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  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development
    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar

    Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar
    Angela Lansbury first attended the Academy Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 15, 1945. Just 19, she was nominated for supporting actress for her role as a conniving Cockney maid in "Gaslight." And now, nearly seven decades later, the 88-year-...
  • The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'

    The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'
    Octavia Spencer worked as an actress for 15 years before becoming an overnight success. Her performance as the forceful maid Minny in Tate Taylor's "The Help" won her the Academy Award for supporting actress in 2012, along with just about every other...
  • Review: Diablo Cody's vision is far from 'Paradise'

    Review: Diablo Cody's vision is far from 'Paradise'
    For her first stint in the director's chair, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody has concocted a modern-day "Alice Through the Looking Glass," with none of the danger or wit. "Paradise" follows a home-schooled, Jesus-loving Montana lass who loses her faith...
  • SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day

    SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day
    When actors vote for awards, you can be sure of two things: They're going to love movies with sprawling casts (more parts = more work!) and showy roles that require physical transformation will typically beat subtler performances. Those precedents...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Sally Hawkins in, Oprah out

    Golden Globes nominations: Sally Hawkins in, Oprah out
    The Golden Globes showdown for supporting actress includes four names familiar to those who tuned into the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday — Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave," June Squibb for "Nebraska," Jennifer Lawrence for...
  • Hugh Jackman performs at benefit for film and TV charity

    Hugh Jackman performs at benefit for film and TV charity
    Actor Hugh Jackman brought his one-man stage show to Los Angeles' Dolby Theater on Saturday in a benefit and live auction that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The "X-Men" star performed his critically acclaimed one-man...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES 30 for 30 This new episode recall...
  • Review: 'Fruitvale Station' an incendiary portrait of a life cut short

    Review: 'Fruitvale Station' an incendiary portrait of a life cut short
    Made with assurance and deep emotion, "Fruitvale Station" is more than a remarkable directing debut for 26-year-old Ryan Coogler. It's an outstanding film by any standard. Featuring a leap-to-stardom performance by Michael B. Jordan, "Fruitvale's"...
  • Weinstein Co. uses social justice campaign to promote 'Fruitvale Station'

    Weinstein Co. uses social justice campaign to promote 'Fruitvale Station'
    The Weinstein Co. is no stranger to take-no-prisoners movie marketing campaigns. The independent studio’s promotional efforts are legendary in Hollywood, where it has pulled out all the stops to land Oscar wins for such films as “The Artist&...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: "POV: High Tech, Low Life" on KOCE

    Monday's TV Highlights: "POV: High Tech, Low Life" on KOCE
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 21 - 27, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Bachelorette It's time for "The Men...