June 11, 2013 Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg met as adolescents on the Vancouver bar mitzvah circuit — and soon after began writing the script for what would become the movie Superbad. Their new project is This Is the End, a disaster-movie spoof in which the Rapture hits home in Hollywood.
June 10, 2013 After years in movies and TV shows, some child actors end up making headlines for stints in rehab and legal drama later in life. Others leave Hollywood behind and pursue different careers. Mara Wilson, star of Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, explains the challenges of transitioning to adulthood.
June 8, 2013 A new CD and DVD box set, No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert, showcases the searing, profane and moving performances of comedian Richard Pryor. Pryor's widow, Jennifer, says his genius lay in his honesty about his well-publicized troubles.
June 7, 2013 With the help of her son Lawrence Blume, Judy Blume has adapted her 1981 novel into a film. The widely beloved coming-of-age author speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about turning the book into a movie, and how the themes in Tiger Eyes echo her own life.
June 6, 2013 Alain Resnais' latest film, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, is a surprisingly lighthearted — if disorienting — take on two Jean Anouilh plays, Eurydice and Dear Antoine: Or, the Love That Failed.
June 6, 2013 Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, contemplates what he considers the "dirty" side of America's wars. But it's what he doesn't ask — or answer — in his documentary's 90-minute narrative that's really thought-provoking.
June 6, 2013 Director James DeMonaco (Little New York) turns in a nail-biter featuring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. Set in an orderly future where citizens enjoy one lawless, annual 12-hour "purge," the film flops as social comment — but sure keeps you on the edge of your seat.
June 6, 2013 Why do some movies that are calculated to make huge money succeed while others crash and burn?
June 6, 2013 In the 1940s and '50s she was "America's mermaid" thanks to her starting roles in a series of Hollywood "aqua musicals." Williams was 91.