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2017-03-25
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The union called for the strike authorization vote — a tactic that unions use to gain leverage in contract negotiations — after talks broke down with the Alliance of Motion Picture..
2017-03-24
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Los Angeles has Koreatown, but in the last two decades north Orange County has made its mark as a hotbed of Korean business activity that stands to rival the 2.70-square-mile neigh..
The graphic novelist Daniel Clowes was in the landmark Strand bookstore on a recent weekday, browsing the section of his chosen profession. “Let me see if my signature is in here,”..
California’s unemployment rate ticked down to 5% in February, reaching a 10-year low on eight consecutive months of job growth. Businesses in California increased their payrolls by..
The playwright folded his hands, leaned across a table and fixed his eyes on the stranger who had come to interview him. "I repeat, there is nothing personal in the play," he says ..
Amy Schumer told Variety on Thursday that scheduling conflicts prevent her from playing Barbie on the big screen. That means the live-action film is now missing a key component: it..
Amy Schumer told Variety on Thursday that scheduling conflicts prevent her from playing Barbie on the big screen. That means the live-action film is now missing a key component: it..
His low-brow comedies have earned him few fans among connoisseurs of serious cinema, but Adam Sandler has found a steadfast supporter in Netflix, which has partnered with the actor..
SUNDAY Where’d everybody go? The strange disappearance of settlers in Colonial-era Virginia is revisited in “Roanoke: A Mystery Carved in Stone” and the follow-up special “Return t..
UNDERRATED ‘Hotel Beau Séjour’ on Netflix: This worthy new addition to a crowded streaming field of moody European crime thrillers adds a twist by placing the victim at the center ..
As German bombers savagely attacked Warsaw in late September 1939, a surreal scene began unfolding in the streets. The city's renowned zoo was hit hard, and panicked animals were r..
There were two lines, many people deep. Following the world premiere of the documentary “Muppet Guys Talking — Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched,” an intimate look at..
On his way to winning a best picture Oscar for “Moonlight,” a film made for a minuscule $1.5 million, writer-director Barry Jenkins took time between awards-season red carpet appea..
I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today, including our weekend recommendations and weekly look back in..
With just 48 hours to conceptualize, shoot and edit a short film, Nancy Paton found herself stuck. Hours into filming, London rain made it impossible to shoot a terrace scene witho..
Under the headline "Aviator Jumps Off Building," the Los Angeles Times reported the next day: Frank Clark (later Clarke), 22-year-old stunt aviator, yesterday “jumped” off the 10-s..
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“Suntan” opening: In the March 17 Calendar section, a review of the Greek film “Suntan” gave the impression that the movie opened March 17. The film opens March 24 in West L.A. and..
Officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran an assault on New York’s inclusiveness and diversity. J..
2017-03-23
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Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. After the Storm A sublimely simple family drama from the Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-..
A subtle difference in capitalization — the only thing here that can be remotely described as subtle — separates “CHiPs” the amiable 1977-83 TV show from “CHIPS” the dunderheaded n..
An Emmy-winning producer was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in state prison for trying to kill a tenant who laughed after he declared he would win five Academy Awards someday, aut..
With a resume that includes zombies, soldiers, a smart-mouthed superhero and now astronauts fighting a creature in space, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have become spe..
Writer/director Christophe Honoré adapts Ovid’s epic poem “Metamorphoses” into a lyrical and philosophical film of the same title. Honoré sets the events in a contemporary environm..
Aggressive and aggressively unfunny, Hollywood-set comedy “Walk of Fame” hates its characters and its audience — and the feeling is mutual. The debut of writer-director Jesse Thoma..
Perhaps most disheartening about the disjointed mess “Diamond Cartel” is that it will go down as the late, great Peter O’Toole’s final screen appearance. What he was doing in this ..
With the arrival of spring, blockbuster movie season has gotten an early start with "Beauty and the Beast" and other films, music fans are making plans for recently announced summe..
“Wilson” asks, can a male middle-aged crank get a sentimental education? If you even care whether that’s possible, Craig Johnson’s film adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ 2010 graphic no..
Over the last decade-plus, actress/comedian Alice Lowe has allied herself with some of the brightest talents in British television and cinema, including the minds behind “Peep Show..
Jordan Peele knew “Get Out” had a shot. The reviews were glowing. The tracking was strong. The buzz was decidedly buzzy. All signs pointed to at least a decent-sized success for a ..
In a world where the superhero blockbuster franchise reigns supreme, there are really only two kinds of moviegoers: those who greet the post-credits stinger with gasps of recogniti..
For a director regularly drawn to slipperiness and surprise, French filmmaker François Ozon (“Swimming Pool”) sounds almost unfamiliar with his own work when he reveals, “For a lon..
