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Caitríona Balfe on ‘Belfast’ buzz and ‘Outlander’ season 6

LONDON — Caitríona Balfe has been waiting her entire career to be offered a project in Ireland. After filming Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical drama “Belfast,” about a...
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How to find a Buy Nothing group near me

It’s never been easier to get involved in the Buy Nothing Project, the giving-and-wishes movement that saw its numbers soar during the pandemic.That’s because...
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Supply-chain mess? For Buy Nothing devotees, it’s no problem

Imagine not worrying about supply chain delays or the likelihood that your e-commerce order is stuck somewhere on a cargo ship. That’s what life...

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ exceeds box office expectations

Moviegoers ain’t afraid of no ghosts.Sony Pictures’ “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” scared up $44 million this weekend, exceeding expectations and unseating Disney’s “Eternals” atop the domestic...
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Photos: After a one-year hiatus, L.A. Auto Show returns to the Convention Center

Battery-powered vehicles will get top billing at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened this week after a year’s hiatus.Such shows have been waning...

Explaining ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ ending, post-credits scene

Warning: The following story contains plot spoilers for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” If you haven’t yet seen the film, we suggest reading the review and this...

How Andrew Garfield sings and swims in ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’

Midway into “Tick, Tick … Boom!,” Jonathan Larson...

‘King Richard’ true story: What Williams bio gets right, wrong

Richard Williams’ daughters were apprehensive when they got the offer. Yet another script had come in hoping to tell the story of Venus and...

Halyna Hutchins’ burial planned as a private family ceremony

<Click HERE To Read The FULL Story on the Los Angeles Times News Site Author: Jessica Gelt , Published on: 2021-11-19 15:34:26 Halyna Hutchins’ ashes will...

2021 Oscar predictions: Experts pick the winners

<Click HERE To Read The FULL Story on the Los Angeles Times News Site Author: Michael Ordoña , Published on: 2021-11-19 13:04:43 This early in...
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New research says COVID originated with animals, not a lab

A new peer-reviewed research paper points to the likelihood that the COVID-19 pandemic originated at a seafood and wildlife market in Wuhan, China, rather...

Why ‘C’mon C’mon’ stars Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Norman clicked

Joaquin Phoenix was deeply skeptical director Mike Mills would ever find a child actor talented enough to anchor his film “C’mon C’mon.”The tender-hearted story...

Banning guns from film sets is not the answer, armorers say

After news broke of the Oct. 21 shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the set of the...
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Wells Fargo tacked on an unusual fee — until I called them

Give Wells Fargo this much credit: The bank keeps coming up with ingenious ways to screw over customers.In recent years we’ve seen Wells sign...
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Will California emission rules sink sportfishing businesses?

California’s air pollution regulators have clamped down on big-rig trucks, buses, cargo ships and various manufacturers. Their latest target is a far smaller...
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Activision Blizzard forever stained if CEO stays

If only Activision’s board of directors could handle all of our performance reviews. Imagine such a world, where forward-looking statements and stern pledges could...
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An eco-friendly dome built into the Topanga hills seeks $1.6 million

Blink and you might miss the newest home in the mountains of Topanga. Finished this year, the eco-friendly dome was built into the hillside...

‘Uppercase Print’ review: Radu Jude interrogates Romania’s past

Conceptually audacious Romanian director Radu Jude has two films opening in U.S. cinemas this week.One, “Bad Luck Banging or Looney Porn” (opening Nov. 26...

‘Paper & Glue’ review: French artist JR finds faces everywhere

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to...
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Hiltzik: Apple bows to the right-to-repair campaign

Consumers and tech nerds have become accustomed to obsessing on every new product release from Apple. But this week the company made an announcement...

Review: ‘The First Wave’ doc revisits the pandemic’s early days

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‘Procession’ review: Clergy sex abuse survivors tell their stories

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Review: Dinner doesn’t go down easy in gory ‘The Feast’

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Review: Ethan Hawke triples up in Abel Ferrara’s ‘Zeros and Ones’

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‘King Richard’ review: Will Smith rules in Williams sisters bio

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How Jason and Ivan Reitman revived ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

As a filmmaker, Ivan Reitman built a hugely successful career on a foundation of laughs with comedies like “Meatballs,” “Stripes,” “Twins” and “Dave.” But...

‘C’mon C’mon’ review: Joaquin Phoenix can play nice guys too

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ review: Reboot is bleak stuff

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Review: ‘The Real Charlie Chaplin’ satisfyingly covers the silent star’s life and times

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‘Kurt Vonnegut’ review: A tribute to ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ scribe

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‘She Paradise’ review: Dancer dreams in vibrant Trinidadian drama

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Our metaverse future? Theme parks are already on the case

The promise of augmented reality so far has largely been just that — promises of a future seen through filters for our mobile phone...

