June 14, 2013 |
Ethan Hawke has a taste for the macabre. More specifically: “Macbeth.” The actor will star as the king of Scotland in the Shakespeare tragedy at Lincoln Center this winter. Jack O'Brien, whom Hawke worked with on 2006/2007's "The Coast of Utopia" -- a role that earned him a Tony nomination -- will direct. The two also worked together on the 2003-04 Broadway staging of "Henry IV. " “Macbeth,” however, has long been on Hawke's wish list. “It's a part I've always wanted to play,” he said on the PBS series “Shakespeare Uncovered.” PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage “When you think of violent murders, brutal crimes, nightmarish horrors, you might think of the big city, you might think of Manhattan.
June 13, 2013 |
Efforts to gut a key provision of a bipartisan immigration bill failed Thursday, when an amendment by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) stalled. Grassley's amendment would have required that border security benchmarks be met before immigrants who are in the country illegally can obtain legal status. Key Republican leaders have repeatedly criticized the bill as too lax on border enforcement and demanded more funding for border patrol agents and technology, including drones, before they vote for the bill.
June 11, 2013 |
CHIVAS USA AT CAROLINA RAILHAWKS U.S. OPEN CUP TOURNAMENT When: 4:15 p.m. PDT. Where: WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, N.C. On the air: TV: None; Radio: None. Update: This is the fourth round in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament that began with 68 professional and amateur teams. Chivas USA advanced to this round by defeating the L.A. Blues of the USL Pro, 2-1, on May 28. The RailHawks, a North American Soccer League club, reached the fourth round with a 2-0 win over the Galaxy on May 29. The winner of this game advances to the quarterfinals June 26 to play the winner of the Real Salt Lake-Charleston Battery game.
June 7, 2013 |
With his decision to elevate Susan Rice to become his national security advisor and the nomination of Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, President Obama is not simply rewarding the loyalty of two women who have backed him from the start. Nor is he merely increasing the diversity of his foreign policy team. Rather, their promotions hints at a new source of fireworks in a growing foreign policy battle in the Obama administration. Liberal hawks and doves in the White House and the Democratic Party are struggling for hearts and minds over whether it makes sense to intervene in Syria and to attack Iran.
June 7, 2013 |
If you've been longing to see Ethan Hawke more on the big screen, the next few weeks are a golden opportunity. He's starring in two movies, each representing very different facets of his multi-tiered career. Opening Friday is the low-budget, but highly buzzed about sci-fi thriller, “The Purge,” which Times film reporter John Horn noted could gross up to $25 million its opening weekend, quite a debut for a film with only a $3 million budget....
June 6, 2013 |
If you're a movie studio with money to burn, summer is bonfire time. Almost every week there's a new $200-million-plus production - Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" and Paramount's "World War Z" are the next budget-busters - and it costs almost $100 million more to market such films. All of which makes Universal Pictures' "The Purge," a dystopian thriller costing a little more than $3 million - with an ad campaign just above $20 million - look like Jonah among so many whales. Art-house studios typically sprinkle the season with low-budget titles that debut in a handful of cities, yet rarely does a major studio throw such a modest movie into wide release smack dab in the year's most competitive months.
May 29, 2013 |
Robbie Rogers was cheered in his first road game with the Galaxy. Rogers, the first openly gay man playing in a U.S. pro league, entered as a substitute in the 62nd minute of the Galaxy's 2-0 loss to the Carolina RailHawks on Wednesday night in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Galaxy was primarily using reserve players. He received polite applause from the RailHawks' record crowd of 8,121, at Cary, N.C., with some shouting cheers of encouragement. Rogers made his Major League Soccer debut three nights earlier at home.
May 28, 2013 |
GALAXY AT CAROLINA RAILHAWKS U.S. OPEN CUP When: 4 p.m. PDT. Where: WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, N.C. On the air: TV: TWC Deportes; Radio: None. Update: The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament is a single-elimination event featuring 34 pro teams, including those from the lower-tier North American Soccer League and USL Pro, along with 34 amateur clubs. The Galaxy and other Major League Soccer clubs start in the third round, and the Galaxy faces the NASL's Carolina RailHawks for the second consecutive year.
May 28, 2013 |
Chivas USA defeated the L.A. Blues, 2-1, at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium on Tuesday night to advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup. Chivas will play the winner of Wednesday's game between the Galaxy and the Carolina RailHawks. Carlos Alvarez scored the tying goal for Chivas off a pass from Tristan Bowen. Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy scored the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute. L.A. Blues scored in the 11th minute to take a 1-0 lead. Defender Steven Purdy was back with Chivas USA after playing for El Salvador's national team.
May 24, 2013 |
It was a risk for director Richard Linklater to go so dark in "Before Midnight," the latest round of the romantic musings he began with his stars, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, nearly 20 years ago. The illusions of a more pristine love in "Before Sunrise" have been shelved so that the tipping point in a relationship can be laid bare. A devastating fight is the centerpiece now, the teasing flirtations a distant memory. Though the gauzy beauty of the earlier films remains, as does a sun-drenched European setting, this time Greece, what you will remember, what you will feel compelled to talk about long after, is the fight.