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  • '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-...
  • Why is Diablo Cody's directorial debut 'Paradise' coming to TV first?

    Why is Diablo Cody's directorial debut 'Paradise' coming to TV first?
    This post has been updated. Please see bottom for details. So, wait: Diablo Cody’s directorial debut is coming out in a few days? This seemed to be the resounding reaction on Twitter Thursday, when the Oscar-winning “Juno”...
  • How Julianne Hough's Mormon upbringing influenced 'Paradise'

    How Julianne Hough's Mormon upbringing influenced 'Paradise'
    When Julianne Hough arrived in Los Angeles at 18 after leaving her devout Mormon family behind in Utah, she quickly realized she was a novelty in Hollywood. “People were really curious about why I didn’t drink,” she recalled,...
  • 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'...
  • 2013 Fall movie preview

    2013 Fall movie preview
    The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...
  • New York Fashion Week spring 2014: Tadashi Shoji

    Much of L.A. based designer Tadashi Shoji’s $50-million empire is devoted to cocktail dresses and evening gowns for real -- albeit glamorous -- people, garments that range in price from about $200 to $500. His collection is sold in stores such as...
  • 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,...