Frank Scheck

The Lonely Island photographed at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on April 21, 2016.

'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping': Film Review

The Lonely Island, the comedy trio formed by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone in 2001, has successfully translated their brand of satirical music video to the big screen with this feature debut, written by all three SNL alums. Starring Samberg as the former member of a hip-hop boy band whose life and career begin to fall apart just as he embarks on a much-hyped solo tour, the funnily-titled Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping should have its obvious true-life inspirations wincing. Justin Bieber, I'm talking about you, among many others.
Lionel Richie and Demi Lovato

58th Annual Grammy Awards: TV Review

It's a good thing the all-star tribute to Lionel Richie was performed early on at the Grammy Awards. Considering the number of similar salutes to recently deceased performers that followed, it wouldn't have been surprising to see Richie checking his pulse to make sure he was still alive.
Donald Trump

Critic's Notebook: GOP Debate or Trump-Fiorina Rom-Com?

The tension between Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina Wednesday night felt like the animosity between the lead characters in a Hollywood film who eventually realize that they're made for each other.