabloid bait after her getaway divorce from Tom Cruise, may be the ideal group to review her performance in Theresa Rebeck's "Dead Accounts" at the Music Box on Broadway. Let's just say she...