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 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.
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.
September 27, 1991 |
Savanna High's Jeff Ragos scored two touchdowns and gained 214 yards in 23 carries to help the Rebels defeat Cypress, 37-17, in a nonleague football game at Western High School Thursday night. Ragos broke two tackles and ran over the middle for his first score, a 17-yarder with 4 minutes 44 seconds remaining in the second quarter. With 3:50 left in the third quarter, the senior running back shook off three tackles to score from the Cypress 37-yard line.