December 27, 2007 |
Nothing says "happy holidays" quite like Korean horror. So the Silent Movie Theatre couldn't have picked a better time to show the 2003 chiller "A Tale of Two Sisters" as part of its Contemporary Korean Cinema series at 7 p.m. Sunday. Dripping with menace and foreboding, Kim Jee-woon's stylishly spooky psychological thriller opens in a mental hospital with a traumatized teen being questioned about an unspeakable event.
July 20, 2007 |
The Clippers will have to look elsewhere to bolster their point-guard position after one of their main free-agent targets, Steve Francis, signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Houston Rockets reportedly worth $6 million. Francis chose the surroundings of a familiar place over a possible reunion with ex-teammate Cuttino Mobley on the Clippers. Francis was a three-time All-Star with the Rockets before being traded in 2004.
October 1, 2007 |
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies completed an improbable run to their first NL East title since 1993, overcoming a seven-game deficit on Sept. 12 by winning 13 of their final 17 games, including Sunday's 6-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. The Phillies also needed help up Interstate 95, and got it from the Florida Marlins, who beat the once-commanding Mets, 8-1, at New York to ensure there wouldn't be a tiebreaker playoff game today.
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June 22, 1996 |
The neighbors were understandably nervous when they saw two armed, hoodlum-types enter a house. So they phoned police, who dispatched several cars and a helicopter. What the police (and the alarmed residents) didn't know was that the interior of the house in the Mid-Wilshire district was being used by independent filmmaker Thomas Rosen for a gangster movie, "Losers Lounge." As for Rosen, he didn't know anyone had phoned the cops.
December 12, 1993
Both Gypsy Rose Lee and June Havoc appeared in feature films, including those listed here. Those marked with * are available on video.
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April 1, 1985
The Reagan Administration's major rationale for proposing the elimination of revenue sharing is that state governments are sitting fat and happy out there with big budget surpluses while the federal budget is sinking in red ink. It is a phony argument because, first, the states are not all that affluent and, second, the states do not get revenue-sharing funds. Revenue sharing goes to cities and counties, not to states.
August 9, 1987 |
Remember Danielle Brisebois, who played Archie's little niece (and sometimes pain in the butt) on "Archie Bunker's Place"? Next month, a grown-up version (she's 18 now) will be toting machine guns alongside Mama Angie Dickinson in Concorde's "Big Bad Mama II": "We rob banks," she said. "It's like 'Bonnie and Clyde' but with a mother and daughter."