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February 7, 2008
Re: "Overrated: Juno" [Jan. 31] Great! So I'm not the only one who finds it an overhyped film that glamorizes teen pregnancy. Frank Rodriguez Los Angeles
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February 14, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
LAS VEGAS -- An emotional Ellen Page, the adorable, quirky actress who enchanted movie audiences in 2007 as the pregnant teenager Juno, came out as gay Friday night at a conference for educators and counselors who work with LGBTQ youth. “I'm here today because I am gay, and because maybe I can make a difference,” the 26-year-old Page told a group of about 600 school counselors, teachers and others at the Human Rights Campaign's inaugural conference devoted to issues faced by children and teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual or queer.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2008 | Joe Burris, Special to The Times
BALTIMORE -- Barry Louis Polisar and his family settled into their seats at a Bethesda, Md., theater as the lights dimmed and the stream of previews gave way to the munching of popcorn, just before the movie's opening number. "You should tell them you wrote the song," said his wife, Roni. "Maybe they'll give us free tickets." "Shhhh!" said the couple's twentysomething twins, Evan and Sierra, perhaps recognizing their father's urge to be incognito.
SCIENCE
October 10, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Having trouble wrapping your head around why NASA's Juno spacecraft needed to come so close to Earth as it makes its way to Jupiter? Bill Nye has you covered.  To honor Juno's closest approach to Earth since it launched in 2011, NASA and the YouTube channel THNKR debuted a new web series Wednesday called "Why With Nye. " It features Bill Nye using a host of goofy props to talk about Juno and Jupiter -- how we plan to get the spacecraft to...
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November 14, 2007
10. "Michael Clayton" 9. "Into the Wild" 7. "The Kite Runner" 6. "Charlie Wilson's War" 5. "There Will Be Blood" 4. "No Country for Old Men" 3. "Sweeney Todd" 2. "American Gangster" 1. "Atonement" -- Go online for Contender Countdown, a click-through look at the top films. Jason Reitman's sophomore effort enters the countdown ranks for the first time this week thanks to notable appearances by star Ellen Page and screenwriter Diablo Cody, who are workin' the red carpet.
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October 10, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Having trouble wrapping your head around why NASA's Juno spacecraft needed to come so close to Earth as it makes its way to Jupiter? Bill Nye has you covered.  To honor Juno's closest approach to Earth since it launched in 2011, NASA and the YouTube channel THNKR debuted a new web series Wednesday called "Why With Nye. " It features Bill Nye using a host of goofy props to talk about Juno and Jupiter -- how we plan to get the spacecraft to...
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February 14, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
LAS VEGAS -- An emotional Ellen Page, the adorable, quirky actress who enchanted movie audiences in 2007 as the pregnant teenager Juno, came out as gay Friday night at a conference for educators and counselors who work with LGBTQ youth. “I'm here today because I am gay, and because maybe I can make a difference,” the 26-year-old Page told a group of about 600 school counselors, teachers and others at the Human Rights Campaign's inaugural conference devoted to issues faced by children and teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual or queer.
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December 22, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
It's been four years since Nathan Kahane had a reason to get excited for award season. The head of Mandate Pictures, the small production and finance company owned by Lionsgate, last got Oscar love for 2007's "Juno," which received four nominations and an original screenplay award for Diablo Cody. This year, the company has two underdog Oscar contenders. The cancer comedy "50/50," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, took in a decent $35 million at the box office after opening in September.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2000
Re "Independence Day," Ventura County letters, July 2. This letter praising our American patriots of the past was great and I enjoyed reading it. It conveyed my feelings as well. It mentioned the American sacrifices on the five Normandy beaches (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword). However, the Americans only landed on Utah and Omaha. The British 50th Infantry Division landed on Gold, the British 3rd Infantry Division landed on Sword, and the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division landed on Juno.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2007 | Susan King
Jason Bateman seems 180 degrees removed from his character in "Juno" -- a man-child, a perennial Peter Pan who refuses to grow up. Bateman, 38, has happily become an adult, moving smoothly from his years as a teen star of sitcoms such as "Silver Spoons" to "Arrested Development" and a variety of feature film roles. Currently on the screen in "The Kingdom," he also appears opposite Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman in "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," which opens Nov.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
The darkish comedy "Afternoon Delight" gives the talented Kathryn Hahn her first movie lead, and for a while it looks like an opportunity to dig in deep. Hahn's vanity-free performance as a bored Los Angeles housewife who befriends a stripper goes a considerable way to humanize a film of occasional insight and underdeveloped provocations. Ultimately, though, her character is as thinly conceived and hard to root for as everyone else in filmmaker Jill Soloway's erratic blend of not-quite satire and halfhearted soul searching.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2013 | By Cristy Lytal
Not only does Antonia Crane know her way around a movie set, she also knows her way around a stripper pole. As someone with experience as an exotic dancer, Crane served as an expert consultant for Film Arcade's "Afternoon Delight," which stars Kathryn Hahn as a bored housewife who befriends a young sex worker played by Juno Temple. Crane, 41, started dancing at age 3. The daughter of a lawyer and a paralegal, she grew up in Humboldt County, playing in the redwood forest, skiing, camping, horseback riding and cheerleading.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Little Birds" stars Juno Temple and Kay Panabaker in a story about the messy business, for teenage girls already on the margins, of breaking away. Theirs is a case of innocence not simply lost but crushed like a cigarette under the heel of a shoe. It is a promising and frustrating first feature from writer-director Elgin James. Breathtaking moments give way to boring ones; searing emotions vie with the exceedingly bland. The one constant in this drama is the incredible beauty James brings to bad places, working with standout cinematographer Reed Morano, who gave 2008's "Frozen River" such a bleak chill.
