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  • Set Pieces: The L.A. look in 'The Kids Are All Right'

     
    As it moves from art houses to suburban cineplexes, "The Kids Are All Right" keeps racking up raves for director and co-writer Lisa Cholodenko and stars Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Here's one more commendation -- for the film's sets....
  • Box office: 'Inception' on top again, beating the opening of 'Salt' [updated]

     
    "Inception" has achieved that rarest of box-office dreams: a big-budget event movie that's a word-of-mouth phenomenon. Ticket sales for director Christopher Nolan's complex thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio declined only 31% on its second weekend in...
  • Hollywood Foreign Press gives (another) $75,000 to LACMA for film program

     
    The beleaguered film program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art got a welcome infusion of cash on Wednesday when the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced at a special luncheon that it is donating $75,000 to the museum in......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Sasha Stone on state of best actress Oscar race | Guy Lodge: No complaints about Venice lineup

     
    • Longtime Oscarologist Sasha Stone has produced a list of 17 women who could vie for the best actress prizes in the awards derby. For Sasha, "the field is already half-filled with Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Lawrence. But out of Cannes,...
  • Weekend at the beach? See “The Kids are All Right”

     
    Maybe you missed one of the beset movies of the summer during its regular Central Florida run. You're probably spending some of this weekend at the beach. But the warm, smart and deft “Meet your sperm donor” dramedy “The Kids are All...
  • 22 notable L.A. literary events in September

     
    Readers, start your calendars: September is full of author events and literary-ish shenanigans. If you like cheese, there is a new cheese book -- and its reading includes a cheese-tasting. Remember "The Official Preppy Handbook"? You can get its follow-...
  • Natalie Portman is the official Oscar front-runner

     
    "That's it! The best actress race is already over!" gasped a notable Oscar-tracking journo after witnessing Natalie Portman's dazzling diva turn in Darren Aronofsky's ballet thriller, "Black Swan," at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was equally...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: TIFF premieres Oscar hopefuls | 'The Fighter' contends | Foreign language film hopefuls

     
    • Nicole LaPorte recaps the race for the Oscars in the wake of the Toronto film fest, including an analysis of a best actress bout between Hollywood vet Annette Bening ("The Kids Are All Right") and the ingenue Natalie Portman ("Black Swan"). As...
  • Literary readings get a new lens at LACMA

     
    Walk through the streetlight installation at LACMA, get a ticket and then head east to enter LACMA through its Ahmanson building; on the left is an alcove that opens out into to the Art Catalogs bookstore. It's not the museum......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: David Fincher opens up to Mark Harris | Mel Gibson comeback? | 'Friends' reunited on 'Cougar Town'

     
    • Mark Harris landed an interview with "The Social Network" director David Fincher for a New York magazine cover story. As there wasn't enough room in the print edition for the whole conversation, he has posted it online. In his intro to the transcript,...
  • Is the Oscar derby already over?

     
    At this point, it sure looks like we have solid Oscar front-runners for best picture ("The Social Network"), best actor (Colin Firth, "The King's Speech") and best actress (Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"). It's very possible that all three could trot...