| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Lars von Trier is in many ways the central casting version of an international art house filmmaker. Or maybe a "Saturday Night Live" parody played straight. Often giving himself the role of the provocateur, Von Trier makes films that dare to examine the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Maybe Pharrell Williams' over-sized top hat is a good luck charm.
His album "Girl" is in the top 5 on the pop charts; his single "Happy" has sold more than 3.3 million downloads in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan; and earlier today, his latest...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dressed in his usual dark shirt, suit jacket and matching denim pants, singer Matt Berninger of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s the National is peevishly hammering a beach umbrella into the ground with his dress shoe.
As he settles into a camp chair in a sun-...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:08 PM
"Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). This week -- April Fool's Day, as it happens -- begins a second season for Amy Schumer's brilliant, biting sketch-cum-stand-up-cum-interview show. Although Schumer, who is 32, has been doing stand-up for...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Tina Fey is working on a "Mean Girls" reunion of sorts, but sadly it won't be in the form of another movie.
That is so the opposite of fetch.
The 2004 comedy, which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in April, was adapted by Fey from Rosalind...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In his new rapid-fire spelling-bee comedy, "Bad Words," Jason Bateman opens his mouth in more ways than one. When a young Indian boy is talking too much, his 40-year-old spelling-bee contestant, Guy Trilby, tells the boy to "point his curry hole" in...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Marking a shift from comedy to drama, "Anchorman" co-writer Adam McKay will write and direct "The Big Short," an adaptation of Michael Lewis' bestseller about the financial crisis of the 2000s, Paramount Pictures announced Monday.
Paramount is producing...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:26 PM
More than just about any other major American filmmaker working today, writer-director Wes Anderson doesn't so much make movies as create worlds. Each of his films takes place in its own strange sovereignty, whether the Texas prep school of "Rushmore,"...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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"American Dream Builders" are tasked...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The Oscars are over, Twitter has recovered, the pizza has been devoured and the delivery guy is probably still waiting for the money to make its way from Pharrell Williams' hat to his pocket.
But everyone else, host Ellen DeGeneres tells us, is a winner...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Perhaps we'll be seeing less of Lena Dunham on screen in the future: The "Girls" talent says she might consider quitting acting to focus on some of her other work.
But don't worry, she's not going far.
"I don't know if I'm going to want to act...