A look at California’s November ballot propositions. Here are the Los Angeles Times’ editorial board endorsements for president, California ballot measures and more. With 33 candidates vying for four at-large seats on the seven-member Los Angeles Community College District board, the well-being and academic success of the state’s neediest college students are at stake. Still, it may take some viewers awhile to get on board with the film’s askew, slightly fairy tale-ish approach to homoflexibility, so please be patient. At the end of the film, he confesses his crimes to his lawyer Harry (Stephen Bogaert), who mistakes him for another colleague and laughs off Bateman's concerns as a joke. After Twitter came for Chris Pratt, his Marvel costars came to his rescue. In addition, the clean, symmetrical lines of Tye Whipple’s clever production design perfectly reflect the super-tidy Todd’s need for balance and control in a world that can be disturbingly short on both. Review: Poisoned on the job, ‘Radium Girls’ fight back. Filmmaker Miranda July and star Evan Rachel Wood explain how it happens. Drori, Scully and Joshua Diaz, as Meg’s underwear model boyfriend, Zane, also provide deft comic support. There are many reasons why not, which Todd’s cynical best friends — the gorgeous, amusingly self-absorbed Meg (Dana Drori) and the sexy, out and proud Ryder (James Scully) — are all too eager to point out. Election of a board majority will shape the nation’s largest community college district. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. It kept viewers on the edge of their seats, particularly towards the ending. But you do get the sense by the story’s tantalizing conclusion that maybe there is a path to happiness if you can just think outside the box. Todd and Rory may be self-deluded in their own unique ways.
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If you are a huge fan of suspense and horror movies, then The Boy on Netflix is perfect for you.The Boy received mixed reviews from the audience when it was released in 2016. It extends to infinity in one direction and has an endpoint at the other end. The story behind Rudy Giuliani’s cringe-inducing scene in the “Borat” sequel, which he calls “a hit job.” The film starts streaming on Amazon this week. “This isn’t the ’60s.”) Even Todd’s equitable psychotherapist (Tracie Thoms) is dubious about his hypothetical interest in the opposite sex. Where to vote. Lawsuit of Michael Jackson sexual abuse accuser dismissed. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. The Times endorses one incumbent and three newcomers for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Justin Simien’s horror comedy “Bad Hair,” starring Vanessa Williams and newcomer Elle Lorraine, adds layers to its race-based workplace discrimination tale. Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan star in the sci-fi-tinged drama ‘Synchronic,’ the fourth feature of filmmaking team Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. But all bets are off when Todd meets the equally bright and hyper-articulate Rory (Katie Findlay), a struggling, perhaps less-than-committed actress who can yack with him about everything from “Gilmore Girls” minutiae to Alanis Morissette lyrics (are they really “ironic”?). Get our revamped Envelope newsletter, sent twice a week, for exclusive awards season coverage, behind-the-scenes insights and columnist Glenn Whipp’s commentary.
Inevitably, several key, well-played moments signal “trouble ahead” for Todd and Rory’s romantic experiment. Next, a dinner they share with Todd’s enthusiastic, if peculiar, parents (Randall Park, Betsy Brandt) is followed by a tellingly bittersweet coda. Sex between them, however, proves mostly a nonstarter and they soon agree they can do without it — but can’t do without each other. Based on real events, “Radium Girls” tells the story of women in the 1920s fighting back against a job that is killing them. The more Max tries to go straight, the more he is defeated by circumstance. At the end of Master and Commander, Aubrey finds the Acheron’s captain had disguised himself as a surgeon during the capture, and is presently on board the captured ship, which is heading to the nearest friendly port; Aubrey therefore decides to turn around and give chase. Amid Giuliani controversy, Borat is hosting a live watch party. What issues are on the ballot in California and Los Angeles County. (No, the thematic parallel allegedly escaped them.) Courtesy of James Sweeney "Straight Up" stars James Sweeney (left) and Katie Findlay. Sweeney and Findlay, who’s a real find, are head-spinningly good here, juggling their torrents of dialogue with aplomb. Rudy Giuliani is in the new ‘Borat.’ Here’s what to know about his controversial scene. California’s November election will feature 12 statewide ballot measures. Now that Netflix has added it to its roster, fans are equally confused about the final scenes. Finally, a provocative game of Truth or Dare gives Rory serious pause. Though friends dismiss the idea as an example of Todd’s internalized homophobia, Rory agrees to pursue a romantic relationship with him ― though sex and other acts of physical intimacy are off the table. Robert Downey Jr., Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo are rallying behind Marvel colleague Chris Pratt after Twitter dubbed him the worst Hollywood Chris.
First, there’s an iconic-movie-couples costume party, in which our leads come dressed as Brick and Maggie from 1958’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” only to be repeatedly reminded that Paul Newman’s crutch-bearing hunk was considered gay — and aren’t Todd and Rory deliciously self-aware? And, like a more cerebral “Will & Grace,” but with potential benefits, they’re soon ensconced in their version of domestic bliss: cooking Mongolian, watching documentaries and giving each other chaste back rubs. Paroled criminal Max Dembo is compelled to withstand the calculated cruelties of parole officer Earl Frank. Sweeney plays Los Angeles software coder and professional housesitter Todd, an obsessive-compulsive motormouth with an aversion to bodily fluids, human orifices and open-necked shirts. What could go wrong? The book ends with the governess forcing the little girl to say the name of her former teacher, which the governess believes releases the ghost's hold on her.
Writer-director-star James Sweeney has crafted a sharp and, to its credit, not always politically correct cinematic cocktail that, despite how screwball its story may sound, is more about the search for one’s soulmate — whatever their gender — than any sort of serious treatise on sexual fluidity.