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September 21, 2011
'Revenge' Where: ABC When: 10 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-PG-LS (may be unsuitable for young children with advisories for coarse language and sex)
April 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
In the new revenge comedy "The Other Woman," Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton play a trio of scorned women seeking to give their cheating mutual beau (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) his comeuppance. According to film critics, though, they would have been better off directing their ire at the movie itself, for its lazy cliches and pseudo-feminist slant. The Times' Betsy Sharkey calls "The Other Woman" the "quintessential anti-date movie" - ironic, as it's directed by Nick Cassavetes, who did "The Notebook" - and says it's "out of control and intent on running down a certain kind of male.
June 24, 2009 | Betsy Sharkey, FILM CRITIC
Just when we've been lulled into thinking a car is just a car and a plane is just a plane, the metal monstrosities of Cybertron are back in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." Where once only 14 robots bone-crushed our world and each other, now there are 46 of them on the prowl, morphing out of microwaves, motorcycles, fighter jets and more as they ready for a screeching showdown of titanic proportions in director Michael Bay's latest extravaganza of alloyed excess.
April 24, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Director Nick Cassavetes, whose soft touch with romance was behind that classic date movie "The Notebook," is now responsible for the quintessential anti-date movie - "The Other Woman. " There is no question whose side he is on in this little bit of rasty business starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. My advice to guys? Step away from the vehicle, because "The Other Woman" is out of control and intent on running down a certain kind of male. Even if you're not the lying, cheating, thieving type - that would be Mark, a slickster played by "Game of Thrones'" Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, juggling wife, mistress, other mistress and some other ill-gotten gains - there is bound to be collateral damage.
October 17, 2013
Re "Many furloughed workers struggling," Business, Oct. 12 The Times has reported extensively about the hurt inflicted by the government shutdown on the 99%. The only power these people really have to bring about change is at the ballot box. I hope that when the 2014 elections come, people do some soul-searching and find who really laid this burden on them. Mike Siegel Van Nuys ALSO: Letters: A history of healthcare reform Letters: Fix L.A.'s concrete buildings -- now Letters: Treat the mentally ill, don't jail them
October 24, 2013 | By Ted Rall
Remember when California mapped earthquake faults throughout the state? The ambitious effort trickled to a stop, with no maps completed from 2004 and 2011, according to records reviewed by The Times . Gasp. ALSO: A propofol-free colonoscopy? Some doctors say yes PHOTOS: Tea party backlash: Protest signs to cheer you up   PHOTO ESSAY: Five women more newsworthy than Miley Cyrus Follow Ted Rall on Twitter @TedRall
September 19, 2009 | Bob Pool
Adrienne Ferguson had retribution on her mind as she made her way along West Jefferson Boulevard clutching a stack of papers. She wasn't reacting to a perceived injustice done to her. She was taking action for a stranger who claims to have a beef with the C&H Auto Center, a small automobile body shop down the street. Ferguson and a partner operate Alibis & Paybacks, a Los Angeles firm that describes itself as "the ultimate revenge" service, offering paybacks both large and small.
January 31, 1988
Assemblyman Larry Stirling's bill to require public disclosure of costs associated with death penalty prosecutions may not be such a bad idea. Taxpayers should know the tremendous amount of money spent by the government trying to kill defendants in capital cases. Once we find out how much it costs to execute a person, maybe the public's thirst for revenge against murderers will be tempered by a realization we simply cannot afford to spend millions of dollars for a few executions.
July 30, 2010
'Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore' MPAA rating: PG for animal action and humor Running time: 1 hour, 27 minutes Playing: In general release
October 18, 2010 | By Marilyn Elias, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Sweet is revenge," Lord Byron wrote in "Don Juan" ? and how could it be otherwise? Who wouldn't enjoy getting even with a sadistic boss, a two-faced friend who slept with your spouse or that teacher who had it in for your child for no good reason? Most of us have revenge fantasies, human behavior researchers say, and nearly everyone believes that punishing someone who did him wrong would feel tremendously satisfying. But new studies suggest the reality of revenge is far different.
