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April 6, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Film director Joel Schumacher has put his longtime retreat in Carpinteria back on the market at $7.25 million. Set on 5.5 acres, the compound includes a three-bedroom main house, a guesthouse and a two-bedroom caretaker's house.  Built in 2000, the structures have a rustic feel and feature reclaimed barn wood. The main house includes a Diego Rivera-inspired mural entry.  There are 5.5 bathrooms and 6,500 square feet of living space. Schumacher, 73, gained recognition for his work on “St.
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April 6, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Film director Joel Schumacher has put his longtime retreat in Carpinteria back on the market at $7.25 million. Set on 5.5 acres, the compound includes a three-bedroom main house, a guesthouse and a two-bedroom caretaker's house.  Built in 2000, the structures have a rustic feel and feature reclaimed barn wood. The main house includes a Diego Rivera-inspired mural entry.  There are 5.5 bathrooms and 6,500 square feet of living space. Schumacher, 73, gained recognition for his work on “St.
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July 1, 1998 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a little hard to believe after the drubbing "Batman & Robin" received both critically and at the box office last summer, but director Joel Schumacher is reportedly in discussions with Warner Bros. to direct another "Batman" film--his third and the studio's fifth caped crusader film.
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October 14, 2011 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Popcorn journeyman Joel Schumacher's home-invasion flick "Trespass" does an efficient enough job setting up screenwriter Karl Gajdusek's scenario: Four masked robbers barge into the sumptuous, secluded home of high-end diamond dealer Kyle Miller (Nicolas Cage), his architect-wife, Sarah (Nicole Kidman), and their teenage daughter (Liana Liberato), and immediately a war of bluffs begins over which party is more desperate. Then the film takes a hyper-drive pill — side effects include excessive yelling, strained twists and ludicrous action logic — and a potentially claustrophobic B-movie nail-biter suddenly becomes tediously overworked.
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September 18, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Cop Rock: Move over Danny Glover and Mel Gibson. A new buddy cop team is on the horizon as Madonna and Demi Moore will reportedly pair up to star in "Leda and Swan." The Warner Bros. film will be directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Joel Silver, of "Die Hard" fame. The project was reported by Daily Variety on Monday, but news of it is being tightly guarded. Sources say production will begin in April. A spokeswomam for Silver's office at Warner Bros. declined to comment on the film
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June 10, 1997 | LIZ SMITH
I went to Los Angeles for the Warner Bros. press premiere last weekend of "Batman & Robin" and had a heck of a good time! Pandemonium reigned in Westwood, where the preview audience--journalists, UCLA students and younger kids--went berserk as soon as the Bat logo appeared on screen. And there were more crescendos of applause at every single name in the opening credits.
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September 21, 1991 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
HBO has postponed production of a three-hour TV movie based on "And the Band Played On," Randy Shilts' 1987 landmark book about the AIDS crisis in America. Filming was to have begun in Atlanta Oct. 22, and HBO had been planning to show it next spring with the same kind of major promotion campaign that the pay-cable company accorded last season's "The Josephine Baker Story." But "Band's" production office was shut down this week.
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October 1, 1991 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"And the Band Played On," Randy Shilts' 1987 book about the history of AIDS, has hit another snag on the way to television. Director Joel Schumacher and HBO Pictures jointly announced Monday that Schumacher will not direct the TV movie, which until recently had been scheduled to go into production in Atlanta this month. Robert Cooper, senior vice president for HBO Pictures, said in a prepared statement that the pay-cable channel is still committed to turning the book into a film.
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February 26, 1999 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Those foolhardy enough to place themselves at the mercy of "8MM" can expect the following emotions: disgust and revulsion, then anger, followed by a profound and disheartening sadness. There are some films whose existence makes the world a worse place to live, and this is one of them.