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February 2, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Oh, the pressure we put on young people today. Not only are they expected to survive helicopter parenting, compete for slots at over-priced universities and then find jobs in an increasingly scanty workforce, we also need them to have more diverse and carefree sex than any previous generation — all while exchanging crackling "Juno"-esque banter with their misfit but socially insightful friends. To wit, MTV's new half-hour dramedy "I Just Want My Pants Back," which premiered as a sneak-peek in August, a completely ridiculous yet randomly entertaining exhibition of all these desires.
NEWS
December 22, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
It's been four years since Nathan Kahane had a reason to get excited for award season. The head of Mandate Pictures, the small production and finance company owned by Lionsgate, last got Oscar love for 2007's "Juno," which received four nominations and an original screenplay award for Diablo Cody. This year, the company has two underdog Oscar contenders. The cancer comedy "50/50," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, took in a decent $35 million at the box office after opening in September.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2011 | By Diane K. Fisher
The ancient Romans made up stories about gods and goddesses. These stories are called myths. According to one ancient Roman myth, Jupiter was the top god. He had two brothers and three sisters. The three boys got to divide up the world, with Jupiter getting the sky, Neptune getting the ocean and Pluto getting the underworld. Jupiter was powerful, and he really liked to throw his weight around. He hurled lightning bolts, created booming thunder and cloudbursts of rain, and generally made the other gods nervous.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2008
BURBANK AIRPORT'S READ AND RETURN Buy a book in the airport's gift shop before your departure and return it on the return trip. As long as you keep the book in good shape and bring the original receipt, you're good to go. It's not a scam. It's actually part of the airport's book buyback program. Makes up for some of the downsides of this overrated airport. KATE MANTILINI BLOODY MARY We think the Bev Hills resto (9101 Wilshire Blvd.) has the best in town, but we're open to challenges.
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September 6, 1998
In our time men die before they are dead Sitting on their suitcase filled with empty boxes They watch the dance of the eternal wave As they wait for the ferry The past withers from their memory The song starves on their lips The song of the ancient goatherd Loved by the young honeysuckle The goat with Juno's eyes will go on haunting the hill And the black wine in the suburbs of Corinth Will fire the poet's loves again When all of us are dead on the ferry of lead TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2011 | By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times
NASA's spacecraft Juno lifted off Friday in an incandescent arc over the Atlantic Ocean, the start of a five-year, 1.7-billion mile trip to Jupiter that scientists believe will unlock some of the secrets behind the origin of the solar system. NASA's spacecraft Juno lifted off Friday in an incandescent arc over the Atlantic Ocean, the start of a five-year, 1.7-billion mile trip to Jupiter that scientists believe will unlock some of the secrets behind the origin of the solar system.
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July 28, 2011 | By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times
Even for scientists versed in the grand scale of astronomy, it's never been easy to grasp the scope of Jupiter. After all, you could fit every piece of the solar system other than the sun inside Jupiter — all the other planets, moons and asteroids — with plenty of room to spare. Jupiter has cannibalized 20 moons over the years and still has at least 63, one bigger than Mercury. Jupiter's "spot" is actually a hurricane, which has lasted for hundreds of years and is more than twice the diameter of Earth.
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