‘Tick, Tick, Boom!’ explained: Lin-Manuel Miranda Netflix musical

Andrew Garfield was exhausted and upset. It had been weeks since Lin-Manuel Miranda pitched him on starring in a musical and invited him to...
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California holds 70% of the priciest U.S. housing ZIP Codes

Home prices across the country soared during the pandemic, but at the top of the market, California kept its crown as the priciest state...
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‘It’s still not easy’: SoCal home prices rise 14% as buying frenzy cools slightly

Southern California’s cutthroat housing market has cooled in recent months, with some home shoppers — tired of losing bidding wars — putting their search...

Review: ‘Boiling Point’ goes behind the scenes of a restaurant

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‘India Sweets and Spices’ review: Rom-com goes deceptively deep

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Review: Finland’s Oscar submission ‘Compartment No. 6’ reforms the love story

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Hiltzik: Crypto.com Arena? That’s a bad sign

There’s something endearing, even adorable, in the faith shown in the power of a sports arena‘s name. Take the excitement about the rechristening of...
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See’s Candies CEO Pat Egan answers all your candy questions

What’s it like being the king of a chocolate empire? Pat Egan became the president of See’s Candies in 2018 (and the CEO in...
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Hiltzik: A two-strikes law for repeat corporate criminals

We know what to do with individual criminals who repeatedly break the law: We throw the book at them. Three-strikes laws in effect in...
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Can’t quit your job but want to? How to make work bearable

For workers who can’t quit their jobs, the so-called Great Resignation may feel like a farce.There are myriad reasons that employees who might want...
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Staples Center becomes Crypto.com Arena in name rights deal

Staples Center is getting a new name for Christmas: Crypto.com Arena.The downtown Los Angeles venue — home of the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks...

‘Children of the Enemy’ review: A grandfather on a mission

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to...

‘Prayers for the Stolen’ review: A Mexican survival drama

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Review: In directorial debut, Halle Berry is ‘Bruised’ inside and out

The Los Angeles Times is committed to reviewing new theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries inherent risks during this time,...

‘Power of the Dog’ review: Netflix must-see from Campion, Cumberbatch

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Billy Bob Thornton sells Brentwood retreat for $3.6 million

A few months after moving to Agoura Hills, Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton has unloaded his Brentwood home for the full asking price of...

‘Harry Potter’ special: J.K. Rowling won’t be part of it

Bloody hell!HBO Max announced Tuesday that “Harry Potter” stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will stage a rare reunion next year to...

Daniel Baldwin: Alec Baldwin is ‘target’ in ‘Rust’ shooting

According to actor Daniel Baldwin, his older brother, Alec Baldwin, is “a target” being attacked for his political views in the wake of the...

‘Ghostbusters’ stars recall emotional ‘Afterlife’ reunion

When a new “Ghostbusters” movie is coming soon to theaters, who ya gonna call?Late-night hosts Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon called on original Ghostbusters...
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Column: She was billed $809 for a boot for her broken foot. Amazon charges...

Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch recently broke her foot while horseback riding. She got treated at a UCLA-affiliated orthopedic facility in Thousand Oaks and has no...
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Hiltzik: More billionaire whining about a wealth tax

Whatever you may think of U.S. economic performance, there can be no doubt that America leads the world in its production of whining billionaires.The...
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Why Discovery Zone failed and Chuck E. Cheese survived

Chuck E. Cheese has seen a lot in 44 years. The namesake rodent at America’s leading children’s entertainment center and pizza chain has watched...
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Facebook struggled with disinformation targeted at Latinos, leaked documents show

It was October 2020, election conspiracy theories threatened to pull America apart at its seams, and Jessica González was trying to get one of...

Olivia Munn opens up about John Mulaney, pregnancy, more

Olivia Munn has a lot on her mind these days. Air ducts, mostly.Should she get them cleaned before her baby arrives? That’s a thing...
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Will trampoline parks make it through the COVID-19 pandemic?

It’s like a family fun center, Jerry Raymond would tell the banks. Except there are trampolines everywhere.Trampolines as dodgeball courts, trampolines to bounce on...
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How your employer can keep track of your work at home

WASHINGTON — Since the pandemic and the rise in people working from home, employers’ use of employee-monitoring programs has been growing rapidly.Employers say they’re tracking workers’...
Real Estate

Freeway construction is still taking homes in nonwhite areas

More than 200,000 people have lost their homes because of freeway construction in the last three decades across the country. And in some of...
Real Estate

Is an Apple store any way to revive an L.A. theater? Maybe

For historic architecture in Los Angeles, death can come in one of various ways: fire, earthquake or slow decay ... followed by redevelopment schemes...

‘Licorice Pizza’ review: Alana Haim shines in P.T. Anderson epic

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Hiltzik: Medicare enrollees will pay Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm

The fallout from the Food and Drug Administration’s hasty approval of a new Alzheimer’s drug in June was predicted to be severe: Excessive pricing...
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Amazon fined for concealing COVID-19 case numbers from its workers in California

Califoria’s attorney general said Amazon conceals COVID-19 case numbers from its workers, and ordered the company to pay $500,000 toward better enforcement of...
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California gas prices soar to record highs

Gas prices in California reached an all-time high Monday as the average price of a regular gallon soared to $4.682, according to the American...

