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.
Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation, celebrated its 10th annual SeaChange Summer Party at a private estate in Laguna Beach, Calif. on Saturday. On hand for the seaside soiree were special guests Sam Waterston and Lily Tomlin — both advocates for the ocean and its inhabitants. The event included an auction… […]
We’re told that on Monday, they shot the cast drinking at Berry Park in Williamsburg.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has released an official Spotify playlist.
It’s been a week since I saw “Baby Driver,” and I’m still pleasantly buzzed. The kind of buzz you get when an action scene really hits it right, when motion syncs perfectly with the soundtrack, when mindless violence becomes downright graceful. This is the song of the summer in movie form, a playful ode to…
When the sun goes down in Los Angeles this summer, outdoor screens will light up, glowing with a variety of films for audiences of all ages. From recent blockbusters and silent films to children’s movies and cult classics, there’s something for every moviegoer. Here is a sampling of the summer outdoor movie events happening in […]