May 23, 2010 |
Since its release, the video game franchise Prince of Persia has become notable for the acrobatic grace of its dagger-wielding, balloon pants-wearing hero as well as for what the games didn't do: affront gamers of Middle Eastern and Muslim descent with stereotypical depictions of people from the region as terrorists or religious zealots. Independent filmmaker and blogger Jehanzeb Dar, to name one such player, remembers his favorable first reaction to the swashbuckling action game, which is set amid the sands and ancient cities of Persia (as ancient Iran is known)
May 27, 2010
'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' MPAA rating: PG 13 for intense sequences of violence and action Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Playing: In general release
August 14, 2013 |
Long known for his distrust of the Internet, Prince on Tuesday made his apparent debut on Twitter, posting a series of messages that suggest he's a bit more Web savvy than he's led us to believe. The tweets began showing up Tuesday evening on the feed associated with his band 3rd Eye Girl, with which he's been playing shows this year, including a memorable barn-burner in May at the Grove of Anaheim. First, the Purple One prepared us for his entrance: PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET...
September 17, 2013 |
“Pericles, Prince of Tyre” is, dramaturgically speaking, a bit of a dog's breakfast. Scholars agree that Shakespeare's play was largely written by a collaborator -- and a hack at that. The plot includes an incestuous king, two tempests at sea, marauding pirates, a maiden sold into a bordello and a reunion between the maiden (still a virgin!) and the father who thought her long dead. As if that isn't enough, there's also a reunion between that self-same father and the wife he thought long dead.
January 24, 2013 |
Add Prince to the growing group of veteran artists releasing new songs seemingly out of nowhere. Like David Bowie and Justin Timberlake before him, the Purple One sprang a new tune -- in this case, a tight little fuzz-rock delight titled "Screwdriver" -- on unsuspecting fans this week, and Pop & Hiss is pleased to report that it's definitely worth your bandwidth. (Watch a lyric video for the tune below.) Prince appears to have recorded the tune with his new backing band, which may or may not be called 3rdEyeGirl.
October 24, 2010 |
The Little Prince A Graphic Novel adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Joann Sfar Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 110 pp., $19.99 "The Little Prince" has long been beloved for its bittersweet pairing of a lost man and a searching youth. In the 67-year-old classic written by French aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a little blond boy leaves his home on Asteroid B-612 and lands in the middle of the Sahara desert, where he meets a stranded pilot desperate to fix his plane.
December 26, 2013 |
A producer of the popular 1990s television show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" was found dead in Hermosa Beach earlier this week. The body of Jeffrey Ian Pollack, also the writer-director of "Above the Rim" and director of "Booty Call," was found Monday morning in the Greenbelt jogging area, according to the Associated Press . Lt. Tom Thompson of the Hermosa Beach Police Department told The Times that a woman rushed into the station at...
April 13, 2010 |
The beautiful young socialite slipped the businessman a note scrawled in eyeliner on a crumpled napkin. "Help me," it pleaded. She was a teenage Indonesian model who had married a Malaysian prince, but Manohara Odelia Pinot says her life with him was no fairy tale. Press accounts of her allegations of abuse and tales of her escape from an unhappy marriage have captivated this country, and further divided two nations that have long been Southeast Asian rivals. Known across Indonesia by her first name, which means "thief of hearts" in Sanskrit, Manohara is viewed here as a tragic heroine mistreated by an obsessed suitor who became outraged when she would not yield to his demands.
February 3, 2014 |
Those who quickly turned off Fox after Sunday's Super Bowl missed some TV magic courtesy of Prince. The Purple One dusted off his acting chops for a guest turn on the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” and it was worth sitting through the last batch of commercials and drab analysis to catch the show in its special post-Super Bowl time slot. Appearing as himself, Prince -- said to be a “huge” fan of the Zooey Deschanel series -- schooled Jess (Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson)
May 26, 2013 |
Will Smith and his "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" costars delighted the audience of "The Graham Norton Show" on Friday with a surprise performance of the ultra-catchy theme song. "Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside-down... " If you grew up in the '90s, you probably know how the rest of it goes. Smith was in town to see his eldest son Trey, a DJ, perform at a London club, where he was joined by his costars, and to attend a few London events with son Jaden.