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January 10, 2010 | By Scott Timberg
It's just a few blocks from some of Los Angeles' best regional Mexican food, but thanks to the magic of television, we're not in Highland Park but Kentucky coal country. Or rather, in a tiny, cramped hardware store, stuffed with bags of powdered stucco, countless screws and what may be every cleaner known to man. The magic, though, is starting to fray during a tense morning in which a few dozen chilly people have been standing around since 5 a.m. "Do you need a one-hold strap?" snaps director Michael Watkins, an intense, red-faced man with a crown of white hair who is clearly tired of waiting around.
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August 21, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd
Elmore Leonard, the highly popular and well-regarded crime novelist who died Tuesday at age 87, also left his mark on television. Compared with his books and the movies that continue to be wrought from them, it's the smallest of the marks he made: Two of the three TV series based on his writing, “Maximum Bob” (ABC, 1998) and “Karen Sisco” (ABC, 2003), didn't survive even a single season, though they deserved more. (Both came from Barry Sonnenfeld, who produced the big-screen Leonard adaptation “Out of Sight,” another Karen Sisco story; and directed “Get Shorty,” the film that by Leonard's own reckoning made him a household name.)
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July 29, 2009 | Denise Martin
FX has ordered 13 episodes of "Lawman," a new drama series starring Timothy Olyphant. In "Lawman," Olyphant will play Raylan Givens, a modern-day U.S. marshal whose particular brand of old-school justice gets him reassigned to the rural Kentucky town where he grew up. Givens is based on the main character in Elmore Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole." "Lawman" comes from "Boomtown" creator Graham Yost. FX plans to premiere the series next spring. -- Denise Martin
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August 20, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Elmore Leonard, who died Tuesday at age 87 due to complications from a stroke, leaves behind a remarkable legacy in publishing, film and television.  The writer was best known for western and crime novels that were turned into movies such as "Jackie Brown," "Get Shorty" and "3:10 to Yuma. " He also wrote the short story "Fire in the Hole," which became the basis for the TV series "Justified. " Here are some numbers to highlight Leonard's career.  45 -- Number of novels.
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January 16, 2011
At long last, you can talk about "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. " SoCal punkers Social Distortion ? with a music life that totals more than 30 years ? return with their seventh studio album, their first release in more than six years. Have a listen and let out your inner angst. (Tuesday) Long for a blond Ryan Reynolds? Talk about the DVD release of "Paper Man. " If you're not into watching Reynolds buried alive in "Buried" (also out on DVD), then watch his indie flick "Paper Man. " It's about a washed-up writer who develops an unlikely bond with a teenager from Long Island ?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Elmore Leonard, who died Tuesday at age 87 due to complications from a stroke, leaves behind a remarkable legacy in publishing, film and television.  The writer was best known for western and crime novels that were turned into movies such as "Jackie Brown," "Get Shorty" and "3:10 to Yuma. " He also wrote the short story "Fire in the Hole," which became the basis for the TV series "Justified. " Here are some numbers to highlight Leonard's career.  45 -- Number of novels.
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January 16, 2011 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Buried Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $29.95 In the ingenious "Buried," Ryan Reynolds plays contract truck driver Paul Conroy, who wakes up in an Iraq desert in a sand-covered coffin, with only a cellphone and a lighter. For the next 90 minutes, Conroy makes calls to try to arrange his ransom ? or his rescue. "Buried" could use a little more back story, but Reynolds holds the audience's attention well for an hour and a half, while director Rodrigo Cortés and screenwriter Chris Sparling overlay a preposterous premise with familiar modern complaints, making the movie as much about the limitations of technology (stupid, weak cellphones!
