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2017-02-20
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No need to wait for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ and George Lucas’ movie museums to open in Los Angeles:  Major cities in Australia, Europe and North Ameri..
The occasion called for afternoon tea. We were in Toluca Lake, but our hearts and heads were in London. Daryl Cameron, formerly chief of staff for the British consul general in Los..
2017-02-19
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It’s fair to say there is hardly anything little about HBO’s new limited series. “Big Little Lies,” which premieres Sunday, boasts two megastar executive producers, Reese With..
In one week, celebrities, filmmakers and Hollywood’s elite will descend upon the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the 89th annual Oscars award show. For everyone else, there wil..
2017-02-18
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Outside, the world is abuzz about Donald Trump’s presidency and the latest Kanye controversy. But inside this downtown New York building, the clock has been turned back to the..
Norma McCorvey, the once-anonymous plaintiff in the “Roe vs. Wade” case that led to the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, has died. She was 69.  McCorvey, who late..
As far as hit Hollywood movies go, this one couldn’t be more unlikely: A linguist and a physicist are charged with deciphering alien communication while ruminating on the relativit..
New on Blu-ray “Manchester by the Sea” (Lionsgate DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99; also available on VOD) Don’t be put off by all the descriptions of the multi-Oscar-nominated “Manche..
Repeating arches and ornamental flourishes take center stage at this grand Mediterranean in a guard-gated enclave in Rancho Mirage. Known as Casa Bella, the estate boasts such feat..
The evening before he planned to cast his Oscar ballot, Samuel L. Jackson had no doubt as to who had his  lead actor vote. “I don’t think anyone did a better job than Den..
2017-02-17
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Between Adele's wins, Beyonce's show-stopping performance and the political moments from Katy Perry and A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes, Sunday's Grammy A..
Planet Earth II Noted naturalist David Attenborough returns as narrator for this all-new follow-up to the visually stunning 2006 BBC nature series. First up, visits to th..
Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey is preparing to leave his job, ending months of speculation about his future as Bob Bakish, the CEO of parent company Viacom Inc., moves ..
“Moonlight” deserves to win the Oscar for best picture. That may be a crass, clunky thing to say about one of the least self-important American films in recent memory, but then&nbs..
In a rare mea culpa from a major Hollywood studio, 20th Century Fox is apologizing for an unconventional online ad campaign that it recently launched for “A Cure for Wellness,” a p..
Paramount Pictures Chairman and Chief Executive Brad Grey is expected to exit the studio following years of struggles at the box office, two people familiar with the matter sa..
Beyond a stretch of thrift stores and nail salons, in a small Panorama City house he shares with eight people, four dogs and a lot of crucifixes, John Geronilla is in the grip of a..
“Moonlight” deserves to win the Oscar for best picture. That may be a crass, clunky thing to say about one of the least self-important American films in recent memory, but then&nbs..
  SUNDAY The best of basketball’s best, including Steph Curry and LeBron James, will be in the Big Easy for the “2017 NBA All-Star Game.” 5:20 p.m. TBS, TNT “The Good Wife’s” ..
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  Grammys discontent I turned off the Grammy Awards show at 6 p.m. What a fake, disgusting, special effects-laden show. Oh, yes, and lower your pants to applause. Remove the s..
After months of SoulCycle classes, trips to the sweat lodge and scant carbohydrates, most of the stars who walk into the Governors Ball after the Academy Awards are ready to i..
The Indonesian woman arrested on suspicion of involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show..
Kevin Bacon pops up in the large-ensemble “Patriots Day,” which failed to gain traction in the annual movie awards race. Still, his welcome appearance gives pause to revive his nam..
Could you use a little overarching joy in your life? Well, that’s just what the producers of this year’s Oscars are hoping to bring into your living room next Sunday night. Welcome..
It’s been three days since Allison Williams dyed her hair blond. Before then, she’d spent the entirety of her 28 years as a brunet.  Sitting at a booth encased by mirrored wal..
Even people who know Los Angeles well (or think they do, like me) may be surprised to learn there is a well preserved ghost town, the site of Southern California’s first commercial..
2017-02-16
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In a rare mea culpa from a major Hollywood studio, 20th Century Fox is apologizing for an unconventional online ad campaign that it recently launched for “A Cure for Wellness,” a p..
