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    Marvel's 'Runaways' show puts together an 'amazing' cast

    Marvel Television has cast its teen-angsty “Marvel's Runaways” series, and actors from “Teen Wolf,” “Little Bitches,” “New Girl” and elsewhere will begin their superhero journey on Hulu. The cast so far shakes out as follows: Rhenzy Feliz (“Teen Wolf,” “Casual”) as Alex Wilder; Lyrica Okano (“The...

  • Ben Affleck steps away from directing solo Batman movie

    Ben Affleck steps away from directing solo Batman movie

    Ben Affleck, who was set to star in and direct a planned solo Batman movie for Warner Bros., has decided not to helm the project after all, though he remains committed to reprise his role as the Dark Knight. “There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” the...

  • Peter Capaldi will leave 'Doctor Who' at the end of the year

    Peter Capaldi will leave 'Doctor Who' at the end of the year

    The latest Doctor is out. Peter Capaldi, who joined the BBC’s “Doctor Who” back in 2014, will be stepping away from his fancy waistcoat and jacket and retiring from the role by the end of 2017.  Capaldi made the announcement on the BBC Radio 2 show. And the BBC has since confirmed the Twelfth Doctor’s...

  • Leigh Bardugo announces new book set in her Grishaverse: 'The Language of Thorns'

    Leigh Bardugo announces new book set in her Grishaverse: 'The Language of Thorns'

    With her debut book, “Shadow and Bone,” author Leigh Bardugo introduced readers to a fantastic world of magic with a dash of danger that came to be known as the Grishaverse.  Following her initial trilogy, Bardugo continued to explore this world in a bestselling two-book series that recently concluded...

  • Marvel's 'Black Panther' begins production while the cast excitedly tweets from set

    Marvel's 'Black Panther' begins production while the cast excitedly tweets from set

    Marvel Studios announced that production has begun on “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman in the titular role, alongside a star-studded cast including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker. Andy Serkis was also named as part of...

  • 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' gets an official title

    'Star Wars: Episode VIII' gets an official title

    Today in Entertainment: Oprah Winfrey to join '60 Minutes' as contributor; AFI voices support for Asghar Farhadi Jan. 31, 2017, 1:58 p.m. Major award shows such as the Grammys and the Oscars are right around the corner, but much of the arts and entertainment world is spending more time reacting...

  • 'Hidden Figures' triumphs at the holiday weekend box office, while Affleck and Scorsese fizzle

    'Hidden Figures' triumphs at the holiday weekend box office, while Affleck and Scorsese fizzle

    In an unusually crowded Martin Luther King Jr. weekend box-office race, a strong group of holdovers managed to fend off an underperforming crop of new and expanding films featuring some of the industry’s biggest names. The inspirational drama “Hidden Figures” took the top spot for the second week...

  • Watch an exclusive clip from the next episode of NBC's 'Grimm'

    Watch an exclusive clip from the next episode of NBC's 'Grimm'

    As the end draws near for NBC’s “Grimm,” its current — and final — season has unfolded with all sorts of questions lingering in viewers’ minds.  In an exclusive clip from Friday's episode, members of the besieged crew of Portland crime fighters who protect innocents from Wesen creatures finally...

  • Rebooted Green Lantern franchise moving forward at Warner Bros. and DC

    Rebooted Green Lantern franchise moving forward at Warner Bros. and DC

    As Warner Bros. moves into the next phase of expansion of its DC Comics cinematic universe, the studio has tapped screenwriters David Goyer and Justin Rhodes to take a fresh crack at one of the most famous DC characters: Green Lantern. Goyer and Rhodes will write the script for “Green Lantern Corps,”...

  • The original 'Ghost in the Shell' movie is returning to theaters

    The original 'Ghost in the Shell' movie is returning to theaters

    Mark your calendars: The original “Ghost in the Shell” movie will be hitting theaters for a limited run in February.  Lionsgate and Funimation have announced that Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 anime film will return to the big screen for a two-day engagement. The original Japanese version (with English subtitles)...

