May 22, 2012 |
Break out the Champagne: The first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" has arrived, and Leonardo DiCaprio is serving up some major swagger. Early glimpses at the 3-D epic showed off Luhrmann's usual visual flare, and some chic period costumes to boot, but now we've got a full trailer (watch below) where title character DiCaprio and company shine. Some immediate thoughts from the Ministry include... The Shirts! : We're not sure what your high school English takeaways were from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, but Daisy Buchanan, played by the perfectly cast Carey Mulligan, has a material obsession that would dwarf any "Real Housewives" franchise.
April 22, 2012
Panel: History — City of Angels When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday Where: Seeley G. Mudd building at USC Who: Leo Braudy, John Buntin, Steve J. Ross, D.J. Waldie, moderated by Richard Rayner
March 15, 2012 |
Stanley Gold and Leo Hindery, the leaders of the two Dodgers bid groups rejected by Major League Baseball, will appeal to a court-appointed mediator, two people familiar with the process said Thursday. Joseph Farnan, the mediator overseeing the sale of the Dodgers for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, is scheduled to hear from Gold and Hindery on Monday, the people said. Farnan is expected to rule Tuesday. The 30 major league owners are expected to vote to approve or reject all remaining bidders next Thursday or Friday.
February 10, 2012 |
When a movie calls itself "The Vow," you know it takes its love and its relationships seriously. And that's certainly the case with the new romantically and medically challenged weepie starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. Despite the sweet story -- lovely couple, car wreck, brain injury, she forgets him, he loves her anyway -- and the beautiful scenery -- cool converted warehouse spaces, snowy Chicago streets, Lake Michigan in the moonlight, and of course Tatum and McAdams -- this is a movie that leaves you wanting more.
January 29, 2012 |
Tom Barrack has partnered with Leo Hindery on a bid for the Dodgers, bringing together a prominent Los Angeles billionaire with the founder of the New York Yankees' cable channel. The alliance was disclosed Sunday by a person familiar with the Dodgers sale process but not authorized to discuss it. Hindery and fellow New York financier Marc Utay lead one of at least eight groups that survived Friday's first cut among the bidders. That group had been one of the two prospective buyers known to remain in the bidding without a significant tie to Los Angeles.
October 23, 2011
Wadada Leo Smith What: "Ten Freedom Summers: Defining Moments in the History of the United States of America," performed by the Golden Quartet and Southwest Chamber Music Where: REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles When: The three distinct parts will be performed 8:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Oct. 30 Tickets: $38 Information: http://www.redcat.org (213) 237-2800
October 23, 2011 |
Composer Wadada Leo Smith will unleash his magnum opus — a three-night abstract investigation of American racial struggle — at REDCAT next weekend. As an African American born in Mississippi in 1941, he's qualified. "When you live in the South, you're constantly part of the civil rights movement," he says. Although he's talking on the phone from Connecticut, where he's visiting family, his physicality and quiet insistence permeate the conversation as he tells an illustrative story from his time as a teenage musician in Leland, Miss., in the 1950s.
October 21, 2011 |
"Daylight" takes a standard kidnapping plot and turns it inside out. Director David Barker and his formidable stars, Alexandra Meierhans and Michael Godere, have written a script that concentrates on fleshed-out characterizations, leaves audiences to connect the dots and demolishes genre clichés. Replete with superior acting and visual splendor, the film is a fine instance of the overly familiar made fresh. Meierhans' Irene is in the late stages of pregnancy, yet her husband, Daniel (Aidan Redmond)
September 29, 2011 |
The right arm that had helped carry Gerardo Leos onto the varsity football team as a sophomore was numb. The right leg that had helped earn him the nickname "Tasmanian devil" was weak. It was July, and the normally fleet linebacker-running back from South East High in South Gate was seemingly stuck in slow motion. He could barely lift one of his legs over a set of ropes during practice drills. "I knew there was something wrong," said Derwin Henderson, Leos' coach, "because he's a really quick kid and he's always first in line.
September 23, 2011 |
Hewlett-Packard Co. — the computer maker rocked by financial missteps, corporate espionage and allegations of sexual harassment in the executive suite — has placed its fate in the hands of an unlikely savior. Meg Whitman. The California GOP gubernatorial candidate and one-woman powerhouse who transformed EBay Inc. into a Web giant has been tapped to lead the Silicon Valley titan back to health and hopefully put an end to a decade of corporate dysfunction. It's going to be a herculean task others have repeatedly failed to achieve.