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An Exhilarating and Profound Modern Fable: Hector and the Search for Happiness

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Reese Halter

Hector is smothered by a stable job and bathed in general unhappiness. Then one afternoon, Hector decides that he wants to discover the meaning of happiness, and tells his girlfriend that he must set forth immediately on his research quest.

Mental Illness on TV

Krystal Reddick | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Krystal Reddick

There are three TV shows (that I know of) dealing with mental illness: United States of Tara deals with multiple personality disorder and Black Box and Homeland both deal with bipolar disorder. I've watched all three.

Haiti Is Transforming, But Grinding Poverty Remains for Many

Toni Collette | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Toni Collette

The first thing that struck me about Haiti was the chaos. While much of the rubble has been cleared from the streets and the earthquake is four and a half years behind them, millions of Haitians are still living in grinding poverty.

Simon Pegg's Search for Happiness Leads to East Hampton

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Introducing Simon Pegg at the East Hampton Cinema last night, at a special screening of his new movie, Hector and the Search for Happiness, Gwyneth Pa...

Me and Mr. (and Mrs.) Jones -- Keeping Up the American Way

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Randee Mia Berman

Keeping up with the Joneses is supposedly as American as July 4 and apple pie. But it wasn't something I ever worried about, especially since: a) I'...

Week in Film: Maleficent, Million Ways to Die and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm not going to apologize for laughing my ass off at Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Matthew Jacobs

How Johnny Depp Got Involved In This Little Indie That Did

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment

Even if it's just a displaced fantasy left over from "Almost Famous," everyone sort of dreams of being a rock critic and hanging out with their favori...

'Sideways' Star Was 'Suicidal Has-Been' Before Movie Breakout

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.22.2014 | Entertainment

Thomas Haden Church was an unlikely Oscar nominee in 2005 for his performance in Alexander Payne's "Sideways." Just ask Thomas Haden Church. "It ca...

The Realistic Joneses: There Go the Neighbors

Danny Groner | Posted 06.09.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Even the less strange characters get on your nerves by the end. It's difficult to see through all of the muck that makes up these people's lives, particularly when trying to have compassion for Bob, played by Letts, who is suffering from a degenerative nerve disease.

'The Realistic Joneses': Welcome to Will Eno's Neighborhood

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The first thing you should know about The Realistic Joneses is that none of the four characters in Will Eno's play have much more than a nodding acqua...

Popcorn Preview: Enough Said

Leslie Sisman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Enough Said (2013) Cast includes: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld), Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), Catherine Keener (Capote), James Gandolfini (...

Two Decent Drama Pilots Air Tonight. Yay?

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.23.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Hostages" unfolds with the crisp efficiency of a humorless event planner checking tasks off a list; the similarly decent "Blacklist" at least features the hambone performance of James Spader.

Hit and Myth: Enough Said

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

Enough Said cleverly depicts the slippery slope of how a divorced masseuse named Eva (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) allows her new romance with Albert, a television archivist (James Gandolfini), to be tarnished by his ex-wife's post-divorce perspectives.

Movie Review: Enough Said

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nicole Holofcener brings a wonderfully humane approach to the subject with Enough Said, a bittersweet romantic comedy made all the sadder by the fact that it represents one of James Gandolfini's final performances onscreen.

How Far Would You Go To Protect Your Family?

Posted 09.11.2013 | TV

The premiere of CBS' "Hostages" is just around the corner (Monday, Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. ET), and the network has released a gripping new preview that w...

Maggie Furlong

The Best New Drama Is ...

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 09.03.2013 | TV

What's the best new drama of the 2013-2014 TV season? HuffPost TV rounded up 19 of the top TV critics in the country to share their picks, and seven n...

Popcorn Preview: The Way Way Back

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Way Way Back (2013) Cast includes: Steve Carell (The 40 Year Old Virgin), Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), Allison Janney (The West Wing), A...

Maggie Furlong

Behind Fall TV's Most Ambitious Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 07.29.2013 | TV

"Hostages" is one of the most ambitious new shows on network TV with a pilot that will leave viewers with a lot of questions. Number one among them: H...

Toni Collette On The Two Things We Ignore Most About Women

Posted 07.08.2013 | Women

It's hard to decide when we first really fell in love with Toni Collette. Was it when she played the title role in the Australian cult classic "Muriel...

Is This The Worst New Sitcom?

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 08.02.2013 | TV

We've seen the pilots of CBS's new shows, and while they're not for review (things often change drastically before the shows are set to premiere), we ...

About That 'About A Boy' Show ...

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.16.2013 | TV

NBC is bringing the 2002 film "About A Boy" to TV. The movie, which starred Toni Collette, Hugh Grant, and Nicholas Hoult and was based on the Nic...

Chris Harnick

Be Prepared To Be Shocked By 'Hostages'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.17.2013 | TV

"Hostages" isn't your typical CBS drama. For starters, it stars Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott and Tate Donovan, new fac...

CBS Picks Up Josh Holloway And Toni Collette Dramas

Posted 07.10.2013 | TV

CBS has picked up two dramas, "Intelligence" starring Josh Holloway, and "Hostages" starring Toni Collette, the network announced today. CBS also ...

Dylan McDermott Skipping 'American Horror Story' Season 3?

Posted 02.14.2013 | TV

Dylan McDermott has joined "Hostages," TVLine reports. The CBS pilot, which is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and already has Toni Collette attached...

Toni Collette Returning To TV

Posted 01.18.2013 | TV

Toni Collette is returning to TV with a role in the CBS drama pilot "Hostages." According to EW, Collette will play a successful surgeon from Wash...