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  • 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...
  • Social Media Buzz: Melissa McCarthy Takes 'Tammy' to Box Office Bank

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Tops Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' at U.S. Box Office

    The giant robots of Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" have won round 1 of the U.S. box office battle with Melissa McCarthy and her road comedy "Tammy," earning $7.7 million on Wednesday. The "Transformers" figure, achieved in its sixth...
  • Ultra-Violence of 'World of Kanako' Stirs Japanese Box Office, Online Uproar

    TOKYO - "Confessions" director Tetsuya Nakashima's latest hyper-violent drama "The World of Kanako (Kawaki)" has stirred up a storm of controversy since its June 27 release in Japan. Slapped with an R-15 rating, meaning than no one 14 and under can...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Edges Out 'Tammy' at Thursday Box Office

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" dominated the Thursday box office heading into a holiday weekend that is expected to have a little less pop than previous Independence Days. The giant robots sequel snagged $9.7 million at domestic multiplexes,...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Squashes 'Tammy' in Unexplosive 4th of July

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is far from extinct in its second weekend, bringing some heat to a less-than-explosive Fourth of July box office. The sequel grossed $10.6 million Stateside on Friday, dominating Melissa McCarthy's "Tammy," which earned...
  • 'Transformers' crushes 'Tammy,' 'Evil' to lead weekend box office

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second...
  • Box Office: 'Transformers 4,' 'Tammy' Top Dreadful July 4th Weekend

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" topped a Fourth of July holiday that let out a whimper at the box office instead of a bang. Overall, this holiday weekend topped out at approximately $122 million, a roughly 45% drop from last year's Independence Day,...
  • Box office: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' takes Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July weekend might have brought fireworks, but the holiday box office didn’t close with a big bang. With no new popcorn blockbusters opening, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” easily triumphed. The fourth entry in...