April 6, 2013 |
Even by Clayton Kershaw's elevated standards, this was a special week. Already considered one of the best pitchers in baseball, Kershaw looked as if he could be on the verge of becoming a force. Kershaw was nearly perfect over the first seven innings of a Dodgers 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, his performance as effortless as his four-hit shutout on opening day five days earlier. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 1, Pirates 0 Kershaw (2-0) held the visitors at Dodger Stadium to two hits, drawing the ever-growing admiration of teammates.
April 5, 2013 |
It cost them $147 million, but the Dodgers might have a right-handed complement to staff ace Clayton Kershaw. Zack Greinke pitched his firstgame for the Dodgers on Friday night and delivered the kind of shut-down performance in a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that made their postseason dreams feel attainable. Greinke was nearly flawless over 61/3 innings at Dodger Stadium, retiring 19 of the first 20 batters he faced. He allowed only two baserunners, both on singles.
April 5, 2013 |
Back at Dodger Stadium for the first time in more than two years, Russell Martin was pleasantly surprised to learn part of his legacy was still in the ballpark he used to call home. On his way to the visiting clubhouse, Martin walked by a recently renovated hallway that exhibits awards won by former and current Dodgers. In one of the cases was a replica of a Gold Glove he won in 2007. "It brought back some good memories," said Martin, now a 30-year-old catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
March 30, 2013 |
AUSTIN, Texas - Simon Klose would like you to steal his movie. Stream it, download it, share it with someone in Croatia or Brazil and remix it with videos of kittens playing patty-cake, if that's your kind of thing. Klose, 37, is the director of the documentary "The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard," which follows the eccentric co-founders of the Swedish file-sharing network the Pirate Bay over four years, including their 2009 trial on copyright infringement charges. Shot like a thriller in the stark light of Stockholm, "TPB: AFK" pits its hoodie-clad young subjects, who created the world's largest piracy site and are part of a global anti-copyright movement, against large American media companies such as 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros.
March 29, 2013 |
The gig: Todd Tucker, 38, is co-founder and president of Illusion Industries Inc., a special effects makeup company in Los Angeles. He helped create the Brad Pitt baby in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and the pirates in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies. Upcoming films that feature Illusion Industries work include Paramount Pictures' "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and Sony Pictures Animation's "The Smurfs 2. " First break: Steven Spielberg was a huge inspiration for Tucker, who grew up loving movies.
March 5, 2013 |
If you were among those who didn't believe the Pirate Bay actually moved to North Korea, give yourself a pat on the back. The controversial file-sharing website now says its move to North Korea, announced in a news release Monday, was all a hoax. "You can't seriously cheer the 'fact' that we moved our servers to bloody North Korea," the Pirate Bay posted on its Facebook page. "Always stay critical. Towards everyone!" Photos: 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 The Pirate Bay claimed to have moved to North Korea after mounting legal pressures recently forced it out of Sweden.
March 4, 2013 |
First, Dennis Rodman. Now, the Pirate Bay. The controversial file-sharing website said it is now operating out of North Korea, after recently being forced out of Sweden. The Pirate Bay said Kim-Jong Un invited the website to North Korea, and the site's logo, which is a pirate ship, now features the North Korean flag on its sails. [Updated, 11:27 a.m. March 5: The Pirate Bay said on its Facebook page that its move to North Korea was a hoax . ] "This is truly an ironic situation.
February 22, 2013 |
BEIJING - Cecilia Wu, 18, is a self-described film freak. Despite the heavy workload of her senior year of high school here in the Chinese capital, she sees a movie every two or three days and has caught most of the films with Academy Award nominations. But Sunday night's ceremony is not so much a festive occasion for Wu as much as a reminder of how much she is missing. Only one of the best film nominees, Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," has been shown in Chinese movie theaters so far; "Les Misérables" is scheduled to open next week.
February 11, 2013 |
BERLIN - It would hardly be fitting if a documentary about the Swedish file-sharing system the Pirate Bay weren't available online, and for free. So as "TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard" premiered Friday night at the Berlin Film Festival, it also became available around the world with the click of a mouse. Director Simon Klose arranged for a simultaneous YouTube launch for his 85-minute film about the Pirate Bay, which has enabled the almost effortless global distribution of music, movies and other (often-copyrighted)
January 18, 2013 |
JERRY SAND S, 25, outfielder Final 2012 stats: .174 batting average, two doubles, one RBI, one walk, nine strikeouts in just 23 at-bats. Contract status: Now belongs to the Pirates. The good: Had a second strong offensive season - at triple-A Albuquerque (.296, 26 homers, 107 RBI in 452 at-bats). The bad: Thus far has been unable to translate his triple-A game to the majors, though he received almost zero chance last season. What's next: Should receive better playing opportunity with the Pirates.