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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wonder Woman's tenure as U.N. ambassador comes to an end

    Wonder Woman's tenure as U.N. ambassador comes to an end

    Wonder Woman will no longer be an honorary United Nations ambassador.  In October, Wonder Woman was named an honorary U.N. ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Coinciding with the superhero’s 75th anniversary, the designation also launched a global campaign supporting the U.N.’s Sustainable...

  • 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...

  • 'Rogue One' reactions land after the star-studded 'Star Wars' premiere party

    'Rogue One' reactions land after the star-studded 'Star Wars' premiere party

    There ain't no party like a “Star Wars” party, ’cause a “Star Wars” party has spaceships. Very few premiere nights can brag about parking an X-Wing in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard or sandwiching a bar between the wings of a massive TIE fighter, but that is just the way the galaxy far, far...

  • 'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' and 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' dominate the Golden Globes nominations

    'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' and 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' dominate the Golden Globes nominations

    A trio of early awards season front-runners – “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” – made strong showings in the Golden Globes nominations, while a few potential contenders such as “20th Century Women,” “Hacksaw Ridge” “and “Lion” received boosts and others, including “Sully” and...

  • First 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer reunites Iron Man and Peter Parker

    First 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer reunites Iron Man and Peter Parker

    The first-ever trailer for the Marvel and Sony Pictures Entertainment superhero collaboration, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” is out, and it’s bringing together a whole lot more than two studios. The new Spider-Man movie is making full use of their crossover with lots and lots of Iron Man.  Tom Holland...

  • 'Star Wars' X-Wing fighter parked on Hollywood Boulevard, but no cars allowed

    'Star Wars' X-Wing fighter parked on Hollywood Boulevard, but no cars allowed

    A section of Hollywood Boulevard is closed to traffic for the next few days — but spaceships are OK. As part of a grand premier of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”  Saturday at the Pantages Theatre, an X-Wing fighter is now parked on the boulevard.  It’s been a big hit on social media: https://twitter.com/Starwars_films/status/806716949145223168...

  • Lisa Brown's 'Living Doll' tells a dark story of separated twins who remain attached beyond the grave

    Lisa Brown's 'Living Doll' tells a dark story of separated twins who remain attached beyond the grave

    Forget phantom limbs — what happens when the ghost haunting your thoughts is your dead, formerly conjoined twin?  This is the subject of author and illustrator Lisa Brown’s first graphic novel, “Living Doll.”  Main character Isabel Peabody was once half of a carnival freak show act, “The Extraordinary...

  • 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...

  • New interactive 'Avatar' exhibition opens in Taiwan

    New interactive 'Avatar' exhibition opens in Taiwan

    “Avatar” fans have a while to wait until James Cameron’s planned sequels hit theaters, but they now have a new way to be immersed in the film’s tropical moon world Pandora. The interactive “Avatar: Discover Pandora” exhibition has opened in Taipei.  The new attraction presents Pandora as a real...

  • Peter Vaughan, British character actor known for 'Game of Thrones,' dies at 93

    Peter Vaughan, British character actor known for 'Game of Thrones,' dies at 93

    Veteran British character actor Peter Vaughan, who played the enigmatic Maester Aemon in "Game of Thrones," has died. He was 93. He died Tuesday, surrounded by his family, according to his agent, Sally Long-Innes. Vaughan's face — if not his name — was familiar to generations of television viewers...

  • 'Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke joins the 'Star Wars' 'Han Solo' movie

    'Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke joins the 'Star Wars' 'Han Solo' movie

    In a truly astonishing crossover, Emilia Clarke of “Game of Thrones”   will be joining the “Star Wars” universe. This is not a drill, we repeat, the Mother of Dragons is going to join “Star Wars” canon forever.  Clarke, known for her current role on HBO’s fantasy series, will be joining the still...

  • Dan Fogler on finding the 'sad clown' in the new 'Harry Potter' world of 'Fantastic Beasts'

    Dan Fogler on finding the 'sad clown' in the new 'Harry Potter' world of 'Fantastic Beasts'

    Dan Fogler must believe in magic, because landing his latest role in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” felt to him like it had been preordained by the cosmos.  “I asked the universe,” the stand-up comedian, musician and Tony Award-winning actor revealed, “ ‘Please give me a part where I...

  • Remember the Haunted Mansion stretching portraits at Disneyland? Now you can own one — for a price

    Remember the Haunted Mansion stretching portraits at Disneyland? Now you can own one — for a price

    The portrait is tall and stately, its subject a distinguished gentleman who stands with chest puffed out, proudly. But here’s the thing: He wears no pants. The man, it turns out, stands atop a barrel of lighted dynamite, in striped boxers.   If this image stirs childlike glee in the depths of your...

  • 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...

  • 'Patriots Day' closes the 2016 AFI Fest in moving fashion

    'Patriots Day' closes the 2016 AFI Fest in moving fashion

    One of this holiday season’s most anticipated – and most timely – films, director Peter Berg’s Boston Marathon bombing drama “Patriots Day,” had its unveiling Thursday evening, drawing a warm reception from the audience at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood that could portend a potent run at...

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