October 4, 2013 |
"All is Bright" - "All Is Bright" is a bit of holiday melancholy masquerading as black comedy. Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd and Sally Hawkins star in this sweet, sad tale of thieves and other lost causes tangled up in a Brooklyn Christmas tree lot one very cold December. Love of the same good woman, Therese (Amy Landecker), has both trying to go almost straight, selling bootleg Christmas trees in the big city. The film is rather rough and seedy as holiday fables go, and quite often the ideas and characters are only half baked.
September 30, 2013 |
UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone knows what his opposite number, Utah coordinator Dennis Erickson , will throw at the Bruins on Thursday. He has a copy of those schemes. "I learned my football from Dennis Erickson," Mazzone said. "Most of the concepts I really believe in, I learned from him. He was the father of these one-back offenses. He loves the vertical passing game. " Mazzone was Erickson's offensive coordinator at Oregon State in 2002 and Arizona State in 2010 and 2011.
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September 29, 2013 |
The neighborhood seemed perfect for the two Hollywood artists. Nestled beneath the Hollywood sign, the duplex that first-time homeowners John Sullivan and Carrie Dennis bought was near the studios he deals with and the Hollywood Bowl where she performs. The place was built in 1924 by a man who used a mule and gold-mining equipment as collateral, then bought by a woman who had gotten a loan from actress Mary Pickford. When Sullivan and Dennis acquired the home, it was owned by a painter who used one of the units as a studio.
September 27, 2013 |
Denny Hamlin said a new treatment is helping his injured back but the NASCAR driver won't know until the season ends if he'll still need surgery. The driver of the No. 11 Toyota suffered a compression fracture in his lower back in a last-lap crash in March at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. He was sidelined for several weeks. A new regimen of painkiller injections in his spine have helped, the Associated Press reported. "These last two weeks, I've gotten some treatment done and I've felt as good as I did before the accident," Hamlin said.
September 23, 2013 |
Major Dennis , who was the baseball coach at Crenshaw High for 22 years until his retirement after the 2009 season, died on Saturday in Artesia after a heart attack. He was 74. Dennis also coached Crenshaw's girls' basketball team to six City Section championships. He was an important contributor in helping top male and female athletes move on to college and the pro level. He is survived by his wife, Stella, and six children. A funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Bible International Fellowship Church, 400 East Kelso in Inglewood.
September 22, 2013 |
Dennie Gordon, who has directed U.S. films such as "What a Girl Wants" (2003) and "New York Minute" (2004) and numerous American TV shows, including "Burn Notice" and "30 Rock," recently helmed her first movie in China, "My Lucky Star. " A romantic comedy with a dash of James Bond-y adventure, it stars Ziyi Zhang of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" fame and Leehom Wang, a Taiwanese American singer and actor. In "My Lucky Star," Zhang plays Sophie, an aspiring cartoonist who wins a trip to Singapore and crosses paths with a dashing secret agent (Wang)