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Wim Wenders keeps looking for new canvases

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

NEW YORK — Wim Wenders is standing in front of an Edward Hopper painting at the Museum of Modern Art when a quizzical look comes over his face. He turns to a museum employee who has been escorting him and says, "Is the Balthus out?"

An even more enchanting 'Tales of Hoffmann' after restoration

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Martin Scorsese said it was a big influence on his films "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull." George Romero, director of the seminal zombie thriller "Night of the Living Dead," said it was the reason he became a filmmaker.

'Deli Man' expands while coming back for seconds

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

This city's hunger for fine pastrami and corned beef is apparently equaled by its appetite for an entertaining documentary about the world of Jewish delicatessens. "Deli Man," directed by Erik Greenberg Anjou, is not only holding over at Laemmle's Royal in West Los Angeles and the Town Center 5...

Fashion and movies strut the runway together

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Announcing a film sequel is a little like debuting a fashion collection — you need to get creative if you want to truly make a splash.

In a first, 'Citizen Kane' to screen at Hearst Castle theater

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

William Randolph Hearst wouldn't be happy to hear that Orson Welles' groundbreaking film "Citizen Kane" is screening at his own private theater at Hearst Castle.

'Jerusalem 3D' zooms in on power of ancient city with Imax intensity

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The producer of "Jerusalem 3D," the Imax documentary on the sacred Middle Eastern city, wasn't interested in making a political film.

Banned 'India's Daughter' fiilmmaker brings her work to the U.S.

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

When word of a Delhi court's ban on the film "India's Daughter" reached Leslee Udwin last week, the filmmaker faced a problem. Udwin was in the country working on some final edits, and she was forced to decide between continuing that work and risking interrogation and arrest.

'Tomorrowland' trailer: George Clooney tries to fix the future

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

"Tomorrowland" became ever-so-slightly less mysterious Monday with the release of the first full trailer for the Disney sci-fi film.

'Chappie': Why do so many sci-fi helmers lose heat on their fastball?

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

There's no shortage of ways that Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction robot story “Chappie” goes off the rails. The movie is a retread of so many bots-gone-wild/bots-still-cute movies, and the way Blomkamp and longtime screenwriting collaborator Terri Tatchell fill out the story...

Box Office: Sci-fi 'Chappie' looks to top a slow weekend

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Though it was never in line to be a big weekend at the box office, things may turn out to be even slower than expected.

Actress Patricia Morison reminisces as 100th birthday nears

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Patricia Morison, who is celebrating her 100th birthday on March 19, appeared in movies with such legends as Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, originated the role of the ultimate diva in the 1948 Cole Porter Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate" and had a memorable encounter with Yul Brynner when...

'Kiss Me Kate,' 'The Band Wagon' and 'Calamity Jane' are out on Blu-ray

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Three great musicals from 1953 have just made their Blu-ray debuts — "Kiss Me Kate," "The Band Wagon" and "Calamity Jane." Warner Home Entertainment is offering the newly restored "Kiss Me Kate," starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller and a young Bob Fosse, in its original...

'Bad guy' Luis Guzmán has fun being evil in 'Ana Maria in Novela Land'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

He's "that guy" — the chest-baring club owner in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights," the undercover DEA agent in Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic," the recovering thug in Peter Segal's "Anger Management." Luis Guzmán, who has appeared in more than 70 films, is adding another...

'An Honest Liar' lifts the curtain on some Amazing Randi secrets

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

No sirens were blaring. No guns were drawn. Nobody was screaming or shouting.

'Honest Liar' seeks truth in illusion

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Well before he left home at 17 to join a carnival, James Randi knew that magic was his calling. It became his moral cause too: After pulling off his own shtick as a "mind reader," the Amazing Randi set out to expose how various brands of spiritualism are built on subterfuge and cheap tricks.

Authenticity in 'Final Hours' lends an upside to doomsday film

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

In the grimly involving "These Final Hours," the fiery effects of a crash-landed asteroid are wiping out the planet and heading for their last devastating stop: Australia. And there's nothing anyone in the coastal city of Perth, where the film is vividly set, can do but wait. Oh, and go...

'Wild Canaries' sings an old suspense-comedy tune

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Attempting to capture the screwball essence of the old-school suspense-comedy, most blatantly Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery," Lawrence Michael Levine's flighty "Wild Canaries" lacks the filmmaking discipline required to pay effective homage.

Redemption tale 'Two Men in Town' is an uneven mix

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The setting is striking, the cast impressive. But "Two Men in Town," a drama that's built on dread and circles the question of redemption for a newly released prisoner, falls short of the mythic territory it aspires to.

'Unfinished Business' is indeed unfinished

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The piece of business that's most unfinished in the desperate comedy "Unfinished Business" is the wan hodgepodge of a script by Steve Conrad, a talented screenwriter ("The Promotion," "The Pursuit of Happyness") who should've known better. It's remarkable to think star Vince Vaughn, helmer...

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