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Richard Gere hustles persuasively in the surprising 'Norman'

Subtle, unsettling, often slyly amusing and always unexpected, "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer" (in limited release) is the kind of film we're simply not used to seeing. Starring a surprisingly persuasive Richard Gere and the first English-language effort from top...

Move over, 'La La Land': Here are 15 other films worthy of their own official day

Recent L.A. hometown hit "La La Land" got its own local holiday Tuesday. Here are 15 other films set in L.A. worth celebrating.

'The Fate of the Furious' dominates China’s box office for the second week

Universal Pictures' "The Fate of the Furious" continues to put up huge numbers at the Chinese box office, grossing $54.3 million last weekend after a strong opening run. After grossing $190 million in its mid-April opening weekend, F. Gary Gray’s film — the eighth in the "Fast and the Furious"...

How does L.A. celebrate 'La La Land' Day? With aerial dancers, a jazz band and Mayor Garcetti on the keys

Just in time for “La La Land’s” DVD release, the film got a love letter of its own from Los Angeles in a ceremony Tuesday morning on the steps of City Hall. "It is my pleasure to declare today in the city of Los Angeles 'La La Land' Day," Mayor Eric Garcetti said of Damien Chazelle's Oscar-winning...

How Kim Kardashian's Armenian roots are helping 'The Promise'

Much was made of Kim Kardashian’s sleek bob and curve-hugging vintage Versace dress at last week’s Hollywood premiere for “The Promise.” But beyond the glitz was the reason the reality star walked the red carpet, despite a case of the flu. “The Promise,” a historical epic that hit theaters Friday,...

Writers Guild of America members authorize strike as contract deadline looms

Members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly Monday to authorize a strike just a week before the union’s contract is set to expire May 1. Although the vote is largely seen as a negotiating tactic to put pressure on the studios, it moves the union one step closer to a work stoppage...

Andrea Tantaros brings new accusations against Fox News, claiming digital hacking

Andrea Tantaros, the former Fox News co-host of “The Five” and “Outnumbered,” contended in a lawsuit filed Monday that the conservative cable news channel retaliated against her claims of sexual harassment by hacking her computer and conducting surveillance of telephone calls and emails. The lengthy...

Tribeca 2017: What if you went to a film festival and a sports radio show broke out?

The setting was a flagship venue at the Tribeca Film Festival. But the voices were pure sports radio. "Hi, it's Mark from Bellmore?," said a man at the very back of the theater to the people on the stage as he stood up after the documentary screening. "I've b?een calling you two guys for years....

'Fate of the Furious' tops box office as 'The Promise,' 'Unforgettable' bomb

A week after its record-setting global debut, Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” is still ruling the box office to the chagrin of a host of newcomers. “Fate” brought in an estimated $38.7 million in the U.S. and Canada, falling below analyst expectations of $45 million to $50 million. Its total...

Indie Focus: Opening up to Summer Sneaks, 'Free Fire' and 'A Quiet Passion'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. The L.A. Times’ Summer Movie Sneaks published Sunday, and it is reliably full of information on movies big and small coming out over the next few months. Josh Rottenberg wrote about...

Penthouse CEO Kelly Holland wants to revive the legendary adult entertainment brand

The gig: Kelly Holland is the chief executive and majority shareholder of Chatsworth-based Penthouse Global Media, the adult entertainment brand founded in 1965 by Bob Guccione. She acquired the company last year from parent company Friend Finder Networks after a long period of financial difficulty...

Hollywood scrambles to keep the show going as strike threat looms

Hollywood is holding its breath. Members of the Writers Guild of America on Monday are expected to give their leaders authority to call a strike against the major film and TV companies after their contract expires May 1. If writers walk off the job, scores of productions would be halted at a time...

How producer-turned-director Denise Di Novi helped Katherine Heigl escape rom-com perfection in ‘Unforgettable’

Denise Di Novi has had one of the most eclectic producing careers in Hollywood, which is immediately apparent as you step into her Santa Monica office, tastefully adorned with memorabilia from the movies she’s produced. Atop one shelf, Michael Keaton’s Batman glove casually greets visitors while...

Every single movie coming out this summer

Here are all the release dates for movies opening between April 28 and September 1.

No men or columns: A look inside 'Wonder Woman's' paradise island Themyscira

The mythical island of Themyscira ticks off just about every box in the quality utopia checklist: Cascading waterfalls. A lush, tropical landscape. Years of undisturbed peace. A gorgeous race of warrior women. Oh, and absolutely, positively no men. That is until Chris Pine shows up and ruins it...

Underrated/Overrated: Welcoming an escape from summer movie escapism, and someone please help Tom Cruise

UNDERRATED Summer’s lack of escape: So how are all those “worst year ever” tweets from 2016 aging? With a new national crisis approaching almost every day, popcorn movie season couldn’t arrive fast enough — but in keeping with the rest of this year, there’s no real way to keep the issues of 2017...

Every single movie coming out this summer

The 2017 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of the films opening through early September. Release dates and other details are subject to change. April 28 Below Her Mouth A fashion editor finds herself drawn into a steamy affair with another woman. With Natalie Krill, Sebastian Pigott, Erika Linder....

Kumail Nanjiani mines real-life cultural hurdles and avoiding an arranged marriage in 'The Big Sick'

When he was 18, Kumail Nanjiani emigrated from Karachi, Pakistan, to Iowa to go to college. Four years later his parents came to the U.S., settling in New Jersey. Nanjiani welcomed the thousand-mile buffer zone, not because he didn’t love his parents but because they expected, per traditional Pakistani...

Charlize Theron and other women power many of the summer's biggest movies

This summer, women are shattering the glass ceiling … with their fists. The slate includes a number of high-profile releases with powerful female characters at their centers. These fearless women are bad enough to slug it out with men, aliens and even Tom Cruise. In “Atomic Blonde” (July 28), an...

Here is what really happened to Joan Crawford, Bette Davis and others after 'Feud'

As "Feud" comes to an end we look at what really happened to the real life Joan Crawford and Bette Davis and other Golden Age actresses like Joan Blondell, Rosalind Russell and others.

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