September 7, 2008 |
Michael CERA and Kat Dennings slide into a booth at Canter's Deli on Fairfax Avenue to talk about their romantic comedy “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” but mostly this reunion -- after last seeing each other in May for re-shoots -- feels like an excuse to worry over and needle each other with affection, like a youthful Tracy and Hepburn. Dennings, 22, who played Catherine Keener's daughter in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and appeared most recently in "The House Bunny," accesses her inner Jewish mother, training her melancholic gaze on Cera's slumping, beanpole frame and beseeching, "Are you eating?
October 2, 2008 |
Kat DENNINGS doesn't play your ordinary teenager. She wouldn't know how. As a high school senior who winds up on a romantic night out in Manhattan in "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist," she's entirely believable but never predictable. The low-fi romantic teen comedy, which opens Friday, relies on the chemistry between its two leads for the audience to care about their late-night adventures and emotional exploration.
September 19, 2011 |
Despite a diversionary opening salvo of post-feminist raunch and unfortunate racial stereotyping, "2 Broke Girls" is a solid, old-fashioned sitcom about two mismatched girls taking on the big city and makin' their dreams come true. It's so old-fashioned, in fact, that they're waitresses. In a Brooklyn diner. Where Max (Kat Dennings), the dark-haired, wise-crackin' downtown girl, rules the roost and Caroline (Beth Behrs), the blond trust fund princess, is the new hire so clueless she doesn't know how to "marry" the ketchup bottles.
May 6, 2011 |
Think of "Thor" as the ultimate Superhero Smackdown. In one corner is the canny Kenny B., a.k.a. Kenneth Branagh, a director still best known for superior Shakespearean productions like "Henry V," "Hamlet" and "Much Ado About Nothing," a man not usually associated with comic book adaptations. In the other corner are the mighty monarchs of Marvel Entertainment, a well-oiled mass entertainment machine boasting ownership of more than 8,000 comic book characters and more than $6.1 billion in worldwide box office grosses.
September 23, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 23 - 29 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES How I Met Your Mother: The sitcom returns for its eighth - and possibly final - season (8 p.m. CBS). The L.A. Complex: This under-watched drama about showbiz hopefuls ends its sophomore season (8 and 9 p.m. KTLA). Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars: Pamela Anderson, Kirstie Alley and Bristol Palin are among the returning contestants vying for the mirror-ball trophy this season (8 p.m. ABC)
May 6, 2011
Andy Warhol star Candy Darling loved movies so much that she strived to live in that projected flicker between illusion and reality. A transgender icon with a life as tragically short as some of the idols she worshipped, she's the deserving subject of an archivally rich remembrance, and such is James Rasin's poignant documentary "Beautiful Darling. " Using plenty of movie clips ("Flesh," "Women in Revolt"), new interviews on camera and old ones recorded by close friend Jeremiah Newton after her 1974 death, footage of her star-making off-off Broadway shows and readings from letters and diaries (with Chloë Sevigny as Candy)