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Updated: April 27, 2015 5:02:15 PM PDT
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The summer movie season starts Friday with the release of "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The follow-up to Marvel's record-breaking superhero mash-up is expected to enjoy the biggest opening weekend of any sequel in history. It will be followed throughout the summer season by more of the kind of franchise blockbusters that have long dominated the hot-weather months.   Read More...
 
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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: The fate of the planet again hangs in the balance as the band of Marvel superheroes led by Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) must face an artificial-intelligence program (created by Tony) that has gone rogue. The aim of villainous Ultron (James Spader) is human extinction.   Read More...
 
Actress and TV personality Jayne Meadows, who often teamed with her husband Steve Allen, has died.   Read More...
 
It may seem like 100 years since we last saw Blake Lively, but it's really only been two or three.   Read More...
 
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ANAHEIM - Under the new ownership of the Disney media company, Star Wars, the beloved science-fiction fantasy property, is undergoing a significant expansion of content to be consumed by millions around the world.   Read More...
 
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Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7." The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but "Furious 7" maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million.   Read More...
 
The COLCOA French Film Festival takes over the Directors Guild theaters in Los Angeles for its 19th edition starting Monday, boasting its biggest lineup yet.   Read More...
 
Neither a bout with cancer nor hitting 70 have slowed Michael Douglas down.   Read More...
 
The Television Academy today announced this year's honorees for the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, celebrating and recognizing programs that have used the power of television to shift cultural acceptance and influence the hearts and minds of the viewer.   Read More...
 
There were fewer on-location production days in the Los Angeles region during the first quarter of 2015 than in the first three months of 2014.   Read More...
 
If there are times you feel you don't know who you are, imagine life for Tatiana Maslany.   Read More...
 
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PHOTOS: Vince Vaughn adds prints at the TCL Chinese Theatre   Read More...
 
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"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," my favorite movie of 2014, is the front-runner to win Best Picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. My top film hasn't won that Oscar since "Unforgiven" 22 years ago.   Read More...
 
"Frontera" is a mystery with a social conscience. Set along the Arizona-Mexico border, the film examines immigration issues, racism and the law while its principals seek the truth about the death of a beloved American.   Read More...
 
What's better than good movies and delicious food for a date night?   Read More...
 
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NEW YORK - Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in the classic Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," has died. He was 98.   Read More...
 
Summer is the time to bust out of the cineplex for a special screening at a uniquely L.A. venue. Catch a Western on an Old West movie set, see a summer classic atop a downtown parking structure, or a Hollywood classic in a cemetary for movie stars. Or, beat the heat by seeing family film "Frozen" at one of the more than 20 community parks.   Read More...
 
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BERLIN (AP) - Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror classic "Alien," has died at age 74 from injuries suffered in a fall, his museum said Tuesday. Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H.R. Giger museum in Gruyeres, western Switzerland, told The Associated Press that Giger died in a hospital on Monday.   Read More...
 
Johnny Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a "chick's ring" on Monday indirectly confirming rumors of his engagement to actress Amber Heard.   Read More...
 
Footage of the sci-fi drama "Transcendence" previewed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas shows an eerily convincing Johnny Depp as a terminally ill scientist turned unruly machine in the Wally Pfister film that asks: What if we could upload a human mind into a computer?   Read More...
 
 
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