April 19, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
Each spring, the small town of Moab, Utah, gets overrun with Jeeps. They come in every size, shape, and color, and they come by the thousands. The draw is the annual Easter Jeep Safari, a gathering of Jeep fanatics that is now in its 48th year. The event was created by the Moab Chamber of Commerce, but these days it's run by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, a local club that promotes trail maintenance and responsible off-roading. PHOTOS: Highlights from the Easter Jeep Safari The draw is nine days of off-roading on public trails outside Moab that are considered some of the most picturesque -- and challenging -- in the country.
March 24, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PHILADELPHIA - If Flyers fans booed every time Jeff Carter touched the puck Monday, it must have sounded like music to his ears. With extra zip in his step if not revenge in his heart for the acrimonious end to his tenure with the Flyers, Carter scored the Kings' first goal in his first game back at the Wells Fargo Center. Another former Flyer longer removed, Justin Williams, scored the second goal of the Kings' eventual 3-2 victory. "There's an added incentive any time you play your former team, especially the way things ended here," Williams said of Carter, who didn't speak to the media after the game.
March 6, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"Lucky Bastard" is a bold little thriller - and deft cautionary tale - involving a website (called Lucky Bastard) that awards average Joes the chance to have sex with a porn star. The caveat: These trysts will be filmed for the site's subscribers, so the more awkward or humiliating the contestant's experience, the better - at least for the viewer. At the core of this particular circus is the website's tough but equitable impresario, Mike (a terrific Don McManus), who oversees a mini-stable of talent including performers Ashley (Betsy Rue)
February 14, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
An Oklahoma man who allegedly blackmailed women with nude and sexually explicit photos on his “revenge porn” website has been arrested and faces charges in California, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Friday. Casey E. Meyering, 28, of Tulsa, allegedly ran the “revenge porn” website known as WinByState that featured photos either stolen from victims or posted by angry former boyfriends, Harris' office said. In a kind of competition among states, the website encouraged men to post photos of women they used to date or of current girlfriends.
January 24, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The unsealed indictment of Hunter Moore, dubbed by many as the "king of revenge porn," and his alleged associate Charles Evens cites emails from October, 2011 in which Evens and Moore discuss how to "hack e-mails" and carry out their alleged scheme. Moore and Evens were arrested Thursday on suspicion of hacking into email accounts to steal sexually explicit photos, many of which would allegedly be posted to Moore's Internet site. The site quickly became an online gallery of nudity and one feared by many musicians.
January 17, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
A 29-year-old Mission Hills man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday for his role in the kidnapping and murder of members of an Anaheim Hills family in 2007. Charles Anthony Murphy Jr. was found guilty in December of two counts of murder with special circumstances, plus counts of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Two other defendants in the case -- Iftekhar Murtaza, 29, of Van Nuys, and Vitaliy Krasnoperov, 28, of Hollywood -- have also been convicted in connection with the murders.
October 16, 2009 | Glenn Whipp
We know that Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) loves his daughter because in the opening moments of "Law Abiding Citizen," we see him happily making bead necklaces with her. Then there's a knock on the door, a baseball bat to the head and Clyde watches helplessly as his wife and little girl are raped and murdered during a home invasion. Clyde, understandably, wants justice, and when he doesn't get it from the system, he wants revenge on everyone involved. Because of that "Law Abiding Citizen" spends a lot of time paying lip service to the inequities of a broken judicial system where "some justice is better than no justice at all."
November 21, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
An old saw advises, " Before you embark on a journey of  revenge ,  dig two graves. " That underlying notion - that the act of vengeance afflicts both the agent and the target - permeates the recent psychological thriller "Prisoners," which stars Hugh Jackman as father who will stop at nothing to save his kidnapped daughter and Jake Gyllenhaal as a detective determined to do things by the book. At  a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series , Gyllenhaal, costar Melissa Leo and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski discussed the film's exploration of cycles of revenge.
January 14, 2014
There was disorder and chaos most of Monday as the Kings faced the Vancouver Canucks, although an occasional minute or two went by without some variation of a penalty being called at Staples Center. The Kings beat the Canucks, 1-0, in one of the more strange, fight-filled games here this season, a game pleasing mostly to fans of "old-time hockey" and the close relatives of the referees, eager to see them get more TV time.   After 40 minutes of scoreless play, Kings captain Dustin Brown broke the deadlock a mere 24 seconds into the third period, putting the finishing touch on a three-on-break with Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter, beating Canucks goalie Eddie Lack with a backhander at the right post.
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