October 26, 2013 |
EUGENE, Ore. - UCLA freshman linebacker Myles Jack continues to introduce himself around the Pac-12. Jack showed second-ranked Oregon his skills from the start Saturday during the Bruins' 42-14 loss to the Ducks. He so befuddled people in Oregon that the public-address announcer at one point said, "Tackle by Jack Myles. " They'll likely learn to get it right over the next three seasons. PHOTOS: UCLA falls to Oregon, 42-14 On the second play of the game, Jack stripped the ball from Oregon receiver Keanon Lowe, and UCLA's Randall Goforth recovered at the Ducks' 38-yard line.
October 24, 2013 |
There's been more movement on the upcoming film schedule than at a Pixar weekend matinee. On Thursday, several movies - including George Clooney's “Monuments Men,” David O. Russell's “American Hustle” and Kenneth Branagh's “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” - were all formally given new dates. Here's a handy cheat sheet on the new dates, the old dates, and the key question(s) the switch poses. “Monuments Men,” Feb. 7 (from Dec. 18) - Will Clooney and Matt Damon pulling off art heists play better in the quiet of later winter than at Christmastime?
October 21, 2013 |
EXCLUSIVE: After weeks of speculation that Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" wouldn't hit theaters until 2014, the financial drama will arrive on Christmas Day and thrust a late entrant into the Oscar race, say three people close to the film. But in the process, the Paramount release will likely bump the Tom Clancy reboot "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," which Paramount has scheduled to open the same day, to early 2014. "Wolf of Wall Street," adapted from Jordan Belfort's memoir about his meteoric rise and fall as a trader in the 1980s and '90s, was originally set to open Nov. 15, but Scorsese and longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker have not yet finished the movie, and making that date has long been considered impossible.
October 17, 2013 |
Like father, like son. "2 Jacks," Bernard Rose's cleverly faithful adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's short story "Two Hussars," takes place over the course of two wild nights in Hollywood. In the first, presented mostly in black and white except for some whimsical tinted accents, legendary director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston) sweeps into town to raise money for his next picture, which he's shooting in the Belgian Congo. Apparently penniless, with a reputation for making movies that don't make any money, he skates by on the goodwill of sycophants in a Hollywood version of how Hollywood works.
October 16, 2013 |
The superhero origin story has become popular in the last few years, so it makes sense the form might also spread to stories outside the comic-book genre - like Beat generation writers. The new film "Kill Your Darlings" tells the tale of how before they were Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs, they were just Allen, Jack and William, young men settling into the paths that would lead them to the literary landmarks of "Howl," "On the Road" and "Naked Lunch," respectively. The drama - starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan and Michael C. Hall - focuses on 1943 and 1944, when the three were brought together by Lucien Carr, who surrounded himself with artists, creativity and culture and has been described as both "muse" and "midwife" to the Beats.
October 8, 2013 |
Jordan Zumwalt says playing linebacker for UCLA is a lot of fun. He just has an unusual definition of what fun is. Fun, he said, is "making the guy across from you feel like he doesn't want to be hit anymore. It's making the other guy feel inferior. Whenever you stop a team, that's fun. Whenever you hear the crowd cheer for you, that's fun. Whenever you look around and see nothing but bodies, that's fun. " Zumwalt is part of a four-man unit that goes, from right to left, Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Zumwalt and Myles Jack.
October 7, 2013 |
It did not take long for unpredictable plot twists to appear in USC's coaching search. During a Monday morning appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show," former NFL coach Tony Dungy said he had been contacted regarding the USC job but that he had no interest. When Patrick asked Dungy whether USC had called him, Dungy said, "They haven't, but as they say, representatives of the organization have called. Your people called my people just to see if you're interested. " On Monday afternoon, the school announced that "individuals posing as USC representatives made overtures to two coaches regarding the Trojans' head coaching position.
October 4, 2013 |
Angels slugger Albert Pujols followed up on his threat of legal action against former St. Louis Cardinals star Jack Clark, filing a suit in Missouri on Friday over comments Clark made accusing Pujols of using performance-enhancing drugs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported news of the suit on its website. Clark, who began working as a sports-radio talk show host at WGNU-AM in St. Louis in early August, said he based his accusations on conversations he had with Chris Mehlfeld, Pujols' former personal trainer who worked with the Dodgers when Clark was the team's hitting coach in 2000.
October 4, 2013 |
Albert Pujols wasn't bluffing. The Angels slugger followed through on his threat of legal action, filing a defamation lawsuit Friday in Missouri against Jack Clark for his accusation that Pujols used performance-enhancing drugs. In the suit, Pujols accuses Clark of disseminating "malicious, reckless and outrageous falsehoods" about him, and says Clark's accusations were "an outrageous ploy to generate attention and ratings" for Clark's new sports-radio talk show. Clark, whose show began airing on WGNU in St. Louis early in August, based his accusation on conversations he said he had with Chris Mihlfeld, Pujols' former personal trainer.
October 3, 2013 |
"Giving your book to Hollywood," Tom Clancy once said, "is like turning your daughter over to a pimp. " The prolific novelist who died Tuesday was not always a fan of the film business, even though his collaborations with the industry all found commercial and critical success. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," which will be released this Christmas by Paramount Pictures, marks only the fifth movie based on the author's characters. Like previous movies based on Clancy's novels, the new film will center on the fast-rising CIA officer fending off global threats - so far, he's tackled nuclear weaponry, drug-smuggling conspiracies and other forms of villainy.