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June 20, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Author John Coates. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Steve Carell; Mark Bittman; Fun performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Sissy Spacek; Beth Behrs; Mark Ruffalo; Lisa Rinna; co-host Josh Groban.
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April 18, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany stars as Sarah Manning, and her numerous clones in this science-fiction series returning for a new season. Kristian Bruun and Jordan Gavaris also star. 9 p.m. BBC America The Real History of Science Fiction This new series delves into our fascination with sci-fi.
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November 6, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
TBS has greenlighted a police procedural spoof called "Tribeca" from Steve Carell and his wife, actress Nancy Carell. The single-camera, half-hour comedy was developed by the Carells in conjunction with Steve's production company, Carousel Television. TBS' new comedy vice president, Thom Hinkle, headed up Carousel during the show's development and helped sell it to TBS before joining the network early last month. PHOTOS: Fall TV sneaks 2013 "Tribeca" seems to be in the same vein as the new Fox cop comedy and Andy Samberg vehicle, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
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April 5, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan
Their yellow, begoggled faces have covered billboards, blanketed toy store shelves, appeared in music videos and mobile games. So it's only logical that family cinema's ubiquitous, gibberish-speaking stars, the minions of "Despicable Me," now have their own theme park attraction - Despicable Me Minion Mayhem - at Universal Studios Hollywood. For the uninitiated, "Despicable Me" is an animated film series centered on Gru, a supervillain voiced by Steve Carell who, uncharacteristically for a man who makes his living trying to steal the moon, adopts three daughters from an orphanage.
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March 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Steve Carell: Hollywood's Mr. Nice Guy. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" star headed to "Conan" on Thursday night to promote the magician comedy costarring Jim Carrey and apparently to tarnish his nice-guy reputation. He was successful with the former, but not so much with the latter. "Do you ever feel like it's a burden to be known of as one of the nicest guys in the business?," Conan O'Brien asked "The Office" star. VIDEO: 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' premiere "See, I'm not that nice a guy, I'm a middling sort of nice, middle-range nice," Carell responded.
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August 8, 2010
Need even more Steve Carell in your life? Talk about "Date Night." The world's best boss, Michael Scott, may be leaving the offices of Dunder Mifflin, but don't get your panties in jello just yet. He's got one season left! You might even do his career a favor by checking out "Dinner for Schmucks." Not into taxidermy? Check out Carell alongside fellow NBC star Tina Fey when the DVD of "Date Night," a screwball comedy about a husband and wife caught in a web of mistaken identity is released.
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April 9, 2010 | By Denise Martin
The new comedy "Date Night" stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell as Claire and Phil Foster, a tired, overworked, married couple with kids. In one of the film's many painfully funny-because-it's-true scenes, they go on a routine date at a no-frills family restaurant -- the kind that serves potato skins -- and afterward Phil suggests that maybe the evening could end with some intimacy. Getting ready for bed, Claire removes her mouth guard as she considers the proposition. "The discussion about having sex on a weeknight?
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December 17, 2009 | By Steven Zeitchik
"The Office" and "30 Rock" are tying the knot. Again. Steve Carell and Tina Fey, the stars of the two NBC shows who also play an on-screen pair in the upcoming movie "Date Night," may be planning yet another cinematic hook-up. They're attached to play an unlikely couple in a new romantic comedy called "Mail-Order Groom." The film is written by Robert Carlock and Scott Silveri based on an idea that they created with Jeff Richmond, a co-executive producer on "30 Rock" with Carlock.
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June 17, 2007 | Deborah Netburn
You'll be talking about: Steve Carell. "Evan Almighty" has all the trappings of a lowest common denominator comedy -- monkeys, an enormous price tag and a warm family message. It also has Carell, a comedian who has managed to stay at least mildly alterna-seeming on his rapid rise to fame. If anyone can make this animal movie legitimately funny and not pandering, he can, but we fear this will be his "Cat in the Hat." (Friday) We'll be talking about: Kittens vs. cougars.
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October 21, 2007 | Deborah Netburn
You'll talk about: Steve Carell, again. Can anyone root against Carell? Doesn't he just seem nice, normal and funny -- the kind of guy who would make everyone laugh at your party without being insane and embarrassing? His latest film, "Dan in Real Life," is a sweeping story about a lonely dad, his large family and the woman he falls in love with. We hope this does well, but we're even more excited for his star turn in next year's "Get Smart." That trailer makes us laugh every time!
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January 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The reformed supervillain Gru and his lovable yellow minions will reunite on the big screen in "Despicable Me 3," Universal Pictures announced Wednesday. The animated film is scheduled for release on June 30, 2017. The original "Despicable Me," which tells the story of a criminal mastermind (voiced by Steve Carell) who changes his ways after adopting three girls, was a surprise hit in 2010, earning more than $500 million worldwide. A follow-up, "Despicable Me 2," was the third-highest-grossing movie in the United States and Canada in 2013, generating $368 million in ticket sales; it earned $568 million more abroad.
