Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]
Christina Aguilera gave her fans a close-up look at her 3-year-old daughter, Summer Rain, in a new Instagram photo. Check out how little Summer is just like her A-list mom!
“Pretty Woman: The Musical” will officially open Aug. 16 at the Nederlander Theatre.
Rima Das’ “Village Rockstars” won the golden gateway prize for best film in the India Gold competition, at the Mumbai Film Festival (Oct. 12-18). The festival concluded on Wednesday. “Village Rockstars” also won best film on gender equality. Bornila Chatterjee’s “The Hungry” merited a jury mention in the category. Rahul Jain’s “Machines” took the silver […]
The Alex Kurtzman-produced drama will return in 2018 with 13 episodes. read more
It’s official: The summer box office is the worst the movie industry has seen in more than a decade. That’s without adjusting for inflation, or taking into account the rising cost of ticket sales. To make it very clear, a concerningly low number of people in North America went to the movie theater this summer…. […]
LOS ANGELES >> With no new wide releases, Hollywood basically took the Labor Day weekend off and put an end to what’s expected to be the lowest earning summer movie going season since 2006 – the last time the industry saw a sub-$4 billion summer. Things weren’t as apocalyptic as analysts suggested going into the […]
“Despacito – Remix” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber was named Song of the Summer by Spotify. Watch to see which songs came in second and third!
The solar eclipse was the hero of summer 2017. From Oregon to South Carolina, millions of Americans gathered to witness the rare celestial event, including the Trump family and Sarah Jessica Parker. “Oh my god, this is the most spectacular light I’ve ever seen,” exclaimed the 52-year-old actress on Instagram. “It doesn’t make any sense!”
Celebrities put their best bikinis — and boardshorts — forward this summer as they sunned, swam and swanned around hot spots from South Beach to St. Barts and Martha’s Vineyard to Mykonos. The rest of us were left admiring their figures on social media while we sweated it out getting to work during mass transit’s…
It’s been a particularly strong summer for traditional television — somewhat unusual for a prime-time landscape usually populated by forgettable burnoffs and repeats and increasingly infringed-upon by digital networks. With a few exceptions (“The Gong Show,” “I’m Dying Up Here”), network TV (broadcast and cable) hasn’t suffered from viewer malaise since the regular season ended…
The characters are dumb. Steven Soderbergh’s movie is smart.
“Saturday Night Live” just couldn’t stay away.
Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area El Capitan Theatre: Sing-along “The Lion King” (1994), 10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 11-13; dates through Aug. 20. Tickets $14; $11 ages 3-11; $23 VIP. 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-347-6396. elcapitantheatre.
Casey Affleck and Summer Phoenix’s marriage has officially gone out to sea.
Television has long been obsessed with authenticity, but this summer’s most vital shows are defined by artifice, embellishment and make-believe. read more
Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Movie at L.A. Workers Center: Film historian-critic Ed Rampell introduces a series that marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. “Storm Over Asia” (1928), 7 p.m. July 28. Free/donation. Potluck. 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles.
Time for the annual “gold” rush — the release of VP Records’ “2017 Reggae Gold” compilation of current hits and future classics.