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  • Reboot this: Classic TV shows we'd like to see remade

     
    The mania for remaking classic (and sometimes not-so-classic) television shows continues to pick up speed. In recent years, series like “Hawaii Five-O,” “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Battlestar Galactica” have been...
  • Bruce Springsteen at the Grammys; Tom Cruise at the Oscars

     
    Tom Cruise will be a presenter at the Oscars on Feb. 26. Cruise is a three-time acting nominee who has never won; he will star in "Rock of Ages" this summer....
  • No major traffic problems so far with Obama visit, LAPD says

     
    Los Angeles police said Wednesday night that there no reports of massive traffic jams earlier in the evening as President Obama's motorcade drove through Westside streets....
  • DreamWorks Animation unveils China studio plans

     
    DreamWorks Animation announced plans to build Oriental DreamWorks, a studio in Shanghai, in what it billed as a landmark joint venture agreement with two state-owned Chinese media companies....
  • DreamWorks Animation's fourth-quarter earnings drop sharply

     
    DreamWorks Animation saw a sharp decline in profit in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with a year earlier....
  • Ann Patchett talks local bookstores with Stephen Colbert [Video]

     
    On Monday's "Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert talked about bookstores with novelist Ann Patchett, author of "State of Wonder" and co-owner of Nashville's Parnassus Books....
  • Stars to help fund state arts grants via license plate sales

     
    The California Arts Council is turning to star power in hopes of vastly boosting the meager funds for state government arts grants. Celebrities on electronic billboards will urge motorists to spend $40 or $50 for special arts license plates, with fees...
  • Monday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 9 - 15 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Oct. 9 - 15 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • 'King Kong,' the 1933 original: Betsy Sharkey's film pick

     
    “King Kong,” the original 1933 Fay Wray version -- as opposed to the 1976 revise with Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange or Peter Jackson’s 2005 homage starring Jack Black, Adrien Brody and Naomi Watts -- is a classic for all kinds of...
  • Movie Projector: New 'Footloose' could dance circles around rivals

     
    Nearly three decades after the original “Footloose” became a cultural phenomenon, a remake of the ’80s dance flick may shimmy its way back to the top of the box office this weekend. The film is expected to open with close......
  • New movie 'The Big Year' is for the birds ... and birders

     
    The National Audubon Society has created an online game, timed to the opening of The Big Year, which is based on a novel about three men who travel the country on a yearlong birdwatching spree. Enthusiasts hope the film will boost the image of the hugely-...
  • Reviews roundup — ‘Footloose’ endorsed, ‘Big Year’ not really, ‘The Thing,’ not even close

     
    It's a remake, as I said in my story on it, of a “beloved” but “bad” movie. Maybe that's why reviews have turned surprisingly positive for this picture, subbing the South for the Midwest, Dennis Quaid for John Lithgow and Kenny...