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  • ‘Strange Magic’: Lucasfilm musical based on ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

     
    “Strange Magic,” a musical animated feature film inspired by William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” is coming to theaters in […]...
  • 'Interstellar' is an ambitious, imperfect sci-fi epic, reviews say

    Like the astronauts at the center of "Interstellar," director Christopher Nolan is on an ambitious mission. His new film, which stars Matthew McConaughey as a single dad piloting a space mission to find a new home for humanity, is visually expansive,...
  • Schlocky horror flicks lovingly satirized in 1993's 'Matinee'

    Schlocky horror flicks lovingly satirized in 1993's 'Matinee'
    The first thing you see in 1993's "Matinee," filmmaker Joe Dante's affectionate satire of B-movie madness, is a coming attraction starring John Goodman (playing a producer/carnival barker type whose stock-in-trade is schlocky horror flicks) hawking his...
  • 'Charlotte's Web' challenge: Dressing 4- and 8-legged creatures

    'Charlotte's Web' challenge: Dressing 4- and 8-legged creatures
    Creating an animal, insect or rodent costume can be so tricky. But leave it to Soojin Lee, the costume designer at South Coast Repertory, to evoke characters for the theater's children's production of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web." The beloved...
  • R. Crumb reflects on 'The Complete Zap Comix'

    R. Crumb reflects on 'The Complete Zap Comix'
    Culturally, physically, scatologically — it's hard to overstate "The Complete Zap Comix." Let's start with the thing itself: If I threw it at your head, and landed a solid strike, I might end you. It weighs 20 pounds, stands more than a foot...
  • John Kass: Send in the clowns?

    Coulrophobia is a terrible condition that can strike anyone, at any time, but especially if you're within reach of a weird grown man with white face makeup, perhaps a wig, floppy shoes and a big red nose. Coulrophobia is best known by another name: clown...
  • Mosley's PI returns to uneasy streets of LA

    Mosley's PI returns to uneasy streets of LA
    'Rose Gold' By Walter Mosley. Doubleday, 320 pages, $25.95 Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins novels have always been a perceptive time machine, giving a view of racism in post-WWII Los Angeles and showing how the same issues are part of the fabric of the...
  • Stockholm Festival Kicks Off 25th Edition

    Some 201 films from 60 countries make the 25th edition of Stockholm Film Festival the biggest so far. Unspooling through Nov. 16, the festival is honoring Uma Thurman, Mike Leigh and recent Golden Lion winner Roy Andersson. The Stockholm Film Festival...
  • Bella Thorne to sign new book in Coral Gables

    Bella Thorne to sign new book in Coral Gables
    If you saw Bella Thorne in her latest movie, the Steve Carrell comedy “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” you may not have recognized her. The Pembroke Pines native, whose breakout moment came on the Disney...
  • Miami Book Fair: John Cleese is seriously satisfied

    Miami Book Fair: John Cleese is seriously satisfied
    John Cleese's silly memoir, "So, Anyway … ," is as much a confession as it is a cliffhanger. In closing out his autobiography about the making of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Cleese, the tallest and "best mustached" of the British sketch-...
  • What every parent needs to know about changes in the classroom

    What every parent needs to know about changes in the classroom
    If you have school- age children, you likely have heard about the new Common Core State Standards. Already adopted by forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Common Core focuses...