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February 25, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree, Special to The Times
POOLSIDE at the Beverly Hilton, Rinko Kikuchi gathered up her quilted leather handbag, a mini-mechanical pencil and a small notebook. Then she waved a shy goodbye to "Access Hollywood" host Nancy O'Dell. The Oscar-nominated actress, her translator, Tamaka Takefushi, and a Paramount Vantage award strategist huddled post-interview, as they usually do. Kikuchi wrote in the notebook the Japanese translation of O'Dell's question, for future reference: What are you going to wear to the Oscars?
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July 12, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Amid a summer in which Earth has been decimated by an alien intelligence, abandoned by humanity, overrun by zombies and beset by demons, "Pacific Rim" introduces yet another threat: kaiju -- giant, city-smashing monsters from the deep. Mankind's only hope lies in massive humanoid robots operated by mind-linked pilots. In contrast with Earth itself, "Pacific Rim" is faring rather well - at least with film critics, who largely agree that the movie is big and booming but also smart and entertaining, thanks to the imaginative direction of Guillermo del Toro.
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July 12, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Amid a summer in which Earth has been decimated by an alien intelligence, abandoned by humanity, overrun by zombies and beset by demons, "Pacific Rim" introduces yet another threat: kaiju -- giant, city-smashing monsters from the deep. Mankind's only hope lies in massive humanoid robots operated by mind-linked pilots. In contrast with Earth itself, "Pacific Rim" is faring rather well - at least with film critics, who largely agree that the movie is big and booming but also smart and entertaining, thanks to the imaginative direction of Guillermo del Toro.
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February 25, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree, Special to The Times
POOLSIDE at the Beverly Hilton, Rinko Kikuchi gathered up her quilted leather handbag, a mini-mechanical pencil and a small notebook. Then she waved a shy goodbye to "Access Hollywood" host Nancy O'Dell. The Oscar-nominated actress, her translator, Tamaka Takefushi, and a Paramount Vantage award strategist huddled post-interview, as they usually do. Kikuchi wrote in the notebook the Japanese translation of O'Dell's question, for future reference: What are you going to wear to the Oscars?
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October 29, 2006 | Sorina Diaconescu, Special to The Times
ALEJANDRO Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel" weaves vivid narrative vignettes set in Morocco, Mexico, the U.S. and Japan into a sprawling meditation on the universality of the human condition -- loss, love, the misery of miscommunication, the uplift of grace. Uniquely arresting among tens of protagonists is Chieko, an impetuous, deaf-mute Tokyo teenager grappling with her mother's suicide and her own transition into womanhood.
NEWS
November 15, 2006
The skinny: From "American Idol" castoff to Academy Award winner? Jennifer Hudson sets the bar with her "Dreamgirls" performance in our first round of the supporting actress race. *--* 1 Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls" 2 Adriana Barraza, "Babel" 3 Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal" 4 Catherine O'Hara, "For Your Consideration" 5 Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel" *--* Log on to TheEnvelope.com for more of this week's Buzzmeter rankings.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2007
The ballots are counted, the limos (and stylists) are circling, and Ellen's in makeup preparing for Hollywood's big night. Under the spotlights: | THE INGENUE Rinko Kikuchi faces the nomination whirlwind, mostly with a smile. Page 4 | THE SUPERSTAR Kudos to Eddie Murphy, 'Norbit' be damned. Page 6 | MEXIWOOD A golden moment for Latino filmmakers. Page 8 | THE INTERLOPER Why won't somebody invite Ken Davitian? Page 14 | PLUS Fashion intelligence, Old Hollywood glam, a ballot and more.
IMAGE
July 14, 2013 | By Susan Denley
In summer, the social scene can slow down, but red carpets were sizzling last week. Here are some of the eyecatching looks. Charlie Hunnam looked sharp in a three-piece suit by John Varvatos at the Hollywood premiere of "Pacific Rim" on Tuesday. "Pacific Rim" leading lady Rinko Kikuchi chose an embellished dress with slits up both sides of the skirt for the film's premiere. The dress is from Fausto Puglisi's fall 2013 collection. Charles Luu, left, Mark Luu and Lance Luu of "Pacific Rim" sported summer-right light suits at the premiere.
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July 4, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Kanye West has a resume that is nothing if not diverse, including chart-topping musician, fashion designer, tabloid staple, music-video director and cultural firebrand. He has claimed to be creative director on an upcoming "Jetsons" movie and, in a recent interview promoting his album "Yeezus," he declared that his wide-ranging cultural interests have "only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. " In a pair of messages posted to his Twitter account Wednesday night, West added film critic to that resume when he stated, "I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it's easily one of my favorite movies of all time" and "This is not another 'Robot' movie.
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July 24, 2013 | By John Horn
“We believe you are the only one who can help us.” That ominous plea comes about halfway through the new trailer for “47 Ronin,” and while it's directed at the character played by Keanu Reeves the entreaty could also describe how much Universal Pictures needs the actor to deliver a big audience for the troubled production. Filmed in early 2011, the expensive movie - the budget was originally $175 million but has surpassed that figure - originally was set for release last Thanksgiving.
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October 29, 2006 | Sorina Diaconescu, Special to The Times
ALEJANDRO Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel" weaves vivid narrative vignettes set in Morocco, Mexico, the U.S. and Japan into a sprawling meditation on the universality of the human condition -- loss, love, the misery of miscommunication, the uplift of grace. Uniquely arresting among tens of protagonists is Chieko, an impetuous, deaf-mute Tokyo teenager grappling with her mother's suicide and her own transition into womanhood.
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May 15, 2009 | Robert Abele
You can see the bulging vein of forced creativity throughout "The Brothers Bloom," a romp meant to evoke an Old World dream of steamships, elegant deception and moneyed eccentrics but that mostly recalls -- with ever-diminishing returns -- the arch playgrounds of Wes Anderson movies.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2007
With its increasing proximity to the Oscar nomination deadline, the once-sleepy Palm Springs International Film Festival awards has burst into a serious A-list star scene. This year's 18th annual black tie gala Jan. 6 honored a slew of potential Oscar contenders, including "Babel" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Rinko Kikuchi and Adriana Barraza; and "Little Children" director Todd Field. 1.
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