FROM Katie Walsh
Weekend in film: Anne Hathaway unleashes Godzilla-like creature in Korea while drunk Our critics review “Going in Style,” which stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin as bank robbers; "Smurfs: The Lost Village,” in which Smurfette discovers she’s not the only female Smurf out there; "Colossal," a romantic comedy with a fun and bizarre twist, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.
'Kong: Skull Island': Are humans the real monsters? Our critics discuss the new remake of the King Kong story, starring John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson; a spooky Parisian film called “Personal Shopper;” and the horror movie “Raw.”
Women in power take the big screen this weekend “Jackie” is an intimate and unconventional biopic of Jackie Kennedy, starring Natalie Portman. The thriller “Miss Sloane” features Jessica Chastain as a high-powered, present-day lobbyist on a mission. “Things to Come” is a French film about a philosophy professor hit by crisis.
Travel the world in two different films Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio travel worldwide in their new movies. Hanks reprises his role in the latest Dan Brown thriller, and DiCaprio has a new documentary on climate change. There’s also a new documentary about the band Oasis.
Brad Gooch: Rumi's Secret Biographer Brad Gooch reveals that he traveled 2500 miles to trace Rumi's footsteps, learned Persian and spent eight years to write Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.
Uber at the LA Times, Preserving LA, 'The Handmaid's Tale' Uber moves into the Times Mirror Square complex in downtown LA. Preservationists want Frank Gehry to incorporated a mid-century bank into his mixed-use project on Sunset. And Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale uses color and costume to make a dystopian story visually stunning.
Richard Bausch: Living in the Weather of the World Has the feeling of doom become our weather? If so, Richard Bausch says he contends with contemporary life by writing about people coping with loss and sorrow.