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The Fresh Lens Of ‘The People v.s. O.J. Simpson’ Exposes The Same Societal Ills

The Fresh Lens Of ‘The People v.s. O.J. Simpson’ Exposes The Same Societal Ills

April 5, 2016


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(PHOTOS) By Libby Hill Los Angeles Times (TNS) “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” should have been an unmitigated disaster. Let’s start with the fact that the 10-episode FX series practically ignores the horrific crime at the heart of the so-called trial of the century. It...

‘Batman v Superman’ expected to dominate at box office again

‘Batman v Superman’ expected to dominate at box office again

March 30, 2016


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By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (TNS) Warner Bros. Entertainment’s DC Comics film strategy faces another important test as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” enters its second weekend at the box office. The Zack Snyder-directed action movie, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, is expecte...

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

February 25, 2016


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(PHOTO) By David Ng Los Angeles Times (TNS) The urgent request arrived in May at a difficult personal time for composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Could he fly to Los Angeles — tomorrow, if possible — to meet with Alejandro G. Inarritu? The director wanted Sakamoto to create the score for “The Revenant,”...

‘Deadpool’ Kills All Rivals At The Box Office

‘Deadpool’ Kills All Rivals At The Box Office

February 16, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Deadpool,” Marvel’s R-rated twist on superhero movies, grossed an estimated $135 million in the U.S. and Canada in its first three days, all but ensuring that the film will more than double analysts’ estimates of $70 million...

American Idol’ Making Its Final Countdown

American Idol’ Making Its Final Countdown

February 9, 2016


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The countdown to selecting the final “American Idol” has started. Over the next few weeks, final eliminations will be held and the 15th winner will join the list that includes Nick Fradiani, Phillip Phillips, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood and...

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Will Return for Second Installment

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Will Return for Second Installment

February 4, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, On Netflix

Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life a...

Bryan Cranston talks about bringing LBJ to life in HBO’s ‘All the Way’

Bryan Cranston talks about bringing LBJ to life in HBO’s ‘All the Way’

January 14, 2016


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By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (TNS) To prepare for his latest role, Bryan Cranston was in luck: He sort of looks like former President Lyndon B. Johnson. “Fortunately my own natural makeup is what every man hopes for — beady eyes and thin lips,” Cranston, the former “Breaking Bad...

Showtime will follow 2016 campaign with weekly documentary series called ‘The Circus’

Showtime will follow 2016 campaign with weekly documentary series called ‘The Circus’

December 17, 2015


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By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) If you think the 2016 race for the White House is a circus worthy of a reality TV program, Showtime is right there with you. The premium cable network announced Tuesday that it is launching a weekly documentary-style series called “The Circus: Insid...

‘Madden NFL 16’ Review: Roughing The Passer

‘Madden NFL 16’ Review: Roughing The Passer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Video Games

By Asif Khan GamerHub.tv (TNS) The exclusive deal between Electronic Arts and the NFL can be a double-edged sword. The lack of a viable competitor to the Madden franchise can sometimes yield a mediocre annual release, but the exclusivity can create amazing experiences when the full force of the NF...

Springfield, Home Of ‘The Simpsons,’ Opens At Universal Studios Hollywood

Springfield, Home Of ‘The Simpsons,’ Opens At Universal Studios Hollywood

June 11, 2015


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By Martin Miller Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Springfield, the mythical city that serves as Anytown, USA for “The Simpsons,” is enjoying some urban sprawl in the real world. Home to America’s favorite screaming yellow TV characters, the town becomes bicoastal on Wednesday when Uni...

Asher Vollmer, Creator Of The Elegant ‘Threes,’ Turns Cynical With ‘Royals.’

Asher Vollmer, Creator Of The Elegant ‘Threes,’ Turns Cynical With ‘Royals.’

June 9, 2015


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By Todd Martens Los Angeles Times (TNS) Asher Vollmer helped make one of the most popular games of 2014. “Threes” has been downloaded more than 1 million times and was blessed by Apple as the mobile game of the year. It’s the puzzle game at its most elegant, owning an invitingly crisp design and requiring little more...

Do We Really Need Another Festival? Nope

May 7, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (TNS) In what’s become a kind of seasonal migration, the country’s most successful musical acts are heading to the highways to take their art to the people. After conferring with their booking agents, they’ll plot courses, rent buses and hotel suites and fan out i...

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