May 6, 2013 |
Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" opens wide this Friday. Eighty-eight years before -- to the day -- the Los Angeles Times ran this review of the original "The Great Gatsby," the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Today, perception of the book's reception in 1925 varies -- some say it was successful , others that it was a dismal failure -- but our review, by Lillian C. Ford, is purely positive. And she captures something of what has made the book a classic. "The Seamy Side of Society," read the headline, with this below: "In 'The Great Gatsby,' F. Scott Fitzgerald Creates a New Kind of Underworld Character and Throws the Spotlight on the Jaded Lives of the Idle Rich.
February 12, 2010
"My Name Is Khan," an unrated Indian movie, opens Friday in selected theaters but did not screen for critics. The review will appear online as soon as it is available.
March 3, 2013 |
PARIS -- Puffy clouds, naked derrieres and Van Eyck paintings. Those were just a few of the images inside the cryptic inspiration scrapbooks placed at each seat for the Celine fall 2013 collection that designer Phoebe Philo presented Sunday afternoon during Paris Fashion Week. The message? Celine was softening up. In other words, exit the too-cool-for-school tomboy and enter the lady. 2013 Fashion Week coverage The look: Womanly tailoring. Dressed up. Peaches-and-cream shades with green and navy blue mixed in. An emphasis on soft textures, such as on a white-and-black tufted cream coat.
June 6, 2012 |
It's hard to imagine a more peculiar mix of canny and canned than “The Addams Family,” which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre. Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa's 2010 musical adaptation of Charles Addams' celebrated New Yorker cartoon clan stitches together shrewdly maneuvered, innately mismatched elements, and still causes audiences to lose their collective heads. This had already been the case throughout “Family's” trek from Chicago to Broadway, where original director-designers Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch of “Shockheaded Peter” fame had given way to director Jerry Zaks.
October 16, 2009
"The Stepfather," a PG-13 horror-thriller, also opens today in general release but did not screen for critics. The review will appear online at latimes.com/moviereviews as soon as it is available.
April 26, 1987
I don't believe it! I think Robert Hilburn has actually topped himself. He's got to be the first "reporter" to go to a concert (Ratt/Poison) and not review it ("Parents Find Peace at Rock Concert," April 13). Instead, he interviews parents at the Long Beach Arena's new "Quiet Room." What's next, Bob? Go to a Bon Jovi concert and review how much it's not like a Springsteen show? Oops, sorry. He's already done that. TARIK M. TRAD Montclair