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  • 'Snowpiercer' is killer train-sparring

    'Snowpiercer' is killer train-sparring
    ***1/2 (out of four) Though it sounds like a metal band, “Snowpiercer” is a riveting sci-fi adventure only a few steps down from “Dark City” or “Children of Men.” It pummels forward like the train on which the action...
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • Review: 'Snowpiercer' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Snowpiercer' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and...
  • TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO

    TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download (updated Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.) TV listings for the week of Sept. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Once upon...
  • Which Toronto International Film Festival movies are Oscar material?

    The Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Sept. 14, is a key indicator not only of the upcoming fall movies but of the awards season. Eight of the last nine best picture Oscar winners built awards-season momentum...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' to Open Zurich

    LONDON -- Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic "Get On Up" will open the Zurich Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Taylor and Chadwick Boseman, who plays the singer, will be in Zurich to attend the premiere. The film, which...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' To Open Zurich Festival

    PARIS- Zurich Film Festival will open with James Brown biopic "Get on Up," helmer Tate Taylor's follow up to Oscar-winning "The Help." Taylor, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown, and Octavia Spencer, who stars as the singer's aunt, will be in Zurich to...
  • Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando
    Here are the synopses, time slots and premiere dates, where available, for new series and programs from the broadcast networks, cable channels and PBS. Schedules can change. TV critic Hal Boedeker assesses the programs. ABC SELFIE, 8 p.m. Tuesday:...
  • Variety Picks 10 Actors to Watch for 2014

    Variety has announced its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has been bestowing since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar-winners and nominees such as Adrien Brody, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Patricia Clarkson,...
  • Inside the Emmy Parties: MPTF's Evening Before, Showtime, NBC, ICM Partners Cap Emmy Eve

    The Emmy Awards are on NBC at 5 p.m. Monday, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV's finest. Here's our party report for Sunday, Aug. 24: 11:55 a.m....
  • 'Get On Up' is partially funky

    'Get On Up' is partially funky
    **1/2 (out of four) When a biopic’s subject is widely known as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” it’s not asking too much for the movie to prove a) That the nickname was warranted, and b) The source of said man’...