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  • Around Town: Marvel legend Stan Lee hosts 'Avengers' screening

     
    Marvel Comics' guru Stan Lee will be honored with the Ronald Reagan Foundation "Great Communicator" Award and will host a screening of "The Avengers," which is opening theatrically this weekend, at the Catalina Film Festival. The festival, which runs Friday t
  • 'Warriors of the Rainbow' star: From minister to leading man

     
    Lin Ching-Tai is a 52-year-old Presbyterian minister in Taiwan. But for the epic action film “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale,” he traded his vestments for tattoos and a fake scar, transforming into the legendary aboriginal chief Mouna...

    Shanghai film fest kicks off with honor for Mike Medavoy

     
    The Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off Saturday night by honoring a native-son turned Hollywood producer, Mike Medavoy.

    A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence

     A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence
    Genre filmmaking helps make sense of the world, creating codes by which the seemingly irrational ways of human behavior can be understood. With storytelling modes that travel from country to country — the crime picture, the horror film, the action...

    Live: The Magnetic Fields at the Orpheum Theatre

     
    The pop group the Magnetic Fields, which features the songwriting of Stephin Merritt, performed at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night. Times pop critic Randall Roberts was there to review.