August 16, 2012
MUSIC Maybe no band's name has been a more self-fulfilling prophesy than fun. The trio's single "We Are Young" was a surprise hit of the year, built on piano-pop savvy and epic hooks. The rest of their catalog is fizzy, buzzy and livened up with au courant electronics, and they play a victory lap stand this week. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun., $25. wiltern.com.
April 19, 1997
Unaccountably, film critics have become besotted with the movie "The English Patient," lauding it as an epic of history, war and romance. Only panoramically may it have achieved epic status, but in dramatic terms it is anything but. "Doctor Zhivago" was an epic; "War and Peace" is an epic; but "The English Patient"? Give me a realistic break! If the principal character in "The English Patient," played by Ralph Fiennes, is a modern paradigm for a cinematic romantic lead, then the judgment of modern womanhood is seriously misdirected.
March 1, 1997
Unaccountably, film critics have become besotted with the movie "The English Patient," lauding it as an epic of history, war and romance. Only panoramically may it have achieved epic status, but in dramatic terms it is anything but. "Doctor Zhivago" was an epic, "War and Peace" is an epic, but "The English Patient"? Give me a realistic break! If the principal character in "The English Patient," played by Ralph Fiennes, is a modern paradigm for a cinematic romantic lead, then the judgment of modern womanhood is seriously misdirected.
May 26, 1985
Has anyone but me noticed, or is David Letterman making some kind of unannounced "surprise" motion picture debut as a Tribal Chieftain in the new upcoming action epic "The Emerald Forest"? KEITH EVANS, Studio City
May 8, 2008 |
IN THE post-Sept. 11 world, images and impressions of Islam in the Western media have often been synonymous with extremism. To temper this, the UCLA Film and Television Archive is offering "Visualizing the Sacred: Islam on Film," an attempt to present a more inclusive look at the religion. "Obviously Islam and images of Islam in the media are a big issue these days," notes programmer Paul Malcolm. "It's just been overwhelmed by the focus on terrorism and radicalism. . . . These films show the other side of Islam and the Muslim experience."
December 14, 2010 |
Let's try this again: In a third attempt, Comic-Con tickets are going on sale again Wednesday at 8 a.m. And the process sounds even more complicated than before. Organizers are calling it a "live test" and will only be releasing 1,000 of the four-day badges without Preview Night, requiring hopefuls to go through two separate sites. Last month, as hordes of fanboys and girls swarmed the registration site, sales froze and tempers rose Ã?Â?Ã?Â?- twice. After both aborted efforts, Comic-Con International apologized profusely and promised to look into better methods for supporting the hundreds of thousands of people expected to angle for tickets.
November 10, 2012 |
"Epic" is a word that gets tossed around a lot in the world of pop culture, and usually means something more than three hours long that strives to be considered Important. In the dance community, however, epic has come to mean any set that runs past 4 a.m. and features an abundance of rhythmic joy. DJ Dan Snaith (a.k.a. Caribou ) recently released a record of hard dancefloor tracks under the guise of Daphni. His intention was to celebrate the amped-up, club-ready sound of the early and mid-'90s, when beat music was turning into EDM and 3 a.m. could sound eternal.
April 24, 2013
The epic miniseries “The Bible” booked the top spot once again in DVD and Blu-ray sales last week, while the just-arriving “Life of Pi,” until now not available in all retail outlets, took the top rental spot. Here are the top-selling and renting discs for the weeks ending April 13 and 14, respectively, according to Rentrak. TOP 10 DVD & BLU-RAY SALES 1. “The Bible (The Epic Miniseries)” | Fox | Week 2 2. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” | Warner Bros | Week 4 3. “Lincoln” | Disney | Week 3 4. “Les Miserables” | Universal | Week 4 5. “Wreck-It Ralph” | Disney | Week 6 6. “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers” | Disney | Week 2 7. “Life of Pi” | Fox | Week 5 8. “Rise of the Guardians” | Paramount | Week 5 9. “Parental Guidance” | Fox | Week 3 10. “Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season” | Warner Bros | Week 8 TOP 10 D VD & BLU-RAY RENTALS 1. “Life of Pi” | Fox | Week 5 2. “Zero Dark Thirty” | Sony | Week 4 3. “Lincoln” | Buena Vista/Disney | Week 3 4. “Argo” | | Warner Bros | Week 8 5. “Red Dawn” | MGM | Week 6 6. “Killing Them Softly” | Anchor Bay/Starz | Week 3 7. “Wreck-It Ralph” | Disney | | Week 6 8. “Rise Of The Guardians” | DreamWorks Week 5 9. “Skyfall” | Fox | Week 9 10. “The Collection” | Lionsgate | Week 3 ALSO : Zach Braff tries to Kickstart...