September 30, 2010
Just three days after Judy Greer graduated from the theater school at Chicago's DePaul University, she landed a small role in the 1998 Jason Lee- David Schwimmer comedy "Kissing a Fool. " She received good notices as a news correspondent in 1999's "Three Kings" and went on to work regularly in a number of movie comedies and thrillers, such as M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" and Wes Craven's "Cursed. " She got her first TV series leading role in ABC's "Miss Guided," in 2008, and she just began work on a new CBS sitcom, "Mad Love," which is set to premiere early next year.
April 7, 2010 |
M. Night Shyamalan has a massive plan in mind for "The Last Airbender" -- a patient film trilogy that presents a fantasy epic and also grows progressively darker as its young characters (and actors) mature in front of moviegoers. That brings to mind both "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the "Harry Potter" franchise, and, as you might imagine, that has stirred excitement among executives at Paramount Pictures who would love to have a magical franchise that pulls in billions of dollars at the box office.
May 15, 2010 |
If you're in the neighborhood of Carrie Bradshaw — raised under the influence of the 1970s — then you're not unfamiliar with the concept behind "Little Archie" comics, the Muppet Babies and Shrinky Dinks: Smaller, if not younger, is cute. And marketable. So when you first open Candace Bushnell's "The Carrie Diaries," which positions the author's iconic "Sex and the City" character as a high-school senior and fashions her for a teenaged audience, your generational cynicism may prepare you for the worst.
June 17, 2008
"The Incredible Hulk" was the weekend's top-grossing film, while M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" opened better than expected. Sales in the U.S. and Canada, June 13-15: -- Industry totals -- -- Movie 3-day gross Total Venues Average/ Weeks -- (studio) (millions) (millions) -- venue --- 1 The Incredible $55.4 $55.4 3,505 $15,810 -- -- Hulk -- -- -- -- -- -- (Universal) -- 1 2 Kung Fu $33.6 $117.3 4,136 $8,127 2 -- Panda -- -- -- -- -- -- (Paramount) -- -- -- -- -- 3 The Happening $30.5 $30.5 2,986 $10,220 1 -- (20th Century -- -- -- -- -- Fox)
August 10, 2010
SERIES Hell's Kitchen: The final two contestants go head-to-head before the winner is revealed in the season finale (8 p.m. Fox). Pretty Little Liars: This drama about teenage girls and the secrets they keep ends its freshman season (8 p.m. ABC Family). Unnatural History: The gang is on the trail of a stolen ruby in this new episode (8 p.m. Cartoon Network). America's Got Talent: Acts that submitted their auditions on YouTube get a live shot at impressing the judges in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC)
June 29, 2010
The Early Show M. Night Shyamalan; Miss Delaware Kayla Martell; chef Marcus Samuelsson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kristen Stewart ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"); Wimbledon. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Sophia Bush; Virginia Madsen. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Dolly Parton. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Today (N) 9 a.m. KNBC Live With Regis and Kelly Kristen Stewart; Rob Schneider. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford; Tonya and David Craft; Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
February 28, 2011
Last night's Oscars were great for British people, so-so for everyone else. ( Los Angeles Times ) It was also a great night for Melissa Leo, who shocked the audience with an F-bomb after winning. ( Los Angeles Times ) "True Grit" went home with zero Oscars after 10 nominations. ( Los Angeles Times ) And Corey Haim and Betty Garrett were left out of the In Memoriam montage. ( Hollywood Reporter ) Some might say the Oscars were a triumph for conservative values.
January 24, 2011
Protesters greet the premiere of Kevin Smith's Sundance horror flick "Red State. " ( Los Angeles Times ) And in the auditorium, Smith pulls a bait-and-switch: promising an auction for the film and then announcing that he's distributing it himself. ( Los Angeles Times ) One-time Oscar nominee M. Night Shyamalan is now a leading Razzie nominee. What a twist ending! ( Los Angeles Times ) Keith Olbermann has broken up with MSNBC, and news junkies are the friends and family left to figure out what went wrong.