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  • How 'Deadpool's' writers found scary new 'Life' in a familiar space alien story

    How 'Deadpool's' writers found scary new 'Life' in a familiar space alien story

    With a resume that includes zombies, soldiers, a smart-mouthed superhero and now astronauts fighting a creature in space, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have become specialists in crafting genre hybrids and defying expectations. Their latest film, the sci-fi thriller “Life,” had its...

  • Unfunny comedy 'Walk of Fame' takes aim at everyone

    Unfunny comedy 'Walk of Fame' takes aim at everyone

    Aggressive and aggressively unfunny, Hollywood-set comedy “Walk of Fame” hates its characters and its audience — and the feeling is mutual. The debut of writer-director Jesse Thomas never elicits laughter, just questions: How did this get made? How much longer is it? How many times will I have...

  • AT&T workers end their strike in California and Nevada

    AT&T workers end their strike in California and Nevada

    Thousands of AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went back to work Thursday, ending a one-day strike after their union and the Dallas telecommunications giant reached a truce. An estimated 17,000 union members had gone on strike early Wednesday over a grievance about increased responsibilities...

  • The life of dance legend Martha Graham, step by step, falls and all

    The life of dance legend Martha Graham, step by step, falls and all

    Can anyone fill Martha Graham’s shoes? That’s a formidable challenge for the young performers who take on her roles, but it may be even more ambitious to embody the real-life grande dame of American modern dance. Actress and former professional dancer Christina Carlisi makes an admirable attempt...

  • Kazakh crime thriller 'Diamond Cartel' is a best-forgotten mess

    Kazakh crime thriller 'Diamond Cartel' is a best-forgotten mess

    Perhaps most disheartening about the disjointed mess “Diamond Cartel” is that it will go down as the late, great Peter O’Toole’s final screen appearance. What he was doing in this cheesy, Kazakhstan shot-and-set crime thriller is anyone’s guess; that he’s scarcely in it may be the saving grace....

  • Creepy thriller 'Dig Two Graves' evokes the best of Stephen King

    Creepy thriller 'Dig Two Graves' evokes the best of Stephen King

    The slow-burning supernatural thriller “Dig Two Graves” was co-written by Jeremy Phillips and director Hunter Adams, but if the credits said “based on a story by Stephen King,” few viewers would be surprised. Like the best of King, Adams’ film finds dread and mystery in the lives of ordinary folks...

  • Minimalist Icelandic sci-fi drama 'Bokeh' ponders the End

    Minimalist Icelandic sci-fi drama 'Bokeh' ponders the End

    A young couple’s Icelandic vacation turns into an existential mystery in the admirably stripped-down “Bokeh,” a sci-fi drama without all the explanatory “sci.” With its bare-bones approach, the first feature by writer-directors Geoffrey Orthwein and Andrew Sullivan distills even the backstory of...

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  • Thursday's TV highlights: 'Baskets' on FX

    Thursday's TV highlights: 'Baskets' on FX

    SERIES The History of Comedy This new episode explores the evolution of racial humor and how comedy can cross cultural barriers. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN Superstore Jonah and Cheyenne (Ben Feldman, Nichole Bloom) try to give Mateo (Nico Santos) legal advice when his hopes of transferring to one of the...

  • 'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' musical crossover kills with cuteness

    'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' musical crossover kills with cuteness

    If the first CW television crossover between “The Flash” and “Supergirl” back in March of 2016 sparked the superhero friendship, Tuesday night’s musical revue cemented it with tap shoes. Watching the jaunty episode titled “Duet” was like inhaling pure joy — a saccharine-saturated performance so...

  • A music-less ‘Mulan’? It’s far from written in stone

    A music-less ‘Mulan’? It’s far from written in stone

    For “Mulan” fans stressed out over rumors that next year’s live-action update won’t be a musical, director Niki Caro has a message: Don’t set off the fireworks just yet. Caro, the “Whale Rider” and “Zookeeper’s Wife” filmmaker who will be directing the new Disney production, says the outrage is...

  • Global box office barely grew in 2016. Blame it on China

    Global box office barely grew in 2016. Blame it on China

    Global movie box office revenue growth slowed last year as international receipts declined for the first time in 12 years, reflecting a cooling in China’s once-red-hot film market, according to a new report. The total worldwide box office rose 1% to a record $38.6 billion in ticket sales last year,...

  • With 'More Life,' Drake continues to experiment with the streaming era

    With 'More Life,' Drake continues to experiment with the streaming era

    Is it an album or a mixtape? Such was the question when Drake released “More Life,” a collection of new music billed as a “playlist,” last weekend. Presented by October Firm, the team of Drake and his co-manager Oliver El-Khatib, and released through Young Money/Cash Money, the 22-track offering...

  • Former Disney and Nickelodeon execs launch kids' media brand Pocketwatch

    Former Disney and Nickelodeon execs launch kids' media brand Pocketwatch

    Pocketwatch, a new entertainment company led by former Disney and Nickelodeon executives, aims to be the children’s media headquarters of the 21st century. The Culver City company, whose content will target 2- to 11-year-olds, debuted this month and announced Wednesday that it had raised $6 million...

  • L.A. Phil's revelatory pairing of Beckett and Schubert, 'Night and Dreams'

    L.A. Phil's revelatory pairing of Beckett and Schubert, 'Night and Dreams'

    For Samuel Beckett, it was never words and music, no matter that they were personified in his 1962 radio play, “Words and Music.” It was ever words are music. Reputed to have been a fine musician himself, Beckett directed his plays as though he were conducting an orchestra. His recently published...

  • Karaoke and laughs collide on new Comedy Central series 'The Comedy Jam'

    Karaoke and laughs collide on new Comedy Central series 'The Comedy Jam'

    If you’ve ever been torn between spending your Friday night at a comedy show or a concert, or if you’ve binge-watched Jimmy Fallon’s lip-sync battle segments wishing the stars were actually singing, don’t fret: Comedy Central’s new show, “The Comedy Jam,” is about to fill that celebrity/comedy/karaoke-shaped...

  • 17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada go on strike

    17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada go on strike

    An estimated 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went on strike Wednesday, highlighting workplace tensions within the massive Dallas telecommunications giant. UPDATE: AT&T strike ends; 17,000 technicians in California and Nevada return to work » The strike follows a protracted dispute...

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