October 11, 2010 |
Into a bit-stream world of 140-character communiquÃ?Â?Ã?Â©s, where two-hour movies are deemed tedious before the house lights go down, comes a defiant "Carlos. " This hypnotic and sprawling five-hour-plus piece of cinematic genius from master French filmmaker Olivier Assayas lets its socio-geo-political tensions twist through two decades, beginning in the '70s, when the infamous, Venezuela-born international terrorist Ilich RamÃ?Â?Ã?Ârez SÃ?Â?Ã?Â¡nchez, code name Carlos, stalked his way across Europe.
January 25, 1998 |
Just when you thought oxygenated bottled water, coffee soda and martinis were the oh-so-trendy drinks to swallow up L.A. comes a libation that's so cool it isn't even on the menu. Drum roll, please. We're about to announce the drink du jour: the half-and-half. That's half iced tea, half lemonade with a twist of lemon, natch. A check at several restaurants indicates the new brew is very cool with trendoids who merely inform their waitpersons that they want their half-and-half.
June 21, 2012 |
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel is expected to lend his musical talent to a new movie about the life of Simón Bolívar, which will star Edgar Ramirez as the South American political and military figure. The movie, titled "Libertador," is being directed by Alberto Arvelo Mendoza. Dudamel's involvement in the movie is currently under discussion, according to the conductor's representative in London. On Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter ran a story online stating that Dudamel would compose the score for the movie.
October 10, 2010 |
You should talk about "Carlos. " Directed by Olivier Assayas, the 51/2-hour film (Don't worry, it'll air as a three-part miniseries) about the terrorist Carlos the Jackal will air on the Sundance Channel. The film stars Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez ("The Bourne Ultimatum") as Carlos, who was linked to a series of bombings, attacks and kidnappings in the 1970s and '80s. And, hey, it's slightly more thought-provoking than watching "The Real Housewives of Atlanta. " (Monday)
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December 3, 1994 |
Michelle Rojas smiled widely as she slid back in the dentist's chair Friday, showing no fear as USC dental student Bill Contente prodded. But Michelle's smile revealed her whites were less than pearly. How many cavities? "I guess I have three," said the 9-year-old, who had never before visited a dentist. But after the X-rays were complete, Contente said he found seven cavities--four of them pretty big.