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February 21, 1986 | ELISABETH GRAHAM
The original musical "Robin Hood" gets the royal treatment from Fullerton Civic Light Opera--fabulous storybook sets and costumes, atmospheric effects and honest-to-gosh real sword fighting. But for all its grand trappings and its undeniable entertainment value, there's nothing new about this new musical. It's a diffused grab bag of a show, very pretty to look at but unsatisfying dramatically. First, the good news.
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April 11, 2014 | By Susan King
The secrets of Sherwood Forest will be revealed Sunday at the TCM Classic Film Festival's "Academy Conversations: The Adventures of Robin Hood.” Oscar-winning sound designer, editor and mixer Ben Burtt ( “Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”) and Oscar-winning visual-effects supervisor Craig Barron (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) will be presenting newly discovered stills, recordings and outtakes to illustrate how Warner Bros.' landmark 1938 Technicolor adventure was brought to life.
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April 29, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
Now we know what Gov. Jerry Brown really cares about - what gets him riled and raring to rumble. "The battle of their lives," he promises opponents. "This is a cause. " When a governor bares his soul like that, not only is he waving a nasty stick, he's tacking up a big sign that reads, "Name your price. " Brown's passion: pouring more tax money into inner-city schools at the expense of the suburbs. It's not that simple, of course. Nothing about California school finance is. Not all urban districts would benefit from Brown's school funding redistribution scheme.
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April 7, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
In this "It's Not Easy Being Green" epsiode of "Once Upon a Time," we finally get to see the back story of Zelena, the wicked witch, and as with many fairy-tale creatures, it's tinged with a bit of tragedy. Left in the neighboring dimension of Oz by her bad mom, Cora, Zelena was picked up by a nice couple -- the woman being a lot nicer than the man. They are a poor couple, but they decide to raise the girl as their own, teaching her to always at least look as if things are OK. Her "father" finds the courage to tell Zelena that she isn't his daughter years later following the death of his wife/her mother-that-she-knows.
MAGAZINE
May 17, 1998 | PATT MORRISON
The worst grade i ever got in a literature class was on a paper I wrote about "Moby Dick." The teacher's spin on the book was that it concerned a valiant man battling against inexorable and indifferent forces that had mutilated both his leg and his soul. Me, I was rooting for the whale. Some years later, I met Paul Watson. He, too, is rooting for the whale. And while he may be an inexorable force, he is not indifferent, and no one who encounters him is indifferent to him.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" whets your appetite for more adventures of the bandit of Sherwood Forest, you might check your video store for other movies about this heroic character. The following are available for rent or for sale at $20 or under: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (MGM/UA, 1938). Until the Costner movie, this one, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland, was the most popular Robin Hood film, serving as a model for most of '40s and '50s versions.
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March 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Brochures besmirching the legend of Robin Hood were ordered publicly burned by an unlikely defender of the medieval hero, the sheriff of Nottingham. Sheriff Royce Young told Councilman Brian Marshal, chairman of the city's tourism committee, to get rid of the glossy color leaflets that took a skeptical view of the hero of Sherwood Forest. A pile of the brochures, which had been on display at the Nottingham Information Center, were burned publicly last week.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 1991 | TERRY ATKINSON
Here's a look at new tapes you'll find in the video store this weekend, starting with one of the year's most eagerly awaited releases: "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (Warner, $24.98, PG-13). In distancing itself from the classic '30s movie, this 1991 hit tries a little bit of everything--dark tones, social stances, Spielbergish action scenes, gross-out violence and even farce (especially in Alan Rickman's over-the-top playing of the Sheriff of Nottingham).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1985 | Associated Press
Saying the public must be protected from Robin Hoods, a judge has sentenced a 70-year-old grandfather to 3 1/2-years in jail for carrying out burglaries to finance beach trips for deprived children and elderly couples. Edward Gibbs was described by Old Bailey criminal court Judge Jack Abdela as a latter-day Robin Hood, the legendary English bandit and folk hero of the Middle Ages who stole from the rich to give to the poor.
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September 6, 2013 | By Susan King
Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived. " But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and 1940's "The Sea Hawk. " By 1957, though, Flynn's hedonistic lifestyle of booze, drugs and young women - he was tried and acquitted in 1942 in the alleged statutory rape of two teenage girls - had caught up with him. He was a dissipated 48. And his personal life was in shambles, having recently separated from his third wife, actress Patrice Wymore.
