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  • Playing to save the world in 'Ender's Game' ★★ 1/2

    Playing to save the world in 'Ender's Game' ★&#9733 1/2
    In step with its sensitive, tactically brilliant 12-year-old hero, "Ender's Game" is a bit of a tweener, neither triumph nor disaster, a war-games fantasy with a use-by date of Nov. 22, when the new "Hunger Games" movie comes out. Its central action...
  • JFK assassination 50th anniversary TV programming

     
    50 years ago this month — on Nov. 22, 1963 — President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald (himself later shot and killed by Jack Ruby). The JFK assassination caused political, social and emotional upheavals...
  • ‘Ender’s Game’ director Gavin Hood on why he changed Ender’s age

     
    “Ender's Game” hits theaters Friday, bringing Orson Scott Card's sci-fi tale to the big screen for the first time. The […]...
  • Reel Critics: 'Ender's Game' is kids' stuff

    Reel Critics: 'Ender's Game' is kids' stuff
    Asa Butterfield is the starry-eyed young actor who played the lead role in the Oscar-nominated "Hugo." He jumps up several levels to play Ender Wiggin, a pre-teen of the future called upon to save Earth from attack by insect-like alien invaders. Based...
  • Fort Lauderdale man's condolences featured in TLC's 'Letters to Jackie'

    Fort Lauderdale man's condolences featured in TLC's 'Letters to Jackie'
    TLC's "Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy" highlights 20 of the more than 800,000 condolence letters sent to the first lady following the 1963 death of her husband. One of those letter writers was Raymond A. Melder, of Fort Lauderdale....
  • 'Ender's Game'

    'Ender's Game'
    A youngster (Asa Butterfield, "Hugo") could be the last hope for humanity against an alien race in director-screenwriter Gavin Hood's visually cool adaptation of the Orson Scott Card sci-fi novel. Playing off his "Star Wars" past, Harrison Ford is fun...
  • Jessica Chastain-James McAvoy's 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Sells Out Internationally

    Myriad Pictures has closed sales in most international territories for "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her," starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. The deals for the two-part film, which explores the relationship from the separate...
  • 'Her' Named Best Film of the Year By National Board of Review

    "Her" nabbed the National Board of Review's award for best film, and also scored the director award for helmer Spike Jonze. Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" took home acting trophies for lead Bruce Dern and supporting thesp Will Forte, while actress kudos...
  • 'Prisoners'

    A big image shift for Hugh Jackman is a highlight of this intense melodrama. After his young daughter and a friend vanish, a likely suspect (Paul Dano) is released from police custody for lack of evidence ... prompting the desperate dad to conduct his own...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Castle' on ABC

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Castle' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 20 - 26, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES How I Met Your Mother Ted (Josh...
  • 'Walking Dead' Actor Joins James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up'

    "Walking Dead" and "Low Winter Sun" thesp Lennie James has joined the ensemble of the James Brown biopic "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman. Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are also on board with Tate Taylor directing. Pic follows Brown's rise...
  • Hollywood's New Leaders: 10 Assistants to Watch

    1. Trevor Burkins, 26 Communications coordinator, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group Previously an NBC page, with stints at "SNL" and assignments at NBC News and NBC Entertainment, Burkins got his start with Oprah Winfrey, pitching segment ideas;...