January 9, 2014 |
Twenty thousand North Koreans flee Kim Jong Un's Communist regime every year. The possibility that a few of the defectors who settle in the South might be sleeper agents was the premise of 1999's "Shiri," South Korea's first Hollywood-style action movie. The spy thriller "The Suspect" exploits that same anxiety about welcoming North Korean refugees but displays much grander ambitions than its predecessor. The murder of an aging corporate executive sets in motion the hunt for Ji Dong-cheol (Gong Yoo)
January 8, 2014 |
In a recently released police video, Yasiel Puig is shown desperately pleading for his freedom during his arrest last month on a charge of reckless driving. “Please, sir,” Puig can be heard saying in Spanish multiple times to the Florida Highway Patrol officer who arrested him. In case you missed it: Puig was arrested on Dec. 28, accused of driving 110 mph on a road with a 70 mph speed limit. He was charged with reckless driving, and the arrest was his second of the year.
January 4, 2014 |
What does it mean for the coming year when New Year's Eve starts out strangely? First, I walked up the middle of Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. At rush hour. They had closed off the road for the Grand Park party, and everyone else seemed to be sticking to the sidewalks - out of habit, I suppose. But I wasn't going to lose my chance to own the street itself. Then, at my empty bus stop, a man walked up making a lot of noise. The sound was out of context, so it took a bit to realize that he was crying, and not just the odd-tear-wiped-away kind.
December 28, 2013 |
After making his feature directorial debut in 2011 with his fierce, unsparing adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," Ralph Fiennes is in the director's chair once again for "The Invisible Woman," which opens Christmas Day. Based on the book by Claire Tomalin, the romantic drama chronicles the relationship between Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). The writer of such literary masterpieces as "Great Expectations," "A Tale of Two Cities" and "A Christmas Carol" was married with 10 children when he met the teenager, who toiled on stage with her mother and two older sisters.
December 21, 2013 |
It's a question with a seemingly straightforward answer: Who is the NBA's best rebounder? Kevin Love averages a league-leading 13.7 rebounds to DeAndre Jordan's and Dwight Howard's 13.0. Was that so hard? Well, actually ... What some might consider a more sophisticated set of numbers says the Clippers' Jordan is superior to his counterparts from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. Jordan secures 71.6% of rebounds per chance as defined by being within 31/2 feet of the ball when it comes off the rim. By comparison, Howard converts 69.5% of his rebounding opportunities and Love 65.0% of his opportunities, making them, to some, less efficient rebounders.
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December 2, 2013 |
The judge in the Kelly Thomas trial ordered members of the media to remove their cameras in the middle of opening statements Monday after crews refused to provide their live feed to the Orange County district attorney's office. The pool crew refused to hand over the feed to prosecutors because providing it to one of the parties in the case would violate journalism ethics, said Patti Paniccia, co-counsel for the Radio & Television News Assn. of Southern California. The organization had arranged for KCBS-TV (Channel 2)
December 2, 2013 |
A young sea eagle stole a wildlife camera in Western Australia seven months ago and flew it nearly 70 miles away, where rangers recently found the purloined video recorder with snippets of outback scenery and a "selfie" of the feathered delinquent. The motion-sensor camera had been set up on the banks of the Margaret River in the Kimberley area in May, intended to record freshwater crocodiles lured to the lens by food left in the vicinity, the Australian Broadcasting Co. reported Monday.
November 25, 2013 |
How much do people love Jony Ive's designs? So much so that an aluminum desk co-designed by Apple's chief designer was auctioned off for $1.7 million. Ive teamed up with fellow famed-designer Marc Newson to create special items for an auction to benefit Product (RED), a charity started by musician Bono. The purpose of Product (RED) is to fight AIDS. Besides the aluminum desk, specially created headliners included an all-red Mac Pro and a special edition Leica M digital camera.
November 22, 2013 |
Most of the cars on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show through Dec. 1 have all the basic tech functionality you'd expect, including radios, voice command capability and Bluetooth to connect phones. Many cars have audio jacks and USB ports. Some have navigation systems and back-up cameras. A few even have CD or DVD players. But there are at least five useful tech tools that rarely appear or don't exist at all. PHOTOS: L.A. Auto Show model debuts Dashboard cameras.
November 14, 2013 |
In less than two months, new Police Commission President Steve Soboroff has persuaded private donors to put up $1.2 million to buy 600 video cameras that Los Angeles police officers will wear on the job. The money is the first step in a project that could dramatically change policing in the city by increasing the accountability of both officers and the people they come into contact with. Soboroff said officers will be testing different camera models this month and could be outfitted with the new technology within nine months.