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'Jumanji' rolls along as newcomers '12 Strong' and 'Den of Thieves' beat expectations

Demonstrating the continued drawing power of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” fended off a pair of male-skewing, action-oriented newcomers – “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves” – to top the box office for a third straight week.

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'Shape of Water' takes top prize at politically charged PGA Awards

“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro’s striking, sensual fantasy film, won the Producers Guild of America’s top honor Saturday night at the PGA Awards, cementing its place as one of the front-runners of this year’s wide-open Oscar best picture race.

Del Toro did not attend, with “Shape of Water” cast member Richard Jenkins saying he was in Mexico with his ill father.

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Indie Focus: All Sundance edition from Park City

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

This week’s dispatch is coming to you from the elevated altitude of Park City, Utah, at the Sundance Film Festival, where a team of Times journalists are working to bring you the best of what’s happening here online, in print, in photos and videos.

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L.A. movie openings, Jan. 26

Jan. 26

A Ciambra

Italian coming-of-age drama with Pio Amato. Directed by Jonas Carpignano. Italy's Oscar submission.

American Folk

Road drama directed by David Heinz.

The Campus

Horror directed by J. Horton.

The Clapper

Romantic comedy with Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan. Written and directed by Dito Montiel.


Thriller with Dominik García-Lorido, Brock Kelly.

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Sunday conversation: Mystery master James Patterson talks about writing a thriller with Bill Clinton and why watching cable news is so scary

Writer James Patterson has a mystery for you to solve. How does the planet’s top-selling novelist churn out several books, launch a TV series, host a true-crime show and collaborate with former President Bill Clinton on a forthcoming Oval Office thriller — all within the first month of 2018?

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Natalie Portman, Alfre Woodard, Olivia Munn and more bring Time's Up fire to Women's March in L.A.

Backstage at the Los Angeles Women’s March, near the steps of City Hall, a star-studded assembly of powerful Hollywood women including Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson, Alfre Woodard, Olivia Munn, Natalie Portman and Viola Davis took turns delivering fiery political speeches to a crowd of 600,000 (according to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Twitter feed).

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