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July 7, 2013 |
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.
May 16, 2013 |
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.
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)