Friday, November 16

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Second Take: ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ powered Kanye West’s stylistic shift

Kanye West, dressed in an all-red suit, approached a music production center drum machine on the 2011 Coachella main stage. Before he pressed the first note of “Runaway,” a song off of his newest album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” he paused to look at the cheering audience. Read more...

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(Creative Commons by rodrigoferarri via Flickr)

Frank Miller announced Tuesday that “Dark Knight III: The Master Race” would not be the end of the series and that a fourth, currently unnamed installation, is in the works. (DC Comics)

Second Take: ‘The Dark Knight’ to return for series’ fourth installment

Almost 30 years have passed since Frank Miller first imbued Batman with his signature darkness in “The Dark Knight Returns,” yet his work still holds tremendous sway over the comic book world. Read more...

Photo: Frank Miller announced Tuesday that “Dark Knight III: The Master Race” would not be the end of the series and that a fourth, currently unnamed installation, is in the works. (DC Comics)

Frank Miller announced Tuesday that “Dark Knight III: The Master Race” would not be the end of the series and that a fourth, currently unnamed installation, is in the works. (DC Comics)

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” the final installment of “The Hunger Games” series film adaptations, will premiere Friday, bringing the series to an end as Katniss Everdeen and the rebels fight to end Capitol rule. (Courtesy of Murray Close)

Second Take: ‘Hunger Games’ premiere to stand out in trend of dystopian teen movies

Katniss Everdeen is making her comeback Friday: bow and arrows in tight grip, hair in an effortless braid and unflinching spark in her eyes. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2″ will provide a resolution to the rebellion against the Capitol and bring the series to an end. Read more...

Photo: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” the final installment of “The Hunger Games” series film adaptations, will premiere Friday, bringing the series to an end as Katniss Everdeen and the rebels fight to end Capitol rule. (Courtesy of Murray Close)

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” the final installment of “The Hunger Games” series film adaptations, will premiere Friday, bringing the series to an end as Katniss Everdeen and the rebels fight to end Capitol rule. (Courtesy of Murray Close)

The final day of AFI Fest featured the exquisite "Youth" (top left), the daring "The Big Short" (bottom left) and  the riveting "James White" (right). (Fox Searchlight Pictures, Paramount Pictures and BorderLine Films)

AFI Fest Final Day: Festival collects ideas, incongruities from around the world

As this year’s AFI Fest comes to a close, the time has come to reflect on the final day of feature films and shorts. All of Thursday’s showings, down to the closing-night gala, are meant to be interest-pieces at heart. Read more...

Photo: The final day of AFI Fest featured the exquisite "Youth" (top left), the daring "The Big Short" (bottom left) and the riveting "James White" (right). (Fox Searchlight Pictures, Paramount Pictures and BorderLine Films)

The final day of AFI Fest featured the exquisite "Youth" (top left), the daring "The Big Short" (bottom left) and  the riveting "James White" (right). (Fox Searchlight Pictures, Paramount Pictures and BorderLine Films)

Day seven of AFI Fest saw the snarkily funny “Anomalisa” (top), the subtle "45 Years" (bottom left) and the bloody "Macbeth" (bottom right). 
(Starburns Industries, The Bureau and See-Saw Films)

AFI Fest Day Seven: Past careers return to celebrate, haunt and enhance

AFI Fest is just as much about movies as it is about people. The yearly celebration devotes a lot of time to highlighting people – not just those acting or working behind the scenes, but everyday individuals whose stories are reflected and justified in films. Read more...

Photo: Day seven of AFI Fest saw the snarkily funny “Anomalisa” (top), the subtle "45 Years" (bottom left) and the bloody "Macbeth" (bottom right). (Starburns Industries, The Bureau and See-Saw Films)

Day seven of AFI Fest saw the snarkily funny “Anomalisa” (top), the subtle "45 Years" (bottom left) and the bloody "Macbeth" (bottom right). 
(Starburns Industries, The Bureau and See-Saw Films)

Day six at AFI Fest saw bleak films like "Son of Saul" (top left), "Land and Shade" (top right) and "The Club" (bottom) take center stage. (Sony Pictures Classics, Burning Blue and Music Box Films)

AFI Fest Day Six: Harrowing tales of personal struggle come alive on screen

“Son of Saul” may be the most courageous project of this year’s AFI Fest from a production perspective. László Nemes, a first-time director, tackles a story set during the Holocaust, with a maddeningly encroaching camera and a deeply dark script. Read more...

Photo: Day six at AFI Fest saw bleak films like "Son of Saul" (top left), "Land and Shade" (top right) and "The Club" (bottom) take center stage. (Sony Pictures Classics, Burning Blue and Music Box Films)

Day six at AFI Fest saw bleak films like "Son of Saul" (top left), "Land and Shade" (top right) and "The Club" (bottom) take center stage. (Sony Pictures Classics, Burning Blue and Music Box Films)

Day five at AFI Fest saw the brilliant climaxes of "Carol" (top left) and "A War" (bottom left), while the ending "The 33" (right) falls flat. (Film4 Productions, AZ Celtic Films and Warner Bros. Pictures)

AFI Fest Day Five: Climaxes of ‘Carol,’ ‘A War’ deliver well, while ‘The 33′ falls flat

The climax in movies is a beautiful thing. If a film can funnel the intricacies of its plot into one moment of breathtaking resolution, it makes the viewer’s experience more rewarding. Read more...

Photo: Day five at AFI Fest saw the brilliant climaxes of "Carol" (top left) and "A War" (bottom left), while the ending "The 33" (right) falls flat. (Film4 Productions, AZ Celtic Films and Warner Bros. Pictures)

Day five at AFI Fest saw the brilliant climaxes of "Carol" (top left) and "A War" (bottom left), while the ending "The 33" (right) falls flat. (Film4 Productions, AZ Celtic Films and Warner Bros. Pictures)


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