Images of 1969 Los Angeles Capture a Mythical Moment in HistoryNo other American city was so utterly remade by the 1960s as Los Angeles.Famously cavalier about torpedoing its past to make way for a fuzzily conceived future, L.A. was the perfect conquest for thousands of rampaging baby boomers wresting the cultural agenda through sheer preemption.…
What to Expect from The New TheaterDon’t let the in-theater food-and-beverage service throw you: Alamo Drafthouse takes the movie-viewing experience seriously.The Austin, Texas-based theater chain strictly enforces a ban on talking and texting (after a single warning, customers are given the boot without a refund). Moviegoers under 18 have to be accompanied by an adult,…
Finn Wolfhard of 'Stranger Things' Tells Us What Actually Scares HimWith starring roles in Netflix’s Stranger Things—which returns for a third season this month—and the film franchise It (part two of which arrives this fall), Finn Wolfhard has become one of the most beloved actors in modern horror. And no one’s more surprised about that…
Yesterday Star Himesh Patel is Taking a Break from KaraokeImagine a world in which the Beatles have been wiped from the memories of all but one human on Earth. Now imagine that human possesses enough talent to co-opt the oeuvre of one of the most influential pop acts in history and pass it off as…
See Keanu Reeves as a Drawing in the New Bill & Ted 3After years of false starts and disappointments, the long-awaited third installment of the Bill & Ted series is actually starting filming, and co-star Alex Winter celebrated the awesome news by posting the first storyboard image to Twitter.Happy Bill & Ted day! Kickoff on…
Bruce Lee's Daughter Thinks Tarantino Should Have Consulted HerAlong with Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate, martial artist and movie icon Bruce Lee (Mike Moh) is one of the few characters Quentin Tarantino pulled from real life for his upcoming ode to the film industry’s glory days, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Lee’s daughter, Shannon, wishes…
Hollywood Writers Are Giving It a Go Without Agents—but How's It Going?Barely two months since thousands of screen and television writers fired their agents, many of those scribes are finding Hollywood a very strange place without their sharklike advocates.Roughly 7,000 writers axed their agents in April when negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and…
The Rock Legends Who Populated Laurel Canyon in the '60s Listen Back to the Echo of Their InfluenceLate-’60s Los Angeles is on a lot of minds these days. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which just premiered at Cannes, is a time machine to Tinseltown in 1969. And a new documentary, Echo in…
Rom Com Fest Lands in L.A. with Classic Screens and New Love StoriesRom coms might not rake in box office cash like superhero flicks do, but don’t underestimate the genre’s fan base. And while these sweet stories—which often feature female leads and filmmakers, and are primarily marketed to women—have mysteriously not been Hollywood’s top priority…
How The Avengers Became the Most Bankable Franchise EverThe Avengers: Endgame has already obliterated all box office records with its $1.2 billion opening weekend, and now eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films of all time are Avengers movies. Meanwhile, mega-franchises like Harry Potter and Star Wars have only one and two spots, respectively, and…
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