Actor Josh Lucas’ activism in social causes started young. He spent his early childhood traveling with his parents as they organized civil protests across the country. “They believ..
The seeds for "Get Out," the $136-million-grossing comedy-horror film, were sown in school. In a recent interview on NPR's "Fresh Air" with host Terry Gross,  the film's ..
Good morning. It’s Thursday, March 23, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Lending advice in these trying times They’re told to be prepared, be self-reliant ..
2017-03-22
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Jordan Peele knew “Get Out” had a shot. The reviews were glowing. The tracking was strong. The buzz was decidedly buzzy. All signs pointed to at least a decent-sized success for a ..
Google’s advertising machine is under siege. Two of the nation’s biggest ad buyers and several other major companies announced Wednesday their intention to halt or reduce deals wit..
An estimated 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went on strike Wednesday, highlighting workplace tensions within the massive Dallas telecommunications giant. The ..
“I went to Kate Somerville and got an oxygen facial like everyone else does before premieres,” said actress Isabella Amara, on the red carpet Sunday night for the premiere of her f..
Chuck Barris, “The Gong Show” creator and host who claimed — though never too seriously — that he doubled as a CIA assassin during the height of his game show popularity, has died ..
Chuck Barris, who died Tuesday at the age of 87, was an American wildflower genius, a creator and producer of game shows, including "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game," and e..
Feature and TV films
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Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z FOUR STAR FILMS Top rated movies and made-for-TV films airing the week of the week of March 19 - 2..
One particularly enlightening passage in author Clinton Heylin’s authoritative biography of Bob Dylan, “Behind the Shades,” describes rehearsal sessions he conducted early in the n..
An estimated 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went on strike Wednesday, highlighting workplace tensions within the massive Dallas-based telecommunications giant..
Think of the chef collaboration as the culinary equivalent of an “Avengers” movie. The latest high profile mix involves Curtis Stone, chef-owner of the Los Angeles restaurants Gwen..
By Jenn Harris | Think of the chef collaboration as the culinary equivalent of an “Avengers” movie. The latest high profile mix involves Curtis Stone, chef-owner of the Los Angeles..
In a small North Carolina town, a white mother grieves. Her teenage son, a college student, has been shot and killed in a confrontation with a black sheriff’s deputy. Her tears fal..
Of all the federal agencies created by Congress, one of the true success stories is the Mine Safety and Health Administration, which grew out of a bipartisan effort in 1977. Most o..
Why: Because you can’t really envision a  man-made mountain, covered in layers of colorful paint and biblical verse, until you see it in person. What: Salvation Mountain ..
In 1993, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” became an overnight television phenomenon. It spawned a seemingly endless string of toys, goofy follow-up seasons (“Power Rangers Jungle Fur..
Chuck Barris, creator of shows like “The Newlywed Game” and popular host of “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87. As the 2002 biographical film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” wa..
Chuck Berry was to St. Louis what Prince was to Minneapolis, what Elvis was to Memphis (and Tupelo) and what Sinatra was to Hoboken. Its citizens didn’t agree on everything, but Be..
2017-03-21
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“Zootopia” proved to be a runaway hit when Walt Disney Co. released the animated movie last year, grossing more than $1 billion worldwide and eventually winning an Academy Award. N..
Walt Disney’s hit live-action fantasy “Beauty and the Beast” continued its global waltz, drawing huge business in the world’s second-largest film market. The musical, directed by B..
After initial controversy, Disney fans in Malaysia will soon be able to experience the magic of the box office behemoth "Beauty and the Beast." Several major Malaysian movie chains..
Los Angeles is in a sweet spot in its real estate cycle that will make it one of the top choices in the world for buying property this year, a new report says. The L.A. area ranked..
Ten years ago, Hasbro dusted off its ’80s action figure line Transformers and turned it into a blockbuster movie that was so successful it has spawned four sequels and counting. In..
2017-03-20
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“It is the most spectacular thing you will ever see. Once you see it, you will never forget it,” Astronomy magazine senior editor Michael Bakich promises viewers of the first total..
Hollywood didn’t believe in the power of teenage superheroes in spandex suits. But Haim Saban would not give up. The cartoon-music man spent eight years peddling his “Mighty Morphi..
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” brought so many guests to movie theaters this weekend that the live-action remake became the biggest box-office opener so far of the year, and the s..
Frank Mirahmadi was in control of every aspect of his life on a recent chilly Northern California afternoon. Sitting, moving, mostly standing in the small heaterless confines of an..
A 29-year-old gang member has been arrested and charged with killing a traffic guard at a Venice construction site last summer, authorities said. Gregory Wherry was taken into cust..
A hush fell over Fantasyland. It was noon on a bright Friday in Anaheim when a Disneyland employee — cast member, in park parlance — emerged to make an announcement. All eyes in a ..
