April 9, 1987 |
The macho psyche isn't faring well these days, but macho characters remain interesting as an endangered species. Two of the most watchable are the misfits in "Teamsters Basement" at the Cast Theatre. This world premiere, a compelling 60-minute purgatory, features two distinctive performances by George A. Simonelli and Talbot Simons, whose horny bravado is as full of fantasy as the Playboy and Hustler cover pages they grind up against.
March 29, 2008
"The Misfits": In Thursday's The Guide, an article about an Eve Arnold retrospective at the David Gallery said the show included photos from the set of John Ford's film "The Misfits." John Huston directed the film.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1999
The Reform Party is beginning to look like the last bastion for political malcontents and misfits. MARTHA DOUGHTERY Arcadia
June 15, 2011
A list of upcoming shows across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Bowl TV on the Radio with Arctic Monkeys, Panda Bear, Warpaint and Smith Westerns, Sept. 25 (Sat.) Greek Theatre Elbow, Oct. 1; Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Oct. 7 (Sat.) House of Blues Anaheim The Wayward Sons, July 23 (Mon.); Moenia, Aug. 3; Reyli, Aug. 19; Misfits, Oct. 2; Yellowcard, Oct. 8 (Fri.) House of Blues Moenia, July 13 (now)
May 24, 2012
MUSIC Glenn Danzig is one of the most iconic names in punk and goth music, and he finally brings all of his ensembles (including Samhain, Danzig and, yes, a reunion with his legendary Misfits) into one workhorse night. You'll never see so many mono-bang haircuts in one place again. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 7:15 p.m. Sat. $13.13-$69.50. livenation.com.
September 26, 2012 |
As the recent success of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise indicates, swashbuckling cinema is still a popular taste. Three new releases allow us to sample swordplay in several different decades. Errol Flynn, one of the classic swashbucklers, shows us what he's made of in “The Prince and the Pauper,” a 1937 adaptation of the Mark Twain tale of an identity switch engineered by a poor boy and a king. Claude Rains is the inevitable evil presence. Australian Rod Taylor, perhaps best known to American audiences for his starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's “The Birds,” plays Sir Francis Drake in 1962's “Seven Seas to Calais,” with theatrical great Irene Worth taking on the role of Elizabeth I. PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood The most modern film, and the most fun, is this year's “The Pirates!