This Sunday is the 30th MTV Video Music Awards. The show's come a long way from the days of Bette Midler and basic-cable bedlam--it's one of the most influential award shows on television. Youth driven channel that it is, MTV itself seldom looks back at yesterday in favor of focusing on the future, ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
I haven't seen it yet, but the film has faced a couple of challenges--more than your average summer comedy. First, the title was changed from Neighborhood Watch to The Watch after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Obviously this is a comedy about su ... More >>
This third installment of the billion-dollar animated franchise contains as much cinematic confection as an 85-minute movie can bear.
Last year, the Tony awards fawned over Hollywood types, and a lot of died-in-the-wool theater people didn't have much of a chance against them. Well, this time the nominating committee obviously listened to the criticism about all that and swung the curve back to the real theater stars. (He ... More >>
David Cromer helms a subdued version of John Guare
Not since my last date with a sadomasochist have I been so desperate to leave a show at intermission, only to cheer so loudly at the very end. Yes, the David Cromer-directed revival of John Guare's 1966 black comedy The House of Blue Leaves is that kind of schizo experience. For the absurdi ... More >>
Hey, Broadway lovers, brace yourselves for the serious thesping gifts of: Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Ben Stiller in The House of Blue Leaves Chris Rock in The Motherf**ker With The Hat
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are the comic legends who in the 1960s defined sardonically hilarious husband-and-wife comedy banter, like a more realistic Sonny and Cher. And they're better at it than ever!
Check out the TV rejects of Conan, Ben Stiller, and Judd Apatow
NBCI'll get to the ladies later. But which goofy male refugee from TV does the suckerfish faces and pants-dropping tricks that make you smile the hardest? *Steve Carell. He does a mean deadpan and is refreshingly willing to play douches. *Ben Stiller. I'm guessing his recent venture into r ... More >>
"Thank you, Woody."The makers of the documentary film The Cove, which won an Academy Award, have now released a PSA starring such Hollywood celebrities as Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller, Woody Harrelson, and James Gandolfini. In English with Japanese subtitles, the PSA is meant to enlighten pe ... More >>
Go west, middle-aged man!
Maybe you've heard of "snowflake babies" but never really known what they were. They're not really babies -- just frozen embryos about the size of a comma. But because they can be implanted in women and gestated into children, conservative Christians say the frosted 'flakes are people. And they're r ... More >>
Additional, excellent live-blogging here with Allison Benedikt at Sound of the City. The King of All Oscar Predictors walks among you in Part III. Will this hubris bring us low? Watch and judge! Oh no, Ben Stiller, you are not. Natalie Portman, good straight woman. Stiller probably thinks he's C ... More >>
Perhaps, if you don't mind monkeying around
I told you so.
Stiller's satire is way past its expiration date
New HBO comedy confirms there are no small parts—nor actors wih small egos
Frat-Packers Vaughn and Wilson look for booty, find adulthood in hollow but charming comedy
The fast and the furriest: Animating season opens with the journey of a manic menagerie
Bad-boy playwrights McDonagh and LaBute dish it out, and critics can't get enough
The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen
Don't give up on them baby: Stiller and Wilson resurrect ambiguously gay supercop duo
Only rainy-day women bleed on the Detroit Dylan's tracks
Seinfeld without Seinfeld? The humor may be surlier but it's just as annoyingly addictive
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance