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Updated: November 25, 2014 11:37:53 AM PST
Alan Turing was one of the greatest minds of the 20th century and for years, decades even, only a handful of people knew what he did.   Read More...
 
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, the bumbling working stiffs from the 2011 comedy "Horrible Bosses," are back, still trying to catch a break.   Read More...
 
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Forget Black Friday. A week earlier - in just two days - it will be Zamperini Friday in Torrance. That's when tickets for a special, hometown prerelease screening of "Unbroken" go on sale - but only for members of the Torrance Historical Society. The launch is likely to draw long lines of people in downtown Torrance, where Zamperini grew up.   Read More...
 
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NEW YORK - Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83. The death was confirmed by ABC News President James Goldston on Thursday.   Read More...
 
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People magazine has named Chris Hemsworth the "Sexiest Man Alive" of 2014, cheering the Australian actor's rise as hammer-wielding, bone fide hunk in the "Thor" films. Hemsworth, who also starred as Formula One racer James Hunt in the Ron Howard-directed "Rush" and the "Star Trek" reboots, was unveiled as the winner on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"   Read More...
 
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In "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," which comes out Nov. 21, reluctant heroine Katniss Everdeen has joined the rebel forces. The young woman's feats in the reality-TV bloodsport of the Games have already inspired an oppressed nation, and the resistance now wants to make her a media symbol of the fight by creating propaganda videos about her.   Read More...
 
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Matthew McConaughey will receive the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, the latest in a series of honors he has received this year, which also include an Oscar and Emmy nomination.   Read More...
 
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At the movies, idiocy never goes out of style. Twenty years after the 1994 original, "Dumb and Dumber To" opened with $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Universal sequel debuted almost exactly two decades after the Farrelly brothers first introduced the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels low-IQ duo.   Read More...
 
Normally I would run away from something as obviously calculated as "22 Jump Street," the sequel to "21 Jump Street," the 2012 hit film that was loosely based on the old TV show of the same name starring Johnny Depp.   Read More...
 
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Here's our take on four new films released this week: 'Dumb and Dumber To' lives up to its title; Stewart displays sure hand in 'Rosewater'; 'Homesman' reverses the Western's course; Trio of top actors shines in 'Foxcatcher' ...   Read More...
 
Tommy Lee Jones has made one wild-haired Western out of Glendon Swarthout's novel "The Homesman." It's primarily about how life on the frontier tended to drive women crazy, even the ones who seemed like they were making a go of homesteading and such.   Read More...
 
"Selma" is all that you'd expect from a stirring depiction of one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s key civil rights campaigns from the 1960s. Righteousness is tried and vindicated, racism is hatefully depicted and ultimately overcome and rhetoric soars.   Read More...
 
HOLLYWOOD AFI Fest did Veterans Day right with Tuesday's last minute, first public screening of Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper."   Read More...
 
What is a Western?" is a question posed monthly at The Autry National Center and the query applies to a mini roundup of Westerns this coming week at The Autry and area venues.   Read More...
 
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The 8-day film extravaganza known as AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi was in full swing on Tuesday night, November 11, as Tommy Lee Jones rode into Hollywood with his latest oater, the bleak western known as "The Homesman." Jones directed, co-wrote and stars in the drama that shines a spotlight on the female experience in the Nebraska Territory ...   Read More...
 
Rupert Wyatt's ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes") remake of "The Gambler" is not quite as dark as the Karel Reisz-directed, James Toback-scripted version from 1974. Still, it pokes around some pretty inky parts of L.A. and the soul for most of its running time, while kind of changing the emphasis from addiction to suicidal self-loathing.   Read More...
 
In the fading Los Angeles afternoon light, Jeff Daniels stretches out his 6-foot-3-inch frame, putting his feet up. He's talking guitars and a bit of "Dumb" luck.   Read More...
 
The story behind Justin Simien's "Dear White People" is like a millennial cineaste's dream come true.   Read More...
 
A half-dozen companies will soon be able to use drones in movie and television production, thanks to exemptions granted Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration.   Read More...
 
Cantinflas (2014)

The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood.

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