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Jack Black is game for anything -- except vanity

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Jack Black gets some of his best ideas in the middle of the night.

Kristen Wiig is fearless in reality TV-jabbing 'Welcome to Me'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

"Welcome to Me," starring Kristen Wiig, is weirdly off center yet strangely in sync with the times.

Graphic 'Hyena' is an old-school gangster tale

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

"Hyena" feels like a throwback to the tough-as-nails British gangster flicks of the 1970s: The unrepentant crooked cop at the film's center seems redeemable only relative to the merciless criminals who cross him and the weaselly colleagues who frame him.

In penetrating 'Far From Men,' Camus meets the western

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The prospect of Viggo Mortensen speaking fluent French (and some Arabic) in a foreign-language film based on a short story by Albert Camus reset as a classic western might not sound like a can't-miss proposition.

'Cas & Dylan' is terminal despite great practitioners of acting

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

There's a full tank of clichés for the mismatched-strangers road movie "Cas

'Far from the Madding Crowd' a bare-bones stab at love, desire

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Why is the allure of the bad boy so powerful that even some of the most secure of females can't seem to resist?

'Any Day' hits viewers over the head with its cliches

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

A decent cast faces an uphill battle of Sisyphean proportions in "Any Day," a cliché-ridden, heavy-handed redemptive drama written and directed by Rustam Branaman.

'Days of Grace' director Everardo Gout shines light on violence in Mexico

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The kidnappers were often ghetto boys, some as young as 14, waving big guns in small hands and demanding ransoms ranging from millions of dollars to 2 quarts of milk, a dozen eggs, sugar and a sack of rice. They slipped through alleys like ragged spirits, dodging dogs and counting bullets in a...

'Outrageous Sophie Tucker' opens 10th L.A. Jewish Film Festival

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The 10th edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday evening with the L.A. premiere of "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker," a new documentary produced by Susan and Lloyd Ecker about the risqué comedian, singer and actress known as the Last of the Red Hot Mamas.

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

2 months 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

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

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.

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