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  • Hammer Museum to fete Robert Gober, Tony Kushner at gala

    Hammer Museum to fete Robert Gober, Tony Kushner at gala
    The Hammer Museum in Westwood will honor artist Robert Gober and playwright Tony Kushner at its 11th annual gala, scheduled to take place Oct. 5. Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are co-chairing this year's fundraising benefit for the museum, which...
  • Justin McLeod's Blog

    Justin McLeod's Blog
    August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end.  With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business.  I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools.  There are several reasons why I'm switching...
  • Chicago International Film Festival to honor Joan Allen, Viola Davis, Helen Hunt

    Chicago International Film Festival to honor Joan Allen, Viola Davis, Helen Hunt
    Congratulations to Joan Allen, Viola Davis and Helen Hunt, who will all attend the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 11-25) to accept a Silver Hugo award for "significant achievements and contributions to the arts," the fest announced this...
  • 'Won't Back Down' review: It's that easy!

    'Won't Back Down' review: It's that easy!
    ** (out of four) “Inspired by actual events,” reads the opening of “Won't Back Down,” which feels inspired but not by actual events. Armed only with rah-rah determination, this drama presents the troubled school system merely as a...
  • 'Won't Back Down' gets a D+ for a public school polemic ★ 1/2

    'Won't Back Down' gets a D+ for a public school polemic ★ 1/2
    Bored and visibly sneering as she fiddles with her cellphone while sitting at her desk, the grade school teacher barely takes notice of the sweet young girl challenged by learning disabilities. The student stands nervously before the blackboard,...
  • Animated 'Hotel Transylvania' to scare off 'Looper'

    Animated 'Hotel Transylvania' to scare off 'Looper'
    "Hotel Transylvania" will suck the life out of its rivals at the box office this weekend, as the animated monster flick is set to dominate ticket sales.  The 3-D film should easily claim the No. 1 position with a solid debut of around $35 million,...
  • Al Pacino and his 'Stand Up Guys' among the stars slotted for CIFF

    Al Pacino and his 'Stand Up Guys' among the stars slotted for CIFF
    With its founder Michael Kutza nearing his half-century mark as leader, the Chicago International Film Festival announced its 48th edition slate Thursday. Heavily concentrated, as it has been in recent years, at the downtown AMC River East 21 multiplex,...
  • Review: 'Love, Marilyn' is a love letter to Marilyn Monroe

    Review: 'Love, Marilyn' is a love letter to Marilyn Monroe
    Watching "Love, Marilyn," Liz Garbus' pointed, poetic and occasionally overwrought documentary about the life of Marilyn Monroe, I kept thinking about "The Great Gatsby," another tragedy in two acts recently resurrected for our viewing pleasure. In each...
  • 'Prisoners' trailer: Hugh Jackman gets his revenge on

    'Prisoners' trailer: Hugh Jackman gets his revenge on
    It's every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. It's also the subject of the new movie "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. If there's any comfort to be gleaned from the trailer, it's that Jackman is on...
  • 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...
  • 'Beautiful Creatures': Supernatural love in a small town, again ★★

    'Beautiful Creatures': Supernatural love in a small town, again ★★
    When classy, pedigreed British actors go hog-wild under the flowering dogwood trees of a Southern Gothic setting, often the results are good. Just as often they're so bad they're good. And sometimes, as is the case with Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson in...
  • 'A Good Day to Die Hard' to rule Presidents Day box office

    'A Good Day to Die Hard' to rule Presidents Day box office
    "Safe Haven" will find no refuge at the box office the weekend, as the latest "Die Hard" movie is set to annihilate the competition.  "A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment in the Bruce Willis action franchise, is expected to gross a robust $55...