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September 3, 2010
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BUSINESS
April 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Funny or Die says iSteve, its first full-length feature film, was written in three days, mostly based on Wikipedia articles, and shot in five days. No wonder the website isn't expecting any film awards.  The Steve Jobs biopic roughly--and we may be understating it--traces the life of the late Apple co-founder, who is portrayed by the company's former spokesman Justin Long. Considering its extensive research, the comedic movie takes literary license to new levels. For instance, Jobs and fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is portrayed by Jorge Garcia from the show "Lost," meet and a little later on the same day build their first computer, the Apple I. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 The 78-minute long movie can be found online and watched for free.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2009 | Susan King
Nostalgia was a driving force behind Betty Thomas' desire to direct the family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," opening Christmas Day. Thomas has fond memories of the Chipmunks album, "Let's All Sing With the Chipmunks." "I'm pretty sure it was my first album," says the 61-year-old Emmy-winning Thomas, who also directed "The Brady Bunch Movie" and "Private Parts." "I thought it was the coolest thing. It was my entry into the music world. That is one reason I would have wanted to do this movie."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner could be the latest A-listers hitting the boards. The pair, who co-star as superheroes in the expected blockbuster "The Avengers" opening Friday, could be Broadway bound as husband and wife in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. " Oscar-winner and recent resident action hero Renner revealed last month he was considering starring as Brick alongside Johansson as Maggie. Johansson, who on Wednesday received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, won a Tony for her 2010 role in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2010 | By Scott Sandell
It's a crisp, breezy day in Long Beach, and Charlie Day is diving, over and over again, into the cold and not exactly crystal-clear water of the marina for a scene on the FX comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Day may be an executive producer on the series, which he and costars-cowriters Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton developed from a modest video in 2005. But today he's doing what's been described as "Charlie work." That's "Charlie," as in his character, Charlie Kelly — the intellectually challenged, chemically impaired, lovably loser-ish co-owner of the bar Paddy's in the City of Brotherly Love, who always seems to draw the short straw — rather than Charlie Day, the Rhode Island-reared actor who's making his way from TV into movies with a role the romantic comedy "Going the Distance."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
With "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," I fear the furry singing sensations may have finally run completely aground. If only they were truly stranded on that desert island… Though the franchise has never been what you'd call high art, there was something of an inspired silliness to the live-action/CGI mash-up that began in 2007 with "Alvin and the Chipmunks. " Sadly it seems that streak may have peaked with 2009's "The Squeakquel. " Things have gone so far off track in "Chipwrecked," I'm not sure a rescue is in the offing — unless of course the movie is another blockbuster hit, in which case expect to see the boys back, maybe putting on a Broadway musical this time ("Book of Alvin"?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2009 | BETSY SHARKEY, FILM CRITIC
If a one-eyed gypsy with very bad teeth asks you for anything, and really, I cannot emphasize this enough, say yes. Don't waver, don't bargain; anything short of yes could put you on a fast track to damnation as surely as a broken mirror will bring you seven years of bad luck. Look at what happens to Christine, a very good egg boiled to perfection by circumstance and a lot of good work by Alison Lohman.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2001 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Salva's "Jeepers Creepers" has the scariest opening sequence of any horror picture in recent memory. Trish (Gina Philips) and her younger brother Darryl (Justin Long), on spring break from college, have decided to take the long way home through sparsely populated farm country. They indulge in the usual brother-sister banter, with Darryl bugging Trish about why she isn't going off somewhere with her supposed boyfriend. Trish in turn razzes him about his bringing dirty laundry home to Mom.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2008 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
No one can say "Strange Wilderness" writer-producer Peter Gaulke and writer-director Fred Wolf ducked responsibility for the gross-out comedy misfire. The "Saturday Night Live" alums not only kept their names on the movie, which opened Friday without advance screenings, but they also lent their monikers to the main characters.
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