Thursday, February 21


Columnist Nina Young first viewed “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” with her father eight years ago. Since then, the film has become a comforting background track while she cooks, showers or studies. While attending a screening of the film, Young danced in her seat to the film's garage-rock-band score. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

After Dark: ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ screening 1-Ups other cult classic experiences

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: Columnist Nina Young first viewed “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” with her father eight years ago. Since then, the film has become a comforting background track while she cooks, showers or studies. While attending a screening of the film, Young danced in her seat to the film's garage-rock-band score. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Columnist Nina Young first viewed “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” with her father eight years ago. Since then, the film has become a comforting background track while she cooks, showers or studies. While attending a screening of the film, Young danced in her seat to the film's garage-rock-band score. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin staff)

Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston star in “Dumplin',” a Netflix original film releasing Friday. The film follows Macdonald as Willowdean, who enters the local beauty pageant to prove to her mother, played by Aniston, that the institution is shallow and flawed. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Beauty pageants to take center stage and shed light on self-image in ‘Dumplin”

Drag queens performing to Dolly Parton help a girl who is plus-sized navigate a local beauty pageant in an upcoming Netflix film. “Dumplin’,” releasing Friday on Netflix, follows Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald), a high school girl who signs up for a pageant to prove to her mom, Rosie (Jennifer Aniston), that the institution is shallow. Read more...

Photo: Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston star in “Dumplin',” a Netflix original film releasing Friday. The film follows Macdonald as Willowdean, who enters the local beauty pageant to prove to her mother, played by Aniston, that the institution is shallow and flawed. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston star in “Dumplin',” a Netflix original film releasing Friday. The film follows Macdonald as Willowdean, who enters the local beauty pageant to prove to her mother, played by Aniston, that the institution is shallow and flawed. (Courtesy of Netflix)

"Black Panther" actors Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Basset (left to right) discussed their film at a screening and panel discussion held Tuesday night at the Hammer Museum. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Basset discuss ‘Black Panther’ at Hammer

Clearly, the “Black Panther” hype will not die anytime soon. Tuesday night, ardent fans attended the Hammer Museum’s special screening of the film, followed by a panel discussion featuring actors Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett. Read more...

Photo: "Black Panther" actors Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Basset (left to right) discussed their film at a screening and panel discussion held Tuesday night at the Hammer Museum. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

"Black Panther" actors Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Basset (left to right) discussed their film at a screening and panel discussion held Tuesday night at the Hammer Museum. (Kanishka Mehra/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)

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...

Photo: (Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)

(Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)

"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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