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  • Kevin Costner Drama 'Black and White' Sold to Relativity

    Relativity is in final negotiations to buy U.S. rights to Kevin Costner's racial drama "Black and White," a month after its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. A release date for the film has yet to be set. Costner produced and stars as an attorney...
  • Kristen Stewart: 'Twilight' 'took so much' but 'did not leave us empty'

    Kristen Stewart is finally making fond remarks about her experience on "The Twilight Saga" films. The actress, who skyrocketed to fame as the vampire franchise's lead character Bella Swan, reflected on the five-year experience with E! News, which...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Arrow' on KTLA

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Arrow' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Arrow The crusade by his alter ego to...
  • Getting it together for James Brown biopic

    Getting it together for James Brown biopic
    Before James Brown became the Godfather of Soul, before he donned the cape, before he even cut a record, he was an impoverished kid from rural Georgia. In the new biopic "Get on Up," the singer's hardscrabble childhood sets the stage for a tumultuous...
  • "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"

    "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"
     James Brown was revolutionary in the world of music and innovative in the world of business. However, he often had to take matters into his own hands. A movie about him, "Get On Up," directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), depicts how the "Godfather of...
  • 'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down

     'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down
    At 2 hours and 18 minutes, the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" runs exactly two hours longer than the knockout YouTube clip of the real Mr. Dynamite performing up a storm in 1964's "The T.A.M.I. Show." It is not time well spent. Despite the linked...
  • 'Red Band Society' takes its cues from 'The Breakfast Club,' 'My So-Called Life'

    It's easy to view Fox's "Red Band Society" as a tearjerker given its premise -- it centers on a group of teenagers with serious illnesses who form unlikely bonds while living in a pediatric ward of a Los Angeles hospital. But don't be surprised if the...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Is Toronto Film Festival Losing Its Awards Mojo?

    Toronto's lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here's some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations. A few years ago, the Canadian fest was the focus of many awards campaigns. But the...
  • Reel Critics: A little McCarthy goes a long way

    The oversized comedy of Melissa McCarthy is best served as a side dish in a cinematic meal. "Bridesmaids" had just the right amount of her unfettered antics. That film's recipe called for her to share the spotlight with several other women. But now...
  • Film Review: Supertrain action flick derails in third act

    Film Review: Supertrain action flick derails in third act
    Of the three Korean directors to have achieved international fame in the past decade, two made their English language debuts last year — Kim Jee-woon with the utterly pedestrian Schwarzenegger vehicle "The Last Stand," and Park Chan-wook with the...