June 6, 2013 |
The lowbrow comedy "Lost and Found in Armenia" so shamelessly wallows in its broad humor, silly contrivances and retrograde stereotypes it almost dares you to be annoyed. Mission accomplished. A kind of pale, reverse twist on "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming," the movie finds Bill (Jamie Kennedy), a lovelorn American vacationing in Turkey, crash-landing across the border in Armenia after, let's just say, a highly improbable parasailing fiasco. The nuttiness escalates once the hapless Bill wakes up amid a group of hostile, dim-witted villagers absurdly convinced he's a Turkish spy (the film offers a slapdash history lesson on Armenian-Turkish rancor)
August 5, 2012 |
"Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles has listed his house in Brentwood at $3.495 million. The Mediterranean home, built in 1947 and recently renovated, sits on a walled site of about a third of an acre. The 2,636-square-foot main house features high ceilings, a loft library, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The two-story guesthouse has a gated entrance. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool with spa, a kitchen, a lawn and fruit trees. Ackles, 34, has played brother Dean Winchester on the series since 2005 and has directed a few episodes.
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.
July 30, 2010
SERIES Dangerous Encounters With Brady Barr: Brady plunges into the Sea of Cortez in a bid to find a Humboldt squid — a deep-sea predator with a 7-foot tentacle span that is strong enough to pull a fisherman from his boat — and fitting it with a Crittercam in this new episode (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic). Friday Night Lights: Tensions in town run high as the Panthers-Lions game approaches, but Coach (Kyle Chandler) has bad news for Luke (Matt Lauria), and Tami (Connie Britton)
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.