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March 20, 2009 |
President Obama came to town to discuss somber subjects: the nation's distressed economy, the housing crisis and the budget deficit. But the mood at the Los Angeles high school where he held a town hall meeting Thursday was an upbeat mix of rock concert and campaign event. Vendors sold T-shirts, buttons, framed photos and baby onesies; one enterprising young woman advertised "Presidential Concessions" -- bottled water for $1.
January 15, 2006
Eight Below Paul Walker, Jason Biggs and Bruce Greenwood play members of an Antarctic research team who, after an accident, are forced to leave behind, then later attempt to rescue, their loyal sled dogs. A remake of a Japanese film based on an actual incident. Directed by Frank Marshall ("Alive"). Walt Disney Pictures, Feb. 17 * Eragon A young boy grows up to be a dragon rider and discovers he has the power to save or destroy an empire.
September 5, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The decision to move President Obama's speech indoors to avoid the rain isn't just a logistical nightmare for his campaign team. It cancels the plan to register tens of thousands of North Carolina residents to vote as they waited in line for the Thursday night event. But the change doesn't derail a larger plan by the Obama campaign to use the Democratic National Convention as a nuts-and-bolts campaign planning event. It's still an “organizing tool,” in the words of campaign manager Jim Messina.
February 5, 2012 |
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part I Summit, $30.99; Blu-ray, $33.99 The "Twilight" saga's supernatural soap opera reaches a ludicrously high pitch in the first half of concluding volume "Breaking Dawn," which includes a wedding, an accelerated pregnancy and a major transformation for a major character. All that would be fine if the franchise's creative team had any sense of fun about what they're making (a la "True Blood"). Instead, new "Twilight" director Bill Condon continues what his predecessors started, making a movie that's dreary and self-serious.
December 12, 2003 |
"Love Don't Cost a Thing" finds earnest high school senior Alvin Johnson (Nick Cannon) on his pool-cleaning job when he locks eyes with beautiful Paris Morgan (Christina Milian), the most popular girl in school, during a party at her upscale home. It's not just a matter of natural attraction on Alvin's part but that Paris represents everything Alvin lacks and longs for.
May 15, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Wrapping up a season in which it will finish first in both viewers and the crucial adults 18-49 demographic that advertisers favor, CBS unveiled a fall television schedule with four new comedies and two dramas. For CBS, the win in adults 18-49 was its first since the 1991-92 television season. Although the network's ratings got a boost from having the Super Bowl, it still would have finished first without the big game. The first-place finish in viewers and demographics will give CBS more ammunition when it starts negotiating with advertisers for the upcoming season.
July 8, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 7 - 13, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Nine for IX Former University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is featured in this entry in the docu-series profiling women in the sports world. 5 p.m. ESPN, 8 p.m. ESPN2 Swamplands USA The new nature series debuts with back-to-back visits to the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida border and Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp.
March 16, 2008 |
FOLLOWING its regional premiere last Sunday, the comic documentary "Super High Me" became one of the most buzzed-about movies in the South by Southwest Film Festival -- no pun intended.
May 6, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 5 - 11, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES NCIS Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his colleagues try to determine whether a petty officer's claims of being followed are justified or simply paranoia. Colin Hanks joins series regulars Cote de Pablo and Rocky Carroll in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS Hart of Dixie The country band Gloriana performs at a concert organized by Lemon (Jaime King)
January 26, 2011 |
Republicans dismissed President Obama's State of the Union address as more of the same, saying his call for renewed investment in American education, infrastructure and technology was simply a push for another round of federal spending that shows little commitment to reducing the deficit. "Whether sold as 'stimulus' or repackaged as 'investment,' their actions show they want a federal government that controls too much, taxes too much, and spends too much in order to do too much," said Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, in the GOP's official address after Obama's speech.