After months of SoulCycle classes, trips to the sweat lodge and scant carbohydrates, most of the stars who walk into the Governors Ball after the Academy Awards are ready to i..
At some point during “A Cure for Wellness,” a lavish and interminable new thriller from writer-director Gore Verbinski, I found myself wondering which movie it would pair best with..
"The Great Wall" is poised to take a great fall, creating the kind of mess not seen since Humpty Dumpty sat on a similar structure. All the king's horses and all the king's men (an..
John Steinbeck’s “In Dubious Battle” chronicles a brief, intense labor strike by migrant apple pickers in Depression-era California, at a time when agricultural workers across the ..
The high school-set comedy “Fist Fight” really revs up those three Rs: rowdy, raunchy and ridiculous. For much of its fast-paced running time, the film, which involves an after-sch..
To lead by example, former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, 35, recently took a bold step to encourage women — especially new moms — to boost their fitness levels: The contributing..
The three Bronx teenagers we get to know in “From Nowhere,” a somber and affecting independent drama from the writer-director Matthew Newton, are sketched along familiar lines. Mou..
Gael García Bernal is the most charming of actors, and one of the pleasures of his satisfying “You're Killing Me Susana” is watching him display that quality in a decidedly su..
Strong lead performances and a startling twist juice up the found-footage exercise “VooDoo,” which squeezes unexpected novelty from an exhausted subgenre. Writer-director Tom Costa..
Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Click title for full review. Arrival Amy Adams stars in this elegant, involving science-fic..
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray majestically engaged the great outdoors in such documentaries as “Everest,” “The Living Sea,” “Dolphins” and “National..
“New musicals are never finished, only abandoned,” director Christopher Ashley quipped by phone a few days before flying to New York for the start of rehearsals for “Come From Away..
In an earlier life, years before he became a big-time filmmaker, Gore Verbinski played guitar in a string of Los Angeles punk bands, banging out in-your-face so..
What a story! One day, after some time passes, that might make a great Hollywood movie. Just think of it. In the same season he was suspended for his alleged role in under-inflatin..
You can still pass “Go” and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but soon you won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece.  Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral..
In the run-up to New York Fashion Week, Los Angeles found itself abuzz with a series of high-profile fashion happenings, many by designers, including Rachel Zoe and Tommy Hilf..
Veteran movie producers Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca landed the job producing next week’s Oscars telecast by pitching the academy a novel concept: They wanted to bring “an ove..
“At one point in my life I had to choose between mathematics and cinema,” says “Arrival” director Denis Villeneuve, who sees a similarity in the two disciplines: problem-solving. “..
The theme of luck and the sound of laughter recur with frequency when talking with Laura Dern. The Oscar-nominated actress, who has toggled between film and television through..
The year’s most-nominated film is notable equally for its singing and dancing … and for turning a sprawling metro area into a candy-colored musical fantasy. “It was all about creat..
Denzel Washington’s Oscar-nominated “Fences” is a screen adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson. Such adaptations are about as old as Hollywood cinema. With l..
Awards are flying off the shelves left and right these days -- nods for expensive special effects and heartfelt performances, confident helming and clever producing. But even so, w..
A small, scaly baby iguana— no bigger than a chocolate bar— hunkers down on a beach as a snake glides alongside him. “A snake’s eyes aren’t very good,” a raspy voice..
2017-02-15
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Bobby Freeman, christened San Francisco’s first rock star and best known for his hit single “Do You Want to Dance” that enjoyed lasting success in the hands of other artists throug..
Disney's live-action adaptation of its animated "Mulan" film will be directed by Niki Caro. "Crouching Tiger" producer Bill Kong is also joining the film as executive producer. Car..
Universal Pictures is doubling down on its longstanding relationship with filmmaker Steven Spielberg. The Comcast Corp.-owned entertainment company said Wednesday it will acquire a..
The home of billionaire philanthropist and businessman David Duffield is for sale in Alamo, Calif., at $39 million. The co-founder of PeopleSoft and Workday, with his wife, Cheryl,..
Nicholas Britell has entered the Hollywood spotlight with his music for “Moonlight,” the spare and delicate but nevertheless integral score earning the film one of its eight O..
