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'24 Days' a harrowing, fact-based kidnap drama

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

With the growing focus on hate crimes, consider checking out the reality-based drama "24 Days," which details a French family's agony when their son is kidnapped, days pass and hope dies. French director Alexandre Arcady brings a gritty, bare-bones approach to the story of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old...

A new 'U.N.C.L.E.' with coolness, humor, grit and fashion sense

On a misty October evening at the Old Royal Naval College, on the set of Guy Ritchie's "Man From U.N.C.L.E.," Armie Hammer climbed out from behind the steering wheel of a cute, little snub-nosed East German car called a Trabant.

Melissa McCarthy-Rose Byrne chemistry is the secret formula in 'Spy'

Call it an un-buddy comedy. Or maybe a tale of how enemies become frenemies. Regardless, the new film "Spy" is largely rooted in the unusual chemistry of actresses Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne.

'Just Before I Go' finds the journey home can be funny, useful

Anchored by a nicely understated performance by Seann William Scott, "Just Before I Go" effectively juggles a wealth of genuine, at times profound, emotion with quite a bit of nutty-raunchy humor. First-time feature director Courteney Cox, working off a deceptively dimensional script by Dave Flebotte,...

L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival aims to showcase diversity

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival returns Thursday for a weeklong showcase of cinematic works from across the Asian diaspora.

Growing Newport Beach Film Festival keeps a focus on the neighborhood

If Alexa Polar makes it in Hollywood, she may have a local barbershop to thank for it.

'Peanuts' movie to bring back Charles M. Schulz's beloved characters

SANTA ROSA — Charles M. Schulz's beloved cartoon "Peanuts," with its artfully minimalist design and simple, good-hearted characters, would seem out of step with the modern pop culture mantra of more is more.

'Storied Streets' a family project, with Susan Sarandon guiding the way

Just a few weeks after college graduation, Jack Henry Robbins accepted the invitation of a homeless man and rode a city bus with him from Santa Monica to skid row.

A lifetime love affair with Golden Age movie posters

Think of them as snapshots of dreams, intense jolts of visual stimulation that convey the focused essence of a cinematic experience. I'm talking about movie posters, and I am almost as passionate about this art form as I am about film itself, which is saying a lot.

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