| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:58 PM
For a disorganized film that has trouble deciding what it's about, "When Comedy Went to School" can be a lot of fun.
Nominally the story of why the resorts of New York state's Catskill Mountains witnessed the birth of modern stand-up comedy, this...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Can Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” become a bigger hit than his “Midnight in Paris”?
That’s what Sony Pictures Classics is hoping after “Blue Jasmine” scored the biggest box-office debut of the filmmaker&...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Can the onetime queen of daytime television rule the box office?
That will be the question at the multiplex this weekend as "The Butler," which features Oprah Winfrey's first major movie performance in 15 years, faces off against the R-rated action...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before wishing Mick Jagger a happy birthday.
The Skinny: Mick Jagger is 70 today. Not sure how to feel about that, but I will play "Sticky Fingers" as a salute. Friday's headlines include the box office preview, a big exit at Time...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
She's come undone. The title of one of my favorite Wally Lamb novels about a woman over the edge kept running through my mind as I watched Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine."
There's just no better way to put it. Jasmine, in such a paralyzing state...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:56 PM
It seemed like the only thing reporters wanted to ask Stephen Merchant about Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour was what it's like to be so tall.
The executive producer, director and star of HBO's new comedy series "Hello Ladies" is 6-...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Sony Pictures Classics is increasing the theater count for "Blue Jasmine" from 229 locations to more than 1,200 on Friday -- marking the widest release of Woody Allen's career.
The drama, which stars Cate Blanchett as a wealthy socialite in the midst of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Sony Pictures has won out in a legal battle over whether Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" had the right to use a nine-word quote from William Faulkner's novel "Requiem for a Nun."
A federal Mississippi judge on Thursday dismissed Faulkner Literary...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Woody Allen's new "Blue Jasmine" is expanding to theaters nationwide this weekend, having launched with very high per-screen averages last week in New York and Los Angeles -- the highest in the writer-director's 44-film career.
After such a strong...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:39 PM
In 1993, a very young Zach Braff had a brief part as Woody Allen's college-age son in "Manhattan Murder Mystery." Now the former "Scrubs" actor will be reuniting with Allen in the new stage-musical version of "Bullets over Broadway" that is expected to...