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March 31, 2014 | By Jevon Philips
"Once Upon a Time" is known for its twists and has had more than its share of tragedy in both the present and in the flashback past, but the "Quiet Minds" episode ranks near the top of the tragic list. Warning: This is a recap, so there are spoilers. The heroic crew -- Emma Swan, Snow White, Prince Charming, Captain Hook and Evil Queen Regina -- meets up at Granny's restaurant, and Hook tells the group that it's possible Neal was the one who actually resurrected his father, the Dark One (a.k.a.
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March 24, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
A new princess is introduced in "The Tower" episode of "Once Upon a Time," but singing birds and glass slippers are replaced by scary, black robe-wearing creatures as we say hello to Rapunzel. The episode starts off with a nightmare in the past (during the missing year). Prince Charming, seeing the room and the crib where he and Snow once laid baby Emma Swan to sleep, turns to see a grown up Emma dressed like a princess. She asks Charming to teach her how to dance -- it's a sweet daughter-daddy moment -- until it's not. She's violently pulled away into the cabinet that transported her to our world.
WORLD
March 22, 2014 | By Lauren Frayer
MARINALEDA, Spain - It was a sweltering summer day at the height of Spain's economic crisis when the longtime mayor of this hardscrabble village decided it was time to grab the nation's attention. Most other politicians were on vacation, which looked a bit decadent to many, considering that the unemployment rate in southern Spain's Andalusia region was pushing 40%, among the highest in the nation. So Mayor Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo of Marinaleda - population barely 2,700 - led his trade unionist friends on a march to a supermarket in a neighboring town.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2013 | By Susan King
Joan Crawford once described Errol Flynn as "the most beautiful man who ever lived. " But that was when Flynn was the charming, dashing and devilishly handsome star of such Warner Bros. swashbucklers as 1935's "Captain Blood," 1938's "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and 1940's "The Sea Hawk. " By 1957, though, Flynn's hedonistic lifestyle of booze, drugs and young women - he was tried and acquitted in 1942 in the alleged statutory rape of two teenage girls - had caught up with him. He was a dissipated 48. And his personal life was in shambles, having recently separated from his third wife, actress Patrice Wymore.
OPINION
June 20, 2013
Re "Slain woman spoke of threats," June 18 The tragic death of Michelle Kane is a graphic example of what happens when an innocent person brings a piece of paper to a knife fight. Although she was armed with a restraining order, it was apparently no match for the knife allegedly wielded by her husband, who is accused of killing her even though she pleaded for protection from police shortly before her death. This is what can happen to unarmed citizens. Perhaps if Kane had been armed with a gun, her children would have a mother today.
OPINION
June 20, 2013
Re "Political guns blazing," Column One, June 18 I have nothing but praise and admiration for Salinas City Councilman Jose Castaneda and his hero Tiburcio Vasquez, a relic of the Mexican- American War. Before the 1990s, Los Angeles' large Mexican American community was often called a sleeping giant, and rightfully so. Although we numbered in the millions, we had no political power or influence in city and county government. Much has changed since then. L.A.'s Latinos are no longer an afterthought, as evidenced by Antonio Villaraigosa's election as mayor in 2005 and that of his successor, Eric Garcetti.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The legend of Robin Hood is firmly entrenched in British folklore — an archer and swordsman who, with his band of merry men, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor during the early 12th century in Nottinghamshire's Sherwood Forest. Originally portrayed as a commoner, Robin's image changed so that he was later thought of as a nobleman who lost his lands and was cast out as an outlaw. The earliest surviving ballads telling his story are dated to the 15th century or early 16th century.
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May 13, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
When you call a movie " Robin Hood," you set up expectations: a gallant archer, a maid named Marion, a band of Merry Men, a crusading king and a certain camaraderie in Sherwood Forest. The latest version has those elements, but they don't play out in a way that's easy to recognize or respond to, and that's a problem. It's an especially frustrating problem because the key creative people involved in the film are among the best in the business and their work here is for the most part solid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
There's little magic to be had from watching "Now You See Me," a splashy, noisy and frankly preposterous action caper about a quartet of illusionists with a Robin Hood complex. For all the talent up on the screen - and one can't fault the performances - the movie just doesn't deliver. This is partly due to the split focus of the script by Ed Solomon and Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt (based on a story by Yakin & Ricourt) that rarely allows the viewer sufficient time to side with the good guys or the bad guys - or to even identify which is which.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Gov. Jerry Brown has launched a passionate campaign to change how Sacramento distributes money to school districts. But George Skelton says in his Monday column that the governor's plan isn't as fair as Brown says it is. "It's not that simple, of course," Skelton writes. "Nothing about California school finance is. "  Calculations by the Education Department show that more than half of the state's largest districts would get less money under Brown's plan.  Los Angeles, Compton, Long Beach and San Diego and others would get more money.
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