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Movie Review: St. Vincent -- The Passion of St. Bill

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With St. Vincent, Murray gives his most soulful performance since Lost in Translation. As Vincent McKenna, he gets to unleash a growling, dyspeptic misanthrope unlike any he has played before.

Chris O'Dowd And Dawn O'Porter Make A Splash With Their Pregnancy Announcement

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents

You've undoubtedly seen a lot of ALS ice bucket challenge videos by now, but this one has a special twist. Irish actor and comedian Chris O'Dowd us...

Bill Murray Does A Terrible Job At Babysitting Melissa McCarthy's Kid

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment

Everyone knows kids make hardened adults all soft and mushy -- even Bill Murray. In "St. Vincent," Murray plays Melissa McCarthy's grumpy, debt-laden ...

Interview: Richard Ayoade Seeing Double

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gloomy, claustrophobic and haunting, Richard Ayoade's second film, The Double, has been described by some as a dark comedy, a label that leaves Ayoade scratching his distinctive head.

Grammy and Tony Award Nominated Brandon Victor Dixon is on Broadway in MOTOWN: The Musical

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Don't ask Brandon Victor Dixon what sleep is, because he doesn't know the answer. In 2013, Brandon formed WalkRunFly Productions with friend Warren Adams.

First Nighter: Franco, O'Dowd, Meester Distinguish Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'

David Finkle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Plucking the dialogue pretty much verbatim from his best-selling book, Steinbeck handily transferred his tale to the stage. Again George and Lennie -- traveling together like the scores of other bindlestiffs scouring California's Salinas Valley (Steinbeck's version of William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County) for work -- arrive at a farm for barley bucking activity.

This Is What The 'Of Mice And Men' Cast Will Look Like On Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Norton will join James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in the Broadway revival of "Of Mice and Men." Producers said Monday that Norton,...

Former 'Gossip Girl' Heads To Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful temptress in the revival of "Of Mic...

James Franco To Star In Broadway's 'Of Mice And Men'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — James Franco and Chris O'Dowd will make their Broadway debuts next year as unlikely friends in a stage adaptation of "Of Mice and Me...

A Chat with Jim Piddock about HBO's Binge-worthy Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

This documentary-style, comedy series was conjured up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock (as it happens, both history buffs) over a lunch spent discussing Guest's dabbling in the world of genealogy.

5 Reasons HBO Needs to Renew Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.08.2013 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

HBO is apparently on the fence about renewing Family Tree, the mockumentary series dreamed up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock. It may be that...

Studio Apologizes For Controversial DVD Cover

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.06.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The American distributor of the Australian film "The Sapphires" is apologizing for the DVD cover, which some have called sexist an...

WATCH: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig & Chris O'Dowd vs. A Fly

Posted 06.23.2013 | Comedy

One interrupting fly is no match for Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Chris O'Dowd. On Friday, while the trio were filming an episode of "The Graham ...

'The IT Crowd' Is Back

Posted 05.07.2013 | TV

Cult British comedy "The IT Crowd" will film its long-anticipated series finale within the next three weeks, according to Bleeding Cool. The show'...

HBO's Family Tree First of Four Genealogy Series to Air in U.S.

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

Though there's been a bit of a vacuum in genealogical programming in the U.S. over the last year or so, that's happily about to change. First up is Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock's mockumentary series, Family Tree.

New Film Puts Focus On Australia's Stolen Generation

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — While making his latest film "The Sapphires," Chris O'Dowd noticed a common thread between the indigenous Australian community and hi...

What's The Word On 'The Sapphires'?

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

"The Sapphires" is missing a lot – detailed characters, a unique narrative arc, half-plausible scenes of the Vietnam War – but it's got tw...

Mike Ryan

Chris O'Dowd's Amazing Movie Pitch For Jason Segel

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment

The night before I interviewed Chris O'Dowd, I observed him dancing -- surrounded by a group of onlookers, of course -- to the A-ha earworm "Take on M...

Family Tree Mockumentary Series Coming to HBO & BBC

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

You know you've arrived when you've been mocked by Christopher Guest. Guest, who has a gift for putting peculiar subcultures under a microscope, has set his sights on genealogy with Family Tree, a series coming to HBO and BBC2 shortly.

Movie Review: The Sapphires

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The darling of the Australian Academy Awards and a hit on the festival circuit, The Sapphires is that pure treat: an aggressively entertaining movie about the struggle, uplift, romance and joy of music.

The Sapphires Interviews: Wayne Blair and Shari Sebbens

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

During a magical afternoon, while sitting on a terrace in Madinat Jumeirah with birds chirping all around us, I caught up with The Sapphires handsomely understated director Wayne Blair and beautifully smart actress Shari Sebbens, who plays Kay.

Chris O'Dowd Defends Controversial 'Girls' Sex Scene

Posted 03.15.2013 | TV

From stuck Q-tips to embarrassing vocal performances, Sunday's episode of "Girls" had its fair share of cringe-worthy moments, but the most memorable ...

"This Is 40 Albums": The Best of 2012 From "Jewish Journal Guy"

David Wild | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here for anyone who cares are my 40 favorite albums of 2012 -- just off the top of my yarmulke-covered head.

ReThink Review: This Is 40 - Marriage Is Hard!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

While most movies would make sure every conflict gets settled and tied up with a neat bow, This Is 40 takes a more realistic approach to marriage and life by saying that sometimes you face problems you don't know how to solve.

Don't Want To Hyphenate Your Last Name? Here's An Alternative

Posted 11.09.2012 | Weddings

Society may let out a collective groan whenever a new celebrity couple “mashup” name is introduced into the American lexicon (“Kimye,” anyone?...