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A big-budget film's marketing mission is simple: Eliminate the idea of an unsuspecting audience. Did people know what they were getting when they got "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"? Yes. They got what they were shown in the 30-second ads, over and...
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In the last shot of Ben Affleck's "Argo" — relax, there are no spoilers here — the camera pans slowly along the shelves of toys in a young boy's bedroom. The year is 1980; the film spends most of its time on the true story of how a CIA...
In the opening seconds of the"Total Recall"remake, the words "original film" appear on the screen, referring to a production company calling itself Original Film. So before it even begins, the movie delivers its first inadvertent joke. Original this...
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Nearly all the bits and pieces in director Ridley Scott's"Prometheus" come from other movies — either one of Scott's or someone else's. More and more, though, I appreciate Scott's fundamental squareness as a filmmaker. "Prometheus" may be the"...
Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosove knew how badly he wanted Ridley Scott to return for a new "Blade Runner." He just had no idea if he could land him. "We had a few Plan Bs. But we were really focusing on Plan A, which was Ridley," Kosove...
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NEW YORK — As 1938 came to a close, painter Edward Hopper was a man on a mission. Again and again, he would pick up his sketchbook and head for a cluster of New York City movie theaters. Sometimes it was the Republic or the Palace, other times the...
Big-budget science-fiction movies are often vehicles for selling toys to kids and merchandise to adult fans. But there was a time when these films offered compelling visions of a strange future far beyond conventional thinking. "Forbidden Planet" in 1956,...
The brand of soul music that originated from a segregated Memphis, Tenn., in the 1960s sought to "create a little harmony with harmony," President Obama observed. The music is an important part of American history, he said, and it was celebrated Tuesday...
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Cinespia and the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation's screening Saturday of Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" at the Million Dollar Theater in downtown L.A. is currently sold out. But 200 additional tickets will go on sale Tuesday...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFirst published on Jan. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then they...
This is the full, unedited transcript of the Los Angeles Times Women Directors' Roundtable at the Sundance Film Festival as moderated by staff writer John Horn. John Horn : Well, congratulations for all being here, but I'm gonna start with a study...
PARK CITY, Utah — Hollywood is dominated by men, and so, it turns out, is independent film. As a new study of Sundance Film Festival titles shows, less than a quarter of all American features over the last 10 years at Sundance were directed by...
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