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June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dies at 99

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New ‘X-Files’ adventure with Duchovny’s Mulder and Anderson’s Scully out on Audible

Just like in the alien abduction cases FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate, there’s some missing time between the film, “The X-Files: I Want to Believe,” and the 2016...

By Michelle Mills|

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    SAG-AFTRA actors union asks for strike vote, with no agreement on new contract

    HOLLYWOOD >> The leadership of the SAG-AFTRA actors union reported Monday that negotiations with producers so far have yielded no agreement on a new three-year contract, and it said it was asking for a strike authorization vote to strengthen its hand. It said in a statement on the union’s website that it had been hard at work bargaining with the major studios and networks represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers about a new three-year contract...

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    ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ debuts to a franchise low

    NEW YORK >> The hulking machines of “Transformers” are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they’re still big in China. Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend and a five-day total of $69.1 million since opening Wednesday. All previous “Transformers” sequels...

    By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer|

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    Here’s where to watch an outdoor movie in LA this summer

    When the sun goes down in Los Angeles this summer, outdoor screens will light up, glowing with a variety of films for audiences of all ages. From recent blockbusters and silent films to children’s movies and cult classics, there’s something for every moviegoer. Here is a sampling of the summer outdoor movie events happening in Los Angeles and beyond. Summer Movie Fest at Cal State Northridge Movies start at...

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  • Movie Reviews

    It’s as funny as a coma-based relationship can get with ‘The Big Sick’

    Rom com. Sitcom. Disease of the week. Stand-up comedy backstage drama. My wacky immigrant parents. “The Big Sick” lives in all of these benighted genres and grows out of them. Thankfully, the often slick, just occasionally slack “Sick” is first and foremost an autobiography, and while it’s been designed to deliver maximum laughs and emotion, a quirky authenticity hovers over even its most manipulative moments. “Silicon...

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    John Huston films among upcoming movie screening events in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Cinefemme presents Bluestocking Films: Short films that celebrate female-centric stories, 7 p.m. June 23. Check website for titles. Tickets $12. Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. www.americancinematheque.com Movie at L.A. Workers Center: Film historian-critic Ed Rampell introduces a series that marks...

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    There are horrors on the space station in ‘Life,’ now on DVD

    The sci-fi action film “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”), is set on the International Space Station. After a probe digs up a sample of Mars for analysis, there’s excitement about the possibility that this may be the first evidence of life beyond Earth. So it’s no surprise that they do find life — there wouldn’t be a movie otherwise — but this isn’t “E.T.” What ensues takes us...

    Rob Lowman
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    ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Atlanta’ top TV critics nominations

    FX’s “Atlanta” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” led the nominations for the 2017 Television Critics Association Awards announced Monday. Each series received four nominations, including for Program of the Year, and both programs are expected to garner several Emmy nominations when they are announced July 13. Voting is currently under way.

    Rob Lowman
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  • Movies & TV

    ‘Cars 3’ speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

    LOS ANGELES >> “Wonder Woman” fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it’s still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office. While many worn-out franchises and franchise hopefuls continue to struggle to find a significant North American audience, smaller films such as the Tupac biopic “All Eyez on Me” and the shark thriller “47 Meters Down” were able to break through the clutter and...

    By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer|

  • Movies & TV

    LA Film Festival in Culver City among movie screening events in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Movie at Studio City Branch Library: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017), 2:30 p.m. June 16. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. www.lapl.org LA Film Festival: Film Independent, a nonprofit arts organization, shows new American and international documentaries, features and shorts, June 16-22. Most tickets $16. Venues include: ArcLight Cinemas, 9500 Culver Blvd., Culver...

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  • Movies & TV

    ‘Wonder Woman’ buries ‘The Mummy’ at box office

    NEW YORK >> Tom Cruise was no match for Wonder Woman. Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” wrapped up Cruise’s “The Mummy” at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s “The Mummy” looked its age, selling a relatively feeble $32.2 million in tickets in its debut weekend. That couldn’t compete with “Wonder...

    By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer|

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