January 6, 2005 |
Troy Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom Warner, $30 No one would call director Wolfgang Petersen's epic about the classic hero Achilles a great movie. Some critics didn't even call it a good movie. But there's no denying it's old-fashioned fun entertainment. Petersen, who directed "Das Boot" and "The Perfect Storm," is an old hand at action films.
January 29, 2010
The presence of the ever-reliable Steve Buscemi adds a welcome boost to "Saint John of Las Vegas," an otherwise unremarkable debut feature from writer-director Hue Rhodes. At first, this askew look at Buscemi's John Alighieri (yes, as in Dante), a compulsive Sin City gambler self-exiled to an insurance company desk job in Albuquerque, promises some decent comedy in the "Office Space" vein. But after it turns into a road movie filled with more forced quirkiness than inspired story development, it's clear this one's going nowhere not-so-fast.
August 30, 2010 |
Before Marine Cpl. Corey Griggs went on his last patrol in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province, he had a premonition of sorts. "I was joking with my buddies that it was going to be a bad night," said Griggs, 23, of Portland, Ore. He was right. As darkness settled on a recent Saturday over the desert village of Sangin, someone threw a bomb over a mud wall at Griggs and his squad. The blast shattered his right forearm and embedded jagged shrapnel in his left. After emergency surgery at a military outpost, Griggs, who is also being monitored for possible brain injuries, was placed aboard a specially outfitted cargo plane airlifting him to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center next to the U.S. air base at Ramstein, Germany.
January 3, 2005
Here are this week's key releases on video/DVD, available beginning Tuesday. Source: Internet Movie Database; Box Office Mojo *--* Video/DVDs BOX OFFICE (MILLIONS) DOMESTIC FOREIGN "Troy" Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom; directed by Wolfgang Petersen $133.4 $364 "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" John Cho, Kal Penn; directed by Danny Leiner $18.2 $2.3 "Little Black Book" Brittany Murphy, Holly Hunter; directed by Nick Hurran $20.4 $0.3 *--*
May 23, 1992
Savanna pitcher Steve Lindop pitched a two-hitter as Savanna upset second-seeded Cerritos Gahr, 2-1, in the first round of the Southern Section 4-A baseball playoffs Friday at Gahr High School. Alfredo Delgadillo broke a 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning home run. Savanna (13-13), the third-place team from the Orange League, advances to face San Luis Obispo (14-8), a 12-8 winner over Goleta Dos Pueblos, in the second round Tuesday at a site to be determined.
October 22, 2007 |
The bridge of the starship Enterprise is filling up. Chris Pine, who had been in talks to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" flick, will play the young James Kirk, while Karl Urban will take on the role of Dr. Leonard McCoy, Paramount says. They join previously announced cast members Zachary Quinto as Vulcan scientist Spock, Simon Pegg as engineer Scotty, John Cho as helmsman Sulu, Zoe Saldana as communications officer Uhura and Anton Yelchin as navigator Chekov.