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Feats Of Technical Magic Bring Disney's New 'Jungle Book' To Life

Friday, April 15, 2016

A new version of the classic Disney animated movie features a live-action Mowgli and digitally created animals. It's feat of animation and technical magic — the new smoke and mirrors of Hollywood.


The Family-Run Thai Market That Feeds LA's Eclectic Food Scene

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Tilakamonkul family opened Bangkok Market in 1972. It became a magnet for Asian immigrants and chefs looking for rare ingredients. Their own son, Jet Tila, is now a celebrity chef.


'Batman V Superman' Female Producer Working To Get More Women Behind Camera

Friday, March 25, 2016

Producer Deborah Snyder is in it for the long haul with Warner Brothers and DC Comics, working on Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, The Flash and Aquaman, as well.


Robert Mapplethorpe's Provocative Art Finds A New Home In LA

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The photographer, who died in 1989, was as controversial as he was celebrated. Now, two LA museums are exhibiting their massive joint acquisition of his archives.


Academy Awards: 'Spotlight,' DiCaprio And Larson Win Coveted Oscars

Monday, February 29, 2016

Spotlight received the Oscar for best picture. Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in The Revenant, won for best actor. And, Brie Larson takes home the award for best leading actress for h...


Sketch To Impress: How An Oscar-Winning Designer Costumes The Stars

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

British costumer Sandy Powell already has three Oscars and is in the running for two more. Cinderella's gown was "probably the most terrifying thing" she's created. "The expectations were so high."


Animated Show 'Bordertown' Explores Both Sides Of Immigration Debate

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bordertown is about two families on both sides of the immigration debate. One is a white border patrol agent and his family and the other is a Mexican-American immigrant family.


Spike Lee On Michael Jackson's Evolution From Child Star To 'Off The Wall'

Friday, February 05, 2016

The director's new documentary, called Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, explores the King of Pop's seminal LP. "Michael is alive, because his music is still here," he says.


2 Decades After O.J.'s Trial, FX Debuts 'The People V. O.J. Simpson'

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson begins Tuesday on FX. Based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, it's a behind-the-scenes series that stars Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.


Harvey Weinstein Promises His 'War And Peace' Miniseries Isn't Homework

Monday, January 25, 2016

Weinstein's new miniseries is an updated retelling of Leo Tolstoy's Russian classic. Never mind the daunting page count — "It's got honest-to-God great action, great sex, great love story," he says.


Sundance Preview: Film Festival To Tackle Gun Violence

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Sundance Film Festival gets underway Thursday night in Park City, Utah. NPR explores the themes of the festival and which films are getting big buzz.


'Revenant,' 'Mad Max' Snag A Combined 22 Oscar Nominations

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are among eight nominees for best picture. Notable snubs in the category of best director: Ridley Scott wasn't nominated, nor were any women or people of color.


David Bowie, An Icon Who Wrote Anthems For The Alienated

Monday, January 11, 2016

Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to a representative. He released his latest album, the critically acclaimed Blackstar, on Friday, which was also his 69th birthday.


Iñárritu Delivers A '360-Degree Emotional Experience' In 'The Revenant'

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Revenant is a brutal Western, set in 1823. Filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu shot the film chronologically, using only natural sunlight and firelight in remote areas of Canada and Argentina.


Kathleen Kennedy: From Standing In Line For 'Star Wars' To Producing It Herself

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Lucasfilm president was handpicked by George Lucas to take over his company and the franchise. She's aware that all her film mentors have been men; "I need to bring other women along," she says.


Holiday Toys Offer Clues To New 'Star Wars' Movie

Friday, November 27, 2015

We discover some of this season's hottest toys: light sabers, drones and Millennium Falcons — all for sale in anticipation of next month's release of the new Star Wars film: The Force Awakens.


Melissa Mathison, Screenwriter Who Wrote 'E.T.,' Dies

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melissa Mathison has died at the age of 65. NPR's Mandalit del Barco offers a remembrance of the woman who wrote E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, among other films.


Mariachi Band Brings Morrissey To Dia De Los Muertos

Monday, November 02, 2015

At one of the largest Day of the Dead celebrations in L.A., Mariachi Manchester reinterprets the work of The Smiths' lead singer.


Southern California Finally Sees Rain — In A Museum

Sunday, November 01, 2015

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So Good You'll Scream? A Cookbook From Horror Icon Vincent Price

Friday, October 30, 2015

A Treasury of Great Recipes, by the famed horror film actor, was out of print for decades until this month. It turns out, Price was also a foodie with an "omnivorous appetite," his daughter tells us.