Former NBCUniversal vice chair to lead European film company

Former NBCUniversal Vice Chair Ron Meyer will lead Wild Bunch AG, a European film distribution and production services company.Global investment firm Tennor Group on...
Business & Finance

LA parks are great but not equitably distributed. How to fix it

This summer, we began asking readers to submit their most pressing business-related questions about Los Angeles and California.Then we put the questions to a...
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Lithium drilling is happening now at California’s Salton Sea

Barely a mile from the southern shore of the Salton Sea — an accidental lake deep in the California desert, a place best known...

‘Eternals’ bests ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ at box office

Paramount Pictures’ “Clifford the Big Red Dog” fetched an expected $16.4 million at the domestic box office over the Veterans Day weekend, trailing Disney’s...

Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis on love, family & ‘King Richard’

Richard and Oracene Williams, parents of future tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, are having a fight in the kitchen of their spacious Florida...
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Strike at Kaiser Permanente averted two days before deadline

Hospital workers and management at Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, reached a labor agreement Saturday, two days before nearly 32,000...

The highs and lows of the new movie musical boom

It’s a time of plenty for movie musicals, with Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s take on “West Side Story,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick ......

Review: ‘No Straight Lines’ is a celebration of queer comics

Despite what certain blockbuster franchises would have you believe, there is more to comic books than the mainstream superheroes that jump to various screens....

“Shang-Chi”: Real and mythological inspirations for Ta Lo’s creatures

The first Marvel solo-feature about an Asian American superhero, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which hits Disney+ on Friday, is an...

Here are 12 action flicks better Netflix’s ‘Red Notice’

A by-the-numbers studio blockbuster originally acquired by Universal and engineered to strike box office gold, the pricey Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-Ryan Reynolds vehicle “Red...

‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ review: Andrew Garfield shines in musical

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to...
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Joel Silver seeks $75 million for Brentwood mega-mansion

One of Brentwood’s most striking estates is back up for grabs after Joel Silver, the producer behind blockbusters such as “Die Hard” and “The...
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Koreatown’s Here’s Looking at You announces return

When Here’s Looking at You closed 16 months ago, it prompted an outpouring of remembrances on social media and radio and in articles throughout...

Things to do, movies, L.A., O.C.: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

Find a flick with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult favorites, film festivals, etc., playing at theaters and pop-ups and/or streaming online....
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Luxe apartment amenities escalate. Rents rise, too

As part of your rent at the new $300-million apartment building called Kurve on Wilshire, you can get a weekly visit from a housekeeper...
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Your ISP says it cares about privacy. The FTC has its doubts

Arguably, no one knows more about your online activities than your internet service provider. And every leading ISP says it takes users’ privacy very,...

‘Courage’ review: Belarusians protest Alexander Lukashenko

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‘Simple as Water’ review: Family bonds unite Syrian refugees

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‘Cusp’ review: Teenage girls find strength in bonds

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‘Night Raiders’ review: Sci-fi thriller carries future warnings

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‘Mayor Pete’ review: Buttegieg’s historic presidential bid

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Ruth Negga on ‘Passing’ role and honoring history

Ruth Negga has given the subject of identity a lot of thought.And not just because she stars as Clare Kendry, a fair-skinned Black woman...

‘Hive’ review: After the Kosovo war, women remain to push on

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to...

‘Belfast’ review: Kenneth Branagh’s story is personal but muted

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How Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem became Lucy and Desi

Before you even see Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as TV’s most beloved husband and wife in “Being the Ricardos,” a biopic that follows...

‘Julia’ review: Julia Child documentary makes good comfort food

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How we reported the story on U.S. highway displacements

To report on people who have lost their homes because of highway projects in the modern era, The Times analyzed data submitted by states...
Real Estate

The racist history of America’s interstate highway boom

When President Eisenhower created the U.S. Interstate Highway System in 1956, transportation planners tore through the nation’s urban areas with freeways that, through intention...

‘Aulcie’ review: A U.S. basketball star’s path to Israel

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‘Rust’ gaffer files lawsuit in Alec Baldwin set shooting

The chief lighting technician on “Rust,” who held cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in his arms as she lay dying on the movie set, filed a...

Matthew McConaughey hesitates on COVID-19 vaccines for kids

Matthew McConaughey says he still needs to know more before he vaccinates his young children against COVID-19, and wouldn’t mandate the COVID-19 vaccine right...
Business & Finance

Hiltzik: The true meaning of inflation

Before Wednesday, you would have been hard-pressed to find an economist who didn’t expect a surge of inflation to show up in the government’s...

Oscar contenders and blockbusters roll out for the holidays

We’ve compiled a list of films set to premiere this holiday season through Jan. 28. All release dates are theatrical, except where noted, and...

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Who are the villains? Is Strange OK?

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, how will you ever get out of this jam? Picking up after the events of 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the friendly...

‘Don’t Look Up’: Adam McKay explains Netflix disaster comedy

When Adam McKay thinks back on his many comedic collaborations with Will Ferrell, the one that feels most in tune with 2021 may not...

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