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  • Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'

    Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'
    "Ghostbusters" fans were sent into a tizzy Wednesday when "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig announced that he's rebooting the beloved action-comedy franchise about a crew of paranormal exterminators, with an all-new cast of female characters. The big...
  • Director: 'Ghostbusters' remake with 'hilarious women' in works

    If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig. "Bridesmaids" filmmaker Feig said on Wednesday he is working on a new "Ghostbusters" film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the...
  • Paul Feig Re-Teaming with 'Heat' Writer for Female-Centric 'Ghostbusters'

    Sony's female-led reboot of its "Ghostbusters" franchise is gaining momentum with "The Heat" writer Katie Dippold re-teaming with director Paul Feig. Feig confirmed the news Wednesday on Twitter: It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it...
  • Philadelphia Film Festival to present hours of pizazz

    Philadelphia Film Festival to present hours of pizazz
    If you're tired of overblown Hollywood blockbusters, check out the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival, which offers a bonanza of fresh and exciting features and shorts from all over the world. Unreeling over 11 days at a handful of Philly venues, the...
  • A date with The Kates

    A date with The Kates
    "I stepped on a mini-cactus in Montana. I was wearing my Keds, it was 1989, and we were all wearing Keds. Let's be real: mine were the generic brand from Venture, and that needle went right through my shoe. Hormones were raging through our preteen bodies,...
  • Box Office: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Rules With $73 Million

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" swung into theaters and snagged an estimated $73 million domestic debut this weekend from audiences looking for a blockbuster with brains. The 20th Century Fox release unspooled across 3,967 U.S. theaters and was fueled...
  • 'Apes' go wild at box office with $73 million debut

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant "Transformers" robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3D "Apes" movie collected $73...
  • Anne Somerset's biography of Queen Anne, ripe for Hollywood?

    "I ONLY read Liz Smith if her column is visible when I change the paper in the birdcage." "Doesn't that scare the bird?" So went an online exchange in response to an article in the Huffington Post about how "everybody" got it wrong regarding Melissa...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Austenland' on Starz

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Austenland' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Monumental Mysteries This new episode...
  • James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut

    James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut
    If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.  The cranky New York Observer critic was one of several reviewers who panned Franco's staging...
  • Five Comedy Incubations That Hatched Into Major Stars and Projects

    Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his way early on, for other people's projects. "A lot of...