June 9, 2008 |
Theater in a match box. On a tabletop. Paper actors on a teeny proscenium stage. Toy theater, not primarily child's play, dates back to early 19th century England and is enjoying a resurgence of interest. Audiences can take a look this weekend in Disney Concert Hall at the Music Center's "Toy Theatre Festival" for families, and at an adult event in Disney's REDCAT space. The free family festival, aimed at ages 6 and up, takes place during the day throughout Disney on Saturday and Sunday.
May 23, 1987 |
Mass TV exposure, warring over multimillion-dollar contracts and drug scandals have shrunk the romance of baseball. Better to return to nostalgic greener days when ticky-tack ball fields were the unrivaled shrines of youth and the mingling of dust and dreams on a sandlot was a metaphor for simple American values. That's exactly what "Long Gone" does, and it works for a while, as this HBO movie (premiering at 8 tonight) initially gives amusing, raucous life to the Class D Tampico, Fla.
April 17, 2012
SERIES Glee: The kids get their groove on with a salute to the 1977 disco flick "Saturday Night Fever" in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). Lidia Celebrates America: Chef Lidia Bastianich looks at different wedding traditions around the country in this new installment of her four-part series (8 p.m. KOCE). Cougar Town: "Rich Man, Poor Man's" Susan Blakely guest stars as Ellie's (Christa Miller) mom on a new episode of the sitcom (8:31 p.m. ABC). New Girl: Jeanne Tripplehorn ("Basic Instinct")
November 9, 2011
Today Taylor Lautner; Daughtry performs; Martha Stewart. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Taylor Lautner. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Ricardo Chavira; Caterina Scorsone;. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Dermot Mulroney; Il Divo performs. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Two medical marvels share their stories; a blind Little Leaguer who pitched a no-hitter. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil A judge comes under fire for whipping his teen daughter.
June 26, 2012 |
Filming for the biopic “Jobs," the true story of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has begun on location in Los Angeles and Los Altos, Calif. The cast, which includes Ron Eldard, John Getz, Lesley Ann Warren, James Woods, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine and Dermot Mulroney, will join Ashton Kutcher, who plays the title role. “Jobs” will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (“Swing Vote”, “Neverwas”) from an original screenplay by Matt Whiteley, and is a Five Star Feature Film Production produced by Mark Hulme.
September 10, 1986 |
The first prime-time dramatic special of the new TV season turns out not to have been produced for prime time at all. "The Drug Knot," airing at 8 tonight on Channels 2 and 8, was made as a "CBS Schoolbreak Special" for a weekday afternoon slot on the network, but with growing attention being paid to the national drug problem, CBS moved it to a more visible time period. Good idea.
August 26, 2011 |
Yet another cinematic slice of suburban dysfunction, "The Family Tree" works better as a serious look at a family's second chance at happiness than when it pushes its darkly comic agenda about an Ohio community's various peccadilloes. Director Vivi Friedman's inability to successfully reconcile the film's duality undercuts an eclectic cast gamely committed to Mark Lisson's thematically ambitious, if scattered, script. An ill-gotten clonk on the head gives bitter, two-timing wife Bunnie Burnett (Hope Davis)
November 8, 1991 |
Moviegoers will be served a small but potentially tasty hors d'oeuvre this weekend with the debut of a short film about restaurant life. "Arduous Moon," showing today through Sunday in Encino, is one of those snippets that fledgling directors create as a calling card for when they shop the studios in search of a major picture deal. Julie Cypher gathered a half-dozen friends to help her with this maiden project.