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April 11, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after a Brea couple told police they woke up to find him standing over their bed with a knife. The couple awoke about 3:30 a.m. and saw a naked man, identified as Arthur David Macias of Brea, who said the antichrist had sent him to kill the family, said police Sgt. Jack Conklin. The husband and his 15-year-old son were able to disarm the intruder and hold him until police arrived, authorities said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
Don't believe the based-on-a-true-story opening disclaimer of Paul Middleditch's comedy "Rapture-Palooza. " The Apocalypse hasn't happened - yet. But mankind could do worse than being lorded over by Craig Robinson's Antichrist, a swaggering sex fiend, Vin Diesel fan and former mayoral candidate of Boise, Idaho, who dresses like the second coming of Arsenio Hall. With the plot already spoiled by the Book of Revelations, Chris Matheson's script focuses its energy on small, wickedly funny gags, half of which Robinson seems to have sputtered out as improv.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | By Amy Nicholson
Don't believe the based-on-a-true-story opening disclaimer of Paul Middleditch's comedy "Rapture-Palooza. " The Apocalypse hasn't happened - yet. But mankind could do worse than being lorded over by Craig Robinson's Antichrist, a swaggering sex fiend, Vin Diesel fan and former mayoral candidate of Boise, Idaho, who dresses like the second coming of Arsenio Hall. With the plot already spoiled by the Book of Revelations, Chris Matheson's script focuses its energy on small, wickedly funny gags, half of which Robinson seems to have sputtered out as improv.
NEWS
July 15, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Taking a page from President Obama's political playbook, Michele Bachmann has formally left a church in Minnesota accused of holding anti-Catholic views. According to CNN , the church that Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus had attended for more than a decade, Salem Lutheran in Stillwater, Minn., granted the couple's request to be released from their membership last month, a week after Bachmann told a national audience that she would run for the Republican presidential nomination.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2009 | BETSY SHARKEY, FILM CRITIC
Oh, that Lars von Trier, what will he do to women next? If his new film "Antichrist" is any indication, it will be off-with-their-heads and all their erogenous zones, but slowly, painfully and with a very dull knife. The psychosexual side of women never fares too well in the filmmaker's vision of the world. There was his 1996 treatise on sex as penance for Emily Watson in "Breaking the Waves," then there was sex as punishment in 2003 for Nicole Kidman in "Dogville." And now comes "Antichrist": Female sexuality has evolved into pure evil here with Von Trier looking ever so much like the Marquis de Sade of filmmaking.
BOOKS
October 8, 1995 | Adam Begley, Adam Begley is at work on a book about nine contemporary novelists. He lives in Delavan, Wis
With the millennium upon us, God and Satan are scheduled for a battle royal, though we skeptics suspect that the winner will be the super-hero who can pull off the most successful vanishing act. So far it's a lopsided match. Evil is all the rage, and Good, the frail blessing of a decamped deity, is clearly in need of a new press agent. In magazines, on television, the radio and the Internet, pundits accustomed to the meaty certainties of politics and policy have been wrestling with imponderables, explicating Saint Augustine and "Pulp Fiction" to get at predestination and free will.
NEWS
November 26, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Residents worried that their address at 666 Jackson St. was the sign of the Antichrist have been granted a new street number. More than 100 people at the 140-unit senior citizen's apartment complex signed a petition requesting the change. The Gary Housing Authority will change the address in January to 650 Jackson St. The number 666 is referred to in the New Testament (Rev. 13:18) as a sign of the Antichrist.
NEWS
July 15, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Taking a page from President Obama's political playbook, Michele Bachmann has formally left a church in Minnesota accused of holding anti-Catholic views. According to CNN , the church that Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus had attended for more than a decade, Salem Lutheran in Stillwater, Minn., granted the couple's request to be released from their membership last month, a week after Bachmann told a national audience that she would run for the Republican presidential nomination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1990
Two court-appointed psychiatrists testified Wednesday that a delusion-plagued homeless man was legally insane when he stabbed his therapist to death. The testimony came in a Santa Monica courtroom during the first day of arguments to determine the sanity of David Scott Smith, 28, who was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the Feb. 21, 1989, stabbing of social worker Robbyn Panitch. If Smith is ruled insane, he will be committed to a state mental hospital.
