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  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Night Shift' on NBC

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Night Shift' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 3 - 9, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES 2 Broke Girls Max and Caroline's (Kat...
  • Only distractions live between 'Avengers' and 'Star Wars' release

    Only distractions live between 'Avengers' and 'Star Wars' release
    This week's red-alert about the arrival of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" drew at least two complaints via social media about the use of the term "fanboys" from female fans of the superhero milieu. "The title of this article seems to imply that only boys can...
  • Summer movies big on big-budget sequels

    "I'll be back," the line Arnold Schwarzenegger first uttered more than 30 years ago in that indelible manly monotone, belongs to the Terminator, of course. But it also might as well be the official slogan of the summer movie season. It's the time of...
  • There's much more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

    When Iron Man and his band of merry do-gooders start smashing box office records at the multiplex this weekend with "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the clamor will ring in the official start of the summer movie season. Between now and Labor Day, Hollywood will...
  • Multiplexity: A guide to summer 2015's best blockbusters

    Multiplexity: A guide to summer 2015's best blockbusters
    Ever since Steven Spielberg unleashed "Jaws" to audiences in 1975, essentially inventing the summer blockbuster, the hottest months of the year have become home to the biggest-budget pictures of the Hollywood slate. Each year, the summer season seems to...
  • 'SNL's' Cecily Strong joins Melissa McCarthy comedy 'Michelle Darnell'

    'SNL's' Cecily Strong joins Melissa McCarthy comedy 'Michelle Darnell'
    It's shaping up to be a busy summer at the movies for "Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong. Coming on the heels of her appearance at the White House Correspondents' dinner last weekend, the Chicago native has been cast in the Melissa McCarthy...
  • 10 questions and answers about summer movies

    As summer movies loom, 10 questions ... and 10 answers. (Note that all release dates are tentative.) 1. Will the new 'Avengers' movie be as big as the last one? "The Avengers" opened May 4, 2012, and ultimately grossed more than $623 million...
  • Rise of niche blockbusters a joy to behold

    Rise of niche blockbusters a joy to behold
    Already killing it in England, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and beyond, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens in the U.S. with evening screenings Thursday and an official Friday bow. Expectations couldn't be larger. Its success is predestined; it will be one of...
  • Melissa McCarthy-Rose Byrne chemistry is the secret formula in 'Spy'

     Melissa McCarthy-Rose Byrne chemistry is the secret formula in 'Spy'
    Call it an un-buddy comedy. Or maybe a tale of how enemies become frenemies. Regardless, the new film "Spy" is largely rooted in the unusual chemistry of actresses Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne. In the film, McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA...
  • Record box-office year predicted, anti-piracy efforts touted at CinemaCon

    Record box-office year predicted, anti-piracy efforts touted at CinemaCon
    John Fithian, president of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners, predicted that the motion-picture theater industry would grow to new heights in 2015. "In 15 years of standing on a Vegas stage, I have never before made this prediction — 2015...
  • CinemaCon 2015: Head of theater owner association predicts record box-office year

    John Fithian, president of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners, predicted that the motion-picture theater industry would grow to new heights in 2015, setting records at the box office. "In fifteen years of standing on a Vegas stage, I have never before...