November 3, 1994 |
The Carousel of Hope ball, dears, is one party where you don't want to be caught in a plain little cocktail dress and Grandma's graduated pearls. To be sure, Barbara Davis, chairwoman of Friday night's fund-raiser for diabetes charities, and her daughters Nancy, Dana and Patty didn't disappoint. Their full-skirted "Age of Innocence" gowns (Nancy's with a bustle) were made to order by Vera Wang, better known as a bridal-gown designer.
September 3, 2010
The Early Show Usher performs. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today "Mad Men" fashions. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Labor Day deals. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Jake Gyllenhaal; Betty White; Keane performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 50 Cent. 10 a.m. KABC The Martha Stewart Show Dr. Andrew Weil. 2 p.m. KNBC The Bonnie Hunt Show Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete; Brody Jenner.
January 10, 2014 |
"August: Osage County" has its six Oscar winners and nominees (oooh), its basis in a Pulitzer- and Tony-winning stage production (aaah), its Academy Awards dreams (gasp) and its reviews (blah). The movie opens wide in theaters Friday. The film was initially set to go wide on Dec. 25 amid holiday hoopla, but the Weinstein Co. reportedly pulled it back. Meantime, "August" the film (as opposed to the play, which scooped up five Tonys) has a 58 out of 100 on Metacritic. Will you see it?
May 12, 2001 |
Showtime's "My Louisiana Sky," an appealing coming-of-age story set during a summer of change and growth for a young girl of the '50s, offers simple pleasures about salt-of-the-earth people. Nicely directed by actor Adam Arkin, this pleasing family film generates minimal conflict among the characters yet captures its time and place with an understated approach that is not condescending or judgmental.
April 28, 2011 |
The combo of faith healing and showbiz occupies an indelible place in Los Angeles history, a dark vein of razzmatazz. For his first stint in the director's chair, actor Mark Ruffalo dives into that volatile mix with a contemporary vision set amid downtown's dispossessed, fringe dwellers and rock 'n' roll strivers. Despite the powerful sense of place, "Sympathy for Delicious" unwinds a narrative thread that grows increasingly tattered and flimsy. Especially in light of Ruffalo's distinguished screen performances — including his role in this film — "Sympathy" plays out with a disappointing messiness.
October 14, 2011 |
Rock 'n' roll is to the Kibitz Room at Canter's what onions are to chopped liver. The two have been closely aligned since the little bar opened just off the beloved Fairfax Avenue deli's annex dining room in 1961. Only now, instead of a bunch of hippies and musicians like Frank Zappa and Jim Morrison hanging out there for the cheap booze and meaty sandwiches, you'll find a bunch of hipsters and indie rock musicians hanging out there for the cheap booze and meaty sandwiches. So things have changed, but not that much.
August 28, 1994 |
*** 1/2; VARIOUS ARTISTS, "Natural Born Killers," soundtrack ( Nothing/Interscope ) This has been a career year for Trent Reznor, who exhibits as an artist and producer the daring instincts and rich musicality of Prince back in the days when his records mattered.