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  • 'Smaug' alert! Time Warner gets lean and mean. RIP Peter O'Toole.

    'Smaug' alert! Time Warner gets lean and mean. RIP Peter O'Toole.
    After the coffee. Before arranging to have Aloe Blaac's "The Man" played every time I enter the office. The Skinny: Yes, my beloved Redskins lost again, but at least we went down fighting. Now about that "Homeland" season finale: Well, if you can't say...
  • 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' and the public one of Ben Stiller

    'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' and the public one of Ben Stiller
    NEW YORK — Over the last 15 years, much of Ben Stiller's work — "Zoolander," "Meet the Parents," "There's Something About Mary," "Tropic Thunder" — has turned not only into box-office gold but something bigger, zeitgeist-defining...
  • A hot script, sent to the Hollywood back burner

    A hot script, sent to the Hollywood back burner
    Hollywood can be a place of short-lived ambition. Audiences crave a sequel or reprise until they see the sequel or reprise. ("Arrested Development," anyone?) Studios want a hot script until someone else gets that hot script, then they never wanted it in...
  • Trust factor keeps film teams together

    Trust factor keeps film teams together
    Here's how director Peter Berg ("Lone Survivor") and art director Tom Duffield bonded professionally: They got kidnapped. The duo, who would go on to work together on three films (including the upcoming "Lone Survivor"), were scouting locations in the...
  • For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business

    For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business
    A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't. If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
  • That make-or-break scene

    That make-or-break scene
    There is usually one scene in the making of a film — either during shooting or sometimes later in the editing bay — that brings the story together, sets the tone or bonds the director with his crew. Sometimes that moment is the focal point...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Killer Contact' on Syfy

     Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Killer Contact' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES On the Table With Eric Ripert The chef...
  • Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' bumped up to Dec. 18

    Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' bumped up to Dec. 18
    Ron Burgundy wants us to stay classy -- and wants himself to be early. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," the sequel to the comedy hit of about a decade ago, will have its release date moved up two days to Dec. 18, Paramount Pictures said Tuesday. The...
  • Jerry Stahl gets toxic for 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills'

     Jerry Stahl gets toxic for 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills'
    Jerry Stahl believes it's impossible to shock an audience anymore, but in his new novel, "Happy Mutant Baby Pills" (Harper Perennial, $14.99 pp.), he comes close. His main character, Lloyd, falls in love with a murderous woman named Nora who wants to...
  • 'Walter Mitty's' visual effects chief shares screen secrets

    'Walter Mitty's' visual effects chief shares screen secrets
    It took 13 visual-effects companies to keep pace with the outsized imagination of Walter Mitty, the hero of the film based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber. Starring and directed by Ben Stiller, the latest silver-screen adaptation, scheduled for a...
  • Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

    Patton Oswalt tapped to host 2014 Independent Spirit Awards
    Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "Big Fan") will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Film Independent, the organization which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, will hold the 29th annual...