  • It's a 'La La' landslide at the 74th Golden Globes as the Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical sweeps

    It's a 'La La' landslide at the 74th Golden Globes as the Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical sweeps

    Coming into Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, there were two big questions. Would the awards do anything to dramatically shake up an Oscars race that has been largely dominated thus far by three front-runners: “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea”? And would liberal-leaning Hollywood...

  • Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant' will get a separate virtual reality experience

    Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant' will get a separate virtual reality experience

    Ridley Scott is, virtually, at it again. The veteran director — whose "The Martian" was turned into an elaborate piece of virtual reality by Fox — will see his new movie "Alien: Covenant” also given the VR treatment. The studio announced Tuesday that it is creating the science-fiction piece, enlisting...

  • Remembering Carrie Fisher: actress, writer, icon

    Remembering Carrie Fisher: actress, writer, icon

    Last year, months before “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” officially reunited the original cast and crew of the Millennium Falcon, there was a small disturbance in the Force. A disgruntled father on the East Coast, outraged over an action figure depicting Princess Leia in her infamous “slave” bikini...

  • Carrie Fisher's death came in the middle of a busy, creative period

    Carrie Fisher's death came in the middle of a busy, creative period

    Part of the shock of Carrie Fisher’s death Tuesday at age 60 was that she had recently been so productive and present in the public eye. If Carrie Fisher’s greatest role truly was as Carrie Fisher, actress, author, raconteur and chronicler of Hollywood’s generational transitions, she was in the...

  • Carrie Fisher, child of Hollywood who blazed a path as 'Star Wars' heroine, screenwriter and author, dies at 60

    Carrie Fisher, child of Hollywood who blazed a path as 'Star Wars' heroine, screenwriter and author, dies at 60

    Carrie Fisher never tired of poking fun at “Star Wars,” starting with the instantly iconic buns her character, Princess Leia, wore on the sides of her head, which she once called “a hair-don’t instead of a hairdo.” It was just one example of the astringent and often self-directed wit that defined...

  • Exclusive preview: Why Supergirl's new comic creators decided to wipe her memory of her alien homeland

    Exclusive preview: Why Supergirl's new comic creators decided to wipe her memory of her alien homeland

    The “Supergirl” renaissance continues. Kara Danvers has long played second fiddle behind Gotham City’s vigilantes, the Justice League and even her own cousin Superman. But she has recently been catapulted to a new level thanks in part to a successful television series. Now, DC Comics is launching...

  • Guillermo del Toro wanted 'Trollhunters' to feel like it was from the '80s

    Guillermo del Toro wanted 'Trollhunters' to feel like it was from the '80s

    Director Guillermo del Toro certainly knows his monsters. He’s choreographed battles between kaijus and giant robots; guided the heavy fist of Hellboy; filmed vampires, ghosts, even mythical fauns. But the creator’s next monstrous muse is something a little more common, the troll.  In the world...

  • New 'Riverdale' trailer teases an Archie who's more dangerous than he looks

    New 'Riverdale' trailer teases an Archie who's more dangerous than he looks

    It turns out that Riverdale is not quite the perfect, peppy town it makes itself out to be. A new trailer for “Riverdale” has been released, and it gives fans an extended look at the murder mystery at the center of the CW’s upcoming show.  With the “Riverdale” series premiere just a little over...

  • A look at the inner workings of Disney's animated short 'Inner Workings'

    A look at the inner workings of Disney's animated short 'Inner Workings'

    Take a look inside “Inner Workings,” the short film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, with these delightful Disneyfied anatomical designs and concept art.  The Leo Matsuda-directed short “Inner Workings” takes place in the innards of their main character starring his heart, lungs, intestine and...

  • Assassins, mobsters and Batman: The year in Ben Affleck

    Assassins, mobsters and Batman: The year in Ben Affleck

    On a blustery early-December afternoon in Santa Monica, Ben Affleck sat on the rooftop of Pearl Street Films, the production company he founded with Matt Damon, having just come out of a script meeting for a planned solo Batman movie.  Affleck is set to star as the caped crusader in the film, which...

