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Peter Cullen's long road as Optimus Prime continues with ‘Transformers: Titans Return’

Peter Cullen, the longtime voice of "Transformers" character Optimus Prime, is on board again for the newest animated iteration, "Transformers: Titans Return."

Investors mostly shrug off suit to block AT&T, Time Warner deal

Investors on Tuesday appeared to shrug off the Justice Department’s suit to block AT&T Inc.’s purchase of Time Warner Inc. AT&T stock was down slightly in early trading on Wall Street. Time Warner shares were up about 1%. AT&T has proposed to acquire Time Warner for $85 billion in one of the largest-ever...

California shows its Obamacare support by outspending U.S. 4-to-1 on ads

The marketing blitz is on. Californians are getting barraged with online pop-up ads, radio spots and television commercials, all aimed at persuading them to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans during this year’s open-enrollment season. Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange,...

Las Vegas' sweet little secret is out: Freed's Bakery stars in new 'Vegas Cakes" TV series

The secret is out. It’s no longer only Las Vegas locals who know of the magical cakes produced by a team of local bakers at Freed’s Bakery, thanks to “Vegas Cakes,” a Food Network series that premiered in November. In business for nearly 60 years, the bakery was already the go-to place for special...

Millions of Dish customers lose CBS signals, face Thanksgiving without network's football

Nearly 3 million Dish Network subscribers in 18 cities, including Los Angeles, have lost access to their local CBS television station — just two days before Thanksgiving, when many Americans want to watch NFL football. The blackout comes amid a contentious fee dispute between satellite TV provider...

The team behind 'Top of the Lake: China Girl' plunges into prostitution, illegal surrogacy, motherhood — and humor

Most would likely agree that the crime-mystery miniseries “Top of the Lake: China Girl” can be moody to the point of grim. So it’s a little unnerving that a gathering of co-creator Gerard Lee, co-creator and co-director Jane Campion and co-director Ariel Kleiman to discuss the Sundance Channel...

Sure they're new, but these series offer that little extra spark for awards consideration

The road from Emmys to Golden Globes used to be so sedate. If a show won hardware in the fall, it was likely to get attention in the winter. But these days, shows that weren’t even a gleam in Emmy’s eye are in the running for the Globes. While the latest Emmy winners are certain to make a splash,...

Frozen mountain peaks are all in a day's work for cinematographer Mandy Walker

To call Mandy Walker precise would be an understatement. Early this fall, the Australian cinematographer, who has previously worked on “Hidden Figures” and “Australia,” is hard at work color-correcting scenes from the October romantic drama “The Mountain Between Us” from director Hany Abu-Assad....

'Logan's' Patrick Stewart and James Mangold on challenging the preconceived notions of superhero movies

“Even superheroes grow old,” says James Mangold, director and co-writer of “Logan.” “There’s no escaping it, but we’ve never seen it. It’s great unplowed ground.” Mangold is talking about Patrick Stewart’s final turn as Charles Xavier, alongside Hugh Jackman’s swansong as the X-Man Wolverine. Stewart...

What to pack, when to hit the road, for your Thanksgiving holiday trip

Take along rain gear if you’re headed to Florida or the Pacific Northwest; sweaters and a knit cap for the Midwest and the Northeast; and if you’re coming to Southern California for Thanksgiving, a swimsuit and sunscreen. Those are the items you’ll need according to Thanksgiving forecasts, as the...

The eye behind the camera tackles tracking shots, dramatic tension and submerged love

An erotic underwater love scene, the cheap but colorful motels of the displaced, a tennis match with more than a trophy at stake: Three cinematographers explain how they got their shots, and why they mattered. Alexis Zabe | ‘The Florida Project’ The scene: Hailey (played by newcomer Bria Vinaite),...

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney face cartel death threats, a crumbling marriage and those pesky little bugs in 'Ozark'

It’s easy to imagine why “Ozark” appealed to Jason Bateman. Starring as Marty Byrde, a hapless husband and a Chicago financial planner in trouble with a Mexican drug cartel, meant taking on a darker-than-usual role for him. (Directing four episodes was also part of his deal.) As for the award-winning...

A Stanford professor didn't just debate his scientific critics--he sued them for $10 million

In 2015, Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford and several colleagues predicted that wind, solar and hydroelectric power could provide 100% of the energy demand in each of the 48 contiguous American states, “at low cost,” by about 2050. When their conclusions were published in the prestigious Proceedings...

When Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins get together it's a lovefest — but they've earned it

Wonder Woman is about to blush. “There is an effortless intelligence and humor and delight,” says director Patty Jenkins of “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot, who happens to be sitting beside her on the couch. “You hit all the beats of strength and power and warmth, but there’s this delightful other...

Mystery writers Megan Abbott and Lisa Lutz keep the balance of power in check on 'The Deuce'

Dedicated to examining the porn industry’s birth in grungy, early ’70s Times Square, HBO’s “The Deuce” can be unrelentingly bleak. But it’s also created by David Simon and his regular collaborator, George Pelecanos, two men shrewd enough to hire a pair of top mystery writers — Megan Abbott (“Dare...

With the Golden Globes' recent respectability, don't expect any surprises in the nominations

Where have all the weirdos gone in the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the ones who’d nominate “Burlesque” for best motion picture or think that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie both deserved nods for the complete lack of chemistry they displayed in “The Tourist”? The last few years, the Golden Globes...

For 'Blade Runner 2049,' cinematographer Roger Deakins only had to film the future

“I jog on the beach every morning — except today because I had a hangover,” says Roger Deak-ins, on the morning after the world ‘premiere of “Blade Runner 2049.” What’s Deakins also feeling besides post-celebratory? “Relief,” says the English cinematographer known for his breathtaking, painterly...

Streaking Ducks beat Sharks in shootout 3-2

Antoine Vermette beat goalie Martin Jones in the ninth round of a shootout to give the Ducks a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Corey Perry, Cam Fowler and Brandon Montour also scored during the tiebreaker for Anaheim. Joonas Donskoi, Tim Heed and Brent Burns had shootout goals...

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