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November 20, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you've always wanted to hit the road in an iconic Airstream trailer, this might be a good time to go. New rental company Airstream 2 Go provides everything you'll need -- including an SUV for that outfitted Airstream trailer -- and a 25% discount for winter travel. It's ideal for a trip to Joshua Tree or Death Valley when desert temperatures are mild. The deal: Airstream 2 Go started in May and presents a fresh vacation concept for travelers in the West. Right now rentals are available in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, though the company says it plans to expand to the East Coast and the South in the coming years.
November 16, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
"At the end of the day, it comes down to a young man in a room writing a song. " So claims one of Justin Bieber's associates in a trailer for the pop singer's new concert film, to which Pop & Hiss says: Come on, now. The songs matter, certainly, and Bieber's written or sung plenty of great ones, including several in his so-called Music Mondays series, in which he's releasing a new tune every week through next month. ("PYD," a promising -- and evidently Michael Jackson-inspired -- collaboration with R. Kelly, is due Sunday at midnight.)
November 14, 2013 | By John Horn
Easiest way to describe “Noah”? Judging from its new - and not bootlegged - trailer, consider it a cross between the Old Testament and “Gladiator.” The new preview for writer-director Darren Aronofsky's cinematic retelling of the biblical flood features more battle scenes than you might have expected, as an army led by Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins) tries to storm Noah's vessel, as Hopkins yells, “Take the ark!” Looking a bit like the buff Maximus in “Gladiator,” Crowe basically tells Methuselah to find another boat - or die trying to take his. PHOTOS: Extreme celebrity weight transformations for roles The early peek at the film's visual effects are impressive, as all creatures great and small crowd into the ark as Noah warns, “A great flood is coming.” The cast includes Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman.
November 13, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
"The future belongs to those who know where they belong," says Kate Winslet early in the new trailer for "Divergent", setting up its tale of conformity and its discontents. Directed by Neil Burger and based on a bestselling novel by Veronica Roth, "Divergent" aims to capitalize on the popularity of dark young-adult adaptations, with the latest installment of "The Hunger Games" franchise heading for theaters next week. The Burger movie, which stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, has a similar date to the first "Hunger Games," heading to theaters on March 21. Set in a future in which people are officially divided into factions based on their personalities, a young woman (Woodley)
October 31, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" is already well underway in Britain, but until Jan. 5, when the costume drama finally returns to PBS, American fans will have to make do with the new 30-second teaser trailer to get their fix. The operative word here is "tease. " The clip, posted above, actually includes less information about the episodes ahead than the one-minute preview unveiled at the Television Critics Assn. press tour this summer and opens with the same stirring quote from the Dowager Countess Violet (Maggie Smith)
October 30, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Paramount Pictures had to wait a few extra months for Martin Scorsese to deliver a final cut of his upcoming "The Wolf of Wall Street," but a new trailer for the film indicates the delay may have been worth it. The studio this week confirmed it was pushing the picture's release date from Nov. 15 to Christmas Day after Scorsese finally handed over a 165-minute version of the film. But any  last-minute scurrying wasn't evident from the film's new trailer, which compellingly conveys the movie's narrative.  "Wolf" is based on the real-life story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio)
October 23, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Nearly a decade after "Anchorman" became a comedy classic, Will Ferrell and his fellow newsmen are about to try to re-create box office magic with a highly anticipated sequel. But a new trailer for the Dec 20 release, which hit the web Wednesday, raises the question: Can the 2004 original really be topped? For years, Paramount Pictures was hesitant to make a sequel to "Anchorman," which grossed a strong $85 million at the box office. In 2011, Ferrell said that he and co-stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner wanted to make a second film, but the studio said it had "run the numbers and it's not a good fit. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Just a year later, Ferrell unexpectedly arrived on Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show in March 2012, dressed as his signature character Ron Burgundy to announce a sequel had finally been green-lighted.
October 23, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
What is a writer's obligation to the privacy of his or her subjects? It's a tricky question, especially in a culture as confessional this one, where we tweet or post with alarming frequency the mundane details of the day to day. But what about those whose stories were never intended for a public airing, and yet have left behind a kind of testimony anyway? That issue resides at the center of Jeff Griffin's remarkable and disturbing “Lost And” (University of Iowa Press: 160 pp., $20 paper)
October 18, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
A busy week for Wes Anderson watchers has been capped off by the arrival of the trailer for his upcoming "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which opens March 7, 2014. The film has a typically large and outstanding cast that mixes together Anderson regulars with new faces. The cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham and Jude Law. The film's poster also announces "and introduing" Tony Revolori.
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