  • Exclusive reveal of 'The Spirit' comic from the 'Love Is Love' anthology

    Exclusive reveal of 'The Spirit' comic from the 'Love Is Love' anthology

    Will Eisner’s the Spirit, is joining up with Batwoman, Harry Potter, Archie Andrews and superheroes from all around for "Love Is Love," a comic anthology in honor of the victims and survivors of the June attack in Orlando, Fla.   In the aftermath of the attack at gay nightclub Pulse, an assault...

  • Everything you need to know about 'Rogue One's' new 'Star Wars' space cape

    Everything you need to know about 'Rogue One's' new 'Star Wars' space cape

    There are many things to marvel at in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Donnie Yen’s Force mantra, K-2SO’s robot quips, even Forest Whitaker’s bizarre basement octopus.   However the standout piece of “Rogue One” — an item that could very well stand the test of time next to Princess Leia’s hair buns...

  • At last: Watch Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in new trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049'

    At last: Watch Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in new trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049'

    It’s finally here. The first trailer for director Denis Villeneuve's upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel has been released, giving fans their first look at the mysterious and very sandy future.  The trailer opens with a shot of a foggy cityscape that channels the look and feel of 2019 Los Angeles, which...

  • 'Rogue One' star and fan favorite Donnie Yen almost passed on the film

    'Rogue One' star and fan favorite Donnie Yen almost passed on the film

    You’d think pretty much any actor alive who can do a halfway decent flying kick would jump at the chance to play a martial-arts-fighting, Force-sensitive monk in a “Star Wars” movie. But internationally known action star Donnie Yen initially resisted the idea of signing on to play Chirrut Îmwe...

  • Watch David Tennant and the new 'DuckTales' cast sing the theme song

    Watch David Tennant and the new 'DuckTales' cast sing the theme song

    The cast of Disney’s upcoming “DuckTales” reboot has been announced.  David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye and Kate Micucci were assembled for a video reveal with the stars of the new series singing the fan-favorite “DuckTales” theme song.  Tennant...

  • 'Rogue One's' Riz Ahmed explains how his character shifted entirely while filming the 'Star Wars' movie

    'Rogue One's' Riz Ahmed explains how his character shifted entirely while filming the 'Star Wars' movie

    British actor Riz Ahmed is a chatty guy who can drop a freestyle rap on a dime, but the first time he watched “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” he was stunned into silence. “That was when it properly sunk in: You’re in a ‘Star Wars’ movie,” he says. For Ahmed,  who plays a cargo pilot named Bodhi...

  • The movies story of 2016: The film academy and diversity

    The movies story of 2016: The film academy and diversity

    In the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 14, as she prepared to step in front of the cameras at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills to announce the 2016 Oscar nominations to the world, Cheryl Boone Isaacs braced herself for what was to come. Scanning the list of nominations while most of Los Angeles...

  • Video game characters and stories held VR at bay in 2016

    Video game characters and stories held VR at bay in 2016

    This was supposed to be the year that virtual reality went mainstream, and a little game called “Pokemon Go” crashed the party. The mobile title became a sensation — albeit briefly — and brought augmented reality to the populace. That is, it used digital trickery to insert little Pokemon critters...

  • The genesis of 'Rogue One,' the first 'Star Wars' you might not want to take your kid to

    The genesis of 'Rogue One,' the first 'Star Wars' you might not want to take your kid to

    For nearly 40 years, the “Star Wars” franchise has been targeted at all ages, from the youngest padawans to the most grizzled Jedi masters. Speaking to The Times in 1977, shortly before the release of “A New Hope,” George Lucas said he thought of the film — which was initially rated G until its...

  • Felicity Jones, the heroine of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' projects calm despite a galaxy of chaos

    Felicity Jones, the heroine of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' projects calm despite a galaxy of chaos

    Despite the media and fan excitement generated by the consecutive casting of a female lead in the two most recent “Star Wars” movies, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” star Felicity Jones seems politely unsurprised. “I’m asked a lot, ‘Oh, my God. It’s a female lead.’ I sort of feel like, if it was...

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