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  • Anthony Goldschmidt dies at 71; designed memorable movie posters

    When E.T., the extraterrestrial, and his human chum Elliott reached across the cosmos to share a luminous touch of the fingertips, Anthony Goldschmidt was the unseen hand that brought them together. Goldschmidt also was on the job when Thelma and Louise...
  • Kenneth Turan's DVD picks: Westerns with a difference

    Kenneth Turan's DVD picks: Westerns with a difference
    I love watching westerns, even when they depart from the straight and narrow. Two new releases offer cases in point. Though Howard Hawks didn't do as many westerns as John Ford, those he did were memorable, and none more so than "Red River." Concerned...
  • Paul Mazursky made incisive, edgy comedies without a mean streak

    Paul Mazursky made incisive, edgy comedies without a mean streak
    It's hard not to take the death of Paul Mazursky personally. When Jill Clayburgh's character was unceremoniously uncoupled in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman" in 1978, a generation of American women were right there with her, rocked by the realities...
  • L.A. theater openings, June 22-29: 'Othello,' 'Jersey Boys' and more

    L.A. theater openings, June 22-29: 'Othello,' 'Jersey Boys' and more
    Blair Underwood is "Othello" at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, "Jersey Boys" takes the stage at Segerstrom Hall, and the Morgan-Wixson Theatre proudly presents "The Producers." The Hollywood Fringe Festival Fifth annual event featuring more than 100 new...
  • Variety, Comedy or Music Special Emmy Category Relies on Wow Factor

    The Emmy nominees for variety, comedy or music special can seem like a mishmash of shows, with everything from awards shows to comedy specials to concerts and fundraisers in the mix. Last year, the category's nominees couldn't be more disparate: CBS'...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Altman' on Epix

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Altman' on Epix
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 3 - 9, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Penn & Teller: Fool Us In this new episode, the...
  • Best Monsters

     
    My satirical column Thursday introduced Godzilla to Allentown as the final straw in a disastrous Pennsylvania Society gathering. Some people read way more criticism into this than I intended. I just was so struck by the original news story that......
  • Pictures in the News | September 9, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in California, where the wilderness near Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome has been completely evacuated as a wind-driven wildfire continued to spread through the area Tuesday. The Meadow fire, last measured...
  • Hollywood Knew Private Photo Leaks Long Before the 2000's

    The posting of pilfered intimate celebrity photos last week was a reminder of the anomaly of stardom: A star's entire life is directed to attracting attention to himself or herself -- until that moment when they suddenly announce "leave me alone."...
  • Mel Brooks Basks in the Glory of 'Young Frankenstein' at the Academy

    After immortalizing a joke in the cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre -- with an extra finger on his left hand -- Mel Brooks was in his usual feisty form Tuesday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to kick off a 40th anniversary...
  • Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview

    Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview
    A colorful and creative season of performances, exhibits and events for young and older has begun in the Lehigh Valley. It's a season of premieres and anniversaries. A season of classics and cutting edge works. A season of reflection and a season of fun....