August 23, 2016 |
THE BEAUTY of a TV show like A&E's Escaping Polygamy is that it allows people who think there's not enough religion on TV and people who think there's too much religion on TV to both be right. In last night's episode, which thankfully was watched by Us Weekly so we didn't have to throw up our lunch, we learned that when Lorie wed Verl , he was already married to Lorie's older sister and the couple had 15 children. Lorie added another 10 children with Verl. If that's not too close for comfort, Verl is also married to his half-sister and together they have six children.
August 20, 2016 |
We want HRH Elizabeth II Which celeb would you want to give you a tour of London? In a new poll, Americans picked Queen Elizabeth as their dream tourist guide. HRH QEII beat out her grandsons Princes William and Harry , not to mention Princess Kate , Adele , David Beckham , and William Shakespeare , who has been retired for a bit. Conducted by former London mayor Sadiq Khan 's P.R. firm, the poll found that our favorite attractions are Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and the crown jewels.
August 16, 2016 |
THREE CHEERS for Adele . She turned down performing the bloated halftime show at the Super Bowl. E! News reports that as the big-time balladeer finished her eight nights at the Staples Center in L.A., she spoke about her love of all things Kardashian, her hatred of giving up pizza for the good of her voice (it's the acidic tomatoes, not the cheese) and not singing solo at the big game. "First of all, I'm not doing the Super Bowl," she told her fans. "I mean, come on, that show is not about music.
May 23, 2016 |
Jesse Custer isn't your typical man of God. Few people of the cloth, for instance, could take down a group of angry military reenactors while hammered on whisky and wallowing in self-pity. Then again, few clergymen are former criminals who have been possessed by a supernatural being, giving them the power to make people do whatever the hell they say. Custer, played by Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe), is the title character in Preacher . AMC's newest foray into the world of comic books, it premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday with a 90-minute episode.
May 16, 2016
COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea The Angry Birds Movie From the video game of the same name - the flightless birds' island idyll is interrupted by an invasion of . . . pigs. With the voice talents of Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn(!), and Jason Sudekis. PG Love & Friendship Whit Stillman puts the finish on an unfinished Jane Austen novel ( Lady Susan ), with Kate Beckinsale in the lead - and American Chloë Sevigny joining a troupe of Brits.
November 20, 2015 |
In "The Night Before," Seth Rogen attempts the first bros before ho, ho, hos comedy. He plays Isaac, who tries, along with high-school buddies Chris (Anthony Mackie) and Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), to maintain a fraying tradition of spending Christmas Eve together, though Isaac now has a family and Chris is a famous pro athlete. The odd dude out is Ethan, who has a botched music career and works on the fringes of the catering business, when he's not alone in his apartment moping about his breakup with Diana (Lizzy Kaplan)
October 20, 2015 |
Cold enough for ya? More than our weather got chilly this weekend. The movies did, too. "Goosebumps," based on the semi-spooky kids' book series, went big at the box office, taking in $23.5 million in 3,501 theaters. The young-adult-appropriate horror movie froze out Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks with their Cold War-inspired "Bridge of Spies. " It skated past Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's "The Martian," and gave the cold shoulder to Guillermo del Toro's adult-level scary "Crimson Peak.
October 16, 2015 |
STEVE JOBS' famous Reality Distortion Field, created by his feats of persuasive razzle dazzle, gets turned against him in the new movie bearing his name. The wacky, don't-call-it-a-biopic "Steve Jobs" creates a distortion field of its own - it's loosely based on Walter Isaacson's biography, but is obviously and flagrantly slippery in its use of facts. Even its casting is strange. Michael Fassbender looks nothing like Jobs and makes no attempt to mimic him, adding to a wave of dissent from This-Isn't-The-Real-Steve detractors.
August 10, 2015 |
For years, Jason Segel has proved himself a reliably funny dude, a comic foil and sometimes-leading man in rom-coms, brom-coms, and a sitcom, too. Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You Man, The Five-Year Engagement, and nine seasons' worth of the CBS hit How I Met Your Mother - the guy's comedy cred is without question. But Segel, like comic actors before him (Bill Murray and Robin Williams, to name two), was itching to try something different, something with more heft, more meaning.
March 23, 2015 |
My kids are fighting. They're not my kids. I should stop personifying them. My cat is being mean to my son. Sorry, my cat is being aggressive with my dog. As any parent knows, it's heartbreaking. It's keeping me up at night. Literally. This morning at 2:45 a.m., a cat yowl woke me up. I had to take Pip the dog into the bed for protective custody. It wasn't always like this. A year and a half ago, I borrowed Mimi from my mother to catch a mouse in my apartment.