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Summer movie sneaks

The summer’s biggest movie franchises — ranked

From "Toy Story" to the latest "X-Men," and from "Spider-Man" to "Fast and Furious" — how the franchises of summer 2019 stack up against each other.

‘Toy Story 4’ finds the lost and toughened-up Bo Peep, plus a flock of new characters

Woody's (Tom Hanks) love interest, Little Bo Peep (Annie Potts), had been MIA; "Toy Story 4" finds her back with a vengeance.

From ‘Annabelle’ to Chucky: How horror became summer’s hot ticket

Horror isn't just for Halloween: With the release of "Annabelle Comes Home," "Child's Play," "Ma" and more, Hollywood's scary movies are taking over the summer frame.

Virtually every movie coming out this summer

Virtually every movie being released between May 1 and Sept. 6.

Kumail Nanjiani in the driver’s seat with ‘Stuber’

With his first starring role in a studio comedy, Kumail Nanjiani takes a new step forward in 'Stuber.'

Must see summer movies: Times critics share their picks

From Mindy Kaling's "Late Night" to the documentary standout "Ask Dr. Ruth": seven movies Los Angeles Times critics say you need to see this summer.

‘Yesterday’ from Danny Boyle imagines a world without the Beatles

'Yesterday,' the new British romantic comedy movie from "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle and "Love Actually" screenwriter Richard Curtis, ponders what the world would look, and sound, like if the Beatles had never come along.

Which documentaries have a shot at breaking out at the summer box office?

Last summer, a handful of documentaries like "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and "RBG" broke out at the box office, grossing more than $10 million. From docs on David Crosby and Dr. Ruth Wertheimer: the nonfiction films with the best shot this year.

Writer-director Andrea Berloff imagines a female-fronted mob with ‘The Kitchen’

In her directorial debut, "Straight Outta Compton" screenwriter Andrea Berloff brings a fresh take to the mob genre with "The Kitchen," starring Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish in an Irish mafia drama taking place in 1970s New York City.

With new versions of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King,’ Disney straddles nostalgia and novelty

This summer, Disney will offer up not one but two remakes of classic animated films from its back catalog — each one gussied up with new stars, new songs and the latest filmmaking technology.

Olivia Wilde on the high school comedies and buddy cop films that inspired ‘Booksmart’

Olivia Wilde took inspiration from a variety of films for her directorial debut, "Booksmart." She said she was inspired by movies like "The Breakfast Club," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Lethal Weapon" and "The Big Lebowski."

How the ‘Child’s Play’ remake resurrects Chucky, with a twist

The iconic killer doll Chucky is back in a "Child's Play" remake starring Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry.

How ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ uniquely re-create a lost Los Angeles

Quentin Tarantino's 1969-set "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and the early '70s fantasy world of Elton John bio-pic "Rocketman" took two different approaches to recreating historic periods in Los Angeles.

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