March 10, 2006
"Not that I recommend watching during work hours, but I understand that people do." Sean McManus CBS News & Sports President, on software for live online streaming of NCAA tournament games. "I want to do it. It's not like it would be a stretch." Sasha Cohen Olympic figure skater, on Ben Stiller's offer to do a cameo role in a coming comedy about figure skating.
September 2, 2008
3:30 p.m. [Comedy Central] Offbeat, quirky - that would be just a start to describe this comedy. It has Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Danny Glover, Bill Murray, and Owen and Luke Wilson (right). I won't even try to summarize the plot, but part of the story concerns Luke Wilson's Richie, a former tennis star who had to quit the game after having a breakdown in the middle of a big match. So, according to the "watch it" rules I just made up, that qualifies the movie for this space.
September 28, 2007
INTO THE WILD -- (Paramount Vantage) Sean Penn directs a story about a young man (Emile Hirsch) who leaves behind his life for the Alaska wilderness. FEEL THE NOISE -- (Tri-Star) A Harlem rapper (Omarion Grandberry) finds a new beat in the Reggaeton sound. THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB -- (Sony Classics) Contemporary Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships begin to match her novels. THE HEARTBREAK KID -- (Paramount Pictures) Ben Stiller rejoins the Farrelly brothers in the tale of a new hubby who meets his soulmate on his honeymoon.
June 22, 2011
U2 is in Baltimore. Where should they eat? Be sure to Tweet or email me right away if you see Larry Mullen, Jr., at California Pizza Kitchen. Here's Erik Maza's Midnight Sun coverage of tonight's concert at M&T Bank Stadium. Here's a list from a U2 fansite on 10 Types of Sustenance in U2's Lyrics . Here's a link to the restaurant at the Clarence, a boutique hotel in Belfast owned by Bono and The "M. J. 'Jay' Brodie" Edge. And here , from the Ben Stiller Show , is Bono for Lucky Clovers cereal
February 26, 2004
NOW OR NEVER You might not see Depeche Mode in concert any time too soon, but you can get a view of singer Dave Gahan's performance in Paris -- complete with stadium seating and surround sound -- when his solo DVD is shown Monday night at UA Snowden Square 14 movie theater in Columbia. Live Monsters was filmed at the Olympia during The Paper Monsters tour, which featured Gahan singing with a dynamic (albeit non-Depeche) band. The DVD goes on sale Tuesday. Live Monsters screens at UA Snowden Square 14 (9161 Commerce Center Drive)
June 21, 2004
Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn's Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story debuted as the weekend's top movie with $30 million, whipping Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's The Terminal, which was No. 2 with $18.7 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. The weekend's other new wide release, Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan's Around the World in 80 Days, came in at No. 9 with just $6.8 million for the weekend and $9.6 million since opening Wednesday. The Terminal had the weakest opening among Spielberg's recent releases - Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Saving Private Ryan.
October 31, 2008
Body of Lies : *** This film has met the sad box-office fate of other recent Middle East-themed movies, but this one didn't deserve its swift demise at the box office. Based on David Ignatius' novel, this solid thriller takes the spy-vs.-spy complications of the Cold War espionage thriller and adapts them to the volatile, risky world of contemporary insurgency and terrorism. Leonardo DiCaprio continues on a roll as an American agent determined to establish good-faith partnerships with Arab agents, and Russell Crowe is smarmily amusing as his boss.
May 3, 2004
LOS ANGELES - Maybe nice guys finish last, but Mean Girls came in first at the weekend box office. The comedy starring Lindsay Lohan as a student who gets swept up in the backstabbing politics of fashion, love and popularity among high school cliques, earned $25 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. Although it starred 17-year-old Lohan, the presence of Saturday Night Live star Tina Fey, who also wrote the screenplay, appealed to grown-up moviegoers. About 75 percent of the audience was female and about half the audience was under 18, said Wayne Lewellen, head of distribution for Paramount, which released the movie.
March 4, 2004
When you're feeling attention-span-challenged and humor-hungry, sketch comedy DVDs are the perfect remedy. The disc format makes it easy to pick the short parody you seek and click to the exact spot to watch -- then learn what's behind the humor through interviews and commentary. Recent DVD releases showcase not only Comedy Central's current hit Chappelle's Show, but also such enduring perennials as Saturday Night Live, The Kids in the Hall and The Ben Stiller Show. Chappelle's Show (Comedy Central, 12 episodes on 2 discs, $27 list price)
June 18, 2004
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is mostly stupid and tasteless, which makes it no different from 98 percent of what passes for comedies these days. But it's also pointed and satiric. Best of all, one must hasten to admit, it's pretty funny. A slap at all things pompous and mean-spirited, Dodgeball takes a sport we all played as kids - admit it, you were one of the kids everyone else ganged up on, right? - and uses it as an equalizer, a chance for the downtrodden to emerge victorious, against both great odds and common sense.