Comedians are neurotically competitive and doing standup for a living can be brutal—with these basic takeaways, “Road Hard” would barely get past the starting gate if viewers had a “Stop me if you’ve heard this one before” option.
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Three new releases snagged the three top spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ending March 1, led by Walt Disney Studios’ “Big Hero 6,” the animated superhero adventure about the special bond that develops between an inflatable robot and a human prodigy that earned $220.9 million in theaters. “Big Hero 6,” the 54th… Read more »
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In the matter of “Fish In the Dark,” the people have spoken. This outlandish comedy penned by Larry David, who also plays the lead role, opened with a stratospheric advance of $13.5 million and is grossing more than a million a week. Which renders moot whatever the critics might have to say about the show. For… Read more »
In 2012, when CBS passed on airing more telepics in the “Jesse Stone” series after the eighth installment, Tom Selleck never shopped the property. Selleck was eager to continue playing the rough-hewn police chief created by novelist Robert B. Parker, but he never picked up the phone, never took a meeting. He waited for the… Read more »
Harve Bennett, who produced four “Star Trek” movies and the TV series “Mod Squad,” “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman,” died Wednesday in Medford, Ore. He was 84. Bennett’s passing came less than a week after the Feb. 27 death of “Star Trek” star Leonard Nimoy. Bennett, a native of Chicago, broke… Read more »
Leonard Nimoy never appeared in person on “The Big Bang Theory” but his name and that of “Star Trek’s” Mr. Spock are often referenced on the CBS comedy about a group of misfit physicists and engineers. As such it is no surprise that the show took the opportunity to pay tribute to the actor, who… Read more »
The 13th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has announced its kick-off and closing films. The world premiere of “Haraamkhor,” written and directed by Shlok Sharma and starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will show at the opening gala on April 8. The U.S. premiere of Nagesh Kukunoor ‘s award-winning “Dhanak (Rainbow)” will close the festival on April 12…. Read more »
“Wild Tales” director Damian Szifron will helm and produce an untitled thriller for TriStar in his English-language debut. Nicole Brown will oversee for TriStar, which has remained active following the promotion of Tom Rothman from head of the label to chairman of Sony Pictures’ motion picture group. Rothman is continuing to oversee the properties he… Read more »
“The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus weighed in on the possibility of his character, Daryl Dixon, being gay in a “Conan” interview on Tuesday. “If that’s the story they gave me, I would rock that story. I’m not afraid of it,” Reedus said. While most of the characters in the show are derived from the comic… Read more »