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Shanghai film fest kicks off with honor for Mike Medavoy

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

"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

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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?

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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'

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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?

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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

‘Wish Me Away’ follows singer Chely Wright's coming-out story

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The documentary “Chely Wright: Wish Me Away,” which opens in L.A. on Friday, follows the country singer's process of coming out as a lesbian.

Movie theater junk food: Is it a menace to society?

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

If you’re a parent concerned about your kids eating healthful food, where is the last place you’d want them to go? The answer is simple: a movie theater. When I give my 14-year-old son some cash so he can have something to eat at the movies, I know that whatever he gets at the concession stand is going to be the most unhealthful thing he eats all month.

'42' star: Jackie Robinson pic shows we're 'evolving as a race'

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

"42," the Jackie Robinson baseball movie starring Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, also features Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca. Directed by Brian Helgeland, it will be released at the start of next year's baseball season.

Is China exerting an undue influence on Hollywood films?

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Battleship, Iron Man 3 and Red Dawn have all been crafted with China in mind, as Hollywood bows to pressure from the Asian economic powerhouse; China is now the world's second-largest filmgoing market

'Frozen' and Tonka trucks: New animated films in the works

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Two announcements Monday about new CG animated films -- Walt Disney Animation Studios' fairy tale-inspired musical "Frozen" and Sony Pictures Animation's untitled Tonka truck movie -- signal the breadth of projects in the bustling animation medium that studios have in the pipeline. Show More Summary

Why can't Oscars be more like Tonys (and Neil Patrick Harris)?

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards Sunday night from New York's Beacon Theatre, where YouTube-ready moments involved Steve Kazee and Nina Arianda. Could the Oscars take a page from the Tony Awards book?

'Prometheus': Should Ridley Scott return to sci-fi full time?

3 years agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Prometheus, Ridley Scott non-prequel to Alien, performed well at the box office. With the Michael Fassbender movie's storng results, should Ridley Scott concentrate on science-fiction movies?

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