January 15, 2012 |
In Warner Bros.' upcoming action drama "The Gangster Squad," based on a series of Los Angeles Times articles, Josh Brolin plays John O'Mara, a Los Angeles police officer in an elite unit devoted to cleaning up the city's criminal element, specifically targeting a mobster operation run by Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) — the movie's ensemble cast also features Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi and Anthony Mackie, among others. Brolin learned a lot about the film's 1940s setting from his father, actor James Brolin, and from stories he read about the real-life officers of the era. "These guys were pretty brutal back then," he said recently, sitting outside City Hall, where he was shooting scenes for the Warner Bros.
August 2, 2002 |
"The Master of Disguise" sounds as if it should be a natural for Dana Carvey, who has created a gallery of hilarious characters and impersonations on "Saturday Night Live" and elsewhere. But even his protean talent can't dent this ponderously unfunny and uninspired comedy.
December 16, 1991 |
The producer of "Ted & Venus" (at the Royal) has called it the "spiritual sequel" of "Harold and Maude." Ironically, Bud Cort was as appealing in that the milestone comedy as he is repellent in this film, which suffers seriously from a discernible point of view--and which also marks his directorial debut.
November 23, 1992 |
Maybe it's the recession, but Sidney Sheldon's "The Sands of Time" (tonight and Tuesday on KTLA-TV Channel 5 at 8 p.m.) lacks the gaudy extravagance customarily associated with TV adaptations of Sheldon's romance novels. Most of this four-hour miniseries, top-lining Michael Nouri and Deborah Raffin, seems to be spent in the woods of rural Spain. But Sheldon fans have come to expect more than this.