| Apr 10, 2008
FILM festivals are justifiably infamous for gluttonous parties, craven swag suites and break-the-bank bidding wars. But does having played the festivals actually help sell tickets when the movie finally hits theaters? The makers of two movies opening this...
| Apr 13, 2008
MUCH like the hero of the new comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" -- who is merrily undressed at home and expecting an entirely different purpose for his girlfriend's visit than her dumping him -- actor-screenwriter Jason Segel endured his own Naked...
| Apr 16, 2008
VIEWER discretion is strongly advised.
Here's the naked truth: Male genitalia is getting unprecedented screen time at the multiplex these days -- in mainstream popcorn fare and broad comedies -- thanks in large part to comic mogul Judd Apatow (and his...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 9:34 PM
Anyone who happened to be at the Swell Season's first of two concerts at the Wiltern this week lucked into an extra treat on Wednesday night. Toward the end of performance, Jason Segel of "How I Met Your Mother" joined......
| Apr 17, 2008
RUSSELL BRAND is not a rock star; he just plays one in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," the newest movie from the Judd Apatow stable. He does, however, have the goth bling, eyeliner and black vest over a white shirt opened below the point of modesty. And...
| Apr 17, 2008
HE speeds into battle in a fiery flash, laying waste to all challengers. That's not just "Iron Man" but the film's likely box-office outcome too.
From a surprise sneak peek at July's Comic-Con convention through its teaser trailer launch in October and...
| Apr 18, 2008
It must be nice to be friends with Judd Apatow. Jason Segel, an Apatow alumnus from the "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared" days, is the latest of the pack to write and star in his own self-deprecating comedy, this time about a guy who gets dumped by...
| May 13, 2008
|| What happens on Sunday can change by Monday. Warner Bros.' "Speed Racer" had been widely reported as No. 2 for the weekend based on Sunday's studio estimates, including projections for that day, but Monday's final results showed...
| Jun 14, 2008
Clad head to toe in skin-tight Johnny Cash black, Russell Brand mounted the stage at Hollywood's venerable rock venue the Roxy Theatre on a recent Sunday looking every inch the louche, preening British rock star of archetype. His haystack of "Edward...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Characters from "Frozen," Disney's next animated feature, will make appearances at Epcot's Norway pavilion and in a Magic Kingdom presentation later this year, Disney World announced.
The film, which debuts in theaters on Nov. 27, features optimistic...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...