‘All Eyez on Me’: With a Strong Box Office Debut, Another Diverse Film Gets Underestimated

‘All Eyez on Me’: With a Strong Box Office Debut, Another Diverse Film Gets Underestimated

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‘All Eyez on Me’: With a Strong Box Office Debut, Another Diverse Film Gets Underestimated
When “Straight Outta Compton” opened in August of 2015 to over $60 million — about $20 million more than most trades predicted — a conversation sparked about the industry’s failure to properly track movies that target people of color. “You can’t track black,” Jeff Clanagan, CEO of CodeBlack Entertainment said in a 2015 Variety report…. […]
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Prep Roundup: Van Nuys’ Tyree Winborn scores 40-plus again, Chatsworth looking for new football coach

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Prep Roundup: Van Nuys’ Tyree Winborn scores 40-plus again, Chatsworth looking for new football coach
Van Nuys’ senior guard Tyree Winborn scored 42 points in Thursday night’s win over Panorama 78-38. Fellow senior Mijuhjaim Ali added 12 points and six rebounds. It marks Winborn’s third time scoring 40 or more points in a game this season. Winborn is under 6-feet tall, but his playing style is worth the price of admission. […]
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'Mr. Robot' Season 3 Finale: Martin Wallström Surveys Stage 2 Fallout

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'Mr. Robot' Season 3 Finale: Martin Wallström Surveys Stage 2 Fallout
“I always have a sense of where this is going — and it always turns out to be the wrong direction,” the erstwhile Tyrell Wellick tells THR about his theories for season four. read more Related
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Refinery29 Lays Off 34 Staffers in Latest Sign of Digital-Media Malaise

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Refinery29 Lays Off 34 Staffers in Latest Sign of Digital-Media Malaise
Refinery29 has pink-slipped 34 employees, with the digital media player citing a “challenging” advertising environment for the layoffs. The New York-based company said the cuts represent 7.5% of its workforce, leaving it with around 420 employees worldwide. Refinery29 targets young female audiences with a mix of news, lifestyle, and video content. Refinery29 co-founders and co-CEOs […]
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2 shot to death near Panorama Mall

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2 shot to death near Panorama Mall
Two men were shot and killed early Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, near Van Nuys Boulevard and Chase Street — near the Panorama Mall in Panorama City. (Google Maps) PANORAMA CITY — Two men were shot and killed this morning in Panorama City. The shooting was reported around 3:20 a.m. in the area of Van Nuys […]
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‘Roseanne’ Revival Sets March Premiere Date at ABC

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‘Roseanne’ Revival Sets March Premiere Date at ABC
The revival of “Roseanne” has an official premiere date, ABC announced Friday. The new installment of the classic sitcom will debut on March 27 at 8 p.m ET/PT in a special hour-long premiere. It will then air in its regular Tuesday 8 p.m. time slot beginning April 3, followed by “The Middle,” which will move […]
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25 years later, Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ remains rap’s world-building masterpiece

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25 years later, Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ remains rap’s world-building masterpiece
The classic album codified G-Funk, sold a million White Sox hats and introduced the world to the addictive drawl of Snoop Dogg. Related
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Fran Unsworth Named Head of BBC News

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Fran Unsworth Named Head of BBC News
The director of the BBC World Service Group will take on the new role in the new year. read more Related
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‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Eyed for ‘Electric State’ From Russo Brothers

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‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti Eyed for ‘Electric State’ From Russo Brothers
“It” director Andy Muschietti is in talks with Russo Brothers Studio to board a movie version of Simon Stalenhag’s illustrated novel “The Electric State.” The story, set in an alternative 1997, centers on a runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot as they travel through a strange USA, where the ruins of gigantic battle drones […]
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Here’s why you shouldn’t burn wood in your fireplace, outdoor pits in Southern California

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Here’s why you shouldn’t burn wood in your fireplace, outdoor pits in Southern California
If you’ve got a fireplace, don’t use it — at least until the wee hours of Saturday, Dec. 16. The agency that measures bad air in Southern California issued a warning Thursday, Dec. 14: Don’t burn wood in your fireplace, if you live in Orange County, non-desert parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino […]
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Fetty Wap gets pass for missing court date in drag racing case

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Fetty Wap gets pass for missing court date in drag racing case
A Brooklyn judge gave Fetty Wap a pass on missing court Wednesday, after the rapper missed his flight from Atlanta. Related
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Oscars: Nine Films Advance in Foreign-Language Race

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Oscars: Nine Films Advance in Foreign-Language Race
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the nine films advancing in this year’s Oscar race for best foreign language film. Acclaimed films omitted from the list include Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” from Cambodia and Robin Campillo’s “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” from France. Campillo’s film is the most critically […]
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In ‘Wormwood,’ Errol Morris finds a limit to how many layers a mystery can have

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In ‘Wormwood,’ Errol Morris finds a limit to how many layers a mystery can have
Filmmaker blends documentary and lavish reenactment on a case that’s gone too cold. Related
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Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon Make 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Appearance as Local-TV Rose Parade Hosts

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Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon Make 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Appearance as Local-TV Rose Parade Hosts
The ‘SNL’ alums will reunite to emcee live coverage of the parade on Amazon Prime Video, in character as Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan. read more Related
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BBC Worldwide, ITV Streaming Service BritBox Headed to Canada

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BBC Worldwide, ITV Streaming Service BritBox Headed to Canada
Pitched as the “destination for lovers of British TV,” the subscription VOD service has started rolling out internationally beyond the U.S. market. read more Related
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Asian Brilliant Stars Take Wider Perspective for Second Edition

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Asian Brilliant Stars Take Wider Perspective for Second Edition
“Youth,” “Wolf Warriors 2,” “Dangal,” and “Bad Genius” are among the prominent film titles that will compete for the Asian Brilliant Stars awards. The prizes will be announced in February in Berlin. The Awards’ launch event in Beijing on Tuesday took on a interesting political tinge with one of the jurors criticizing China’s restrictions on […]
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Woman falls to her death from Alhambra parking garage, boyfriend questioned

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Woman falls to her death from Alhambra parking garage, boyfriend questioned
A woman fell to her death sometime after 1 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, from this parking garage at First and Main streets in Alhambra. Detectives are questioning the woman’s boyfriend. ALHAMBRA — A woman fell to her death from a parking garage in Alhambra this morning, and authorities are investigating her death as suspicious. […]
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MICA: Mexico’s Film Tank Pitches to the Small Screen with Genre Thriller ‘Dead Days’

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MICA: Mexico’s Film Tank Pitches to the Small Screen with Genre Thriller ‘Dead Days’
Film Tank, one of Mexico’s most prominent independent production companies behind hits “Northless” and “The Maid,” will be enlisting years of big-screen experience in a move to TV with their latest project in development, a high-concept genre thriller titled “Dead Days.” Film Tank CEO and producer Edgar San Juan pitched the idea at Mexico City’s […]
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'Weinstein Effect' brings drastic drop in boozy office parties

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'Weinstein Effect' brings drastic drop in boozy office parties
The holiday office party in a post-Weinstein world is likely to look a lot tamer — if there’s a get-together at all. Related
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A timeline of Omarosa Manigault's greatest — and worst — hits in the Trump White House

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A timeline of Omarosa Manigault's greatest — and worst — hits in the Trump White House
A play-by-play of her most notable bouts, plus a few bright spots. Related
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