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  • Cleaving to screwball conventions, with 'Benefits'

    Cleaving to screwball conventions, with 'Benefits'
    Contemporary romantic comedies mostly seem to be in love with raunchy humor. Although "Friends With Benefits" boisterously deserves its "R" rating, it also deserves recognition for being a funny examination of two people who aren't sure what they want...
  • Small-scale exhibitions of big importance

    The most notable thing about this season of museum and gallery shows is that, for the first time in years, it seems, there's no blockbuster event in the offing to monopolize all the attention, interest and ticket sales to the public. Instead, area...
  • TV tonight: ‘Modern Family’ turmoil; ‘American Idol’ goes British; Joel McCrea saluted by TCM

     
    If your want classic entertainment, TCM begins its salute of Joel McCrea as the Star of the Month. He could rival Cary Grant in comedy and John Wayne in Westerns. When Maureen Stapleton won her Oscar for "Reds," she saluted McCrea as her inspiration....
  • Universal Pictures salute showcases century of crowd-pleasing fare

     
    “Universal Pictures: Celebrating 100 Years,” a fascinating UCLA Film & Television Archive series starting Friday at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood, is being put on to celebrate what UCLA describes as “the oldest...
  • Best Movies About Extremely Rich People

     
    Today’s Movie List is the first of two tributes to the 2012 presidential election. The topic is Best Movies About Extremely Rich People. Before all you Mitt Romney or Barack Obama fans start jumping on me, I’ll provide the flip......
  • Tonight: ‘American Idol’ in Hollywood; ‘Modern Family’ salutes ‘Phantom’; ‘CSI’ crossover

     
    The highlights Wednesday: “American Idol” moves into the Hollywood rounds, and the male hopefuls perform this week. Those hopefuls include David Willis, 22, of Mount Dora. You could catch him at 8 tonight or at 8 p.m. Thursday on Fox. On &#...
  • Gayle on the Go for Sunday, Sept. 23

    Sunday @ 10am Zamfest Arts & Music Festival University High School 11800 Texas Avenue West Los Angeles 310 914-3500 ı www.zamfest.com This is ZAMFEST, the Z Arts and Music Festival designed for the "Z" generation, described as "Coachella for Kids." You...
  • When skinny-dipping didn't violate the Code ★★★ 1/2

    When skinny-dipping didn't violate the Code ★★★ 1/2
    In the early sound era, especially between 1930 and mid-1934, Hollywood movies enjoyed a freedom of expression — salacious, violent, often outrageous expression — we know today as the pre-Code era. The film industry's self-appointed watchdog...
  • Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer
    Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58. The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
  • Hollywood finds romance in travel

    Hollywood finds romance in travel
    Love is always lovelier some place other than home. Well, at least in the celluloid universe. Traveling by boat, train or even bus can lead to romantic entanglements in the movies, as does visiting über-romantic locales such as Rome, Paris and Venice. Of...
  • Around Town: Steve McQueen, the King of Cool, rides again

     
    A tribute to King of Cool action star Steve McQueen and a look inside the film projectionist's world sponsored by the Motion Picture Academy are among this week's highlights....
  • Around Town: Edgar Wright shows his stuff and aliens attack

     
    Aki Kaurismaki films, a 1950s sci-fi double feature and a program curated by Edgar Wright are among this week’s film highlights....