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  • Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction

    Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction
    [<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
  • Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world

     Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world
    The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children. A rare moment is being captured by...
  • Sergio Leone's Heirs Launch Positive Italo IPO

    ROME - Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, made a positive debut on the Milan stock market Wednesday with an IPO geared towards becoming a bigger distributor of high-profile Hollywood...
  • Richard Heffner, Longtime Head of Ratings Board, Dies at 88

    Rutgers professor Richard Heffner, who hosted PBS talkshow "The Open Mind" for more than 50 years and headed the motion picture ratings board for two decades, died Dec. 17 in New York. He was 88 and suffered a sudden cerebral hemorrhage. The educator and...
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight: HBO film examines the 1971 Supreme Court decision that made Muhammad Ali The Greatest once mor

     
    Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella headline HBO's fascinating new film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, which weaves scripted drama of the Supreme Court justices at work with pithy archival footage of Ali to display — through the prism of...
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
  • In Theory: How would you update the 'I have a dream' speech?

    Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech. Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
  • '2 Guns': The surprising consistency of Denzel Washington

    '2 Guns': The surprising consistency of Denzel Washington
    With the notable exception of 2012's "Flight" — a character piece that earned him fresh plaudits and an Academy Award nomination -- Denzel Washington has had a remarkably consistent career over the last five years. Every one of the five lead roles...
  • L.A. Legit Review: 'One Night in Miami...'

    Any playwright can stick celebrity facsimiles together in a room; it takes real talent not only to render those portraits believable but also to invest the encounter with dramatic weight. In "One Night in Miamiā€¦," first-time scribe Kemp Powers...
  • Spike Lee's Kickstarter Campaign Hits $1 Million Mark

    Spike Lee's three-week-old fundraising effort has hit the $1 million mark on Kickstarter. As of 7 a.m. PDT, Lee's campaign had received $1,000,605 from 4,503 pledges -- about 80% of the $1.25 million goal for a new film that's known for now as "The...
  • Review: A one-man revolution rises up in 'Sake Bomb'

    Review: A one-man revolution rises up in 'Sake Bomb'
    In "Sake Bomb," twentysomething video blogger Sebastian (Eugene Kim) has a problem few film characters ever face: a sense of relentless, righteous rage for which there is no simple solution. For Sebastian, life as an Asian American male is one of...
  • Film Review: 'Burt's Buzz'

    The man whose rumpled cap and bearded, unsmiling face you may recognize from your lip balm gets an extended closeup in "Burt's Buzz," director Jody Shapiro's affectionate tribute to Burt's Bees icon Burt Shavitz. Made with the full cooperation of its...