April 11, 2013 |
The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. The dance series -- whose full title is Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center -- will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, unless otherwise noted. As previously announced, Nederlands Dans Theater will present "Chamber" (Oct.
November 2, 2012 |
Boston designated hitter David Ortiz and the New York Yankees' trio of Nick Swisher , Hiroki Kuroda and Rafael Soriano are among nine free agents who have received $13.3-million qualifying offers. Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton , Tampa Bay outfielder B.J. Upton , Atlanta outfielder Michael Bourne , Washington first baseman Adam LaRoche and St. Louis pitcher Kyle Lohse also got the offers Friday. Players have until Nov. 9 to accept the one-year contracts.
October 23, 2012 |
The filmmakers behind James Bond invented (and then reinvented) the spy movie -- then watched as a generation of action directors, er, borrowed from the movies about the resourceful secret agent. We'll have plenty from the principals on the new movie, titled “Skyfall” and set for a Nov. 9 opening in the U.S., in the weeks ahead. But with the Daniel Craig movie premiering in London Tuesday night, we thought it worth posing one of the big questions asked about Bond circa 2012: How much does 007 have in common with other action heroes currently on the big screen?
August 15, 2012 |
A film that was made because a studio was loathe to abandon a money-making franchise, a film made without the star that made that series so successful, a summer entertainment without a big box office name: If the movie business were ruled by logic, "The Bourne Legacy"wouldn't have a chance. But the reality is that this brash and risky movie is one of the joys of the summer. Complex, unexpected and dazzling, alternating relentless tension with resonant emotional moments, this is an exemplary espionage thriller (impeccably cast from stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton on down)
August 13, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before going through week-old emails. The Skinny: A week spent visiting family in hot and humid Washington, D.C., is not a vacation. It's more of an oblication. That needs to become a word. Anyway, thanks for the fine folks who filled in while I was off. I'm a little disappointed I won't be the next Wally Pipp (look it up). Monday's headlines include a recap of the weekend box office, a look at who is eyeing Dick Clark Productions, the launch of Mundo Fox and analysis of NBC's Olympic coverage.
August 13, 2012 |
Hollywood didn't so much celebrate this weekend as breathe a sigh of relief. Three new movies - "The Bourne Legacy,""The Campaign"and"Hope Springs" - opened right around where their studio backers had hoped. All fell well short of out-of-the-gate hit status but none flopped, leaving plenty of hope that they could turn into financial successes. "Bourne" opened to a studio-estimated $40.3 million in the United States and Canada, while "The Campaign" took in $27.4 million and "Hope Springs," which opened Wednesday, grossed $20.1 million over five days.