November 1, 2013 |
Josh Brolin is a little tired of being thought of as a "man's man" type of actor. But he scaled Mt. Shasta anyway. The performer, who has embodied a swaggering masculinity in such movies as "No Country for Old Men" and "True Grit," says that he's growing weary of the macho tag. "It was fun at first and then it just got to be a little too much of - " he pauses as he contemplates the right word, then settles on an "rrrrr" cave man growl....
June 18, 2000 |
Actor Henry Gibson remembers that the country music community wasn't thrilled with Robert Altman's "Nashville." "Minnie Pearl was outraged," recalls Gibson, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as a pompous country superstar. "I remember on opening night, someone asked her how she would rate the picture and she said, 'I give it two closed nostrils!' " Despite the misgivings of the denizens of Nashville, the movie is arguably Altman's masterwork.
May 18, 2012 |
She's a 26-year-old former party girl with social anxiety issues, a motorcycle-riding iconoclast who dropped out of USC and attends meetings in Led Zeppelin T-shirts. Megan Ellison is also the most powerful new producer in Hollywood, running a burgeoning movie company from her $33-million compound in the hills above the Sunset Strip - and giving a critical boost to the kinds of adult dramas the major studios have all but abandoned. Hollywood has long attracted wealthy, star-struck investors who don't appreciate the difficulty (or "complexity")
February 12, 2013 |
At the recent Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Oscar nominee Quentin Tarantino was the recipient of the American Riviera Award for his screenwriting. The event included a conversation in front of 2,000 festival guests and clips of his films throughout his career. Here is the transcript of that Jan. 30 conversation with L.A. Times writer John Horn; it has been edited for length and language: OSCARS 2013: Full coverage John Horn: Thank you very much. Great reception.
October 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Over a two-decade directing career, Spike Jonze has often been about the big hook, visually and conceptually. In his videos and films, he's offered up plenty of ideas, and made them look sharp to boot. But could he square all that with a gently told romance? That's the question posed by “Her,” Jonze's future-set, Joaquin Phoenix-starring story of love and technology - and answered with a resounding yes. The new movie lands on multiple levels and, not surprisingly, received a rapturous response Saturday night at the New York Film Festival, where it made its world premiere.
May 2, 1997
The Mission Viejo Vigilantes will hold a two-hour public workout Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Santa Margarita High. Expected to participate are 12 players from last year's Western Baseball League championship team, including infielder Paul Burke, last year's championship series MVP, and league pitcher of the year Paul Anderson. Vigilantes spring training begins May 10th. The season opener against the Chico Heat is May 23.
August 21, 2013 |
Movies starring Vanessa Hudgens, Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner have begun filming in Los Angeles, adding some celebrity sizzle to brisk feature film activity this quarter. Sony's Columbia Pictures has started production on "The Kitchen Sink," a movie starring Hudgens ("Sucker Punch" and "High School Musical") about teens who face an army of aliens with help from a group of vampires and zombies. The 37-day shoot already has included several nights at Van Nuys High School, a warehouse in the city of Bell, Temple City's City Hall building and an old armory in Santa Clarita that was converted into a "zombie town," location manager Wes Hagan said Tuesday.
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June 3, 1992 |
Two masked gunmen held up the only bank in the rural community of Piru on Tuesday and escaped with several thousand dollars, authorities said. Wearing ski masks to cover their faces, the pair entered the Citizens State Bank of Piru, 3940 E. Center St., about 12:30 p.m. and ordered a teller to give them money, Sheriff's Lt. Paul Anderson said. Both men pulled handguns during the robbery, he said. Investigators learned that the robbers had fled in a white El Camino with blue trim.
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November 12, 2001 |
Three people were wounded when a gunman burst into a party and opened fire, authorities said. Francisco Villa, 27; Eddie Majia, 19, and a 17-year-old were treated at Simi Valley Hospital after the Saturday night shootings and released, said Sheriff's Capt. Paul Anderson. Anderson said the incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m.. The gunman fled, and there have been no arrests, he said. Party-goers said they did not know the gunman.