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What’s streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime in June

By Michelle Mills|

Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford marathon among movie screening events in the LA area

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Beverly Cinema: “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” (1985), 7, with “Ed Wood” (1994), 9 p.m. May 26-27. Kiddie Matinee: “Pee-Wee’...

By Holly Andres|

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  • Entertainment

    Strike averted, Hollywood looks toward the digital future

    A devastating strike that could have cost California’s economy $200 million a week was avoided when Hollywood writers and producers reached a tentative, three-year contract agreement early Tuesday morning. For all the drama that went with the Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers negotiations, at least one key element of the discussions seemed logically, absolutely necessary. That’s how to compensate writers and other creatives...

    Bob Strauss
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  • Movie Reviews

    Why you should (or shouldn’t) let your kids watch ’13 Reasons Why’ on Netflix

    Last night, I finished watching the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” based on the novel of the same title by Jay Asher. I started watching it because both of my kids said I should, and I kept watching it because it was pretty gripping and moving. The story depicts a teenage girl’s suicide. Hannah has left behind 13 cassette tapes, and each tape is dedicated to a person whom she feels contributed to her decision to end her life. Told primarily through the...

    By Heather Skyler OC Family Staff Writer|

  • Movies & TV

    How a Hollywood writers’ strike might affect your TV and movie viewing

    Actress Goldie Hawn has the comedy “Snatched” set to hit theaters, and as the Hollywood publicity-go-round traditionally works, she’s booked onto “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday to chat about the film, working with co-star Amy Schumer, and whatever else she and Jimmy get around to discussing. Comedian and actor Chris Rock is booked on Fallon’s show the following night, presumably to chat about his first stand-up tour in...

    Peter Larsen
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  • Movies & TV

    ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘School of Rock’ double bill among LA-area movie screenings

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Beverly Cinema: “Dazed and Confused” (1993), 7, with “School of Rock” (2003), 9:10 p.m. April 28-29. “The Wicker Man” (2006), 11:59 p.m. April 29. “Summer of ‘42” (1971), 6:30 p.m. April 30 and 7:30 p.m. May 1, with “Class of ‘44” (1973), 8:50 p.m. April 30 and 9:50 p.m. May 1. Most tickets $8. 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.

    Holly Andres
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  • Celebrity deaths

    Celebrities, friends remember Jonathan Demme, ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Philadelphia’ filmmaker

    Jonathan Demme, the eclectic filmmaker behind the Oscar winners “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and the director of one of the most seminal concert films ever made, the Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense,” has died. He was 73. Friends of the filmmaker went to social media to show their respect for his work on and off screen. If you are reading from a mobile device, visit

    Angela Ratzlaff
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  • Entertainment

    What’s streaming on Amazon, Netflix in May: Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine,’ Oscar winners ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Manchester,’ more

    May brings plenty of excitement streaming to your screen — Academy Award-winners and laugh-out-loud comedies. Amazon Prime Video will offer Best Picture-winner “Moonlight,” a coming-of-age story about a gay man growing up in a rough Miami neighborhood. Also on deck is “Manchester by the Sea,” which garnered Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Casey Affleck and Best...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Movies & TV

    Artemis Women in Action Film Festival one of many movie festival events in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Artemis Women in Action Film Festival: Movies begin 2 p.m. April 20; 10 a.m. April 21-23. Check website for schedule. Tickets $12-$15. Laemmle Monica Film Center, 1332 Second St., Santa Monica. 310-478-3836. www.artemisfilmfestival.com Movie at Studio City Branch Library: “Doctor Strange” (2016), 2:30 p.m. April 21. 12511...

    Holly Andres
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  • Movies & TV

    Joan Crawford vs. Bette Davis double bill among LA area movie screenings

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Movie at Studio City Branch Library: “Fences” (2016), 2:30 p.m. April 14. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. www.lapl.org Beverly Cinema: “Reservoir Dogs” (1992), 6:30, with “Pulp Fiction” (1994), 8:40 p.m. April 14-15. “The Hateful Eight” (2015), 11:59 p.m. April 14. Kiddie Matinee: “Teenage...

    Holly Andres
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  • Things to do

    TCM Classic Film Festival among movie screening events in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Indian Film Festival: Documentaries, features and shorts, April 5-9. Check website for schedule. Tickets $15-$20. Regal L.A. Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. www.indianfilmfestival.org TCM Classic Film Festival: The annual festival focuses on “Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedy in the Movies,” April 6-9. Most tickets $20;...

    Holly Andres
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  • Box office receipts

    ‘Boss Baby’ dethrones ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with $49M debut

    NEW YORK >> The taskmaster toddler of “Boss Baby” dethroned Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the box office with a $49 million debut, handing its star Alec Baldwin what President Donald Trump might call a “huge” no. 1 opening. Paramount Pictures suffered another flop with its controversy-plagued “Ghost in the Shell.” The DreamWorks Animation release from 20th Century Fox, starring Baldwin as a suit-clad baby,...

    By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer|

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