Spending almost two hours in the dark with Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone is really so much fun that you're to be forgiven if you don't realize, by the time you walk out, that you've just seen a very important film.
Crazy, Stupid, Love is the summer's most enjoyably surprising film: a comedy that knows how to pay more attention to the feelings it explores than to creating a conveyor belt for punchlines. It earns its laughs -- and then some.
It's interesting to be in a group representing so-called peers, which is the whole point of a jury, yet, looking around and listening to conversations, for the most part they're people with whom I have little in common. But maybe that's a good thing.
We have all seen this show before -- new bosses that come in and shoot themselves in the foot, leaving their direct reports bemused, bewildered and befuddled. Sometimes it almost seems on purpose.
When we start focusing on what we want to express and contribute, we discover a source of limitless energy and inspiration that is far greater than possession of any external object.
If you're wondering why Dana Carvey is hosting Saturday Night Live this week, it may be because he's the best ambassador to great comedy that the show...
Well, it's time to start clutching your World's Greatest Boss mugs and begin crying loudly in a corner. Not only is Michael Scott leaving The Office, ...
"I don't want to live in a world where I could say to my daughter, 'There used to be turtles that swam in the ocean,'" says actress Angela Kinsey about her involvement in a new series of PSA's for the nonprofit Oceana.
Megamind is great fun, a computer-animated film full of jokes that work for adults and kids alike.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the 1979 movie, was ground breaking for many reasons. It was, for instance, the first movie created from the popular St...
For me, actors can get on a roll and make good, popular films. But the true sign of a movie star is when they can pull audiences into movies that aren't very good. Steve Carell has been doing that in spades.
It's really not so much of a leap to equate Beck and Scott. Both are stars on their own hit shows. Both are wont to tear up to make an impression. Both have been known to use a blackboard to rationalize a tortured point.
It's probably better than you expect -- but definitely not as good as you wish. Ferrell's website is called Funny or Die; I suppose this entry would avoid a death sentence, but just barely.
In the week following the convention, two videos chronicling alternatives to Comic-Con arose, both outdoing the main event.
I'm bone-tired of watching formulaic retreads run through the Hollywood machine; material that may make us laugh in the moment, but that over the long run, blends in with so much similar and oh-so-familiar material we've seen before.