Here are books on the natural world to read while avoiding the coronavirus, classics by John McPhee and Annie Dillard as well as the upcoming "Book of Eels."
"Balloon," a based-on-fact drama about two families attempting to escape Communist East Germany in a homemade hot-air balloon, is built on classic movie thrills.
Classic movies in L.A. for March 1-8 include "Happiness" and "Starship Troopers," plus the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's annual "Image Movers" festival and the return of "Noir City: Hollywood"
How "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," NBC's new jukebox musical, took on the Beatles' 1965 classic "Help!"
Classic movies, film festivals, etc. in L.A. for Feb. 16-23 include Anna Paquin in the 2011 drama "Margaret," plus Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy "Dr. Strangelove" and Jean-Luc Godard's sci-fi fable "Alphaville"
For "Blumhouse's Fantasy Island," writer-director Jeff Wadlow and co-writers Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs transformed the classic '70s series into a modern horror nightmare.