June 11, 2010 |
"Finding Bliss" is a modestly entertaining film that, er, strips away the rougher edges of the porn business to reveal a fairly conventional romantic heart. Writer-director Julie Davis ("Amy's Orgasm") draws on her own early Hollywood experiences to tell the good-natured story of Jody Balaban (Leelee Sobieski), an aspiring, if romantically — and sexually — challenged young filmmaker who falls into an editing job at porn company Grind Productions, which serves to open her eyes and heart to the world around her. Predictable?
February 11, 2012
SERIES Live From Daryl's House: Mayer Hawthorne performs (11 p.m. KTLA). Saturday Night Live: Zooey Deschanel hosts with musical guest Karmin (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS Sandra Lee Chocolate: The host of "Semi-Homemade Cooking" whips up some decadent creations inspired by her favorite chocolate treats (noon Food). Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown: All he wants is to be remembered on Valentine's Day, but what he'd really like is a greeting from the Little Red-Haired Girl in this animated special (8 p.m. ABC)
July 10, 2002 |
The Fourth of July holiday week traditionally prompts a plunge in TV viewing levels to their annual nadir, and the latest edition was no exception, with CBS riding reruns of its Sunday and Monday lineups to ratings victory, based on viewing estimates issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research.
May 14, 2002 |
Having struggled fruitlessly to establish sitcoms on Sunday nights, the WB network will move its comedy lineup to Thursdays opposite NBC's sitcom block in the fall, while shifting the established dramas "Charmed" and "Angel" to Sundays.
November 15, 2007 |
While the major Hollywood studios claim that the profit outlook for Internet offerings is too sketchy to give writers a percentage, an increasing number of big-media veterans are investing in the Web. The latest example is MyBlueCollar.com, a website launched Wednesday that has dozens of professionally made humor videos headlined by stars Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and the comic known as Larry the Cable Guy, Dan Whitney. The site is funded by the comics; Will Ferrell's FunnyOrDie .
November 14, 2008 |
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre celebrates "New Italian Cinema" this weekend. Antonello Grimaldi's 2008 drama "Quiet Chaos," starring Roman Polanski, and Ferzan Ozpetek's 2008 tragedy "A Perfect Day" will screen tonight. On tap for Saturday are the 2008 comedy "Her Whole Life Ahead" and the deliciously titled 2007 offering, "Lessons in Chocolate." Rounding out the programming Sunday are 2008's "Talk to Me About Love" and 2007's "Blood of the Losers." www.americancinematheque.com.