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  • The readers speak on Adam Sandler, and then some

    The readers speak on Adam Sandler, and then some
    Enough of my yakkin', as Rob Reiner says in the opening of "This is Spinal Tap." It's time for yours. Earlier this week I wrote about Adam Sandler's weirdly consistent track record of denigrating all sorts of ethnic groups across various movies. The...
  • Academy's 'This Is Widescreen' series salutes big moment in film history

     Academy's 'This Is Widescreen' series salutes big moment in film history
    Cinema history seems to repeat itself. To lure contemporary audiences away from watching movies on smartphones, tablets, computers and video-on-demand and steer them back into the theaters, Hollywood has been pulling out all the stops with 3-D and...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is full of thrills but quickly forgettable

     'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is full of thrills but quickly forgettable
    It would be silly to pretend that "Avengers: Age of Ultron" isn't good at what it does, that it's not proficient at delivering superhero thrills for those who crave them most. With a budget of $250 million, a surfeit of stunts, explosions and computer...
  • Flutist Nicole Mitchell looks into the future with 'Mandorla Awakening'

    Flutist Nicole Mitchell looks into the future with 'Mandorla Awakening'
    Everyone in jazz knows that former Chicagoan Nicole Mitchell stands among the most creative, innovative and technically accomplished flutists working today. But perhaps only Mitchell devotees fully appreciate her passion for science fiction and her...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions: AQUATICA: "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starts at $24 when tickets are purchased online. Aquatica "Any Day" passes start at $37 when...
  • 'Outrageous Sophie Tucker' opens 10th L.A. Jewish Film Festival

     'Outrageous Sophie Tucker' opens 10th L.A. Jewish Film Festival
    The 10th edition of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday evening with the L.A. premiere of "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker," a new documentary produced by Susan and Lloyd Ecker about the risqué comedian, singer and actress known as the Last...
  • Star Wars universe in full Celebration mode

    Star Wars universe in full Celebration mode
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Smells of lilac and palm were everywhere, hanging in the air. The Imperial trooper removed his white sculpted helmet and breathed in the spring morning. Immediately, the pleasant smell of Anaheim was replaced with the riper...
  • Collection of scenes in 'Private Number' don't add up

     Collection of scenes in 'Private Number' don't add up
    "Private Number" begins as a haunted-house flick in which phones inexplicably ring at 2:44 a.m. every day and an ominous voice on the other end asks, "Remember me?" It takes more than 30 minutes of running time before Michael Lane (Hal Ozsan) finally...
  • Not always a smooth 'Ride,' but Helen Hunt's a natural

     Not always a smooth 'Ride,' but Helen Hunt's a natural
    In "Ride," written and directed by Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt, the pedantic and controlling New York editor Jackie (Hunt) follows her college-dropout son Angelo (Brenton Thwaites) — an aspiring writer — to Los Angeles to steer...
  • Albert Maysles' 'Iris' eclipses his restored 'Grey Gardens'

    "I don't go out to catch people," the great documentarian Albert Maysles once told a class at UCLA. "I go out to find them." Maysles, who died in March at age 88, found an enormous variety of individuals during his half-century as a filmmaker, from...
  • Kristen Wiig is fearless in reality TV-jabbing 'Welcome to Me'

    Kristen Wiig is fearless in reality TV-jabbing 'Welcome to Me'
    "Welcome to Me," starring Kristen Wiig, is weirdly off center yet strangely in sync with the times. With Shira Piven directing screenwriter Eliot Laurence's unconventional idea, the indie comedy-drama delves into our confessional times via the very meta...