Friday, December 14

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Second Take: Despite originality concerns, Disney’s CGI remakes excite long-time fans

Long live the king – and the era of Disney remakes. On Thanksgiving Day, Disney finally lifted the curtains on the CGI rendition of one of its most iconic animated films, “The Lion King.” The film’s photorealistic teaser recreated the classic scene in which Rafiki the mandrill proudly presents Simba to the animals of the Pride Lands. Read more...

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"The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was present at an interactive screening of the 2006 film at the 2018 Vulture Festival LA. Ardent fans gathered at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel to listen to Brosh McKenna's live commentary, answer trivia questions and watch Meryl Streep on screen once more. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

After Dark: ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ screening panelists offer in-depth look at iconic quotes

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offers late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark. Read more...

Photo: "The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was present at an interactive screening of the 2006 film at the 2018 Vulture Festival LA. Ardent fans gathered at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel to listen to Brosh McKenna's live commentary, answer trivia questions and watch Meryl Streep on screen once more. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

"The Devil Wears Prada" screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna was present at an interactive screening of the 2006 film at the 2018 Vulture Festival LA. Ardent fans gathered at The Hollywood Roosevelt hotel to listen to Brosh McKenna's live commentary, answer trivia questions and watch Meryl Streep on screen once more. (Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Alex Jablonski followed a firefighting crew battling the 2016 Soberanes fire. Though it is a documentary, Jablonski said the film focuses more on a narrative approach than a journalistic approach. (Courtesy of Alex Jablonski)

Q&A: ‘Wildland’ documentary kindles humanization of firefighters

They say the hottest fire forges the strongest steel. Alex Jablonski’s “Wildland” is proof. The documentary film follows members of a firefighting crew over a summer as they battle both personal struggles and physical calamities, including the 2016 Soberanes fire – one of the most costly wildfires in California’s history. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Alex Jablonski followed a firefighting crew battling the 2016 Soberanes fire. Though it is a documentary, Jablonski said the film focuses more on a narrative approach than a journalistic approach. (Courtesy of Alex Jablonski)

UCLA alumnus Alex Jablonski followed a firefighting crew battling the 2016 Soberanes fire. Though it is a documentary, Jablonski said the film focuses more on a narrative approach than a journalistic approach. (Courtesy of Alex Jablonski)

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Movie review: ‘The Favourite’ pokes fun at aristocrats’ struggle for power

Shrewd women vie for power, pretty men are rejected as frivolous and treacherous fun abounds in “The Favourite.” Writer and director Yorgos Lanthimos, who is most well-known for his art-house cinema hits “The Lobster” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” once again brings a measure of brutal hilarity to the screen. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Yorgos Lanthimos)

(Courtesy of  Yorgos Lanthimos)

The Old Town Music Hall's screening of the comedy-Western classic "My Little Chickadee" revived the classic flick for attendees while featuring vintage 1920s elements, such as musical singalongs and comedy shorts preceding the film. (Nina Young/Daily Bruin)

After Dark: Old-school film ‘My Little Chickadee’ unites generations under classic cinema

Los Angeles’ blend of midnight movies, cult screenings and historic theaters offers late-night scares and childhood nostalgia back in the theater. Join columnist Nina Young as she attends different cult screenings each week to find out why audiences stay out so late after dark. Read more...

Photo: The Old Town Music Hall's screening of the comedy-Western classic "My Little Chickadee" revived the classic flick for attendees while featuring vintage 1920s elements, such as musical singalongs and comedy shorts preceding the film. (Nina Young/Daily Bruin)

The Old Town Music Hall's screening of the comedy-Western classic "My Little Chickadee" revived the classic flick for attendees while featuring vintage 1920s elements, such as musical singalongs and comedy shorts preceding the film. (Nina Young/Daily Bruin)

Glimmer, Bow and Adora (left to right) are characters from the 1985 "She-Ra" series that underwent redesign for the 2018 reboot. The reboot was released Nov. 13 on Netflix. The new rendition's characters feature a greater diversity of races and body types to foster better representation and body positivity, said Glimmer's voice actor and UCLA alumna Karen Fukuhara. (Courtesy of Netflix)

‘She-Ra’ characters remodeled to promote inclusivity, diversity in TV industry

She-Ra isn’t the only character that received a makeover for Netflix’s reboot. Although her desexualization spurred controversy, multiple other characters, including villains and her sidekicks, also underwent redesigns for “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.” Released Nov. Read more...

Photo: Glimmer, Bow and Adora (left to right) are characters from the 1985 "She-Ra" series that underwent redesign for the 2018 reboot. The reboot was released Nov. 13 on Netflix. The new rendition's characters feature a greater diversity of races and body types to foster better representation and body positivity, said Glimmer's voice actor and UCLA alumna Karen Fukuhara. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Glimmer, Bow and Adora (left to right) are characters from the 1985 "She-Ra" series that underwent redesign for the 2018 reboot. The reboot was released Nov. 13 on Netflix. The new rendition's characters feature a greater diversity of races and body types to foster better representation and body positivity, said Glimmer's voice actor and UCLA alumna Karen Fukuhara. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s film “T3511” recreates a semi-factual portrayal of her quest to uncover the identity of a saliva donor after purchasing the sample from a lab reagent supplier.
(Courtesy of Heather Dewey-Hagborg)

Societal implications of consumer genetics investigated in new film

One person’s saliva can be the beginning of a love story. The recent advent of consumer genetics, which provides people access to their genetic information, means DNA, including that found in saliva, can tell intensely personal stories. Read more...

Photo: Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s film “T3511” recreates a semi-factual portrayal of her quest to uncover the identity of a saliva donor after purchasing the sample from a lab reagent supplier. (Courtesy of Heather Dewey-Hagborg)

Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s film “T3511” recreates a semi-factual portrayal of her quest to uncover the identity of a saliva donor after purchasing the sample from a lab reagent supplier.
(Courtesy of Heather Dewey-Hagborg)