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‘Westworld’: Stars, Producers Talk Season One Surprises at PaleyFest

Fans of HBO’s “Westworld” weren’t the only ones fascinated by the show’s continuous twists and turns. During Saturday’s PaleyFest session at the Dolby Theater, stars of the fantasy drama revealed that they were kept in the dark throughout the production process on season one. Ed Harris, who plays the mysterious …read more

Cinematic Techniques That Have Become Popular in the Modern Age of Filmmaking

Here’s a look at what’s en vogue in cinematography today.

Cinematography has changed a lot since workers left the Lumière factory in 1895. Drones, gimbals, and 360-degree camera rigs have made it easier for filmmakers to take advantage of their wild creativity in order to capture images that the forefathers of …read more

Friends, Family and Fans Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at Hollywood Memorial Service

A throng of friends, family and fans paid tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at a memorial service on Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery. The tribute spanned decades of Hollywood history, with a hip-hop version of “Singin’ in the Rain,” scores of candid family photographs, and an appearance by …read more

Academy Switches Builders for Museum Project

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday that it has switched construction companies for the forthcoming Academy Museum. The long-awaited project began construction a year ago on the site of the May Company building on Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. Morley Builders and Taslimi Construction were hired …read more

At Least One Dead in Las Vegas Strip Shooting (Report)

Part of the Las Vegas Strip was reportedly shut down on Saturday after a shooter killed one person and wounded another. The suspect was barricaded inside a bus, as police and tactical teams rushed to the scene and surrounded the vehicle, according to CNN. “This incident is being treated as …read more

PopPolitics: How Trump’s D.C. Slump Mirrors Tales of Hollywood’s Chumps (Listen)

The headlines are harsh and the punditry is pulling no punches in the aftermath of President Trump’s defeated effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Did Trump, who promised to shake up Washington and “drain the swamp,” end up getting engulfed by D.C. instead? Matt Drudge, a Trump supporter, tweeted this …read more

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Repeats No. 1 on Friday

“Power Rangers” is the new superhero film on the block, but “Beauty and the Beast” still has the most guests. The Disney live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson grabbed an additional $24 million on Friday night from 4,210 theaters. After conquering box office records in its first frame, the movie could …read more

Paulina Garcia’s ‘The Desert Bride’ Tops Toulouse’s Films in Progress

“The Desert Bride,” an Argentine second-chance drama from first-time helmers starring Berlinale Best Actress winner Paulina Garcia (“Gloria”), took both big prizes at the 31st Films in Progress which wrapped at France’s Toulouse Cinelatino Fest on Friday. A gateway to big fest selection, so major arthouse or crossover sales agent …read more

Watch: This Time-Lapse Boldly Goes Where No Time-Lapse Has Gone Before

Watching a time-lapse of a sunset or the construction of a skyscraper is cool, but what about the creation of life?

Time-lapse videos are all over the place, and there are definitely some that are out-of-this-world amazing. You probably have your favorites: the Calbulco volcanic eruption, Architect by Kevin McGloughlin, or, …read more

Watch: How Hayao Miyazaki Blends Physical and Metaphysical Space in His Films

No one utilizes space, be it literal or metaphorical, quite like Miyazaki.

Director Hayao Miyazaki is a master storyteller. Films like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle not only capture our imaginations with their beautiful artistry and attention to detail, but they also capture our attention with their subtle …read more