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L.A. Film Festival: Kazan, Dano mix business with pleasure in 'Ruby Sparks'

Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan answered questions about their new independent film "Ruby Sparks" after a surprise screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The movie is the latest from the directing team behind "Little Miss Sunshine."

‘August: Osage County’ pic gets shiny new name: George Clooney

George Clooney is joining "August: Osage County" as a producer; Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are already starring in the adaptation of the Broadway hit.

L.A. Film Festival: A musical mystery in 'Searching for Sugar Man'

"Searching for Sugar Man" explores the story of a little-known Detroit-based singer-songwriter, Rodriguez, who was ‘bigger than the Rolling Stones’ in South Africa.

L.A. Film Festival: 8-year-old star of 'Beasts' comes to Hollywood [Video]

At the ripe age of 8, Louisiana native Quvenzhané Wallis is already becoming a world traveler. In the two years since she filmed her lead role in the mystical drama "Beasts of the Southern Wild," the elementary school student has ventured to Utah, the south of France and now Hollywood. Show More Summary

'Madgascar 3' box office: Are we living in the era of the 1%?

"Madagascar 3," starring Chris Rock, defeated Rock of Ages and That's My Boy at the box office this weekend; aloing with Avengers and Hunger Games, it is one of a handful of ilms to dominated the box office this weekend.

Box Office: 'Madagascar 3' beats Cruise, Sandler films [Video]

In this week's box office video report, Los Angeles Times entertainment writer Amy Kaufman talks about the failure of Tom Cruise's "Rock of Ages" and Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy."

Shanghai film fest kicks off with honor for Mike Medavoy

The Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off Saturday night by honoring a native-son turned Hollywood producer, Mike Medavoy.

L.A. Film Festival: Socially conscious short docs

Focus Forward is a series of three-minute documentaries that shed a light on innovative individuals who are shaping the world through acts or inventions. The program boasts a roster of 30 international filmmakers and since its inception in September, nine of its films have been shown at festivals (five premiered at Sundance and four at Tribeca). Show More Summary

L.A. Film Festival: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' screens tonight

After wowing audiences at the Sundance Film Festival in January and Cannes in May, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" will have its first Southern California screening tonight at the L.A. Film Festival. "Beasts," as much a love letter toShow More Summary

Shanghai Film Fest: Q&A with director Jean-Jacques Annaud

Fifteen years ago, Jean-Jacques Annaud was demonized by the Chinese Communist Party for his film “Seven Years in Tibet.” A decade and a half on, the 68-year-old French director is being welcomed here with open arms. On Saturday, Annaud...Show More Summary

'Rock of Ages': '80s-inspired musical is off-key, critics say

"Rock of Ages," adapted from the stage musical of the same name, is set amid the 1980s rock scene on the Sunset Strip — but it's also, to put it in contemporary terms, something of a mash-up, sampling songs from the era (by Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Foreigner), Broadway flourishes and Hollywood tropes (including a "Footloose"-style killjoy). Show More Summary

L.A. Film Festival spotlights human stories from Latin America

After a string of movies about narco gang wars and desperate migrants, the Los Angeles Film Festival is presenting a different side of Latin American cinema: Cuban zombies, Chilean family road trips, Buenos Aires Elvis impersonators and the flying bird men of Veracruz.

Lindsay Lohan exhaustion: Comeback hits a new snag?

Lindsay Lohan was found unconscious in a Marina del Rey hotel Friday. She is currently shooting Elizabeth Taylor biopic "Liz & Dick" and recently wrecked her Porsche in a car accident near Santa Monica.

L.A. Film Festival: William Friedkin's 'ferocious sensibility'

William Friedkin, who is serving as the guest director for this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, will appear Friday for a Q&A and screening of “Killer Joe,” an adaptation of the play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts starring Matthew McConaughey, Gina Gershon, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church and Juno Temple.

LAFF 2012: Woody Allen gives Rome (if not himself) some love

Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Allen, opened the Los Angeles Film Festival. It has received mixed reviews

Christoper Nolan pulls a Guillermo del Toro

Christopher Nolan, director of "The Dark Knight Rises," will godfather and executive produce Wally Pfister's directorial debut; Nolan has worked with Pfister on movies such as "Memento" and "The Dark Knight."

Los Angeles Film Festival puts diversity on the screen

The L.A. Film Festival, which begins with Allen’s “To Rome With Love” on Thursday night at downtown’s L.A. Live and runs through June 24, will feature more than half a dozen movies dealing with African American themes, two of which —...Show More Summary

Around Town: Snow White, Casablanca at Oscars Outdoors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduces its new "Oscars Outdoors" screening series this Friday evening with the 1942 Oscar-winning romantic classic "Casablanca," followed by Walt Disney's seminal 1937 animated feature, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'' Saturday evening.

Did Billy Crystal get a fair shake at the 2012 Oscars?

Billy Crystal hosted the 2012 Oscars but did not get great reviews. Did critics give the Academy Awards and Crystal a fair shake?

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