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An art house film, "Blow-Up," that pushed buttons for its depiction of swinging '60s London, gets the spotlight on Nov. 2 at American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre. David Hemmings plays a jaded London fashion photographer who witnesses an incident and becomes obsessed with his photography skills in order to solve the mystery.   Read More...
 
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Jake Gyllenhaal reaches into the pocket of his green camouflage cargo pants to pull out his phone and show me a photo of him from the film "Southpaw," in which he plays a fighter. In the picture, the actor has a penetrating stare. He's naked from the waist up, with bulging muscles, sporting a pair of boxing gloves.   Read More...
 
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"Horns" looks like a horror movie. Daniel Radcliffe grows a pair of devilish antlers and supernatural things happen - but that's where the resemblance to the standard-issue fright film ends. "When I read Joe Hill's (source) novel, I was kind of amazed how chapter after chapter was going from dark humor and a great satire on American society to the most romantic supernatural fable ...   Read More...
 
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Expect superheroes, villains and more superheroes to dominate the world as Marvel Studio plans to roll out new films through the summer of 2019. At Disney's El Capitan Theatre, the comic book company's production president Kevin Feige told a horde of superhero lovers that following the Phase Two-ending "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man" next year, Phase Three titles would include ...   Read More...
 
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Performances of artists Rubén Blades, Miguel Bosé, Calle 13, Lila Downs, Juanes, Tania Libertad, India Martinez, Niña Pastori, Joaquín Sabina, Soledad, Diego Torres and Vicentico.   Read More...
 
Los Angeles Opera has hitched its wagon to Barrie Kosky, the ultra-creative Australian director (and intendant of the Komische Oper, Berlin) who caused a sensation last season with his eye-popping production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" that presented the opera as a dazzlingly original combination of a vaudeville show and a silent movie.   Read More...
 
Alice Alyse was born with such enormous talent that upon graduating from Miami's New World School of the Arts - with honors - she received a full merit scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School in New York.   Read More...
 
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If you are looking for something scary for Halloween, "Nightbreed: The Director's Cut" should do the trick. Clive Barker's original 1990 version was creepy enough, so I can't imagine what else the horror-meister has in store for viewers. I'll leave it to you to find out.   Read More...
 
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The spirits moved "Ouija" to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The horror movie release, timed to Halloween, attracted more moviegoers at the North America box office than the violent Keanu Reeves thriller "John Wick."   Read More...
 
"It's a night to let loose and have fun and sing along and dance. It's all songs that you'll recognize. It's impossible not to have a good time." Erin Baltsar, one of the five performers in "Girls Night: The Musical" is enthusiastically explaining her show, which makes its California debut Saturday at James R. Armstrong Theater in Torrance.   Read More...
 
At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.   Read More...
 
Movies about corruption, gang violence, honor killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognized cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world.   Read More...
 
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Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History during a ceremony Oct. 17.   Read More...
 
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Here's our take on four new films released this week: 'Birdman' - one of the best pictures of the year; 'Fury' makes a fine B-movie vehicle for Wardaddy Brad Pitt; 'Housebound' a clever and claustrophobic thriller; 'Book of Life' offers up a Mexican tale told in animated Mexican colors ...   Read More...
 
Two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin is in the bedroom of her suite at Loews Santa Monica trying on various outfits for a photo shoot.   Read More...
 
Growing up in Minneapolis and Chicago, writer J. Ryan Stradal remembers literary events as "bland."   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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Photos from the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival at Grand Park in Los Angeles both days   Read More...
 
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If you were watching the 66th August 25, there's a part of the show that you didn't get a glimpse of. That's the private part that happens behind the scenes, where the presenters and performers hurried in to check out the Backstage Creations Gifting Suite, where a plethora of plenty awaited.   Read More...
 
A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody battle will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its effort to reclaim it for Egypt.   Read More...
 
 

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