FROM Grae Drake
Film: Adults-only ‘Sausage Party’, Kid-friendly ‘Pete’s Dragon’ The weekend’s movies include something for everyone – a sex comedy about food (or is it a food comedy about sex?), a terrible opera singer, an animated dragon and mustachioed bank robbers. What’s worth heading out to the cineplex for?
Film: Ninja Turtles, a Syrupy Romance, and Conner4Real Are you into reptiles with attitude? If so, you’re in luck. The Ninja Turtles are back. Also coming to a theatre near you this weekend: a syrupy romance and music business spoof hitting theaters this weekend. Two Rotten Tomatoes critics join us for a Tomato fest!
Have a Happily-Ever-After Weekend at the Movies Two fairytale movies premiere this weekend. But if you’re looking for something more gritty, how about a back-woods horror flick starring Patrick Stewart? We’ll discuss that and give a nod to “Purple Rain” in this week’s film segment.
Friday Film The Oscars are this Sunday . But instead of looking back, we’ll look to the present and talk about three new movies for our regular Friday film segment. We start with the new cop thriller Triple 9.
Friday Film: Our Brand is Crisis, Burnt and more There are plenty of thrills and chills at the movies this weekend with Halloween upon us, though not from necessarily horror films. You’ll find a terrifying look into the mind of a political operative; what it’s like to be trapped in a kitchen with a megalomaniac; and, of course, zombies.
Film Roundup: 'The Transporter Refueled,' 'A Walk in the Woods' We look at this weekend’s releases. There’s an action thriller reboot, and a story of two older friends who get together to hike the Appalachian Trail and more.
Friday Film Roundup What has 24 frames a second and is a sequel? A Hollywood summer movie! Today in our weekly film round up, we look ahead to the soon-to-be-released blockbusters, which are heavy in the sequel genre.
Friday Film: 'Cinderella', Sean Penn as Action Star and a Softer Pacino Cinderella led the box office this week, bringing in almost $70 million since its premiere. But a sequel based on a big YA franchise, Divergent, drops today, introducing some serious competition. What is a teen cinephile to do? Our regular weekly movies segment is here to help you navigate the box office. Plus, Sean Penn in The Gunman, a new action thriller from the director of Taken, and Al Pacino shows a softer side as a pop star in Danny Collins.
Snipers, Best Men, and Black Hats We’re emerging from our post-Oscar-nominations hangover today, and ready to talk about new releases. We talk about what’s new at the box office in our weekly film segment.
What the shooting at North Park Elementary means for San Bernardino In San Bernardino yesterday, two people were killed after a man opened fire in a classroom for special-needs kids. What does this say about a city that saw a 41 percent increase in murders between 2015 and 2016? Also, how do kids who witness school shootings cope emotionally?
Cambodians and fried chicken, baby pureés, vegan baking tips Frank Shyong explains how Cambodians got into LA’s fried chicken game. Clara Polito shares vegan baking tips from her new book, and Leena Saini says boost the flavor of your baby’s food with spices. Martha Rose Shulman talks up a nifty kitchen gadget that will take your produce for a spin, and Jonathan Gold does lamb barbacoa at Maestro in Pasadena. Plus, a closer look at how bees make honey and wasps pollinate figs.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.