May 21, 2013 |
Zach Galifianakis arrived at the premiere of “The Hangover Part III” on Monday night amid a throng of fans shrieking his name. “There's a lot of Alan in it,” he reassured about his character's place in the film. “Hopefully he can sustain a movie. We will see.” Indeed, the film revolves around the off-kilter Alan, who this time around is suffering from an early midlife crisis, sending the Wolfpack (Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms) out on a road trip. “He was the one stone left unturned," said director Todd Phillips, "and we thought we needed to solve him and make sure he's OK. When he's OK, we could finally move on because he's the one that causes all the trouble.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The third installment, which opens May 23, should lift the franchise comfortably into the billion-dollar box office mark, after “The Hangover's" $400-million global take in 2009 and the sequel's more than $500 million worldwide two years later.
May 1, 2013 |
Leftfield Entertainment, the reality television production company behind Bravo's “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” has joined with former Leopard Films USA producer Nick Rigg to form a perhaps appropriately titled new venture: Loud TV. The company will be headed by Leftfield Chief Executive Brent Montgomery and will focus exclusively on unscripted television and digital content. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films “It's an exciting time at Leftfield,” Montgomery said in a statement.
April 29, 2013 |
Yahoo brought out a star-studded line-up to tout a new programming slate, which includes shows about a pair of Hollywood starlets who abuse their personal assistant, a diminutive crime fighter and a former teen idol interviewing celebrities about their first sexual encounters. Besides new comedies and lifestyle shows, Yahoo on Monday touted partnerships with established media companies, including Conde Nast Entertainment and CNBC, as well as new vehicles for advertisers. Yahoo and the other major online distributors are participating in what's known as the Digital Content NewFront presentations this week in New York City.
March 16, 2012 |
The addled but amiable comedy of "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" messes around with the "out of the mouths of babes" idea of wisdom coming from innocents. The babe in this case is a 30-year-old pothead/man-child named Jeff, played by the also amiable Jason Segel, who seems to be staking his claim on just about any sweet, clueless character that comes along. He should be more discriminating. Jeff does indeed still live at home, in his mom's basement, drawing most of his murky understanding of the ways of the world from M. Night Shyamalan's spooky film "Signs.
December 27, 2011
SERIES Best in the Business: Grocery baggers, excavators, blacksmiths and oyster shuckers face off against their respective counterparts on the debut installments of this reality competition (8 and 8:30 p.m. Discovery). Texas Multi Mamas: Lone Star State mothers of twins, triplets, etc. are featured in this new reality series (8 and 9 p.m. WE). Dirty Jobs: Host Mike Rowe checks in with the Millennium Seed Bank Project, which preserves seeds for replanting in the event of a catastrophe (9 p.m. Discovery)
June 2, 2011 |
At first glance, it wouldn't seem that "Bridesmaids," "The Hangover Part II" and "Midnight in Paris" have much in common other than the fact that they are all comedies currently packing a theater near you. True, there's a wedding somewhere in the offing in all three, but the "I dos" and "Maybe I won'ts" are merely footnotes. The movies themselves are decidedly different comic beasts in taste, quality and style, and critical reaction has been just as varied (raves for "Bridesmaids," cheers for "Midnight," jeers for "Hangover II")