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  • Film Review: 'A Hitman's Solitude Before the Shot'

    The slapstick assassin at the center of "A Hitman's Solitude Before the Shot" isn't the only one whose aim is off. German helmer Florian Mischa Boder clearly wants this silly-minded misfire, about a contract killer so out of practice he botches his...
  • James Garner of 'Maverick,' 'Rockford Files' Dies at 86

    Amiable actor James Garner, whose moderately successful film career was eclipsed by two extraordinarily popular television series, "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," has died, according to reports. He was 86. Like many popular leading men of Hollywood'...
  • James Garner: Cowboy, soldier, detective, astronaut, race car driver

    James Garner, who died Saturday at the age of 86, was tall, handsome and athletic, all qualities that made for longevity as a leading man. Garner, a native Oklahoman, came to fame on television as the laid-back Bret Maverick in the 1950s western, went...
  • Joseph T. Naar, TV, Film Producer and WMA Agent, Dies at 88

    Joseph T. Naar, a former William Morris agent who went to produce blaxploitation vampire pics "Blacula" and "Scream Blacula Scream," as well as TV series "Starsky and Hutch," died January 17. He was 88. At WMA, after Naar was fast-tracked through the...
  • Gavin MacLeod captains a memoir

    Gavin MacLeod captains a memoir
    This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." No sooner did "MTM"...
  • Martin Scorsese to Be Feted by Art Directors Guild

    Martin Scorsese will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 8, the org announced on Thursday. The kudofest, set to take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be hosted...
  • Review: 'Fosse' by Sam Wasson

    Review: 'Fosse' by Sam Wasson
    "Bob Fosse was the best thing ever to come out of burlesque, and he would pay for it forever," Sam Wasson writes in his punchy, vital new biography, "Fosse." That's a big, bold statement, and it holds. What the teenaged Fosse learned while working as...
  • Mickey Rooney dies: Five of his most memorable movie roles

    With his death at age 93 on Sunday, Mickey Rooney leaves a show-business legacy spanning eight decades and including more than 200 film credits -- not to mention his many appearances on television and the stage. Here are five movie roles demonstrating...
  • Mickey Rooney Appreciation: Noir Films Showed He Was More Than a Teen Star

    From 1937 to 1946, Mickey Rooney played clean-cut, wide-eyed Midwestern teenager Andy Hardy 15 times in a series of films that proved instrumental (along with his Judy Garland musicals) in making him one of the most popular movie stars of his era. They...
  • MGM Taps 'Simpsons' Director to Helm Rebooted 'Pink Panther' Movie

    MGM's is looking to reboot "The Pink Panther," tapping David Silverman to helm the live-action/animated hybrid pic. This pic will not focus the famous Inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers and later by Roberto Benigni and Steve Martin, but...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Da Vinci's Demons' on Starz

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Da Vinci's Demons' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Ripper Street Investigation into the...