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | From Times wire services
Six Army soldiers who deserted their military intelligence post in West Germany and were arrested in Florida told other soldiers they were leaving to find and destroy the "anti-Christ," it was reported today. The European edition of the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, citing Army sources, said the six soldiers destroyed or gave away all of their personal belongings before leaving their 701st Military Intelligence Brigade in Augsburg, West Germany, earlier this month.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2010 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98 Equal parts imaginative and aggravating, Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" graphic novel series stars Michael Cera as the dim, self-centered Canadian indie-rocker, who has to fight the seven super-powered exes of his would-be girlfriend Ramona (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Why does Scott like the mumbly, charmless Ramona? Why does Ramona like the childish, thoughtless Scott?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2009 | BETSY SHARKEY, FILM CRITIC
Oh, that Lars von Trier, what will he do to women next? If his new film "Antichrist" is any indication, it will be off-with-their-heads and all their erogenous zones, but slowly, painfully and with a very dull knife. The psychosexual side of women never fares too well in the filmmaker's vision of the world. There was his 1996 treatise on sex as penance for Emily Watson in "Breaking the Waves," then there was sex as punishment in 2003 for Nicole Kidman in "Dogville." And now comes "Antichrist": Female sexuality has evolved into pure evil here with Von Trier looking ever so much like the Marquis de Sade of filmmaking.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2009 | Mark Olsen
During a water-skiing accident in 2007, Charlotte Gainsbourg suffered a blow to the head, resulting in a cerebral hemorrhage similar to the one that caused the tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson this year. Emergency brain surgery saved the now-38-year-old actress' life, but it took her nearly a year to recuperate. For her return to the big screen, Gainsbourg chose "Antichrist," opening in Los Angeles on Friday, Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier's staggering and surreal examination of grief, faith and sexuality.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2009 | Dennis Lim
His hallucinatory horror film "Antichrist" elicited derisive giggles and howls from an irate media audience. Later, he was booed at his own news conference. But Lars von Trier is insisting, as he so often does, that he never intended to play the provocateur. "If somebody asked me to make a provoking film, I wouldn't know how to do it," Von Trier said in an interview at the Hotel du Cap, a luxury resort up the coast from the bustle of the Croisette.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009 | Nancy Tartaglione
Cannes is upping its "Q" score. The official selection for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival was announced Thursday morning in Paris, and while it will be hard to beat last year's excitement of a whip-cracking Indiana Jones on the Croisette, Quentin Tarantino's take-no-prisoners personality may just be big enough to give old Indy a run for his money.
WORLD
April 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An American religious leader who calls himself the Antichrist canceled a visit to Guatemala after the Central American country barred him as a security risk. Puerto-Rican born Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda wears the number 666 tattooed on his arm and claims a following of 2 million people, most in Miami, where he lives, and in Colombia.
WORLD
April 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An American religious leader who calls himself the Antichrist canceled a visit to Guatemala after the Central American country barred him as a security risk. Puerto-Rican born Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda wears the number 666 tattooed on his arm and claims a following of 2 million people, most in Miami, where he lives, and in Colombia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1991
A man who broke into Ronald Reagan's Bel-Air estate last July 4 told the federal agents who arrested him that he believed the former President was "the Antichrist" and must be killed, a prosecutor told jurors as the man's trial opened Tuesday. The federal court jury trial for Gregory S. Gordon got under way before U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie with brief opening arguments by the prosecution and defense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after a Brea couple told police they woke up to find him standing over their bed with a knife. The couple awoke about 3:30 a.m. and saw a naked man, identified as Arthur David Macias of Brea, who said the antichrist had sent him to kill the family, said police Sgt. Jack Conklin. The husband and his 15-year-old son were able to disarm the intruder and hold him until police arrived, authorities said.
NEWS
January 2, 2000 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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