ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

SPRING FILM AND TV PREVIEW

Full list of movies

TCA 2018

View more

MORE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • TV This Week, Jan. 21-27: 'Counterpart,' 'Bellevue' and more

    TV This Week, Jan. 21-27: 'Counterpart,' 'Bellevue' and more

    SUNDAY Super Bowl LII inches ever closer as the Patriots play the Jaguars for the “AFC Championship” and the Eagles battle the Vikings for the “NFC Championship.” Noon CBS; 3:30 p.m. Fox “The Shawshank Redemption’s” Morgan Freeman and his warm, reassuring baritone collect career kudos at the “24th...

  • Producers Guild lays out guidelines to combat Hollywood sexual harassment

    Producers Guild lays out guidelines to combat Hollywood sexual harassment

    On the eve of the first glitzy Producers Guild Awards ceremony to be held since the Time’s Up campaign began, the Producers Guild of America has unveiled comprehensive anti-sexual harassment guidelines to its 8,200 members with a clear credo: Ensuring safety on film, television and new media sets...

  • Susan Bay Nimoy's 'Eve' is one of several Sundance films to focus on 'women of age'

    Susan Bay Nimoy's 'Eve' is one of several Sundance films to focus on 'women of age'

    "It's a once in a lifetime thing," says Susan Bay Nimoy, matter-of-fact and convincing. "It came together as if it was meant to be." Nimoy is sitting in the Bel-Air home she shared for decades with husband Leonard Nimoy talking about "Eve," an honest and quietly affecting short film she wrote,...

  • The Moviegoer, Jan. 21-27

    The Moviegoer, Jan. 21-27

    The Greg Proops Film Club Tim Burton’s 1985 feature film directorial debut Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, starring Paul Reubens as the exuberant man-child Pee-wee Herman, has proved to be an enduring paean to nerdiness, individuality and kitsch. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, (323)...

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

view full coverage

Awards Season

Read More
  • Rolling down Rosecrans in Compton, L.A. hip-hop's Main Street

    Rolling down Rosecrans in Compton, L.A. hip-hop's Main Street

    Like Sunset Boulevard and rock or Beale Street and the blues, Compton’s Rosecrans Avenue — described in song by producer-rapper DJ Quik as “a long-ass avenue that goes from the beach to the streets” — conjures a musical essence beyond the pavement itself. If Compton is the heart of L.A. hip-hop,...

  • What are the best songs that reference Rosecrans Avenue?

    What are the best songs that reference Rosecrans Avenue?

    You can learn a lot about a place by the ways in which it’s treated in song. With Compton in general and Rosecrans Avenue in particular, the lyrical lessons mostly involve themes foreign to those unfamiliar with the terrain. Below, five crucial songs that have helped define West Coast rap’s boulevard...

  • How hip-hop storyteller Kendrick Lamar describes hometown Compton

    How hip-hop storyteller Kendrick Lamar describes hometown Compton

    Like the fictional Yoknapatawpha County where writer William Faulkner set many of his stories, the rapper and lyricist Kendrick Lamar, who is nominated for seven Grammy Awards including album of the year, has populated his hometown of Compton with stories, plots, images and recollections that map...

  • Friday's TV highlights: 'High Maintenance' on HBO

    Friday's TV highlights: 'High Maintenance' on HBO

    SERIES MacGyver The team heads to New Orleans to catch a con artist (guest star Amy Smart) who is trying to pass herself off as the wife of Duke Jacoby, an alias Jack (George Eads) used to use, but her gambit backfires when “Duke’s” old enemies start looking for revenge. Lucas Till, Tristin Mays...

  • 'The Post,' 'Humor Me' and other movie picks for Jan. 19

    'The Post,' 'Humor Me' and other movie picks for Jan. 19

    Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang. Call Me by Your Name Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer give superb performances as two young men falling in love in the northern Italian countryside in this rapturously beautiful collaboration between director Luca Guadagnino...

