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James McAvoy

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  • Reel Critics: 'Blended' from typical ingredients

    Reel Critics: 'Blended' from typical ingredients
    No one expects an Adam Sandler film to be Oscar material. His latest effort is no exception. "Blended" contains all the predictable formula events that must follow once the obvious premise is laid out. The surprise here is that the edgy romantic...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Our America With Lisa Ling' on OWN

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Our America With Lisa Ling' on OWN
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 25 - 31, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Sixties Journalists, historians and...
  • James McAvoy on Cross-Dressing in His Indie 'Filth' and 'X-Men'

    After "X-Men," James McAvoy sheds his inhibitions -- and most of his clothes -- in "Filth," which Magnolia releases May 30, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, about a misanthropic cop with a secret. "Filth" lives up to its name. I knew what kind of...
  • Can Kenya Get Moviegoers Back Into Theaters After Mall Shootings, Piracy?

    When terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital inSeptember, they dealt a blow to exhibitors who were already struggling to see B.O. returns. "Suddenly, people got scared, and shopping malls were empty," says Trushna Patel...
  • Review: 'A Coffee in Berlin' ★★★

    Review: 'A Coffee in Berlin' ★★&#9733
    Reports of the slim but impressive 83-minute German film "A Coffee in Berlin" — titled "Oh Boy" in its popular initial European release — have been inflated by the picture winning scads of awards in its country of origin upon initial release....
  • Girls Empowerment Org Step Up to Honor Claudia Eller, Zoe Saldana, Tamia Walker

    Step Up will honor Zoe Saldana, graduating Step Up senior Tamia Walker and Variety's Claudia Eller at the Inspiration Awards on May 30 at the Beverly Hilton. The nonprofit org, founded in 1988, runs after-school and weekend programs for high school...
  • Television Academy Recognizes Shows That Go Beyond the Headlines

    Finding examples of television series that promote positive social change isn't the challenge for the seventh annual Television Academy Honors, which take place June 1 in Beverly Hills. The difficult part is narrowing down the 120 to 130 submissions to...
  • 'Filth' an over-the-top wallow in the gutter

     'Filth' an over-the-top wallow in the gutter
    "Filth," adapted from "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh's 1998 novel, is either lucky to have James McAvoy playing its lead character — a venal, corrupt, vice-ridden reprobate of an Edinburgh detective — or oddly unfortunate. Although it's...
  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past': Peter Dinklage talks villainy, '70s style

    'X-Men: Days of Future Past': Peter Dinklage talks villainy, '70s style
    There are many moments of dazzling visual spectacle in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the big-budget mutant sequel that arrived in theaters Friday. But unique among them is Peter Dinklage’s period coiffure as the villainous Bolivar Trask....
  • ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’: Ellen Page ready to reprise Kitty Pryde

     
    Ellen Page was 18 when she first assumed a superhero pose as Kitty Pryde in “X-Men: The Last Stand.” The […]...
  • ‘X-Men’ star Hugh Jackman shows off Wolverine’s exhibitionist streak

     
    To be clear, Hugh Jackman says it was his idea for Wolverine to be naked in “X-Men: Days of Future […]...
  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Hits Franchise Record With $500 Million

    In only its second weekend, 20th Century Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has already marked a franchise best, crossing the half billion milestone. The Bryan Singer-directed superhero pic has pulled in a total of $500.2 million to beat the previous...