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August 10, 2005 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
Writer-director Jordan Roberts has always wanted to make movies about the importance of family and dedication and the simple impossible beauty of love's survival. He just never thought of using penguins to do it. Now, as he watches "March of the Penguins" become the breakout hit of the summer, he thinks about it all the time.
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April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Loyola High School in Los Angeles will showcase the work of young filmmakers from across the country via a student-run film festival, the first such event in the school's 149-year history, to be held May 17. Open to all U.S. high-school students, the Loyola Film Festival will feature three categories: narrative short, documentary short and action sports. Festival founder Adam Faze, a junior at Loyola, said in an email, "As the oldest high school in Southern California (and being in the entertainment capital of the world)
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April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Loyola High School in Los Angeles will showcase the work of young filmmakers from across the country via a student-run film festival, the first such event in the school's 149-year history, to be held May 17. Open to all U.S. high-school students, the Loyola Film Festival will feature three categories: narrative short, documentary short and action sports. Festival founder Adam Faze, a junior at Loyola, said in an email, "As the oldest high school in Southern California (and being in the entertainment capital of the world)
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May 30, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
He may only be 18, but Nick Robinson can teach you how to skin a rabbit. The trick to the gruesome procedure, the young actor learned while filming the new indie movie "The Kings of Summer," comes at the start - cutting away at the rear flap of skin right above the ankle. "That's the hardest part," said Robinson. "Once you get past the legs, it's just like taking off a sock, a very sticky sock. It's gross. " Separating a dead animal from its hide may have proved Robinson's Bear Grylls-style survival skills but that was a minor difficulty compared with the rest of the challenges Robinson faced on "Kings of Summer," his feature film debut.
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October 8, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
"Around the Bend" is the kind of pan-generational, single-sex, multi-hankie family picture that would have starred Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts had it been made 20 years ago. Instead, it features Michael Caine as a dying, but still chipper, patriarch; Christopher Walken as a prodigal son who shows up just in time for redemption; Josh Lucas as the tense, resentful son he left behind; and Jonah Bobo as the saucer-eyed 6-year-old who takes it all in.
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May 30, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
He may only be 18, but Nick Robinson can teach you how to skin a rabbit. The trick to the gruesome procedure, the young actor learned while filming the new indie movie "The Kings of Summer," comes at the start - cutting away at the rear flap of skin right above the ankle. "That's the hardest part," said Robinson. "Once you get past the legs, it's just like taking off a sock, a very sticky sock. It's gross. " Separating a dead animal from its hide may have proved Robinson's Bear Grylls-style survival skills but that was a minor difficulty compared with the rest of the challenges Robinson faced on "Kings of Summer," his feature film debut.
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August 1, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Allesandro De Gaetano's "Butch Camp" isn't very butch, and it's lousy as camp. It is a terrifically tedious, talky business about a prissy, pedantic Chicago bank credit manager (Paul Denniston) who signs up for a course designed to toughen up effeminate gays so they can stand up to bullies, straight and otherwise. The course is run by a shrill, unfunny dominatrix-type (Judy Tenuta) with a vaguely German accent.
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October 11, 2012 | By Robert Abele
The abiding principle of screwball comedy is that as situations worsen for the characters in the story, the enjoyment level for the audience improves. That is not the case with "3,2,1 … Frankie Go Boom," a noisy stab at wacky wrongness that starts with reasonably plump possibility as a dispatch from the frontlines of viral video embarrassment hell. Skittish wannabe author Frankie (Charlie Hunnam), a self-imposed desert hermit, gingerly tests the waters of letting back into his life wayward brother Bruce (Chris O'Dowd)
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October 10, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 7 - Oct. 13 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Bryan Adams; Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Giada De Laurentiis; Ellie Goulding performs; Nick Offerman; Reed Alexander. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Brooke Shields; “St. Elsewhere”; Salma Hayek; KISS. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Bryan Cranston; Stanley Tucci.
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June 24, 2005 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
If you had to walk 70 miles to get a date, fast for months at a time and sleep standing up, you might start to appreciate the simple things in life. The emperor penguins of the Antarctic do those things and much more, all with Zen-like grace (broken by the occasional pratfall), simply to perpetuate the species. As the "last tribe" of Antarctica, the emperors have outlasted countless other living things over millions of years, unique in what they endure to survive.
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August 10, 2005 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
Writer-director Jordan Roberts has always wanted to make movies about the importance of family and dedication and the simple impossible beauty of love's survival. He just never thought of using penguins to do it. Now, as he watches "March of the Penguins" become the breakout hit of the summer, he thinks about it all the time.
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October 8, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
"Around the Bend" is the kind of pan-generational, single-sex, multi-hankie family picture that would have starred Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts had it been made 20 years ago. Instead, it features Michael Caine as a dying, but still chipper, patriarch; Christopher Walken as a prodigal son who shows up just in time for redemption; Josh Lucas as the tense, resentful son he left behind; and Jonah Bobo as the saucer-eyed 6-year-old who takes it all in.
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November 19, 2010 | Staff reports
Lakewood running back Rashad Wadood didn't practice all week because of a sprained ankle and was limping so badly before Friday night's Pac-5 Division playoff opener that Lancers Coach Thadd MacNeal considered sitting him out. Not only did Wadood play, he ran wild through San Clemente's defense, gaining 195 yards in 34 carries to power the Lancers to a convincing 24-7 victory at Lakewood High. Wadood ran 46 yards to the Tritons' two-yard line and Kjaye Rogers went over right tackle on the next play for the clinching touchdown with 3:04 left for Lakewood, ranked No. 12 in the Southland by The Times.
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October 3, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before the debates. The Skinny: If you really want to pay attention to the debates tonight, turn off the TV and listen on the radio. Your focus will be on the words instead of the pictures. Wednesday's headlines include baseball's new TV deals, NBC's big ratings win and a sendoff to "Jersey Shore. " Daily Dose: As part of Tyler Perry's deal to make TV shows for OWN, the writer-producer could end up owning a piece of the the Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications-backed cable network.
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