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  • 'The Lone Ranger': How will the flop affect its principals?

    “The Lone Ranger,” the Johnny Depp movie that sent reporters scurrying for euphemisms and filmgoers scurrying into other theaters over the holiday weekend, touched off a particularly rousing round of Monday-morning quarterbacking. Should...
  • Black and white lights up screens in 'Frances Ha,' 'Nebraska'

    Black and white lights up screens in 'Frances Ha,' 'Nebraska'
    When Hollywood began transitioning from black-and-white films in the early 1960s, the director Vincente Minnelli had a simple, dismissive reply to those who questioned the shift. "Color," he said, "can do anything that black-and-white can." A half-...
  • After 'Lone Ranger,' Disney may not be willing to take risks

    After 'Lone Ranger,' Disney may not be willing to take risks
    As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers. The new take on...
  • In 'Oldboy' trailer, Spike Lee gets deliciously genre-y

    In 'Oldboy' trailer, Spike Lee gets deliciously genre-y
    Revenge tales don’t come more hard-boiled than Chan-wook Park’s “Old Boy.” Unless, perhaps, it’s Spike Lee’s “Oldboy,” the 2013 remake of the Cannes-decorated 2003 hit. At least that’s how it seems...
  • 'Sharknado' creators speak about Syfy's buzzy B movie

    'Sharknado' creators speak about Syfy's buzzy B movie
    On Friday, the world – or at least the Internet – was still reeling in the wake of “Sharknado,” the cheesy Syfy original movie that everyone, or at least it seemed online, was watching Thursday night. Though its ratings were...
  • Steve Grand breaks out with 'All-American Boy'

    Steve Grand breaks out with 'All-American Boy'
    In a week Steve Grand went from being an unknown to the latest viral celebrity  after uploading his first music video, “All-American Boy,” to YouTube. The song, a country-tinged pop-rock ballad, could have easily gone unnoticed as just...
  • Genre-bending cellist Ernst Reijseger popping up in many ways

    Genre-bending cellist Ernst Reijseger popping up in many ways
    If you happen to be at the Getty Center on Friday night or Saturday afternoon, you might bump into Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger playing a pop-up recital. Times and places will not be announced. Nor should you even try to imagine what kind of music, let...
  • Movie review: Undead in East End in 'Cockneys vs. Zombies'

    Movie review: Undead in East End in 'Cockneys vs. Zombies'
    You don't call a movie "Cockneys vs. Zombies" because you yearn for cinematic subtlety. Matthias Hoene's feature film debut is the umpteenth infection in the undead epidemic rampaging through pop culture. And it's all that the title implies: brash East...
  • Earl Sweatshirt confronts the pressures of hype with 'Doris'

    Earl Sweatshirt confronts the pressures of hype with 'Doris'
    On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida. A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?
    A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
  • 'Babayaga' works magic to make 'the impossible possible'

    Before "Babayaga," I thought Disney had captured all the world's folk tales and remade them as child-friendly blockbusters. But author Toby Barlow got to Baba Yaga — fearsome witches plucked from old Russian legend — first, and he brings...