Saturday, March 25

UCLA alumna Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood co-created, co-directed, co-wrote and co-executive produced "Shots Fired," a television series about police brutality. (Courtesy of Frank Micelotta/FOX)
UCLA alumna Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood co-created, co-directed, co-wrote and co-executive produced "Shots Fired," a television series about police brutality. (Courtesy of Frank Micelotta/FOX)

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Movie review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Remakes can’t win. Either they aren’t faithful enough to their source material or they are redundant rehashes. Disney’s latest live-action remake, “Beauty and the Beast” brings the tale as old as time to life with special effects and more developed character backstories. Read more...

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The 2017 live-action reboot of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" features heavily Auto-Tuned singing by Emma Watson and two versions of the soundtrack's titular song. (Walt Disney Records)
The 2017 live-action reboot of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" features heavily Auto-Tuned singing by Emma Watson and two versions of the soundtrack's titular song. (Walt Disney Records)

Alumna Susan Egan originated the role of Belle in the first Broadway rendition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in the 1990s. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)
Alumna Susan Egan originated the role of Belle in the first Broadway rendition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in the 1990s. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)

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UCLA Asian American studies professor Renee Tajima-Peña helped direct the documentary film "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" about the 1982 murder of a Chinese man who was beaten to death by two white men. (Courtesy of Claudio Rocha)

Q&A: Professor reflects on role of documentaries in guarding civil rights

A UCLA professor’s documentary turned 30 years old this year, but its plot bears eerie parallels to the hate crimes of today. Renee Tajima-Peña, a professor of Asian American studies, helped direct “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” which documents the murder of Chin, a Chinese man beaten to death by two white autoworkers, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz in Detroit in June 1982 . Read more...

UCLA Asian American studies professor Renee Tajima-Peña helped direct the documentary film "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" about the 1982 murder of a Chinese man who was beaten to death by two white men. (Courtesy of Claudio Rocha)


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