April 10, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Film Festival will open with the North American premiere of Pedro Almodóvar's "I'm So Excited!" on Thursday, June 13. The festival will run through June 23 at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Billed as something of a return to the bawdy, cheeky sex comedies of the Spanish filmmaker's earliest films (as opposed to his more recent, modern melodramas), the story of "I'm So Excited!" takes place mostly inside an airplane. With a cast that includes Paz Vega, Javier Camara, Hugo Silva and Cecilia Roth, the film also features cameos by Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.
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April 8, 2013 |
Last November, America got Powerball fever and California felt left out. The jackpot for the multi-state game had reached $587.5-million and ticket sales skyrocketed. But California was one of only eight states without Powerball, forcing residents to ask relatives in other states to buy them tickets or even drive to the Arizona border. On Monday, Powerball finally came to California, and with long lines. Powerball is the lottery's first new game in nearly a decade, and at $2 a pop is also the most expensive jackpot to enter.
April 6, 2013 |
Vin Scully is luring us back to the Dodgers with wonderful old stories and the promise of a new season, and the Angels will introduce new acquisition Josh Hamilton to their home fans Tuesday, but winter sports haven't relaxed their hold on us just yet. Sunday is rivalry day in Southern California, a gift from the schedule makers of the NBA and the NHL. It's enough to keep us indoors when summer sports are trying to draw us out into the sunshine....
April 4, 2013 |
Fans of the 2011 artsploitation hit “Drive” have been on tenterhooks waiting for more footage from “Only God Forgives,” the Thai Western that director Nicolas Refn had been talking about for months, then went ahead and cast his “Drive” star Ryan Gosling in. They can rest a little easier - or feel their blood pressure climb further--at the first sign of extensive footage from the 2013 release. The red-band trailer for the new phantasma...
April 3, 2013 |
On Wednesday, Lakers forward Metta World Peace said his injured knee is doing "really well. " "I can't tell you how well it's doing, but it's good," World Peace said. "Just wait and see. " The Lakers forward had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee Thursday. He injured it on March 25 at Golden State in a loss to the Warriors. "I was posting up in the second quarter and my foot kind of went out and the knee kind of went in," he said. "I fell back when I was trying to get post-up position.
April 3, 2013 |
Ellen DeGeneres will "just keep swimming" in her new "Finding Nemo" sequel, "Finding Dory. " The talk show host, who voiced the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish of 2003's "Nemo," has been lobbying Disney and Pixar for years for a follow-up for the Academy Award-winning ocean adventure. On Tuesday, Disney made it official, announcing that the film would be released Nov. 23, 2015, Movies Now reported . And DeGeneres couldn't be more excited. "I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," she said in a statement.