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October 20, 1996 | Glenn Lovell, Glenn Lovell, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, writes about film and technology
After "Flatliners" and "Batman Forever," Joel Schumacher's name became synonymous with flashy, high-tech movie making, where set design and effects often upstaged the stars. Imagine our surprise, then, when Schumacher--now at work on "Batman & Robin"--described himself as "a computer moron" who just had his identity usurped by a Web wannabe.
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June 26, 2010
BOOKS Leimert Park Village Book Fair The center of L.A.'s African American arts and culture scene is home to the fourth annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair, giving book lovers a chance to engage with favorite authors and to discover new ones. The fair features readings, signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, stage performances, live music and a children's village. Vision Theatre back lot, 4300 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. (323) 730-0628. http://www.leimertparkbookfair.
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June 24, 2010
MOVIES Join director Joel Schumacher ("Batman & Robin," "Flatliners") for a screening of his newest film, "Twelve," based on the critically acclaimed novel by Nick McDonell, which was written when the author was just 17. The story centers around students in the elite Upper East Side prep school world of sex, drugs and college admissions, and culminates in a birthday party that no one is likely to forget. Chase Crawford and Emma Roberts star with narrator Kiefer Sutherland. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
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June 24, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Joel Schumacher began his career as a costume designer with the 1972 film "Play It as It Lays." Nine years later, he made his feature directorial debut with "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" with Lily Tomlin. His latest film, "Twelve," opens at the end of July. This weekend, the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is saluting Schumacher with a three-day in-person retrospective. On Friday evening, Schumacher will introduce his 1993 psychological thriller, "Falling Down," starring Michael Douglas as man who goes on a killing spree after he loses his job, as well as his 1990 chiller "Flatliners," starring Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon as med students who decide to experiment with death.
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December 12, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
With the opening Dec. 22 of Joel Schumacher's sumptuous film of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version of "The Phantom of the Opera," it's worth recalling that Gaston Leroux's 1911 novel has had numerous screen incarnations, starting with the 1925 Lon Chaney silent film. There's the lush 1943 Technicolor version; a forgettable 1962 British version made by low-budget horror specialist Hammer Films; an elegant, if highly reworked, 1983 TV movie shot in Hungary; and a 1987 Chinese film version.
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October 17, 2003 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
There's something terribly demoralizing about "Veronica Guerin," and it's not just that its subject, a crusading Irish journalist played by the protean Cate Blanchett, was murdered in Dublin in 1996 by criminals she was in the process of exposing. And it's not that what's on screen is more schlocky than satisfying. "Veronica Guerin" is far from the worst film you'll see this year, and it's far from the worst film its director, Joel Schumacher, has ever made. ("8MM" anyone? I thought not.
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April 7, 2003 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
On the first day of filming in Los Angeles on his new urban thriller "Phone Booth," director Joel Schumacher got a sickening feeling in the pit of his stomach. Why had he ever agreed to make a movie in which virtually all of the action centers around a public telephone booth? Glancing at his assistant as they drove to the set that morning, Schumacher remarked: "Aside from putting a needle in my arm for several years in the '60s, this is the most insane thing I've ever done."
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June 13, 1995 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No one's asked Bob Dole's opinion yet, but fans of the "Batman" film series have been busily taking pro and con stances about the new, sexy Batman and Robin outfits, complete with anatomical enhancements. "I can't believe all this fuss over nipples," designer Bob Ringwood says of his costumes for "Batman Forever," which opens Friday. "Men have nipples, too."
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June 24, 2010
MOVIES Join director Joel Schumacher ("Batman & Robin," "Flatliners") for a screening of his newest film, "Twelve," based on the critically acclaimed novel by Nick McDonell, which was written when the author was just 17. The story centers around students in the elite Upper East Side prep school world of sex, drugs and college admissions, and culminates in a birthday party that no one is likely to forget. Chase Crawford and Emma Roberts star with narrator Kiefer Sutherland. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1999 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Those foolhardy enough to place themselves at the mercy of "8MM" can expect the following emotions: disgust and revulsion, then anger, followed by a profound and disheartening sadness. There are some films whose existence makes the world a worse place to live, and this is one of them.
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