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Fashion siblings Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s forested childhood inspires ‘Woodshock’

Fashion siblings Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s forested childhood inspires ‘Woodshock’

September 28, 2017


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The Mulleavy sisters grew up on the edge of an old-growth redwood forest, two girls in the shadows of trees larger than the Statue of Liberty. Their grandfather, a retired Army man, would sometimes make them march into the woods because he wanted them to be outside. But then they would roam free, quiet a...

6 key questions about fall TV season

6 key questions about fall TV season

September 19, 2017


Filed under Movies, Television

The idea of an actual “fall TV season” now almost feels like something you might find in a thrift shop. It’s a little bit dowdy, and threadworn. It’s something everyone once got excited about. Now it’s something everyone tolerates. Barely. Yes, your favorite shows will all soon be back. ...

Warner Bros. lassos ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins to helm sequel

Warner Bros. lassos ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins to helm sequel

September 12, 2017


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Los Angeles Times (TNS) “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins is springing back into action for a sequel to the summer blockbuster, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. Jenkins reportedly inked a deal in the $8 million range to write, direct and produce the sequel, making her the highest-paid f...

Hits keep on coming for this ‘Bodyguard’

Hits keep on coming for this ‘Bodyguard’

August 29, 2017


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By Sonaiya Kelley Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Lionsgate’s R-rated buddy romp “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” as predicted, topped the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row as Hollywood’s newest releases slumped into theaters, all three opening short of $6 million. The film...

Scorpions on your leg? ‘Lost City of Z’ director talks about filming in jungle

April 25, 2017


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 “The Lost City of Z,” one of the year’s highlights, takes place in the early 20th century and chronicles the adventures of British explorer Percy Fawcett and his search, far from the confines of London’s Royal Geographical Society, for an El Dorado-like civilization hidden away in the Amazon jun...

The cult of Kurt Russell: His director on the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel says he brings cool and cachet to the project

The cult of Kurt Russell: His director on the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel says he brings cool and cachet to the project

April 25, 2017


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Kurt Russell can sum up his 55-year acting career in one word: “Brandy.” Not the alcoholic beverage. Russell makes his own wine. He’s not going to betray his beloved Pinot with another drink. No, “Brandy,” the 1972 hit song, the one with the parenthetical (“You’re a Fine Girl”) in the...

‘Smurfs’ and ‘Going in Style’ are no match for ‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty’ at box office

‘Smurfs’ and ‘Going in Style’ are no match for ‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty’ at box office

April 18, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Luckily, the box-office beating “The Boss Baby” and “Beauty and the Beast” put on Sony’s new release “Smurfs: The Lost Village” couldn’t make the animated gnomes any more blue. The Alec Baldwin-voiced baby with a briefcase took the No. 1 spot for the second week in a ...

‘The Fate of the Furious’ races toward big weekend

‘The Fate of the Furious’ races toward big weekend

April 18, 2017


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Since 2001, “The Fast and the Furious” has evolved from a B-movie about street racing in Los Angeles into one of Hollywood’s biggest global franchises, complete with parachuting cars and Arctic submarine chases. Now, after seven movies and $3.9 billion in global box office sales, Universal Picture...

Disney movie is a box-office ‘Beast’: Repeat customers are keeping ‘Beauty’ aloft

Disney movie is a box-office ‘Beast’: Repeat customers are keeping ‘Beauty’ aloft

April 18, 2017


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When Disney’s new live-action musical fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” opened on March 17, Shelby Pickel was there with her family at one of the first showings. The 17-year-old high school student from Broken Arrow, Okla., had grown up with the DVD of the original 1991 animated film in heavy r...

‘Furious’ franchise ups the ante, again

‘Furious’ franchise ups the ante, again

April 18, 2017


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Muscles. Cars. Muscle cars. Flaming muscle cars. A wrecking ball the size of a house. A demolition derby on Fifth Avenue. A nuclear submarine. “I will admit, there were a lot of toys,” said director F. Gary Gray. Gray’s toy box — “The Fate of the Furious” — which opens April 14, is t...

‘Boss’ beats ‘Beauty’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in battle for box-office supremacy

‘Boss’ beats ‘Beauty’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in battle for box-office supremacy

April 18, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — After two weeks of domination by Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” there’s a new boss in town. In a squeaker, Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s CG-animated family comedy “The Boss Baby” claimed the top spot at the box office, pulling in a bigger-than-expected weekend estimate of...

How ‘Deadpool’s’ writers found scary new ‘Life’ in a familiar space alien story

How ‘Deadpool’s’ writers found scary new ‘Life’ in a familiar space alien story

March 31, 2017


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With a resume that includes zombies, soldiers, a smart-mouthed superhero and now astronauts fighting a creature in space, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have become specialists in crafting genre hybrids and defying expectations. Their latest film, the sci-fi thriller “Life,” had its world premiere ...

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