• In a Dec. 9, 1977 file photo, actor Gene Wilder is shown during an interview with Jean Claude Bouis at his New York City Hotel. Wilder’s nephew said Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, that the actor and writer died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Comic performer Gene Wilder kept his serious side off camera

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood’s top entertainers, Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a serious director and remained deferential to his longtime collaborator, Mel Brooks.

  • John Krasinski attends a special screening of "The Hollars" held at the Linwood Dunn Theater on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    John Krasinski’s love letter to family and movies he adores

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — John Krasinski is pretty sure some of his favorite movies wouldn’t get made in today’s Hollywood. Films like “The Verdict,” ”Kramer vs. Kramer,” ”Ordinary People” and other small dramas of that ilk seem to be even rarer and rarer in the ever-dwindling slate of studio films. Krasinski feels the absence both as an audience member and an actor.