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  • Cuba Gooding Jr.'s 'Life of a King' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Millennium Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to "Life of a King," a drama that stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a chess-playing ex-con. The film premiered in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Jake Goldberger directed from a script he co-wrote with...
  • Film Review: 'Code Black'

    A doctor's-eye view of the daily chaos of a major metropolitan hospital proves a major boon and a minor limitation in "Code Black." Shot during the course of his residency at Los Angeles County General Hospital, physician-filmmaker Ryan McGarry's...
  • 'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks

    'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks
    In "The Way, Way Back," which arrives in theaters Friday, much of the action unfolds at the Water Wizz Water Park, where 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds escape from the pains of seeing his mom (Toni Collette) being wooed by a car salesman (Steve...
  • Pedro Almodovar books trip back to sexy comedy in 'I'm So Excited!'

    Pedro Almodovar books trip back to sexy comedy in 'I'm So Excited!'
    It's not surprising that Pedro Almodóvar's latest film, "I'm So Excited!" is being billed as a return to the erotically obsessed, anything-goes antics that propelled the Spanish director's early camp fests. But at 63, Almodóvar isn't looking to repeat...
  • 'A Band Called Death' film screening, concerts June 27-29 in L.A.

    'A Band Called Death' film screening, concerts June 27-29 in L.A.
    The world has no shortage of examples of death arriving prematurely, but now there’s one that’s the subject of a fascinating pop music documentary. “A Band Called Death” explores the intriguing story of three brothers from...
  • Film Review: 'Europa Report'

    Two currently popular strands of genre filmmaking, the low-budget sci-fier and the found-footage thriller, merge to reasonably plausible and impressively controlled effect in "Europa Report." Meticulously crafted by Ecuadorian helmer Sebastian Cordero and...
  • Film Review: 'The Conjuring'

    The mere sound of two hands clapping will have audiences begging for mercy in "The Conjuring," a sensationally entertaining old-school freakout and one of the smartest, most viscerally effective thrillers in recent memory. Dramatizing a little-known...
  • James Wan's 'The Conjuring' Thrills At L.A. Film Festival

    On the first night of summer, Warner Bros.' "The Conjuring" made its official North American debut as an eerie throwback to the 1970s. "'We can't wait to see you guys squirm," declared Hayley McFarland, who plays one of the five Perron sisters, just...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'The Conjuring' conjures laughs, few screams

    L.A. Film Festival: 'The Conjuring' conjures laughs, few screams
    "The Conjuring," a horror thriller by James Wan, conjured up more laughs than screams or shivers Friday night at its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It seemed as though the audience had either attended the reception prior to the screening and...
  • L.A. Film Fest: 'Mother, ' 'Code' Nab Jury Awards; 'Short Term,' 'Wadjda,' 'American' Take Audience Awards

    Janis Nord's Latvian drama "Mother, I Love You" and Ryan McGarry's medical documentary "Code Black" have taken the narrative and documentary jury awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Daniel Crettin's "Short Term 12" (pictured above) won the fest's...
  • Kathleen Hanna doc 'The Punk Singer' lands with Sundance Selects

    Kathleen Hanna doc 'The Punk Singer' lands with Sundance Selects
    Sundance Selects has picked up the documentary "The Punk Singer" for North American distribution, the company said Monday. Directed by Sini Anderson, the film looks at the life and legacy of musician and activist Kathleen Hanna, best known for her...