FROM Jacqueline Coley
Noteworthy that 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' gives equal billing to a male and female superhero? Our critics review “Ant-man and the Wasp,” another Marvel Studios movie, starting Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly; “The First Purge,” in which a spinoff of the GOP party rises, and there are no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island; “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter,” a father-son bonding film on Netflix; and “Sorry to Bother You,” starring Lakeith Stanton as a telemarketer in Oakland.
Is 'Blockers' really about women's empowerment? Our critics review “Blockers,” a comedy about three girls who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night and three parents who want to block them from doing so; “Chappaquiddick,” a drama about Senator Ted Kennedy’s involvement in an accident that killed young campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne; “You Were Never Really Here,” starring Joaquin Phoenix as a traumatized veteran who chases down missing girls for a living.
If you don’t like superhero films, you'll still like 'Black Panther' Large crowds turned out last night for Marvel’s “Black Panther.” The movie is one of Fandango’s top five pre-sellers of all time. Our critics review “Black Panther,” plus “Early Man,” starring Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne.
Will 'The Insult' win the Oscar for Best Foreign Film? Our critics review “Hostiles,” in which an Army general has to escort a Cheyenne chief home; “A Futile and Stupid Gesture,” a biopic about one of the founders of National Lampoon; and “The Insult,” which received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.
In 'Disaster Artist,' is James Franco mocking the man he plays? Our critics discuss the Netflix original documentary “Voyeur,” about a journalist who reports on a motel owner who allegedly secretly spied on his guests; “Wonder Wheel,” from director Woody Allen; and “The Disaster Artist,” directed by and starring James Franco as Tommy Wiseau, the man behind the 2003 film “The Room,” which has been called the worst movie ever made.
Even the director of ‘The Snowman’ admits his movie is a mess Our critics review “Only the Brave,” which is about a group of real-life men who fought a big wildfire in Arizona in 2013; Tyler Perry’s “Boo! 2;” and “The Snowman,” starring Michael Fassbender as a serial killer.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?