Richard Gelfond, chief executive of big-screen company Imax Corp., unveiled his new virtual reality center Tuesday with a bullish plan to turn the nascent VR industry into a m..
Between Adele's wins, Beyonce's show-stopping performance and the political moments from Katy Perry and A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes, Sunday's Grammy A..
2017-02-14
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Fashion week or not, Blake Lively had alternative plans Monday night — a “Galentine’s Day”-themed party she was hosting on behalf of L’Oéal Paris, ahead of the February 14th h..
With filming for the first season of NBC’s breakout drama “This Is Us” done-and-dusted, actress Mandy Moore hopped a flight to New York to catch a few fashion shows and try to rest..
The first scene of a movie is often its defining moment: In subtle and large ways it lets the audience know where they are, where they’re going — and often, what to expect along th..
They’re both box-office successes, they’re both sequels, and they both feature reclusive billionaires with outsized egos. But that’s pretty much where the simil..
Retired Lt. Gen. Harold G. "Hal" Moore, the American hero known for saving most of his men in the first major battle between the U.S. and North Vietnamese armies, has died at the a..
Denzel Washington strolls in dressed all baggy: ingratiating, sly, a man of eloquence and scat, quiet and crescendo. The bulk of him rises. So many things writ into him, ..
The film adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades Darker" has been whipped mercilessly by critics, but fans of the author's bondage-themed --- series don't seem to care. The nov..
The Screen Actors Guild Awards has become such a strong indicator of the Oscars that it has created its own cottage industry of reasoning that publicists use to explain why their c..
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling first worked together auditioning for the 2011 romantic-comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Asked to improvise a scene, Gosling remembers, “We just couldn’t s..
The first scene of a movie is often its defining moment: In subtle and large ways it lets the audience know where they are, where they’re going — and often, what to expect along th..
Cruel stories of youth tie together a pair of movies nominated for the foreign language Academy Award. The Australian “Tanna,” directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, re-c..
The movie business can often be cutthroat. But this Oscar season may be most distinct for the number of loyal friendships that have imprinted on the nominated works. Whether it’s t..
Octavia Spencer’s penchant for playing strong, charismatic women has blessed her with numerous awards — and her second Oscar nomination for supporting actress for her role as mathe..
2017-02-13
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Following a bruising confirmation battle that centered on his actions as head of Pasadena’s OneWest Bank, Wall Street executive Steven T. Mnuchin was narrowly confirmed by the..
8i Corp. has robust software. After 42 cameras collect images of a person on a stage, the Culver City start-up’s program renders a realistic 3-D replica of the individual on a..
Movies from Paramount Pictures and Amazon Studios are among the 22 feature film projects that have qualified for $100 million in state-funded incentives that will shoot primar..
The Senate is expected to vote Monday to confirm Wall Street executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary despite strong Democratic opposition fueled by foreclosures at Pasa..
Perhaps that overwater bungalow is a bit out of reach. Here are five  suggestions (and one big splurge) that could make you a hero or heroine on Cupid’s Day (an IOU bundled wi..
I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories and the highlights of last week, including some unusual business news from the White House. The presi..
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. TOP STORIES Crisis at the Oroville Dam “This is not a drill,”..
The news is alarming. Five minutes prior to the start of a speed-dating program called “Drawn to You” at the El Segundo Museum of Art, organizer Chelsea Hogan confides that no men ..
2017-02-12
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Goofy superhero kids’ toys beat kinky whips and bondage at movie theaters this weekend as “The Lego Batman Movie” topped “Fifty Shades Darker” for the No. 1 spot at ..
Goofy superhero kids’ toys beat kinky whips and bondage at movie theaters this weekend as “The Lego Batman Movie” topped “Fifty Shades Darker” for the No. 1 spot at ..
In the coffee shop where I am typing, the Band is playing over the speakers (first “Atlantic City,” then “The Weight”). On the wall across from me, there is a framed piece of musli..
The gig: Donna Gigliotti, 61, is the Oscar-winning producer of movies including “Shakespeare in Love” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” As president of New York production compan..
Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. It’s a busy time of year, as we shake off Sundance, look ahead to ..