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  • Film Review: 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa'

    Buffoonish Norfolk DJ Alan Partridge, one of Steve Coogan and the BBC's finest comic creations, makes an effortless transition to the bigscreen in "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa," a scissor-sharp comedy of ineptitude and failure. Crisply directed by Declan...
  • International Briefs: Berlusconi's Roller-Coaster Week, More

    Berlusconi's Roller-Coaster Week Italy: Last week offered some big plot twists in the ongoing saga of Silvio Berlusconi, who was sentenced to jail just a few days after sealing an important and strategic deal for his Italian pay-TV service. Politics...
  • Brit Duo Draw Up 'Alpha' Rules

    "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa," a bigscreen version of a British comedy favorite, broke a lot of showbiz rules on the way to its Aug. 7 bow in the U.K. For one thing, it's not easy to translate a TV franchise into a bigscreen hit. For another, no...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 12-18

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 12-18 This week, there's lots of familiar faces gracing the big screen: The Big Wedding alone features Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Robin Williams! In addition to Robert...
  • TV Picks: 'Breaking Bad' marathon, TCM musicals, Hulu comedies

    "Breaking Bad" marathon (AMC, Friday through Monday). For those whose year has been marred by not being able to discuss "Breaking Bad" at cocktail parties, AMC brings you the parting gift of a series marathon, airing from noon each day, Friday through...
  • Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'

    Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'
    Writers who are not members of the guild, films made with production companies that are not WGA signatories and productions otherwise made outside of the guild's guidelines are deemed ineligible year after year, leading to such high-profile recent...
  • Writers Guild Unveils 10 Screenplay Nominations

    Mixing mainstream and specialty titles, the Writers Guild of America has nominated Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County," Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke for "Before Midnight," Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," Peter Berg for "Lone...
  • WGA Nominations: Oscar and the Eligibility Factor (Analysis)

    Writers Guild of America's just-announced nominees have reason for optimism in terms of the upcoming Academy Awards, but they come with a load of footnotes and caveats. The WGA has a pretty solid track record at predicting Oscar winners, though as far as...
  • Could 'Philomena' or 'Blue Jasmine' Score an Oscar Upset?

    Could "Philomena" or "Blue Jasmine" win the Oscar for best picture? It seems like an off-the-wall question, but the off-the-wall answer is yeah, maybe. Since early September, pundits have been predicting that either "Gravity" or "12 Years a Slave" would...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Justified' on FX

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Justified' on FX
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Intelligence Josh Holloway stars in...
  • '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations

    '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominations
    Slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" and 1970s con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the Golden Globe Awards nominations announced on Thursday with seven nods each, fortifying their frontrunner positions ahead of the Oscars. In the coveted best drama...
  • Who should win at Sunday's Golden Globes

    Who should win at Sunday's Golden Globes
    Reminder: The Golden Globes are not an actual predictor of the Academy Awards. They may share winners, but the voting bodies are completely different, as the Globes are chosen by the secret society that is the Hollywood Foreign Press. Still, Sunday's...