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  • L.A. Film Festival adds 'Man of Steel,' Spike Jonze and monsters

    A trio of splashy, late entries to the Los Angeles Film Festival were announced Wednesday: the mega-budget summer movies “Man of Steel” and “Monsters University,” as well as an in-person discussion with indie auteur Spike Jonze...
  • New 'My Little Pony' film to premiere at L.A. Film Festival

    New 'My Little Pony' film to premiere at L.A. Film Festival
    "My Little Pony Equestria Girls," a new animated film, will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival's Family Day festivities on June 15, organizers announced Tuesday.   The film revolves around Twilight Sparkle pursuing a thief who...
  • '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...
  • 'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen

     'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen
    It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...
  • Ava DuVernay to direct Martin Luther King Jr. drama 'Selma'

    Ava DuVernay to direct Martin Luther King Jr. drama 'Selma'
    Ava DuVernay has proved that there is little she can't do. The publicist-turned-writer-director-distributor who was just invited into the Motion Picture Academy has already directed two micro-budgeted films that have garnered her critical acclaim: 2011'...
  • 'The Conjuring': Five ways to scare up an unlikely hit

    "The Conjuring" looks to cast a spell over audiences this weekend, with our own box-office reporter Amy Kaufman estimating the film with a $20-million budget may open to more than $30 million in ticket sales. It joins other recent return-on-investment...
  • L.A. Film Fest: New take on end of humanity in 'Goodbye World'

    After watching the first season of the television series “The Walking Dead,” Denis Henry Hennelly had an epiphany. He decided he should make an apocalypse movie. Though not the first to pursue such a plot line, the screenwriter and...
  • L.A. Film Fest: Rebuilding Joe Vasquez's 'House that Jack Built'

    Nearly 20 years ago Michael Lieber promised his friend and colleague Joseph Vasquez that he would see his final project, "The House that Jack Built," come to fruition in a way Vasquez would be proud of. The filmmaker died of complications from AIDS...
  • L.A. Film Festival opens with Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited'

    Following Wednesday night's pre-festival screening of "Man of Steel," the Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off in earnest Thursday night with the North American premiere of Pedro Almódovar's "I'm So Excited!" The 19th edition of the festival runs through...
  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy. From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
  • 'Call Me Kuchu,' 'God Loves Uganda' shed light on gay-rights fight

    As the same-sex marriage debate continues throughout the U.S., another front in the battle over gay rights has emerged thousands of miles away in the East African nation of Uganda, where in 2009 a bill was drafted that would impose the death penalty for...