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Demetri Martin Is a Pretty Cool Cat

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Villarreal

Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he's earned acclaim in the entertainment industry.

Jon Hamm's Million Dollar Arm: Fun, Family-Friendly Flick (Finally)

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.02.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Creeks had overflowed. Dirty, muddy water everywhere, way too high to drive through. Actually, impossible to drive through because you wouldn't get through it. You'd lose your car in it.

The Long-Shot Nominees

Jon Eig | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If you're an awards junkie, then you already know the likely Oscar nominees. Just to be contrary, I thought I'd nominate people and films who, like boss Jim Gettys, have something less than a chance. These are the films and performances of 2013 that should be considered, but won't be.

For Your Consideration, Oscars 2014: Don't Forget Emma Watson, 'Enough Said' And Joss Whedon, Please

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Matthew Jacobs

Oscar voting is underway. A word to the Academy: Don't forget some of this year's underdogs.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

Eight Films a Week

Jon Eig | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

As all six of my Facebook fans know, I wrote a blog recently arguing that American movies suck. Not very controversial. Not a single angry comment. No one defending American film.

This Dude Has A Very Unique Talent

Posted 08.29.2013 | Comedy

You had no idea how many announcers' voices you can recognize, did you?...

The Real Story About Those 'In A World...' Voice-Overs

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Film fans everywhere can identify that movie-trailer voice: A booming baritone that entices viewers with cryptic explanations of the la...

15 Minutes With Lake Bell

Jon Steely | Posted 08.15.2013 | Celebrity
Jon Steely

Lake Bell has a great look. With a face chiseled perfectly for the screen -- and the stellar acting chops to back it up -- it's no wonder she's a movie star. What other choice would there be? Lake Bell, corporate tax attorney? I'm not seeing it.

Popcorn Preview: In a World...

Leslie Sisman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: In a World... (2013) Cast includes: Lake Bell (What Happens in Vegas, Boston Legal), Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies), Ken Marino (Role Models), Demetr...

Lake Bell Explains Her HUGE Obsession

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Since she was a little girl putting on nightly shows to stave off bedtime and using her father's Dictaphone to stealthily record inte...

Fred Melamed: In a World Star on Working With Directors Lake Bell, The Coens, and Woody Allen

Steve Karras | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

Fred Melamed is an actor's actor, who has built a solid reputation for his stage and film work, having worked with such cinema giants Woody Allen and Joel and Ethan Coen.

In A World of Women, What's Happened to the Female Voice?

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

As a woman with a naturally high pitch (dear God, please don't tell me I sound like a sexy baby), I'm conscious of the fact that people do generally tend to pay less attention to female speakers.

Matthew Jacobs

Your New Favorite Movie Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment

Lake Bell is an accent aficionado. She can blow through one dialect after the next with aplomb: French, Italian, Cockney, Russian "Star Wars," Valley ...

Movie Review: In a World

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In A World announces the arrival of a new triple-threat talent: Lake Bell, already established as an actress. She wrote and directed (and produced) this new film, which was a delight at Sundance and arrives in the dog days of summer like a cool breeze.

What Lake Bell Considers A 'Pandemic' Among Young Women

Posted 07.29.2013 | Women

Lake Bell is a little bit worried about young women today. Specifically, their voices. The actress, who wrote, directed and stars in the upcoming f...

Live From Sundance 2013: The Wrap-up

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I knew I had been at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival too long the day I was in the checkout line at the Fresh Market supermarket that's in the same st...