April 24, 2013 |
- When Emily Blunt was in grade school and Colin Firth was still a struggling actor, Becky Johnston was penning their characters in the first draft of a screenplay that would become "Arthur Newman. " Twenty years later, it is finally a movie, opening Friday, a meditation on identity guised in a road trip featuring two lost souls grappling with their unenviable realities. FOR THE RECORD: "Arthur Newman": An article about the film "Arthur Newman" in the April 24 Calendar section said that the movie was the first that Colin Firth signed onto after winning an Oscar for "The King's Speech.
April 20, 2013 |
DALLAS - What do neo-classicism and neo-conservatism have in common? That's the question at the heart of the design by New York's Robert A.M. Stern Architects for the George W. Bush presidential library, set to open to the public May 1 on the campus of Southern Methodist University. The $250-million complex holds the president's archive as well as a museum, restaurant, auditorium, policy institute and foundation. Officially known as the George W. Bush Presidential Center, it is carefully and cannily contextual, like much of Stern's work.
April 4, 2013 |
Beware the horror-thriller about personality disorder that suffers from its own fractious splits in title, mood and logic. "6 Souls," originally completed (and released overseas) years ago under the title "Shelter," begins as a run-of-the-mill gothic/psychological suspense film. Julianne Moore stars as a forensic psychiatrist who is skeptical of dissociative identity disorder but is confronted with a creepy patient (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) practically bursting with various entities and barely concealed menace.
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March 31, 2013 |
A man was under arrest in San Jose after a bizarre car crash and attack Sunday at a Walmart. Police are investigating what motivated the man to drive into the busy store. “We don't know if there was an intended target or not,” said Officer Albert Morales, of the San Jose Police Department. At least four people were injured when the suspect crashed into the Walmart , exited the vehicle, picked up a blunt object from inside the store and began to assault customers, police said.
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March 21, 2013 |
John Sohus suffered at least three potentially fatal blows to the head from a blunt object before his skull was wrapped and buried in two plastic bags bearing insignias of universities linked to murder defendant Christopher Gerhartsreiter, prosecution witnesses testified Wednesday. The 27-year-old victim's remains were discovered in 1994 in the backyard of a San Marino home where Gerhartsreiter -- then known as Christopher Chichester -- had previously lived in the guesthouse. After the discovery, crime scene investigators found four bloodstains on the floor of the guesthouse, said Lynne Herold, a criminalist for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
March 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said on Monday that he is placing a hold on Gina McCarthy, President Obama's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, which could delay a full Senate vote on the nominee. Blunt said the hold would remain in place until the Obama administration issued a timeline for release of a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project. The project calls for installing pumping stations and closing a 1,500-foot gap in the Mississippi River levee system in southeast Missouri.
March 2, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - GOP operative Karl Rove had blunt words Saturday for California Republicans, who are trying to claw their way back to political relevancy in the state. “My message is this: get off your ass," Rove told nearly 500 Republicans gathered for a convention luncheon at a downtown hotel. “Get back in the game and fight. Don't give in to what the other side wants.” The gathering is taking place as the state GOP is at a crossroads. A Republican politician has not been elected to statewide office in seven years, GOP voter registration has plummeted, and the party is mired in debt.
February 23, 2013 |
Coming off a six-game trip and a home game after just one day off, the Ducks were grateful for a breather. The question as they resume play Sunday at 5 p.m. against Colorado at Honda Center is whether going nearly a week between games will further fortify the Pacific Division leaders or dampen the momentum of a 9-1 run. "We won't know the impact until we play a game, but I know we definitely needed a few days off from that trip," Coach ...
December 29, 2012 |
Stan Van Gundy still exchanges friendly text messages with the player who he once claimed wanted him fired. Van Gundy will tell Dwight Howard good luck before a game, or inform the star center that he played well after a solid performance for the Lakers. Howard has sent more than thanks to his former coach. He also passed along some thoughts on his new team's primary shortcoming. "The only thing he's really gotten into was," Van Gundy said Friday in a phone interview, "he wants their defense to be better.
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December 20, 2012 |
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has refused for more than two years to allow its agents to cooperate with a Los Angeles Police Department investigation into the death of a drug suspect shortly after he was arrested in a DEA operation, according to LAPD records. The LAPD's homicide investigation has effectively stalled, and officials said in documents reviewed by The Times that without assistance from the DEA they cannot determine how the man's fatal injuries were inflicted.