September 17, 2015 |
Coop scoop It's Bradley Cooper 's millennium. We just live in it. So says Details magazine in its 15th-anniversary issue next month on the "15 most influential cultural figures of the new millennium," of which Rydal's own leads the pack. (Others include Pharrell Williams , Judd Apatow and Alex Rodriguez .) Four Oscar nods. A Tony nomination. The highest-grossing film of 2014. You can see why Coop was chosen. In an interview, the actor "looks back" at his successes and toward his future.
July 21, 2015 |
A MY SCHUMER may have come into the weekend with more buzz than a bee, but she ended up crushed like a bug by "Ant-Man. " People say they want to hear women talk about sex, but what they really want is to hear men talk about insects. "Ant-Man" debuted with an estimated $58 million at the weekend box office, while "Trainwreck" finished third at $30.2 million. The result for "Ant-Man" didn't match some of Marvel's better known properties, but this was "Ant-Man," for goodness sake.
July 10, 2015 |
By Judd Apatow Random House. 489 pp. $27 Reviewed by Hillary Rea When Judd Apatow was a teenager in the early 1980s, he was a comedy nerd before comedy nerds existed. Now, as a 47-year-old writer, director, and producer, Apatow breeds comedy nerds. One could say he is their leader. With every project released, from the cult TV classic Freaks and Geeks to the film 40-Year-Old Virgin to the HBO series Girls , he reinvents what comedy means to popular culture.
July 12, 2013 |
"GROWN UPS 2" opens with a deer urinating on Adam Sandler. The less sophisticated jokes come later. This is not to say the movie is funny, or not funny. You either laugh at a deer peeing on Sandler, or you don't. It's to identify "Grown Ups" as One Of Those. It's not "Punch Drunk Love," where's he's trying something daring. Or "Funny People," or "Zohan," where he's working with Judd Apatow, or someone who can say, "maybe we could get by with fewer scenes of the peeing deer. " "Grown Ups 2" is one of those unsupervised movies that Sandler makes with his posse - every guy he's ever worked with at "SNL," a few sports broadcasters, some ex-ballplayers (Shaq)
January 11, 2013 |
SCOTT HARTNELL is a gambling man. During the NHL's mind-sapping lockout, Hartnell had two choices: head to Europe to stay in shape with the hope of carrying over the momentum from his career year; or stay in North America and enjoy the spoils of life without hockey for a change. More than 200 players with NHL contracts skated in Europe. Hartnell chose the road less traveled. He spent much of his time in the Phoenix area, working out with other NHL players in Scottsdale. Braydon Coburn joined him in some of those workouts.
December 21, 2012 |
HOLLYWOOD'S MOST popular delusion is the story of romantic destiny, the couple buffeted by fate until they meet on top of the Empire State building, or whatever. The implication: happily ever after, true and perfect love. Have you noticed you never actually see these people living together? You never see, for instance, Meg Ryan, a few years down the road, telling Tom Hanks that he's once again left his socks in the middle of the den, then screaming at him because he's watching the Seahawks game and hasn't actually heard a thing that she's said, which leads to him spending the night on the pull-out couch - sleepless, indeed.
December 17, 2012 |
It's almost like Ingmar Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage , Judd Apatow's This Is 40 . "In fact, before I made the movie I watched Scenes From a Marriage , which actually has a lot of humor in it," says Apatow, whose own chronicles of domestic discord - the stormy to-and-fro between men and women, or man-boys and women - have become a brand unto themselves. The 40-Year-Old Virgin , Knocked Up , and now, This Is 40 . Not exactly fraught with Scandinavian angst, but still . . . . "I love the spirit of Scenes From a Marriage - so much of it is deadpan, and the scenes go on for a REALLY LONG TIME and force you to feel every aspect of these awkward moments.
December 13, 2012 |
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has chosen its Class of 2013: Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Heart , and Donna Summer will be inducted at a ceremony April 18 at L.A.'s Nokia Theater. HBO will telecast the glittering gala event on May 18. Charlie Sheen, philanthropist Most graciously disgraced Two and a Half Men alum Charlie Sheen last month helped Lindsay Lohan dig her way out of debt with a $100,000 gift.
November 28, 2012 |
JOHN BOLARIS ' Twitter posts are often amusing, but on Sunday night, they took a different turn. Bolaris' fiancée , Erica Smitheman , spent a few hours posting on his account (@JohnBolaris), teasing that she would post naked pictures of herself and also taking the opportunity to curse at a few people who had insulted Bolaris. The bizarre tweets inspired many to believe that Bolaris had been hacked. We texted Smitheman, to whom Bolaris recently proposed live on Howard Stern 's SiriusXM radio show, to confirm she was tweeting and that Bolaris had not been hacked.
November 27, 2012 |
When it comes to his career, Graham Parker says, he doesn't do a whole lot of planning. "I just sort of drift along, and things happen to me," the perpetually underappreciated British rocker says. So he had not originally intended to reunite his storied '70s band, the Rumour, with whom he made incendiary, R&B-laced rock as well as the 1979 classic Squeezing Out Sparks . Yet here they are, with an excellent new album, Three Chords Good , and a tour that brings them to the Theatre of Living Arts on Friday night.