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June 6, 2011
'Easy Rider' Fonda produced, co-wrote and co-stars as hippie biker Captain America in this seminal 1969 drama that changed the course of American filmmaking. 'Ulee's Gold' Fonda won the Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nomination for this 1997 indie drama about a reclusive beekeeper who tries to heal his dysfunctional family. 'The Trip' Jack Nicholson wrote this 1967 Roger Corman cult classic that finds Fonda playing a TV commercial director with a two-timing wife who goes on an LSD trip.
September 23, 2011 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The moody legal thriller "Puncture" stars Chris Evans ("Captain America: The First Avenger") as scrappy Houston lawyer Mike Weiss, a guy with a sharp mind, persuasive patter and reckless addiction to coke and prostitutes. But before we're introduced to Weiss as a tattooed motel denizen who likes to practice his trial arguments shirtless, high and surrounded by sketchy types, directors Adam & Mark Kassen offer up a brief prologue with an equally ominous needle scenario: a young ER nurse (Vinessa Shaw)
March 8, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
Captain America is dead. But will he stay that way? In the latest issue of his comic book, Steve Rogers, the star-spangled hero with the gleaming shield and World War II roots, is shot to death -- and his publisher, Marvel Comics, pledges that it is neither a dream, a hoax nor a short-term stunt.
February 19, 2009 | CHRIS ERSKINE
Bulletin: In the latest development in the growing steroid scandal, Captain America admitted today to knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs and flunking a test to detect such substances. His superhero colleague, Iron Man, a wealthy businessman whose resume includes saving the world, has also been implicated in the burgeoning investigation.
May 14, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
"Townies," an upcoming comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, is giving some comic relief to Los Angeles. The Universal Pictures movie , in which Rogen plays a regular family man whose life is upended by the raucous behavior of his frat boy neighbor (Efron), has been lighting up local feature production. The timing couldn't be better for L.A., where location filming for feature films dropped nearly 12% in April compared with the same period last year after a 26% surge in the first quarter, according to data from FilmL.A.
January 31, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
In between the action on the field this Super Bowl Sunday, two superheroes will fight for audience attention. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" each have TV spots lined up for the big game, and teasers for both are now online. Sony Pictures' 39-second teaser for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" finds Andrew Garfield once again donning the red-and-blue Spidey suit, this time to battle a trio of villains: Jamie Foxx's blue-skinned Electro, Paul Giamatti as the mech-suited Rhino, and a character that looks an awful lot like the Green Goblin. Electro gets the most screen time, and ominously warns the wall-crawler, "You wanted to be the hero, now you gotta pay the price.
March 25, 2011
Chris Evans, a.k.a. Captain America, touched down in Las Vegas for some partying with guy friends from his early days in Boston. Evans and his men carbo-loaded at a private dinner with dishes like cowboy steak and Dover sole before hitting Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, where bottle service flowed to the sounds of DJ Chuckie?. The same night, Nicky Hilton came through with childhood friend and bad boy Brandon Davis, who waved hello to Jermaine Dupri?. In Los Angeles, fashionistas like Drew Barrymore, Malin Akerman, Garcelle Beauvais and Anna Kendrick toasted Rag & Bone designer David Neville at Robertson Boulevard's Intermix boutique?
August 7, 2012 | By John Horn
Joss Whedon will return to write and direct a sequel to "The Avengers," Bob Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Co., announced Tuesday. The superhero movie, made by Disney's Marvel Entertainment subsidiary, is one of the biggest hits in modern Hollywood history, with global ticket sales in excess of $1.46 billion. The film's domestic ticket sales of $616.8 million makes it the third-highest-grossing film of all time, trailing just"Avatar" and"Titanic" in non-inflation-adjusted dollars.
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