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January 15, 2010
'The Book of Eli' MPAA rating: R for some brutal violence and language Running time: 1 hour, 58 minutes Playing: In general release
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BUSINESS
April 8, 2014 | By Shan Li
Drugmakers Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. were ordered to pay a total of $9 billion in punitive damages after a Louisiana jury decided the companies did not disclose cancer risks of their diabetes medicine Actos. Japan-based Takeda said Tuesday that it was ordered to pay $6 billion in punitive damage, and Eli Lilly, which helped promote the drug, was ordered to pay $3 billion. The jury also awarded the plaintiffs nearly $1.5 million in compensatory damages.  Takeda was accused in the suit of failing to warn users of the medication that research had linked Actos to increased risk of bladder cancer.
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NEWS
January 15, 2010
Recap: Starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman, the post-apocalyptic "The Book of Eli" focuses on the struggle of the drifter/hero Eli to save humanity from the greedy and controlling entrepreneur, Carnegie. Review: "Establishing its storytelling rules clearly and well, the film simply is better, and better-acted, than the average end-of-the-world fairy tale." -- Michael Phillips, Los Angeles Times film critic
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2014 | By James Rainey
The debate on whether Los Angeles hotel workers should be paid at least $15.37 an hour opened last week with some less-than-expected allies for a "living wage" and some questions from City Council members about whether the proposal goes too far, or not far enough. Two of the city's business titans, billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and mall developer Rick Caruso, broke from the standard business-versus-labor divide when they said in interviews they support a higher minimum wage.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2010
The spectacular farmhouse shootout that comes midway through the Hughes brothers' "The Book of Eli" was so destructive it required an entire home to be constructed in the New Mexico desert with the specific intention of ripping it apart bit by bit. "The house had to be built with all the supports in different places than normal," production designer Gae Buckley said. That allowed them to tear away part of the front in the rocket-launcher attack and to move around the walls inside the house to accommodate the camera and lights.
SPORTS
September 16, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Peyton Manning improved to 3-0 on Sunday in games against his younger brother, Eli, but the Denver Broncos quarterback had a hard time feeling satisfied afterward. The matchup is too much of a strain for the brothers and the family. "It's a strange feeling," Peyton said after the 41-23 victory at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. "It's not like beating another team. It's not quite as enjoyable as it would be beating somebody else. " This time, Peyton threw for 307 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a gaudy passer rating of 107.9.
SPORTS
October 10, 2009 | Associated Press
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning returned to practice Friday and showed no ill effects from the injured right heel that kept him out the previous two days. Yet the team is still being cautious about his status for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Manning is listed as questionable, and Coach Tom Coughlin said it will more than likely be a game-time decision whether he will play. "If the medical people think he can play, then he will play," Coughlin said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik >>>
For a guy who's just seen the end of the world, Denzel Washington is surprisingly upbeat. The actor projects a studied, scowling quiet for much of his new post-Armageddon thriller "The Book of Eli," which makes it a little jarring to meet the actor and find him in an altogether different mode: gregarious, charismatic, Denzel-ish . As he talks about his new role while sipping camomile tea in the lobby bar of a Beverly Hills hotel, he stages a...
SPORTS
October 26, 2009 | Associated Press
The Arizona Cardinals conquered their House of Horrors, thanks to an opportunistic defense and big plays by their veterans. Arizona erased some bad memories in its last regular-season visit to Giants Stadium, creating four turnovers and bewildering Eli Manning with its blitzes in a 24-17 victory Sunday night. The Cardinals finished 3-15 at Giants Stadium, but this win lifted the defending NFC champions into first place in the West Division at 4-2 with their third straight win. Kurt Warner, who was 6-2 as a starter with the Giants in 2004, threw one touchdown pass and got help from star receiver Larry Fitzgerald and a defense led by safety Adrian Wilson.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2011 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
The Sisters Brothers A Novel Patrick deWitt Ecco: 336 pp., $24.99 If Cormac McCarthy had a sense of humor, he might have concocted a story like Patrick deWitt's bloody, darkly funny western "The Sisters Brothers. " It's 1851, and Eli and Charlie Sisters make their way from Oregon to California to kill a man. Eli, the larger one, tells the story, which opens with him thinking a lot about horses and not quite realizing that his brother and their boss, known as the Commodore, are shorting him. If Eli is a little slow, he's also coming awake — compassion is unfolding in him, and he's considering the possibility of a new life.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
When children of famous parents succeed, they're not infrequently suspected of taking shortcuts or gaining special favors. To Maria Rita, it seemed at times that the opposite was true. "People got really aggressive when I started to sing professionally," says Rita, who'll perform on Valentine's night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, speaking by phone from a Chicago tour stop. "It wasn't the majority of the people, but that was the feeling that was there - 'Who does she think she is?'" The quick answer is that the Brazilian singer is a multiple Latin Grammy Award-winning artist who caresses songs with playful intelligence and an unhurried, blues-infused soprano.
