July 18, 2008 |
The Television Critics Assn. Press Tour, the semiannual gathering of television journalists from around the country that began July 8, continues at the Beverly Hilton. We offer these dispatches. -- J.D. is finally growing up and moving on with his life on "Scrubs." And that's not because the single-camera comedy has a new home on ABC. Zach Braff, who has portrayed the quirky, sentimental doctor for seven years, said Wednesday that he would be leaving the show at the end of this season, which begins on ABC in January.
May 11, 2007 |
A completely forgettable comedy starring Zach Braff and Amanda Peet, "The Ex" takes a mix of tired scenarios and combines them in a way that makes the nearly 90 minutes feel much longer. Time stands still as the various subgenres get run through the ringer for the umpteenth time by screenwriters David Guion and Michael Handelman and director Jesse Peretz. Braff and Peet play Tom Reilly and Sofia Kowalski, a Manhattan couple about to have their first baby.
January 19, 2007 |
Zach Braff made a declaration Wednesday afternoon about his NBC comedy: " 'Scrubs' can go on with or without me." Say, que? "Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence, Braff and costar Sarah Chalke appeared on a panel to discuss the future of the series. If it has one, is the key question, as Braff weighs whether to renew his contract at the end of this season and Lawrence decides whether he would return without the show's narrator and star.
December 26, 2006 |
If you love watching a grown man having his backside branded with a hot iron, or sitting naked on an ice sculpture, or being chased down a street by a herd of angry bulls, then the unrated version of "Jackass Number Two" (Paramount, $30) fits the bill and then some. Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Wee Man and the rest of the daredevil crazies from the popular MTV series return in this sketch comedy of bizarre and disgusting stunts.
September 18, 2006 |
As Zach Braff speaks, his eyes are always searching. Folded onto a bench recently at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, he seems to look over the white linen tablecloths, past the palm trees and through the sweatered diners at nothing at all. It's a nervous tic, really, but still.
August 9, 2006 |
Zach Braff, the "Scrubs" star turned film wunderkind, went to college with three of his current best friends before he knew them, lives just minutes away from them in Los Angeles and now they work together too. When Braff signed on to his latest movie, "The Last Kiss," he passed along songs written by his friends Joshua Radin and Cary Brothers to director Tony Goldwyn, who said he immediately fell in love with them.
December 27, 2004
Here are this week's key releases on video/DVD, available beginning Tuesday. Source: Internet Movie Database; Box Office Mojo *--* Video/DVDs BOX OFFICE (MILLIONS) DOMESTIC FOREIGN "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate; directed by Adam McKay $85.2 $5.2 "Garden State" Zach Braff, Natalie Portman; directed by Braff $27.7 $1.1 "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr; directed by Alexander Witt $50.7 $76.3 *--*
August 2, 2004 |
There is a particularly telling scene early in "Garden State" that captures the strange world between obscurity and celebrity to which young Hollywood hopefuls often find themselves relegated. The film's writer-director, Zach Braff, who also stars as Andrew Largeman, a doped-up struggling actor working at a Vietnamese restaurant in L.A., knows the moment well -- he lived it not that long ago.