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This photo provided by courtesy of Magnolia Pictures shows Kate Mulvany, left, and Damon Herriman in the film, "The Little Death," a Magnolia Pictures release. (Magnolia Pictures via AP)

“The Little Death,” while frequently funny and sometimes perhaps offensive in the darkness of its humor, has the misfortune of following the recent release of Roy Andersson’s “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.” The deadpan existentialism of Anderson’s Scandinavian humor, spread out across dozens of absurdist short scenes, makes “The Little Death” look downright sitcomish.


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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1987 file photo, actor Dick Van Patten is photographed in Los Angeles. Van Patten, the genial comic actor best known as the patriarch of TV’s “Eight is Enough,” died of complications from diabetes on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif., according to his publicist Daniel Bernstein. He was 86. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill, File)

“Every day on set he was a happy, jovial person, always generous and ready to play, tease and always keep us all laughing,” said Buckley. “He was the consummate professional, a wonderful actor, master of comedy, and a kind and generous human being.”


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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2014 file photo, honoree Quentin Tarantino arrives at the LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA in Los Angeles. Tarantino, Tracy Morgan, Steve Carell, LL Cool J, Kathy Bates, Bruno Mars and Cyndi Lauper are among the famous names set to be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced its selections for 2016 on Monday, June 22, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES | Quentin Tarantino, Tracy Morgan, Steve Carell, LL Cool J, Kathy Bates, Bruno Mars and Cyndi Lauper are among the famous names to be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced its selections for 2016 on Monday. Other names on the list include Kurt Russell, Michael […]


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This photo provided by NBC shows, Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter in the episode "Contorno," during season 3 of the NBC television series, "Hannibal."  (Sophie Giraud/NBC via AP)

LOS ANGELES | NBC is bringing the curtain down on “Hannibal” at the end of its summer run. The network said Monday that the drama about a psychiatrist turned serial killer won’t return for a fourth year. The series was canceled because of poor ratings. “Hannibal” is based on a character portrayed in several Thomas Harris […]


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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. Williams is backing out of scheduled appearance on David Letterman’s “Late Show” on Thursday.That news from NBC came Sunday, a day after Williams said he was stepping away from NBC’s “Nightly News” as the network looks into the anchor’s admission that he had told a false story about being on helicopter hit by a grenade while reporting on the Iraq war. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK | In 1974, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite made a cameo appearance as himself on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” That was a very big deal. Big-time TV newsmen, especially Cronkite (“the most trusted man in America”) didn’t put their credibility on the line by crossing over into make-believe. And especially not at CBS […]


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In this image released by Open Road Films, Shameik Moore stars as Malcolm in a scene from, "Dope." (Rachel Morrison/Open Road Films via AP)

Malcolm wants you to know he’s not a cliché. He’s a geeky, 90s-obsessed, punk-rocker high school senior with his sights set on Harvard. The fact he is a fatherless black teen coming of age in a rough part of Inglewood is very much beside the point, a stereotype that’s a reality yet irrelevant. The problem […]


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In this image released by Disney-Pixar, the character Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler, appears in a scene from "Inside Out," in theaters on June 19. (Disney-Pixar via AP)

Part of the magic is that even when out in space or in a rat-run restaurant, Pixar films stay earthbound. What’s most striking about “Inside Out” isn’t its inside-the-brain gee-whiz design, but that it’s probably Pixar’s most directly human story yet: An 11-year-old girl, growing up.


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