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  • Fall 2013 New Shows: Comedy

     
    Fall 2013 New Shows: Comedy — A preview of the new comedy TV series coming in the fall 2013 season. (All times Eastern/Pacific) The Michael J. Fox Show NBC Premieres: Sept. 26 at 9pm Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm Who’s In It? Michael J. Fox,...
  • 'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?

    'The Butler' to prevail at box office this weekend -- Oscars next?
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will be the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend after taking in about $9 million in ticket sales last night. That puts the historical drama on track for a $27-million weekend, significantly more than The Weinstein Company'...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 2 - 8, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- TV HIGHLIGHTS SERIES Orphan Black Sarah...
  • 'Bling Ring's' Sofia Coppola to be honored at Crystal + Lucy Awards

    'Bling Ring's' Sofia Coppola to be honored at Crystal + Lucy Awards
    Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola, whose latest film "The Bling Ring" screened at the Cannes and opens June 14 stateside, is this year's winner of the Crystal + Lucy Awards' Dorothy Arzner Directors Award. The award is named after the...
  • Cannes 2013: For Octavia Spencer, a new stop with 'Fruitvale Station'

    Cannes 2013: For Octavia Spencer, a new stop with 'Fruitvale Station'
    CANNES, France -- You’d expect a savvy pro such as Octavia Spencer to have dropped in on the Cannes Film Festival once or twice over the years. But there she was on Thursday afternoon, taking it all in like a wide-eyed tourist. “First...
  • Cannes 2013: For 'Blue Ruin' helmer, a new path to career-building

    Cannes 2013: For 'Blue Ruin' helmer, a new path to career-building
    CANNES, France--Most of the attention at the Cannes Film Festival this week centers on the big names--Nicolas Refn, Alexander Payne, James Gray. But the springtime cinema gathering can sometimes makes room for someone a little different. Someone, say,...
  • Cannes 2013: 'Salinger,' 'Osage County' among Weinstein hopefuls

    Cannes 2013: 'Salinger,' 'Osage County' among Weinstein hopefuls
    Cannes, France--With award-season hits such as “The Silver Linings Playbook” and “Django Unchained,” the Weinstein Co. had a small but potent slate in the latter half of 2012. On Friday evening at the Cannes Film Festival, the...
  • Cannes 2013: A very French celebration

    Cannes 2013: A very French celebration
    CANNES, France -- The audiences at the Cannes Film Festival, if they are so moved, really know how to do things right when it comes to recognizing new film talent. This was the case in spades with the Saturday morning premier of Rebecca Zlotowski’...
  • Cannes 2013: The musical side of the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Cannes 2013: The musical side of the Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    CANNES, France -- In close to three decades of filmmaking, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have shared a lot of looks. But with "Inside Llewyn Davis," which had its  premiere in Festival de Cannes competition Sunday, one particular glance said it all. "At...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Smashed' star Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Video/Q&A: 'Smashed' star Mary Elizabeth Winstead
    To bond as married alcoholics for the Sundance hit “Smashed,” co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, appropriately, went out and got drunk. “I don’t know what I really learned about myself from that particular night...
  • 'Smashed': Drama's watered down in this lesson about the drinking life ★★ 1/2

    'Smashed': Drama's watered down in this lesson about the drinking life ★★ 1/2
    The director's statement issued with “Smashed” reads, in part: "Being drunk can be really fun. It's just all the other things that come with being drunk that can be a downer (wrecking cars, lives, etc.) ... so many films that deal with...
  • 'Smashed' review: Doesn't (and shouldn't) go down smooth

    'Smashed' review: Doesn't (and shouldn't) go down smooth
    *** (out of four) Before heading into the first grade class she teaches, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) takes a sip from the flask in her car. Then another. Eh, the kids’ll never notice. Actually, they do, because she vomits in the middle of a...