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Concerns about the Zika virus prompt relocation of U.S. Olympic training camp from Puerto Rico

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Brazil isn't the only country where the Zika virus has sports officials worried. USA Swimming will move a pre-Olympic training camp out of Puerto Rico because of concerns about the outbreak on that island. Officials sent a letter of notification to national team athletes and coaches this week....

Five films that were faced with the theatrical/streaming choice

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Here are five prominent films that showcase the choices filmmakers face about how to distribute their work: "Beasts of No Nation" (Netflix) Director: Cary Fukunaga Netflix picked up the rights to Fukunaga's brutal drama about a child soldier in West Africa for $12 million. Released simultaneously...

Is 'O.J.: Made in America' a TV show or a movie?

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

REVIEW Is 'O.J.: Made in America' a TV show or a movie? "O.J.: Made in America" blurs the line between movies and TV. (Jonathan Bartlett / For The Times) ESPN's 7 ½-hour documentary "O.J.: Made in America" a movie or TV? It premieres Friday in theaters for filmgoers who want to experience all 464...

To stream or not to stream: Filmmakers face a tough choice

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

theater or tv Josh Rottenberg To stream or not to stream: Filmmakers face a tough choice Kyle Chandler, left, and Casey Affleck star in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea," which was picked up by Amazon at this year's Sundance Film Festival. (Roadside Attractions) Is it better...

John Turturro and Steve Zallian are just two of the latest film guys to make the jump to TV

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

THE BLUR AND THE FILM BEAST Steven Zeitchik John Turturro and Steve Zallian are just two of the latest film guys to make the jump to TV John Turturro talking at the Tribeca Film Festival about "The Night Of," a very film-like HBO project. (Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festiva) The upcoming crime...

What are 'The Wire's' Lance Reddick and Aidan Gillen doing inside a video game called 'Quantum Break'?

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

TV IN THE VIDEO GAME Todd Martens What are 'The Wire's' Lance Reddick and Aidan Gillen doing inside a video game called 'Quantum Break'? Lance Reddick, left, and Aidan Gillen in "Quantum Break," which blurs TV viewing and video gameplay. (Microsoft Studios) 'Quantum Break' asks what happens when...

Netflix's Ted Sarandos sees streaming at the heart of film's future

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

STREAMING AND FILM Josh Rottenberg Netflix's Ted Sarandos sees streaming at the heart of film's future Idris Elba appears in a scene from Netflix's 2015 drama "Beasts of No Nation," directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. (Associated Press) As Netflix continues its aggressive push into the movie business...

Movie or TV? It's a question as old as 'The T.A.M.I. Show'

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A HISTORY OF BLUR Kenneth Turan Movie or TV? It's a question as old as 'The T.A.M.I. Show' A twist of fate gave director Marco Tullio Giordana the creative freedom to make "The Best of Youth" his way. The Italian miniseries became a Cannes winner and arthouse hit before it aired on TV. (Miramax...

Sara Ramirez is leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Sara Ramirez is leaving "Grey's Anatomy." On Thursday the actress announced on Twitter her departure from the long-running ABC medical drama.  "I'm deeply grateful the last 10 years with my family at 'Grey's Anatomy' and ABC, but for now I'm taking some welcome time off," she said, also thanking...

Overrated/Underrated: May all video become home video, and VR isn't all that revolutionary

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

UNDERRATED Don Hertzfeldt: A one-of-a-kind blur of skills in his own right, Hertzfeldt has written, directed, produced and animated his deceptively simple, undeniably beautiful short films for going on 10 years. He first attracted a following in 2007 with "Rejected," a  twisted venture into artistic...

The Blur: To stream or not to stream: Filmmakers face a tough choice on getting their films to audiences

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

As everyone knows, Spike Lee has never been afraid to take a strong stand for what he thinks is right. But these days, when he speaks to aspiring young filmmakers, the man who made "Do the Right Thing" says that — at least when it comes to making movies in the digital age — there is not necessarily...

Home sales rise in April - thanks mainly to the Midwest

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Midwestern home buyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales in April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories.  Sales of existing homes rose 1.7% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.45 million, the National Assn....

Thousands have left California's American Independent Party in the last month

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Donald Trump wins the support of an influential GOP congresswoman May 20, 2016, 12:42 a.m. As the hopes of a third-party candidate wane, Donald Trump continues to rack up support in the Republican Party. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she backs Donald Trump, though "not exactly" with enthusiasm Here's...

Baseball: Kevin Gowdy, Santa Barbara outlast Ricky Ramos, Bellflower, 1-0

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The expected pitching duel for Thursday's Southern Section Divsion 2 playoff opener between Bellflower and Santa Barbara lived up to the hype. In the end, UCLA signee Kevin Gowdy of Santa Barbara struck out 11, walked one and gave up three hits in a 1-0 victory. Bellflower's Ricky Ramos gave up...

Use LinkedIn? You might want to change that password ... now

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Another day, another security breach. They've almost become routine to many of us.  This latest one actually happened in 2012, when LinkedIn, and later EHarmony, revealed that hackers had stolen the login info for about 6.5 million users. The new development is the revelation it actually affected over...

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump isn't fit for the Oval Office

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Highest-ranking GOP congresswoman says she's backing Donald Trump May 19, 2016, 3:46 p.m. Bernie Sanders fights for recognition in the Democratic Party race. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she backs Donald Trump, though "not exactly" with enthusiasm Trump's anti-trade views create problems for businesses...

The villain finally gets a reason to do villain things in Arrow's 'Lost in the Flood'

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Damien Darhk has been the opposite of a quintessential "Arrow" villain. He has no martial arts background, he doesn't brood. He has no personal connection to Oliver, Star City or anyone around our hero. Darhk is some form of sorcerer, or given the way he wields his powers, he's more of a snickering,...

Dodgers send down Mike Bolsinger, call up Chin-Hui Tsao

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

One day after calling up Mike Bolsinger for a spot start, the Dodgers sent him back to the minor leagues. The Dodgers called up reliever Chin-Hui Tsao, 34, from triple-A Oklahoma City. Bolsinger returned there after giving up three runs in 4 1/3 innings of Wednesday's 8-1 loss to the Angels. However,...

Google's new smart products might force it to rethink its ad business

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Google Inc.’s latest technological marvels point to a future where you'll never need to visit websites, write a term paper or stress over what to buy for your mother's birthday. For consumers seeking convenience and speed, it all sounds great. But how will any of it make Google money? The Mountain...

'Maggie's Plan,' a sericomic take on messing with fate

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Rebecca Miller, the writer and director of Maggie’s Plan” seems to have a sixth sense for knowing just what her audience might like. If you’re interested in a dramedy starring Greta Gerwig about a young, single woman looking to become a mother, chances are the cameo from riot grrl Kathleen Hanna...

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