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December 17, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Every time I see Ron Burgundy, a.k.a. Will Ferrell, hawking Dodge Durangos on TV - which seems like a million times a day - what strikes me is how brilliant the "Anchorman" conceit is in small bits. The carefully manicured hair, the flashy suits, all just window dressing for that marvelously bloated ego, the absurd made irresistible in 60-second increments. That, I'd suggest, should be the recommended dosage. At nearly two hours, the nonsense of Ron and the news game, which Ferrell and co-writer and director Adam McKay skewered so effectively in 2004, is harder to sustain the second time around.
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November 6, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
TBS has greenlighted a police procedural spoof called "Tribeca" from Steve Carell and his wife, actress Nancy Carell. The single-camera, half-hour comedy was developed by the Carells in conjunction with Steve's production company, Carousel Television. TBS' new comedy vice president, Thom Hinkle, headed up Carousel during the show's development and helped sell it to TBS before joining the network early last month. PHOTOS: Fall TV sneaks 2013 "Tribeca" seems to be in the same vein as the new Fox cop comedy and Andy Samberg vehicle, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
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August 6, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Back in fall 2003, the producers of the NBC remake of the British hit "The Office" were looking for comic actors to work at their fictional paper company. Eventually, the top roles went to relative unknowns Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Steve Carell in the star-making role of Michael Scott. But those actors didn't just waltz into the roles. They auditioned and competed against a large number of other, equally talented performers for the roles. And in the 10 years since those auditions, many of those actors and actresses have gone on to establish successful careers outside of the friendly confines of the Dunder-Mifflin office in Scranton, Pa. Which is probably why the producers of the recently ended hit felt comfortable releasing their original audition tapes.
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July 10, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey
Readers flooded me with emails over the weekend; they couldn't say enough about the new indie "The Way, Way Back. " So I couldn't resist saying a bit more too. Don't miss one of this summer's pure pleasures. Written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the film is full of fun, family insights and just enough of a burn to keep things interesting. Its terrific acting ensemble includes Steve Carell, Toni Collette and a deliciously naughty Allison Janney. But go for the heart - Sam Rockwell as Owen, the cool dude who runs the local kid-magnet, a water park.
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July 4, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
To begin talking about the new indie film "The Way, Way Back," I want to go way, way back. Praise for the movie's excellent cast, anchored by Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Allison Janney and teenage rock Liam James, will come later. As good as the actors are, we must begin with the originality of the screenplay by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. The writers, who also co-direct and have small roles in the film, take a fairly straightforward story of coming of age in a time of divorce, with all the frictions that arise as kids find themselves dealing with mom and dad's new loves, but they make it feel fresh.
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May 2, 2010 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Steve Carell and Paul Rudd want to make one thing clear: They're not the second-coming of Laurel and Hardy. "For one thing, I look horrible in a top hat," Rudd deadpanned. "I'm so glad you said something," Carell joined in. "I didn't want to tell you." Be that as it may, there's no denying that anything this modern-day tag-team touches turns to slapstick gold. After they helped propel such films as "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" into box-office hits, Carell and Rudd are teaming up again in Paramount's "Dinner for Schmucks," which hits theaters July 23. A loose remake of the 1998 French comedy "Le dîner de Cons," the film is about a group of colleagues vying for a career boost who gather for a monthly dinner hosted by their ruthless boss and compete to see who can bring the most pathetic and idiotic guest.
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January 13, 2008 | Cristy Lytal, Special to The Times
IN the editing bay of the updated "Get Smart," which hits theaters June 20, director Peter Segal and film editor Richard Pearson watch images of Maxwell Smart free-fall across the screen. Would you believe . . . the man is sky diving? Would you believe . . . he's sky diving a deux with Agent 99? Would you believe . . . he's sky diving a trois with Agent 99 and a 7-foot, 2-inch assassin?
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July 3, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Film Critic
The pressures of being a single father. The realization that despite everything, your kids still long for a mom. The difficulties of getting a teenage daughter's attention between texting and a boy. The boy. The treacherous emotional terrain of middle-age dating. The challenges of staying relevant in the workplace. This is "Despicable Me 2"? It is. The softhearted villain Gru, so disarmingly voiced by Steve Carell, has gotten a lot more than he bargained for after 2010's "Despicable Me. " Adopting three adorable orphans brought a slew of issues into his life and those modern problems frame the sequel.
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June 23, 2013 | By Noel Murray
No Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Formidable Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain does his best work with the sly satire rooted in history - and a recent Oscar nominee for foreign-language film. Gael García Bernal stars as a young advertising executive, hired to craft a campaign arguing for the ouster of President Augusto Pinochet. "No" fictionalizes an actual event, but Larrain also comments on political fervor, social change and how the superficial appeal of packaging can affect both.
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