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How ‘Disaster Artist’s’ James Franco found art and heart in ‘The Room,’ the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies

How ‘Disaster Artist’s’ James Franco found art and heart in ‘The Room,’ the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies

Four years ago, during the making of “The Interview,” the North Korea-provoking comedy that would go on to flirt notoriously with history in its own unpredictable, stranger-than-fiction ways, James Franco found the strange and vaguely Eastern European patois of cult movie icon Tommy Wiseau spilling…

Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars’ on KOCE

Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars’ on KOCE

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Supernatural Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) continue to search for Jack (Alexander Calvert), even as Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise) bears down on them, in the new episode “War of the Worlds.” 8 p.m. KTLA

Young Sheldon Sheldon uses his skill with numbers to help…

Can Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ reboot keep up with the strong TV women he helped make possible?

Can Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ reboot keep up with the strong TV women he helped make possible?

Spike Lee’s Netflix reboot of his 1986 breakthrough film, “She’s Gotta Have It,” occupies an odd space of being both timely and dated.

It arrives as women’s issues and bigotry are front and center in the media and entertainment, but also draws from an era when ideas about sexual harassment, gender…

‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘1945’ and other movie picks for Nov. 24

‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘1945’ and other movie picks for Nov. 24

Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang.

Battle of the Sexes This enjoyable and entertaining film, with the gifted and innately likable actors Emma Stone and Steve Carell as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, respectively, is most involving when it deals not with sports…

Björk’s ‘Utopia’ is a forbidding album about self-care

Björk’s ‘Utopia’ is a forbidding album about self-care

For Björk, and for her listeners, Utopia is not easily reached.

On her new album by that optimistic title, the adventurous Icelandic singer envisions a realm of romantic promise and civic cooperation — an untainted land with “bird species never seen or heard before” and with “the first flute carved…

‘Young Charlie’ podcast explores a different side of Manson — a kid before a murderer

‘Young Charlie’ podcast explores a different side of Manson — a kid before a murderer

Larry Brand, writer of the new Charles Manson podcast “Young Charlie,” talks about Manson’s life and legacy in the wake of his death.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, ‘the Elvis of Opera’ and the voice of a generation, dies at 55

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, ‘the Elvis of Opera’ and the voice of a generation, dies at 55

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday at a hospice near his home in London, several years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was 55.

Called “the Elvis of Opera” and the “Siberian Express” by…

‘Justice League’ rules China with $52-million debut as national box office breaks a record

‘Justice League’ rules China with $52-million debut as national box office breaks a record

The highly anticipated superhero film “Justice League” topped China’s box office last week with a solid $52.1 million in ticket sales.

The box office haul was 30% more than Warner Bros.’ previous release “Wonder Woman,” but 10% short of its 2016 massive hit “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,”…

CBS sees no quick resolution in Dish dispute that could prevent millions from watching Chargers game

CBS sees no quick resolution in Dish dispute that could prevent millions from watching Chargers game

CBS Corp. sounded a pessimistic note on the eve of Thanksgiving, saying that the broadcast corporation and Dish Network “remain far apart on terms” in an increasingly contentious carriage fee dispute.

CBS’ comments on Wednesday suggested there will be no quick resolution in the network’s blackout…

CBS sees no quick resolution in fee dispute with Dish Network

CBS sees no quick resolution in fee dispute with Dish Network

CBS Corp. sounded a pessimistic note on the eve of Thanksgiving, saying that the broadcast corporation and Dish Network “remain far apart on terms” in an increasingly contentious carriage fee dispute.

CBS’ comments on Wednesday suggested there will be no quick resolution in the network’s blackout…

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