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ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
It's hard to underestimate the power of an ingénue you enjoy rooting for, and U.K. up-and-comer Felicity Jones is the kind of fresh-faced heroine — equal parts clear-eyed sass and waif-y optimism — who helps make the British romantic comedy "Chalet Girl" more enjoyable than it should be. Jones plays a cash-starved ex-skateboarder named Kim who ditches burger flipping for a winter catering gig at a wealthy family's Swiss chalet. The powdery Alpine terrain is no match in fluffiness, though, for the flag-marked route Tom Williams' screenplay takes, as Kim finds friendship, a renewed sense of achievement and class-mixing romance (cue the bedroom glare of Ed Westwick as the much nicer version of his "Gossip Girl" rich boy, Chuck Bass)
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
One sometimes hears it said, in order to assert that what appears to be the collapse of civilization is in reality progress, that if Mozart were alive today he'd be writing Broadway musicals, and Rembrandt drawing comics, and Shakespeare writing sitcoms, and so on.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2010
SERIES Medium: The supernatural drama starring Patricia Arquette presents its season finale (9 p.m. CBS). Kitchen Nightmares: Some of the restaurants where chef Gordon Ramsay attempted to work his makeover magic get a return visit from the hot-tempered host in the season finale (9 p.m. Fox). The Ricky Gervais Show: The comedy series featuring animated versions of the titular comic and his cronies ends its freshman season (9 p.m. HBO). Miami Medical: An alligator attacks a young golf phenom on this hospital drama's season finale (10 p.m. CBS)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2007
Here are the Golden Globe winners not listed on the cover: MOTION PICTURES Foreign-language film "Letters From Iwo Jima" (USA/Japan), Warner Bros.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2006 | Susan King
MOLLUSK-FACED Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) and the sea phantoms that crew the ghostly Flying Dutchman in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" are part human, part sea bottom creatures brought to life by a new generation of motion capture and computer-generated special effects.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. And your 2011 "American Idol" is ... Scotty McCreery! ( Los Angeles Times ) And lo, the sun arose on Thursday to find that "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was no more. And the angels wept. And the afternoons stretched on into infinity. ( Los Angeles Times ) Justin Bieber doesn't want to be your baby-faced teen heartthrob anymore. To prove it, he's getting tatted up. ( Los Angeles Times ) Oscar winner Jeff Bridges is now picking up Zach Galifianakis' abandoned roles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Brian Gibson, an Emmy-winning British documentary filmmaker who earned acclaim in America for his biopics of Josephine Baker and Tina Turner, has died. He was 59. Gibson died Sunday in a London hospital after a two-year battle with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2009 | Glenn Whipp
Michael Sheen has made his name playing famous people in films -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair in "The Queen," talk-show host David Frost in "Frost/Nixon" -- and for his return to the "Underworld" franchise, his stylists seem to have taken Harry Shearer's "This Is Spinal Tap" rock 'n' roller for inspiration. Except here, Sheen's pants are tighter.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2001 | MATT WOLF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jessica Lange, the two-time Oscar-winning film star, received her first Olivier nomination Thursday, while two little-known Irishmen, bound for Broadway in the same play, are both up for best actor. Winners of the 25th annual Laurence Olivier Awards--London's nearest equivalent to Broadway's Tony--will be announced Feb. 23.
OPINION
June 15, 2005
Romantic comedies are not known for conveying powerful humanitarian messages, but that might all change once the Hollywood community sees "The Girl in the Cafe," the latest offering from writer-director Richard Curtis.
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