March 19, 2014 |
SYDNEY, Australia - Hyun-Jin Ryu has traveled not only to the other side of the world, but also back in time. On the Australian All-Star team the Dodgers will face Thursday night is 44-year-old Dae-Sung Koo, a fellow left-hander from whom Ryu learned his best pitch, the changeup. Here to pitch the second game of the Dodgers' two-game, season-opening series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ryu saw Koo at the Sydney Cricket Ground earlier this week. When Ryu did, he made it a point to call Koo "sunbae," a Korean term used to show deference to a senior.
March 18, 2014 |
Your browser does not support iframes. SYDNEY, Australia - From behind home plate, the architect pointed at the outfield wall in the distance and explained one particular challenge of building a baseball field without desecrating the sacred earth beneath it. "We had to build all this fencing and not put one stake in the ground," Scott Eggelton said. Instead of stakes, Eggelton used 70 one-ton blocks of concrete to fortify the wall, ensuring it would be stable enough to absorb the impact of an outfielder crashing into it at full speed.
February 11, 2014 |
Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito has listed a house in Hollywood Hills West for $4.375 million. Part of his real estate portfolio, the 1962 contemporary sits in the celebrity-coveted Bird Streets area. The 4,366 square feet of living space features open plan living space with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass to take in the cityscape, surrounding hillsides and ocean views. There are four bedrooms, six bathrooms and fireplaces in the family and living rooms as well as the master bedroom.
December 4, 2013 |
At its inception 30 years ago, the Sundance Film Festival was dedicated to low-budget films made outside the studio system, a celebration of fresh cinematic voices telling daring, imaginative stories. Back then Hollywood stars barely factored into the equation. It's this legacy that makes the lineup for this January's festival all the more startling: A-list actors will be as deep in Park City, Utah, as the mountain resort's snow. The shift is a consequence of the tilt of studio slates - where adult dramas have been routed by comic-book adaptations, sequels and remakes - and the economics of independent film financing, where having recognizable performers is often the only way to attract funding.
July 19, 2013 |
After memorably bringing to life a rogue's gallery of knaves, villains, scamps and ne'er-do-wells in films such as 1982's "Made in Britain," Quentin Tarantino's 1994 "Pulp Fiction," 1995's "Rob Roy," for which he earned an Oscar nomination, and 2008's "The Incredible Hulk," it's bit of a shock to discover Tim Roth is just a softie. On a recent hot summer's day, Roth, 52, is enjoying a glass of water at an outside table at his favorite British pub in Pasadena, where he lives out of the glare of Hollywood with his wife and two teenage sons.
January 24, 2013 |
Horror movies can often be so rote in their mercenary trajectory to scare/shock/disgust that it's unnerving sometimes to encounter any different approach. The simmering DIY oddity that is "Resolution," from co-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead, does just that, offering up a strangely tense and humorous meta-narrative about two friends experiencing weird goings-on at a remote cabin. Level-headed Mike (Peter Cilella) has shown up alone and unannounced to force his paranoid, drug addict bestie Chris (Vinny Curran)