  • Ed Moses, 'Cool School' painter who helped forge L.A.'s art scene, dies at 91

    Ed Moses, 'Cool School' painter who helped forge L.A.'s art scene, dies at 91

    When he was 90 years old, preparing for a 2016 exhibition of new work, Ed Moses zipped across the courtyard of his Los Angeles art studio in a paint-spattered wheelchair and stained Birkenstocks. The artist, who was still working every day, jerked his chair to a stop at a row of enormous canvases,...

  • Wolk Morais' latest runway collection mines the Memphis Group by way of Melrose Avenue

    Wolk Morais' latest runway collection mines the Memphis Group by way of Melrose Avenue

    The latest runway collection from L.A.-based design duo Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, presented on the roof of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Wednesday night, continued the Wolk Morais label’s long-running love affair with Los Angeles, drawing inspiration from an L.A.-based artist as well as street...

  • Lazy actioner 'Showdown in Manila' is no thrilla

    Lazy actioner 'Showdown in Manila' is no thrilla

    If “The Room” impresario Tommy Wiseau had been given the opportunity to make an action film, the result would still have been more entertaining than the egregiously nonsensical and amateurish “Showdown in Manila.” A crass shoot-em-up that only Rodrigo Duterte could love, it harks back to a simpler...

  • Chris Hemsworth vehicle '12 Strong' is a rah-rah war movie set in post-9/11 Afghanistan

    Chris Hemsworth vehicle '12 Strong' is a rah-rah war movie set in post-9/11 Afghanistan

    Set during the tense and uncertain autumn of 2001, “12 Strong” kicks off with five of the least trustworthy words in the Hollywood lexicon — “based on a true story” — and a blast of adrenaline-pumping music that seems to cast its honesty further into doubt. Does the truth really need this much...

  • Alex Lawther shines in flamboyant bullying drama 'Freak Show'

    Alex Lawther shines in flamboyant bullying drama 'Freak Show'

    Actress and producer Trudie Styler makes her feature directorial debut with the flamboyantly genderqueer “Freak Show,” an adaptation of the novel by the legendary club kid, writer and host James St. James. Scripted by Patrick J. Clifton and Beth Rigazio, the story puts a young adult spin on the...

  • 'Dance Baby Dance' taps out predictable, poorly-made story

    'Dance Baby Dance' taps out predictable, poorly-made story

    Bad movies can inspire derision or disappointment, but indie comedy “Dance Baby Dance” mostly just evokes pity. Writer, director, producer and star Stephen Kogon is clearly trying his hardest to create an entertaining film fueled by a passion for tap dance, but what’s on screen demonstrates an...

  • Lo-fi sc-fi 'This Giant Papier-Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy' excels on a shoestring

    Lo-fi sc-fi 'This Giant Papier-Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy' excels on a shoestring

    With an affection for nerd culture that is inversely proportional to its budget, this lo-fi sci-fi comedy is destined for laugh-filled late-night viewing. “This Giant Papier-Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy” pays homage to favorites like “Doctor Who” and “Battlestar Galactica” while looking...

  • Horror icons Robert Englund and Lin Shaye can't save 'The Midnight Man'

    Horror icons Robert Englund and Lin Shaye can't save 'The Midnight Man'

    In the 34 years since Robert Englund and Lin Shaye appeared in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” both actors have brought their distinctive personalities to so many horror films of varied quality that their presence in a picture hardly guarantees greatness. In “The Midnight Man,” Shaye plays dotty shut-in...

  • Haunted house is the real star of tedious 'Delirium'

    Haunted house is the real star of tedious 'Delirium'

    The press-kit for the haunted house movie “Delirium” describes Oakland’s Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate as the film’s “star,” which is pretty much true. The elegant 19th century mansion — previously seen in “Burnt Offerings,” “Phantasm,” and “So I Married an Axe Murderer” — looks like it was...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
61°