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  • Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Life' on Starz

    Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Life' on Starz

    SERIES Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Following a reunion, Dirk, Todd and Farah (Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Jade Eshete) begin investigating their case — or at least, what Dirk believes is the case — when some bizarre clues lead to the discovery that a body in the car that fell out of...

  • Mirga meets an old master at Disney Hall

    Mirga meets an old master at Disney Hall

    When Gidon Kremer has a farsighted cause, it is wise to pay close attention. Over an uncompromising half-century career, the Latvian violinist and one of the last of the legendary artists to come out of the Soviet Russia music education system has been single-handedly responsible for bringing attention...

  • Hulu's 'Too Funny to Fail' looks at the legacy of the doomed 'Dana Carvey Show'

    Hulu's 'Too Funny to Fail' looks at the legacy of the doomed 'Dana Carvey Show'

    Imagine you’re starting a sketch comedy show, one that will debut on network TV in prime time. Of course, such a bold, probably misguided, idea requires a big star, maybe one who became the centerpiece of “Saturday Night Live” and starred in a summer blockbuster. Fine, done. But such a series needs...

  • Throwback comedy 'Where's the Money' comes up short

    Throwback comedy 'Where's the Money' comes up short

    Partying like it’s 1995, “Where’s the Money,” a throwback mash-up of the “Friday” series and frat boy comedies like “PCU,” is short on big laughs despite the game efforts of an energetic cast. With his family-owned Dre’s Gym in South Central falling seriously behind in bill payments, the resourceful...

  • Djimon Hounsou, Renée Zellweger and Greg Kinnear elevate drama 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Djimon Hounsou, Renée Zellweger and Greg Kinnear elevate drama 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    Pure Flix and other Christian-oriented distributors have built a solid niche catering to audiences underserved by mainstream cinema, offering faith-based films, usually based on a true story. These movies tend to vary in quality, so when a genuinely affecting drama like “Same Kind of Different...

  • Calendar Letters: Oh, the horrors!

    Calendar Letters: Oh, the horrors!

    Kudos to Times critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang for their fine pieces on horror movies [“The Age of Horror: It Doesn’t Thrill Him” and “The Age of Horror: The Ideal Genre for These Times,” Oct. 15]. As one who has avoided horror films for many years, I was grateful to Turan for explaining...

  • Showtime's flimsy 'George Michael: Freedom' isn't worthy of its subject

    Showtime's flimsy 'George Michael: Freedom' isn't worthy of its subject

    Anyone with eyes could see that George Michael was something to look at: a perfectly stubbled face, a wonderful dresser (and undresser), a body that could move both sensually and with total, unembarrassed abandon. And anyone with ears could hear that Michael was something to listen to: a breathy...

  • TV This Week, Oct. 22-28: 'Stranger Things,' the World Series and more

    TV This Week, Oct. 22-28: 'Stranger Things,' the World Series and more

    SUNDAY “The Simpsons” get their trick-or-treat on with an all-new edition of their annual Halloween special “Treehouse of Horror.” 8 p.m. Fox The bewitching Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) is back in the new TV movie “Good Witch: Spellbound.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel The horror drama “The Walking...

  • California Sounds: Hear 13 Los Angeles songs that'll scare the bejesus out of you

    California Sounds: Hear 13 Los Angeles songs that'll scare the bejesus out of you

    As with life itself, there exists in music a dark side, a realm where grim themes swirl through musical notation as if bats through catacombs. For every “Walking on Sunshine” there is a “Hell Awaits.” Judy Garland might wonder on the heaven that lives “Over the Rainbow,” but be careful not to fall...

  • London Film Festival emphasizes inclusion and female directors

    London Film Festival emphasizes inclusion and female directors

    The recently concluded BFI London Film Festival put a strong focus on inclusion and equal representation — particularly female filmmakers. This year female-directed films made up 25% of the overall lineup, with four of the 12 Official Competition entries directed by women. That number is notable...

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  • 'The Florida Project,' 'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)' and more movie picks for Oct. 20

    'The Florida Project,' 'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)' and more movie picks for Oct. 20

    Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang. Battle of the Sexes This enjoyable and entertaining film, with the gifted and innately likable actors Emma Stone and Steve Carell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, is most involving when it deals not with sports or society,...

  • 'The Strange Ones' is an odyssey and a mystery

    'The Strange Ones' is an odyssey and a mystery

    “The Strange Ones” is a mysterious puzzle box of a film, anchored by a quietly mesmerizing performance by James Freedson-Jackson as a young boy on the road with an older companion. A bearded and bulked-up Alex Pettyfer is nearly unrecognizable as his traveling buddy, whom we’re never sure is a...

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