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'Batman v Superman' expected to dominate at box office again

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Warner Bros. Entertainment's DC Comics film strategy faces another important test as "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" enters its second weekend at the box office. The Zack Snyder-directed action movie, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, is expected to again dominate the competition at cinemas...

Sending a cinematic message, ESPN will qualify its upcoming O.J. Simpson series for the Oscars

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

One of the biggest questions facing the documentary world is how to categorize the emergent form of the docu-series. Are projects like "Making of a Murderer" and "The Jinx" akin to the time-honored television mini-series, just in nonfiction form?Or are they more of a classic? documentary, just...

Alice sets off to save the Mad Hatter in new 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' trailer

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Alice's "textbook case of female hysteria" has her making her way back to Lewis Carroll's Wonderland. "Alice Through the Looking Glass," Disney's follow-up to it's 2010 live-action "Alice in Wonderland," debuted its full-length trailer on Facebook on Tuesday, revealing the scope of the heroine's...

Patty Duke: A mental health pioneer

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Long before celebrities shared their private struggles on talk-show couches and social media feeds, actress Patty Duke broke a Hollywood taboo by speaking publicly about her mental health struggles. Duke, who died Tuesday morning at age 69, was diagnosed with manic depression (now called bipolar...

Indie Focus: Ethan Hawke, Nia Vardalos and Jia Zhangke with jazz, family and the future

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. One of the movies we highlighted last week, Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Days,” is still playing in L.A. and adding theaters around the country. This week I published an article on the ongoing collaboration...

Irish Film Board has growing ambition for its industry after 2016 Oscars

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

In 1910, director Sidney Olcott filmed a silent 12-minute romance in the wheat fields and stone cottages of Ireland's County Cork for the New York-based studio Kalem Co. Olcott's "The Lad From Old Ireland" — which played especially well to the growing number of Irish immigrants in the U.S. at the...

Jeremy Irons at your service as Alfred, a very different butler in 'Batman v Superman'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

As long as there is a Batman, there will be an Alfred. And as the caped crusader transformed from Watusi-dancing crimefighter into a frightening vigilante, so did the caretaker of the cape and cowl. The first rotund, bowler-hatted Alfred introduced in the 1943 comic "Batman No. 16" would no doubt...

Festival favorite 'The Arbalest' channels Wes Anderson, divides indie-film world

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

For much of the past 15  years, Adam Pinney has had some rather modest ambitions. Along with some friends he met at Georgia State University in the early 2000’s, Pinney has made films -- offbeat, niche exercises that were fun to work on and designed in many ways to amuse their creators.As he supported...

Jessica Biel doesn't care if you call her snotty for her kid-friendly restaurant Au Fudge

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

It was the chicken nuggets that did her in. Or was it the cheese pizza? She can't remember, but anyway: It was all gross, the food at this kid birthday party. And her son had severe allergies, so he couldn't eat any of it. "I was devastated," recalled Estee Stanley, a celebrity fashion stylist...

Chinese director Lu Chuan: 'River Town' is 'very sensitive' but 'I'll worry when I finish the movie'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

"River Town," New Yorker writer Peter Hessler's memoir of teaching in the remote Yangtze town of Fuling in the mid-1990s, is coming to the big screen with Chinese director Lu Chuan at the helm. Lu, 45, is known for films such as the 2009 Nanjing massacre movie "City of Life and Death," the Chinese...

Classic Hollywood: Bette Davis' character causes a scandal and Gregory Peck turns 100

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

This is Kevin Crust and I am your new tour guide as we continue to write about notable birthdays and deaths, movie and TV milestones, fun events around town and the latest in DVDs, soundtracks and books every Friday in our Classic Hollywood newsletter. You can also follow us on the Classic Hollywood...

'Valley of Love' is a spiritual trip into Death Valley for French couple

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Grief, loss and love manifest themselves in metaphysical and mysterious ways in Guillaume Nicloux's "Valley of Love." Starring Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu, the film is a reunion of sorts for the pair, who starred in Maurice Pialat's 1980 film "Loulou," especially since "Valley of Love"...

'Born to Be Blue' strikes right tone telling a basic yet insightful Chet Baker story

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Most biopics of musicians try to cover too much ground, telling artists' stories from birth to death while focusing more on their weaknesses than their work. In "Born to Be Blue," writer-director Robert Budreau doesn't shy away from jazz legend Chet Baker's addiction to heroin or his struggle to...

Horror-comedy 'They're Watching' has a good foundation but needs a rehab

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The found-footage horror-comedy "They're Watching" imagines what would happen if a "House Hunters International"-style reality show brought crews to a spooky old Eastern European village, populated by unfriendly locals and ancient evil. But the movie doesn't do justice to a promising premise. A...

'No Letting Go' sheds light on early mental illness but suffers from a dearth of subtext

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

A family drama about mental illness in the very young, "No Letting Go" seeks to shed light on this issue through the story of Tim, the middle son of Catherine (Cheryl Allison) and Henry (Richard Burgi). Catherine initially takes on the bulk of the burden tackling Tim's issues, but director Jonathan...

'Lolo' is a crass, lowbrow comedy

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Julie Delpy's romantic comedy "Lolo" opens with promise: a colorful animated credit sequence backed by the peppy 1960s pop hit "Music to Watch Girls By." It's downhill from there. Delpy, who directed and co-wrote (with Eugénie Grandval), plays Violette, a neurotic divorcée and Paris fashion-event...

'Get a Job' doesn't work hard enough to seal the deal

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

If "Get a Job," a comedy about millennial college graduates diving uncertainly into the work pool, was the subject of an employee performance evaluation, it would likely go along the lines of the following: "A competent team player that falls short of potential by failing to take the initiative...

Paul McCartney to join Johnny Depp in new 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Exciting casting news emerged Thursday as Deadline reported that rock icon Paul McCartney has joined the cast of the latest installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, due to hit theaters May 26, 2017. Though filming for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” had already...

'Batman v Superman,' with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, is a gritty superhero showdown

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Batman vs. Superman? The greatest gladiatorial match in the history of the world? There must be some mistake. Aren't these two men friends and colleagues, fellow fighters for truth, justice and the American way? Don't they share a deep and intuitive understanding that, to borrow a line from another...

'Midnight Rider' director Randall Miller to be released from prison

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

Director Randall Miller, who pleaded guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass following the death of crew member Sarah Jones on the set of the film "Midnight Rider," is being released from jail in Georgia after serving just over a year in custody. Miller had been sentenced...

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