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Review: Mediocre storytelling grounds animated ‘Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer’

Review: Mediocre storytelling grounds animated ‘Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer’
  • Review: Mediocre storytelling grounds animated ‘Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer’ FWC: Review: Mediocre storytelling grounds animated ‘Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer’

    When it comes to animated films, not to mention family movies and holiday comedies, the bar has been raised well beyond what a low-budget effort like “Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer” seems able to achieve. This fantasy, about a miniature horse aching to join Santa’s team of reindeer, works hard…

  • Here’s how you can meet the new U.S. exercise guidelines FWC: Here’s how you can meet the new U.S. exercise guidelines

    Listen up, Americans! The government has been recommending you get 150 minutes of exercise a week for a decade now. That’s just 20 minutes a day — and not even one in four of you can handle it. But the Department of Health and Human Services, armed with some new research on the benefits of exercise…

  • Mike WiLL Made-It, Young Thug, and Swae Lee perform “Fate” from Creed II on Fallon: Watch FWC: Mike WiLL Made-It, Young Thug, and Swae Lee perform “Fate” from Creed II on Fallon: Watch

    Jimmy Fallon lives for what’s popular. With Creed II a total knock out at the box office — delivering the largest opening ever for a live-action film over the Thanksgiving weekend — it’s only natural The Tonight Show host would capitalize on its success. That they did, as Mike WiLL Made-It, Young Thug, and Swae Lee stepped into a literal late-night ring on…

  • Frieze L.A. announces 13 artists for the new fair, including Barbara Kruger and Paul McCarthy FWC: Frieze L.A. announces 13 artists for the new fair, including Barbara Kruger and Paul McCarthy

    Frieze Los Angeles, the inaugural L.A. offshoot of the New York and London art fair, is announcing on Wednesday 13 artists to be featured in a curated, site-specific exhibition in February at Paramount Pictures. The artists, many with deep ties to the city, are: Lisa Anne Auerbach, Sarah Cain, …

  • Drug addiction, internal struggles, and fathers and sons all pushed ‘Beautiful Boy’ to the screen FWC: Drug addiction, internal struggles, and fathers and sons all pushed ‘Beautiful Boy’ to the screen

    Luke Davies: I learned about a possible job that was going, based on the memoirs “Beautiful Boy” by David Sheff and “Tweak” by Nic Sheff. When I read the books, I immediately recognized their power and truth. But I was wary, because 10 years after “Candy,” I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to…

  • Jake Shears on Life After Leaving the Scissor Sisters FWC: Jake Shears on Life After Leaving the Scissor Sisters

    Listen and download via iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS This Wednesday’s edition of Kyle Meredith With… features former Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, who touches on the process of recording his self-titled debut solo album and his recently released memoir, Boys Keep Swinging. On creating music by himself, Shears says the creative journey of writing his first solo work was “super liberating”, and goes deeper into how…

  • Under his eye: Margaret Atwood to publish sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale FWC: Under his eye: Margaret Atwood to publish sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

    After Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale spawned two seasons of deeply upsetting and critically-acclaimed television (as well as an ill-advised distribution of wine), the author has announced that she will be returning after nearly 35 years to the dystopian world of Gilead in the September 2019 for a sequel. Set fifteen years after the final moments of Offred’s original story, The…

  • For children trapped in poverty, breaking free is getting harder FWC: For children trapped in poverty, breaking free is getting harder

    Schools such as Telfair Elementary in Pacoima lack resources and lag behind the district and state averages in student performance. But as educators work long hours to provide more support, students may find it harder to break free from poverty.