SPORTS
January 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
DENVER -- Thanks for the hookup, Bro. That's essentially what Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said to younger brother Eli this week after the New York Giants quarterback handled his Super Bowl XLVIII requests. After all, the Broncos are playing Seattle on Eli's home field, MetLife Stadium. When asked about the number of tickets Peyton has requested, Eli told reporters: "I have hit that number. " It's a safe bet Eli asked the same of Peyton a couple years ago when the Giants played New England in a Super Bowl played in Indianapolis, Peyton's old hometown.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
The lure of big money from heroin pits Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) against an odd mix of gangsters on “White Horse Pike,” Episode 46 of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” “Something's wrong,” warns speakeasy owner Sally Wheet (Patricia Arquette), tipping off Nucky that partners Vincenzo Petrucelli (Vincenzo Amato) and Meyer Lansky (Anatol Yusef) concealed heroin in a rum shipment leaving Florida. Outraged Nucky intercepts his trucks at White Horse Pike in New Jersey. Providing backup are Nucky's turncoat brother Eli (Shea Whigham)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
“The Old Ship of Zion,” a gospel song about “life's troubled seas,” is also the title of “Boardwalk Empire” Episode 44, HBO's Prohibition Era drama. Sultry entertainer Daughter Maitland (Margot Bingham) first sings the sacred song at the funeral of Lemuel Cuffy (Franklin Ojeda Smith), a beloved deacon murdered by heroin peddler Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey). Daughter also sings the hymn during an intimate moment with Onyx Club operator Chalky White (Michael Kenneth Williams)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Howard Blume
Philanthropist Eli Broad has donated $250,000 to the downtown arts high school, officially signaling his influential approval for a high-profile, high-cost campus that has struggled to win civic support since opening in 2009. The gift is a significant windfall for one school, but more important than the amount was the signal that it sends to the arts and philanthropy establishment, which has never fully embraced the $232-million Cortines High School of Visual & Performing Arts. A primary reason for this distance was the example set by Broad himself, who withheld financial support over concerns about the school's management by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
Searching for a new direction in life, disfigured war veteran/mob assassin Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) returns to Atlantic City in “The North Star,” Episode 42 of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” Richard's last exploit in New Jersey was a bloody one as he saved young Tommy Darmody by gunning down a slew of thugs occupying the brothel of Tommy's grandmother Gillian (Gretchen Mol). After leaving Tommy in the care of Philippine-American War vet Paul Sagorsky (Mark Borkowski) and his daughter Julia (Wrenn Schmidt)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
"Camp," a faith-based drama inspired by actual stories from camps for abused and neglected children, has its heart squarely in the right place. Unfortunately, writer-director Jacob Roebuck, a former volunteer at one of the U.S.' many Royal Family Kids camps, takes such a bland, by-the-numbers approach to his vital subject that the film, though nicely performed, rarely builds into the kind of gripping emotional journey it clearly intended. The movie involves Porsche-driving, cell-fixated investment advisor Ken (Michael Mattera)
SPORTS
October 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Left-handed pitcher Eli Lingos from Temecula Great Oak has committed to Indiana. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Times Architecture Critic
Architect Elizabeth Diller was in Los Angeles this week for a press event at the Broad, the new $140-million Bunker Hill museum her New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro is designing for philanthropists and art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad. Before she appeared   with Eli Broad, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the museum's founding director, Joanne Heyler, Diller took Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on a tour of the building, which is under construction and expected to open next fall.
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