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June 22, 2012 | By Ben Fritz and John Horn
"The Bourne Legacy" has retreated from what was sure to be one of the bloodiest battles of the summer as it was poised to open against “Total Recall.” Universal Pictures said Friday that it is pushing back the release of its new installment in the spy franchise, this one starring Jeremy Renner, by one week. It was supposed to open on Aug. 3, the same date as Sony's remake of the science-fiction story “Total Recall.” Both are action films aimed at a primarily male audience and were likely cut into each others' audiences, depressing the opening weekend tally for both.
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December 20, 2013 | By Laura Bleiberg
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: 2013 was a busy year in dance. It was difficult to catch everything. But of those performances I did see, these 10 made memories. The launch of @TheBarakBallet gives talented L.A. choreographer Melissa Barak and her compelling dancers a needed home for her detailed rep. Before Ojai, @MarkMorrisDance was @VPACatCSUN, where fans gleefully lapped up 3 of Morris' exuberant, visionary pieces, spanning 30 years.
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August 13, 2012 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Matthew Bourne was standing in the bedroom of Tchaikovsky's home outside Moscow two years ago when he decided it was finally time to tackle "Sleeping Beauty. " "It had a single bed and a very ordinary wooden table, looking out the window at birch trees," recalls the British choreographer, seated in the plush lobby at City Center in Manhattan, where "Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance," had its U.S. premiere last month in advance of its run at the Ahmanson Theatre starting Thursday.
NEWS
May 22, 1988
I thoroughly enjoyed Part 1 of ABC's "The Bourne Identity." What I did not enjoy was that from 9:55 p.m. until the show's end that evening, there were commercial interruptions every 8 or 10 minutes. I can't believe that was necessary. Nancy Snoland, Culver City
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2009 | Associated Press
A New York judge on Monday tossed out a lawsuit accusing the makers of "Family Guy" of illegally twisting the song "When You Wish Upon a Star" into an anti-Semitic ballad. U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts said 20th Century Fox Film Corp., Fox Broadcasting Co. and the Cartoon Network were within their rights to air the animated TV series episode in November 2003. It has since been broadcast at least 35 more times. Music publishing house Bourne Co. sued the companies to try to stop distribution of the episode.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Kristin Cavallari, who appeared on the reality TV shows "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills," is engaged to marry Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. ( E! Online ) Rachel Maddow says that closeted gay news anchors "have a responsibility to come out. " ( Huffington Post ) Netflix now has as many subscribers as Comcast cable. ( Los Angeles Times ) Last night, Playboy model Karina Smirnoff took a tumble on "Dancing With the Stars.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2009 | BETSY SHARKEY, FILM CRITIC
"It's not my war," says Shia LaBeouf's Sam in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." "I fear it soon will be," replies the heavy-hearted towering steel of Optimus Prime. And we know, in that moment, that despite his wish to be just an ordinary guy, Sam will become the reluctant warrior. For us, sacrifices will be made. The world will be made safe. We will be saved. And that is one reason why I love summer so. Sci-fi and super-charged heroes once again rule.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1999 | ROBIN RAUZI
* British choreographer of "Cinderella," at the Ahmanson Theatre through May 23. No-Driving Range: I'm staying downtown in an apartment building that's convenient for getting to the theater. But the big problem for me here is that I don't drive. When I get back to London I think I'm going to learn. After Work: We tend to go down to Otto's, the restaurant at the Music Center just below the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, for a drink.
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May 11, 1999 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Matthew Bourne's choreography for the guardian angel in "Cinderella" so specifically showcases Will Kemp's remarkable fluidity that the biggest problem with his trying his wings as the Pilot (Adam Cooper's part) may be adequately recasting his own original role.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
As smiling men and women in blue graduation gowns entered the hotel ballroom and took their seats, Angela Myles eyed the chair that would not be filled. The chair would be occupied by a neatly folded cap and gown instead of by her son, 20-year-old Clarence Bourne . Myles, sitting at the front table with her two daughters, couldn't stop staring. "Why can't my son be there too?" she kept wondering, her eyes occasionally filling with tears. Bourne, the youngest and only boy in a family with three girls, was killed in Exposition Park five days earlier, gunned down as he walked home from his girlfriend's house.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Robert Abele
The thriller "Erased" divides neatly by influence. When Brussels-based tech security expert Ben Logan (Aaron Eckhart) shows up for work one day, there's no trace of his company anymore, a la "Three Days of the Condor. " Like the "Bourne" movies, he's then targeted for elimination, (when we learn he's actually ex-CIA and highly skilled at killing). He's also a single dad with a teenage daughter (Liana Liberato) in tow, and that creates its fair share of peril, "Taken" you very much. As with many one-man-against-an-international-conspiracy movies, details like who did what, when, for which piece of information and why it's so important mean little once the chases, spy moves and fights hit cruise control.
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April 11, 2013 | By David Ng
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.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012 | Wire reports
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
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?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2004 | Elaine Dutka
"The Bourne Supremacy," a post-Cold War spy thriller, took in $53.5 million over the weekend -- double the opening weekend gross of "The Bourne Identity," which came out in June 2002. The tally exceeded the openings for any James Bond film or any based on a Tom Clancy book. "Catwoman," however, turned out not to have very sharp claws, despite the presence of Halle Berry in the title role. The movie didn't even crack $20 million, taking in an estimated $17.2 million over the three-day stretch.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2006 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
ENDANGERED outsiders are central to the acclaimed full-evening dance dramas of Matthew Bourne, whether they're an alienated prince ("Swan Lake"), a shellshocked pilot ("Cinderella"), a reckless bisexual drifter ("The Car Man") or a waif trapped in a dismal orphanage ("Nutcracker!"). However, the most helpless outsider in Bourne's body of work just might be the childlike title character in "Edward Scissorhands," coming to the Ahmanson Theatre for a three-week run starting Dec. 12.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2012 | By Joe Flint
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2012 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
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.
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