April 17, 2013 |
Funny or Die says iSteve, its first full-length feature film, was written in three days, mostly based on Wikipedia articles, and shot in five days. No wonder the website isn't expecting any film awards. The Steve Jobs biopic roughly--and we may be understating it--traces the life of the late Apple co-founder, who is portrayed by the company's former spokesman Justin Long. Considering its extensive research, the comedic movie takes literary license to new levels. For instance, Jobs and fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is portrayed by Jorge Garcia from the show "Lost," meet and a little later on the same day build their first computer, the Apple I. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 The 78-minute long movie can be found online and watched for free.
August 30, 2012 |
A meek, mild-mannered movie about phone sex, "For a Good Time, Call…" offers a scattershot take on the recent trend of female-centric comedies. It's a showcase for writing that doesn't dazzle and a story of self-discovery that reveals no new insights. Written by real-life friends Katie Anne Naylon and Lauren Anne Miller, the film stars Miller as a young woman named Lauren who is knocked off-course when her boyfriend breaks up with her because he finds her boring. She begrudgingly moves in with Katie (Ari Graynor)
October 21, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the agents travel to Asia to rescue a young man with a strange, dangerous power, an elusive woman (Ruth Negga) may hold the key to completing their mission. Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton also star in this new episode.
September 2, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday: KISS star Gene Simmons is finally tying the knot with Shannon Tweed, his girlfriend of 28 years. ( Los Angeles Times ) Chaz Bono has spoken out about the controversy his casting on "Dancing With the Stars" has stirred. ( ABCNews.com ) "The Walking Dead" will get a 90-minute Season 2 premiere. AMC also greenlighted a Kevin Smith reality show set in his comics shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. ( Los Angeles Times )
August 16, 2013 |
Beyonce has a bob, which would be big hair news even if she hadn't chopped off her long locks last week and gone for a petite blond pixie 'do. But she did just chop off her hair a week ago Wednesday. So why the quick turnaround, Bey, after having the long hair for so long? We suppose it's always easier to take that leap the second time you do it. Stepping out in Miami for a lunch date with Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy, the "Single Ladies" singer sported a reverse bob, chin length in the front and short-short-short in the back - held in place with a Greek goddess-style headband.
February 6, 2009 |
Into the current silly season at the cinema, when moviegoers' appetite for something light, quick and easy to consume seems to be boundless -- "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" anyone? -- comes a sweet confection of a romantic comedy, "He's Just Not That Into You." Well, to be more precise, "He's Just Not" is a sort of anti-romantic romantic comedy; instead of all the weepy, emotional, will-they-ever-get-together scenes, the filmmakers have opted instead to explain why they won't. The CliffsNotes answer?
December 19, 2013 |
The new 3-D nature tale "Walking With Dinosaurs" is nothing like its predecessors. I don't mean the creatures of the Jurassic Period, which came before the Cretaceous Period that is the movie's staging ground. Not the "Jurassic Park" period either, when that great paleontologist Steven Spielberg introduced rampaging dinosaurs to a new generation. No, I'm referring to the late 20th century when "Walking With Dinosaurs" roamed the BBC's airwaves as an excellent TV natural history series narrated by Kenneth Branagh.
February 4, 2008 |
No one can say "Strange Wilderness" writer-producer Peter Gaulke and writer-director Fred Wolf ducked responsibility for the gross-out comedy misfire. The "Saturday Night Live" alums not only kept their names on the movie, which opened Friday without advance screenings, but they also lent their monikers to the main characters.
January 19, 2012
SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Could Leonard and Penny (Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco) be rekindling their romance? Jim Parsons and Simon Helberg also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). 30 Rock: Liz (Tina Fey) scrambles to do damage control after a cellphone video of Tracy (Tracy Morgan) on an offensive rant hits the Internet, and Kenneth and Jenna (Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski) seek Kelsey Grammer's (guest starring as himself) help in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). American Idol: Hopefuls perform for the judges in Pittsburgh (8 p.m. Fox)
November 1, 2009 |
Nostalgia was a driving force behind Betty Thomas' desire to direct the family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," opening Christmas Day. Thomas has fond memories of the Chipmunks album, "Let's All Sing With the Chipmunks." "I'm pretty sure it was my first album," says the 61-year-old Emmy-winning Thomas, who also directed "The Brady Bunch Movie" and "Private Parts." "I thought it was the coolest thing. It was my entry into the music world. That is one reason I would have wanted to do this movie."