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  • Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on

    Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on
    TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
  • ‘Avengers’ stars to present at Oscars; Elton John to sing twice at Grammys

     
    Miguel and Wiz Khalifa have joined the list of performers. Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will come together for a special performance. Also performing will be Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Frank Ocean, Carrie Underwood, the...
  • On Demand/DVD New Releases March 11-17

     
    The big new release this week is Life of Pi, which won four Oscars (and was nominated for seven additional Oscars — and many other awards). The film won for: Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in...
  • Fashion Police Oscars 2013 recap

     
    An everyday fashionista provides our Fashion Police Oscars 2013 recap Well, there’s nothing like Hollywood's top celebrities getting opinions about fashion from an 80-year-old standup comedienne, a host of a celebrity “news” show, the...
  • Oscars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain to present

     
    Ben Affleck may have been snubbed in the directing nominations for “Argo,” but he will be presenting at the Oscars. Why not? He's likely to win the best-picture Oscar for producing “Argo.” The Academy Awards air at 8 p.m. Feb. 24...
  • “Call Me Crazy” continues Lifetime’s Five project; Laura Dern speaks

     
    Call Me Crazy: A Five Movie Saturday, April 20 Lifetime, 8pm ET A young woman alone in a library starts to hear voices, threatening whispers that have her clawing at air and screaming for them to stop — just please stop. It might sound like the...
  • Review: 'Fruitvale Station' an incendiary portrait of a life cut short

    Review: 'Fruitvale Station' an incendiary portrait of a life cut short
    Made with assurance and deep emotion, "Fruitvale Station" is more than a remarkable directing debut for 26-year-old Ryan Coogler. It's an outstanding film by any standard. Featuring a leap-to-stardom performance by Michael B. Jordan, "Fruitvale's"...
  • Weinstein Co. uses social justice campaign to promote 'Fruitvale Station'

    Weinstein Co. uses social justice campaign to promote 'Fruitvale Station'
    The Weinstein Co. is no stranger to take-no-prisoners movie marketing campaigns. The independent studio’s promotional efforts are legendary in Hollywood, where it has pulled out all the stops to land Oscar wins for such films as “The Artist&...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: "POV: High Tech, Low Life" on KOCE

    Monday's TV Highlights: "POV: High Tech, Low Life" on KOCE
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 21 - 27, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Bachelorette It's time for "The Men...
  • Summer Movie Sneaks complete list

     Summer Movie Sneaks complete list
    The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Sneaks list: In the...
  • 'The Wolverine' to break big-budget box office dry spell

    This post has been updated. See below for details. Known for his healing powers, "The Wolverine" will try to bring big-budget summer movies back to life at the box office this weekend. The 3-D sequel from 20th Century Fox is expected to start off with...
  • Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare

    Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare
    It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...