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Walt Disney Co. posts record quarterly profit on strength of 'Star Wars'

10 hours agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Luke and Leia and crew led the Walt Disney Co. to a record profit in its fiscal first quarter. The Burbank company reported net income of $2.88 billion in the first quarter that ended Jan. 2. That was a 32% increase over the same period a year earlier. Revenue rose 14% to $15.2 billion. The blockbuster...

'Captain America: Civil War' trailer divides the Avengers in half

Disney's next Marvel movie, "Captain American: Civil War" will divide "The Avengers" in half. On one side is Captain America, and on the other is Iron Man. And thanks to this new trailer that debuted at the Super Bowl, we can now see the divided teams in action, plus Ant-Man.  The next Captain...

'Revenant' vs. 'Spotlight' vs. 'Big Short': Best picture front-runners sharpen their Oscar pitches

The Oscar best picture race fragmented further Saturday night with Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Directors Guild award win for "The Revenant," a development that was perhaps inevitable in a year in which guild voters splintered their support among three different movies. Iñárritu's DGA win for the bold,...

Beards, sheep and brotherly hate: All in a day's work for two 'Rams' actors

At the Palm Springs International Film Festival last month, the top actor prize went jointly to Sigurour Sigurjónsson and Theodór Júlíusson for their performances as estranged brothers in the quirky Icelandic comedy-drama "Rams." These two veteran Icelandic performers won the award for "the darkly...

In 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' the undead lock horns with some very tough Bennet sisters

It's apples and oranges, but the film version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is, in fact, slightly more diverting than the 2012 release "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." So we're getting there. Fifty years from now, when it's "Richard Nixon vs. the Kraken vs. Sharknado," we'll have this...

A portrait of 1960s' 'Troublemakers' who changed the art world landscape in a big, big way

An involving and exciting inside look at some of the most middle-of-nowhere outdoors art ever made, "Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art" is a brief 72-minute documentary that covers a lot of territory, both literally and figuratively. Though visitors to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will...

'The Pack' reminds us how scary dogs can be

"When animals attack" horror pictures have plagued audiences with every kind of critter from bees to bunnies, but "The Pack" is one of the rare thrillers to recognize how scary dogs can be — because they're everywhere, they have sharp teeth and they know how to work together. Jack Campbell stars...

In 'Rams,' hardheaded Icelandic brothers clash with each other but love their animals

"Rams" is named not only in honor of the sheep that are central to its story but also because of two men, as hardheaded and rambunctious as they come, who are devoted to the sheep but can't stand each other. Written and directed by Grímur Hákonarson and winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at...

'Monday at 11:01 A.M.': Perhaps it's best to jump one minute ahead

After a hazily violent opening sequence that foreshadows the conclusion of "Monday at 11:01 A.M.," Michael (Charles Agron, who also wrote and co-produced) and Jenny (Lauren Shaw) pull into a sleepy town that's a twilight zone where time actually stands still at the aforementioned hour. One can...

Homage to skiing siblings goes largely downhill

Olympic-medalist skiers from snow-deprived Croatia, siblings Janica and Ivica Kostelic spent their formative years living variously out of tents and cars and training relentlessly under their former-handball-player father and coach, Ante. In the documentary "Gnothi Seauton" (roughly "Know Thyself"),...

Explicit 'Eisenstein in Guanajuato' quickly loses steam despite actors' boyish energy

Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's ill-fated production of "Que Viva Mexico!" as filtered through British filmmaker Peter Greenaway's own heavily stylized, heavily satirical lens, serves as the brimming-with-possibility conceit behind "Eisenstein in Guanajuato." Arriving in Mexico in 1931 after...

'Son of Saul' is a terrifying glimpse inside Auschwitz-Birkenau

With the Oscars just a few weeks away, it may be time to catch up with "Son of Saul." One of the favorites to take the foreign language film award, it is a remarkable piece of cinema that demands to be seen whether it wins or not. A drama set in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944, "Son of Saul" is an immersive...

Sarah Jessica Parker stars in a predictable 'All Roads Lead to Rome'

Sarah Jessica Parker pulls an "Under the Tuscan Sun," with a twist, in the minor romantic dramedy "All Roads Lead to Rome," directed by Ella Lemhagen. Appropriately, her love interest is played by Raoul Bova, who romanced Diane Lane under the Tuscan sun as well. Harried New York mom Maggie (Parker)...

Horror-story quintet dovetails but fails to take flight

The tepid anthology "Southbound" features a dovetailing quintet of horror tales connected by their spooky location: a remote desert highway where all kinds of evil — human and otherwise — inexplicably lurk. For all its gore and violence, stabs at tension and nightmarish intrigue, the film proves...

Not only is #OscarsSoWhite, it's also #OscarsSoStraight with 'Carol' snub

Diversity went missing from this year's Oscar nominations. The academy has been roundly and rightly criticized for its lily-white hue, as critics have excoriated voters for going two years in a row without including a single African American actor among the nominees. But this isn't the only Oscar...

Watch the moments that might win them an Oscar

An Academy Award-winning performance doesn't take place in a single scene, but the right mix of a great acting job plus a steady hand by the director can guide a well-crafted role into that sweetest of spots. Yet often whether a performance is extraordinary or merely good can, in fact, come down...

'Kung Fu Panda 3' directors made sure every word translated into English and Mandarin -- 'Skidoosh!'

The idea for one of the most ambitious collaborations to date between China and Hollywood didn't come from an embassy office in Washington or Beijing, or from a power lunch in Beverly Hills, but from a bunch of Bruce Lee fans brainstorming in the San Fernando Valley over a decade ago. "We were...

Pan African Film & Arts Festival a showcase for results through commitment

When Hollywood studio executives say there aren't a lot of black-led films for them to produce and distribute, Ayuko Babu laughs. He then picks up the event booklet for the upcoming Pan African Film & Arts Festival at which over 100 largely made by black filmmakers will be shown. Babu, who co-founded...

Academy Awards 2016: Is it time to revive the Black Oscars?

They gathered at the Beverly Wilshire, the men in tuxes, the women draped in evening gowns. The finest black talent in Hollywood was there that night in 2002, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, James Lassiter, Doug McHenry and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs among them. It was an annual gathering...

'Harry Potter' expands with a 'Fantastic Beasts' featurette, and wizarding schools

In a new featurette for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Eddie Redmayne exclaims that the film is "imagination taken to the extreme." J.K. Rowling further stirs that pot with a reveal of heretofore unknown international wizarding schools.The new video for "Fantastic Beasts" introduces...

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