When Emmylou Harris picked Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium as the site to record a live album in 1991, it was strictly a pragmatic choice. She needed a facility in Nashville and, as s..
A hush fell over Fantasyland. It was noon on a bright Friday in Anaheim when a Disneyland employee — cast member, in park parlance — emerged to make an announcement. All eyes in a ..
I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. Where are job openings these days? Try down on the farm, w..
Good morning. It’s Monday, March 20, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES And the newest sanctuary city is… “Sanctuary cities” have been sprouting all over th..
You’d think from reading some promoted legislation that the Capitol was a candy store handing out free goodies. A lot of appealing items are on display. The cost? Oh, that. We’ll w..
2017-03-19
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For every one of the 24,000 runners participating in Sunday’s L.A. Marathon, more than 20 people were expected to show up to watch and cheer the runners on, according to previous c..
For every one of the 24,000 runners participating in Sunday’s L.A. Marathon, more than 20 people were expected to show up to watch and cheer the runners on, according to previous c..
Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born Oct. 18, 1926, in St. Louis, one of six children. His mother, Martha, was a teacher, and his father, Henry, was a carpenter whose enthusiasm ..
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” brought so many guests to movie theaters this weekend that the live-action remake became the biggest box-office opener so far of the year, and the s..
“It is the most spectacular thing you will ever see. Once you see it, you will never forget it,” Astronomy magazine senior editor Michael Bakich promises viewers of the first total..
Hollywood didn’t believe in the power of teenage superheroes in spandex suits. But Haim Saban would not give up. The cartoon-music man spent eight years peddling his “Mighty Morphi..
Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. Back in Los Angeles, we have two more exciting screenings coming u..
Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born Oct. 18, 1926, in St. Louis, one of six children. His mother, Martha, was a teacher, and his father, Henry, was a carpenter whose enthusiasm ..
2017-03-18
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Chuck Berry, a founding father of rock ’n’ roll who designed much of the music’s sonic blueprint and became his era’s most creative lyricist, has died. He was 90. In hits such as “..
King Kong had no chance against the Beast. Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast,” the new live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1991 animated classic, is on its way to shattering box of..
New on Blu-ray “Julieta” (Sony DVD, $26.99; Blu-ray, $30.99) Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar is well-known for his colorful melodramas, so it may take a while to adjust to the mu..
Pam Grier was a struggling USC film student in the late 1960s when she got an intriguing offer. To pay for school she was working part time as a switchboard operator at a casting a..
Good morning. It is Saturday, March 18. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES The fallacy of the labor market: Wages are on the rise for California’s farm wo..
The grass in the town square was green again, and "Singing in the Rain" was playing at the restored Art Deco theater downtown. It was maybe a bit warmer than it should have been fo..
Jennifer Lopez has officially checked out of her old block, selling her home in Hidden Hills for $10 million. The singer-actress’ home first came up for sale two years ago for $17 ..
2017-03-17
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Compared with, say, violinists, flutists and even cellists, classical keyboard players have it rough in that they can’t carry their own instruments with them on tour. OK, a few det..
The closing night selection of the South by Southwest Film Festival is the world premiere of “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and ..
Almost every great Disney character has an “I Want” song. An ode, operetta or full-blown ballad where the main character bursts into song revealing their innermost desires. Ariel f..
A pint-sized Princess Belle shuffled along Hollywood Boulevard into El Capitan Theatre, carefully lifting the hem of her voluminous yellow skirt to keep it from dragging along the ..
Regarding “An Appreciation: Your Friend for the Movies” [March 7]: I shared your appreciation of Robert Osborne with my family, who are also Robert’s family. He would have loved ho..
Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. I went to see the movie "Logan" the other day. Please don't make the same mistake I did: It has n..
The past is a funny place. We’ve all been there, but none of us can ever return. Unless you’re Danny Boyle and the cast of “Trainspotting.” Then you can go back... Well, at least j..
Dax Shepard is a lot of things: an actor with a knack for goofy comedy, a former addict, a lifelong car nut, a husband and dad. But he is not a huge box office star. You don’t need..
“He’s a director,” I told my friend L., absently fiddling with the lighter in my hand. “He’s not that cute, though. Did you think he was cute? It was pretty dim at that bar. Maybe ..
A 29-year-old gang member has been arrested and charged with killing a traffic guard at a Venice construction site last summer, authorities said. Gregory Wherry was taken into cust..
Good morning. It’s Friday, March 17, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES It’s a busy time in the fraught relationship between President Trump and California,..
When Hollywood looks for a location to stand in for small-town America, more often than not production companies load the grip trucks, hitch up the Star Waggons and head up the 110..
Lethargic Thursday night in losing the first set of her quarterfinal match against Elena Vesnina, Venus Williams suddenly began moving her feet and fighting back with fierce foreha..