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd
Elmore Leonard, the highly popular and well-regarded crime novelist who died Tuesday at age 87, also left his mark on television. Compared with his books and the movies that continue to be wrought from them, it's the smallest of the marks he made: Two of the three TV series based on his writing, “Maximum Bob” (ABC, 1998) and “Karen Sisco” (ABC, 2003), didn't survive even a single season, though they deserved more. (Both came from Barry Sonnenfeld, who produced the big-screen Leonard adaptation “Out of Sight,” another Karen Sisco story; and directed “Get Shorty,” the film that by Leonard's own reckoning made him a household name.)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Mindy Lahiri is about to add another hunky notch to her love belt: "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant is set to guest-star in an episode of "The Mindy Project. " Olyphant will ditch the boots, hat and laid-back swagger of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens for a ... skateboard. The actor is set to play Graham Logan, "a wild, professional skateboarder in his mid-40s who nearly runs Mindy over in Union Square before asking her out on a date. " PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Naturally, Mindy can't resist - hello, the damsel in distress is a meet-cute mainstay in the rom-com world!
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January 7, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Betty White 's Off Their Rockers: Korean pop sensation PSY and Kim Kardashian are featured as the hidden camera show returns with new episodes (8 and 8:30 p.m. NBC). New Girl: "The Newsroom's" Olivia Munn continues her guest stint on a new episode of the sitcom (9 p.m. Fox). American Experience: The fight to end slavery in this country is revisited in the new three-part docudrama "The Abolitionists" (9 p.m. KOCE)
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January 16, 2011 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Buried Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $29.95 In the ingenious "Buried," Ryan Reynolds plays contract truck driver Paul Conroy, who wakes up in an Iraq desert in a sand-covered coffin, with only a cellphone and a lighter. For the next 90 minutes, Conroy makes calls to try to arrange his ransom ? or his rescue. "Buried" could use a little more back story, but Reynolds holds the audience's attention well for an hour and a half, while director Rodrigo Cortés and screenwriter Chris Sparling overlay a preposterous premise with familiar modern complaints, making the movie as much about the limitations of technology (stupid, weak cellphones!
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2011
At long last, you can talk about "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. " SoCal punkers Social Distortion ? with a music life that totals more than 30 years ? return with their seventh studio album, their first release in more than six years. Have a listen and let out your inner angst. (Tuesday) Long for a blond Ryan Reynolds? Talk about the DVD release of "Paper Man. " If you're not into watching Reynolds buried alive in "Buried" (also out on DVD), then watch his indie flick "Paper Man. " It's about a washed-up writer who develops an unlikely bond with a teenager from Long Island ?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2010 | By Scott Timberg
It's just a few blocks from some of Los Angeles' best regional Mexican food, but thanks to the magic of television, we're not in Highland Park but Kentucky coal country. Or rather, in a tiny, cramped hardware store, stuffed with bags of powdered stucco, countless screws and what may be every cleaner known to man. The magic, though, is starting to fray during a tense morning in which a few dozen chilly people have been standing around since 5 a.m. "Do you need a one-hold strap?" snaps director Michael Watkins, an intense, red-faced man with a crown of white hair who is clearly tired of waiting around.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2009 | Denise Martin
FX has ordered 13 episodes of "Lawman," a new drama series starring Timothy Olyphant. In "Lawman," Olyphant will play Raylan Givens, a modern-day U.S. marshal whose particular brand of old-school justice gets him reassigned to the rural Kentucky town where he grew up. Givens is based on the main character in Elmore Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole." "Lawman" comes from "Boomtown" creator Graham Yost. FX plans to premiere the series next spring. -- Denise Martin
NEWS
June 3, 2010
MT. EMMY: To scale the heights of the Emmys, wrap yourself in raves and pack lots of buzz. This week's altitude readings are by Greg Braxton, Matea Gold, Meg James, Rene Lynch, Mary McNamara and Tom O'Neil. PEAKING HAT TRICK: Timothy Olyphant, who often wore a hat as Seth Bullock on the HBO western "Deadwood," never scored an acting nomination. But he's back in a hat in FX's hit "Justified" playing U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, and he's received raves from critics and fans alike.
NEWS
June 10, 2010
For Timothy Olyphant, who plays U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, hearing talk of award nominations — for him and for "Justified" — is welcome news. "The show continues to be a pleasure, and I like the idea that it's finding an audience," he says. "You hear the echo back, so that means a great deal. I'm not going to pretend it doesn't." The former "Damages" actor shared other thoughts on the series, based on the works of Elmore Leonard. As an actor, is there a particular challenge to playing a character that's established in the minds of readers?
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