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January 28, 1988 | Al Martinez
When I was a young reporter in Oakland, I used the word puke to describe the attitude of a campus radical toward the policies of the University of California. It was contained in a quote. I think the radical said, "This whole place makes me puke." An editor named Stanley Norton, who was the most miserable human being on the face of the Earth, summoned me into his office. He was a man emotionally incapable of not yelling and, when he yelled, he sprayed the air with spittle.
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September 26, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Romance and humor are famous homebodies; they never travel as much as they should. Shot mainly in Los Angeles' Koreatown, the genre elements of the romantic comedy "Wedding Palace" attempt a transpacific transit, but get lost in translation. Director Christine Yoo's ambitious debut speaks to Korean American courtship and familial relations while satirizing them, and the result is as inventive - stuffed with animated sequences, a music video and a fake commercial - as it is tonally muddled.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Romance and humor are famous homebodies; they never travel as much as they should. Shot mainly in Los Angeles' Koreatown, the genre elements of the romantic comedy "Wedding Palace" attempt a transpacific transit, but get lost in translation. Director Christine Yoo's ambitious debut speaks to Korean American courtship and familial relations while satirizing them, and the result is as inventive - stuffed with animated sequences, a music video and a fake commercial - as it is tonally muddled.
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February 24, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
It's been a long time since Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the onetime wunderkind kings of juvenile comedy, ruled the genre. "Dumb & Dumber," the doofus classic that defined a dorm-room generation, was released back in 1994, and the brothers' last bona fide hit, "Shallow Hal," opened nearly a decade ago. Now Peter, 54, and Bobby, 52, are attempting a comeback by exploring more, er, adult problems. This weekend they open "Hall Pass," their first R-rated comedy in 11 years, about two friends whose wives give them permission to cavort like single men for one week.
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February 15, 1991 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Performance artist Karen Finley, whose work helped spark the National Endowment for the Arts funding controversy, was scathing and scatological Wednesday night as she brought her aptly named "Shock Treatment" tour to Southern California. But there was no chocolate, little skin and no produce--elements of previous Finley performances that outraged certain columnists and such members of Congress as Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) and Rep.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
It's been a long time since Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the onetime wunderkind kings of juvenile comedy, ruled the genre. "Dumb & Dumber," the doofus classic that defined a dorm-room generation, was released back in 1994, and the brothers' last bona fide hit, "Shallow Hal," opened nearly a decade ago. Now Peter, 54, and Bobby, 52, are attempting a comeback by exploring more, er, adult problems. This weekend they open "Hall Pass," their first R-rated comedy in 11 years, about two friends whose wives give them permission to cavort like single men for one week.
OPINION
May 3, 2009
Re "High court upholds profanity ban," April 29 Will the Supreme Court publish a list of words that broadcasters are permitted to utter? Do other languages count? Will obscenity rendered in French or scatology in Korean be allowable? How about homonyms: May one say "fog" with a Dutch accent? Do we risk offending families of Puritan descent by saying "bloody"? Without a list, nothing will be accomplished by this ruling. If we're going to give up chunks of freedom of speech, let's be clear about it. Dave Suess Hermosa Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1994 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Candy has one truly funny moment in "Wagons East!," the Western comedy that had nearly finished shooting when he died suddenly early this year. As the reluctant wagonmaster James Harlow, he turns back to the barful of eager-for-exodus townsfolk who're counting on him and proclaims, "We leave at dawn." The cloud of a second thought passes over his face, then a shrug: ". . . Noonish," he wavers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996
A Costa Mesa man was charged Thursday with distributing obscene videos, reportedly depicting bestiality, from his Costa Mesa apartment and a nearby mailbox service, officials said. Jim Hahn, an attorney with the Los Angeles city attorney's office, said the charges stem from a Los Angeles Police Department vice investigation that began last summer after a detective saw one of Eugene Akihiko Leary's advertisements in a pornographic magazine.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1988 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
*** 1/2 "Patti Rocks." Virgin Vision. $79.95. 1988. R. Twelve years after director David Burton Morris and actors Chris Mulkey and John Jenkins made "Loose Ends," they reunite for a funny-melancholy update--a Molotov cocktail of all-male scatology. In it, Mulkey's voracious Minnesota stud Billy entangles Jenkins' pensive Eddie into a hapless escapade involving pregnant girlfriend Patti (Karen Landry)--during which, we learn, perhaps too automatically, the emptiness of machismo .
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1991 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Performance artist Karen Finley, whose work helped spark the National Endowment for the Arts funding controversy, was scathing and scatological Wednesday night as she brought her aptly named "Shock Treatment" tour to Southern California. But there was no chocolate, little skin and no produce--elements of previous Finley performances that outraged certain columnists and such members of Congress as Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) and Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1988 | Al Martinez
When I was a young reporter in Oakland, I used the word puke to describe the attitude of a campus radical toward the policies of the University of California. It was contained in a quote. I think the radical said, "This whole place makes me puke." An editor named Stanley Norton, who was the most miserable human being on the face of the Earth, summoned me into his office. He was a man emotionally incapable of not yelling and, when he yelled, he sprayed the air with spittle.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2008 | Suzanne Muchnic
The TITLE "Holy Sh*t" may seem shocking for a lecture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. But the follow-up phrase, "Scatology and Longing in the Art of James Ensor," explains what Kevin Salatino, LACMA's curator of prints and drawings, has in mind. In his talk -- 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bing Theater -- Salatino will use his scholarly wit to dissect the Belgian artist's most outrageous images, including "Doctrinal Nourishment."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1991 | --LYNNE HEFFLEY
You won't see green slime, firing squads or rat burgers, but Nickelodeon's new half-hour series "Welcome Freshmen," airing tonight at 6:30 p.m. (with repeats Sunday at 1:30 and 7 p.m.), does bear a strong resemblance to that other Nickelodeon icon of good-natured grossness, "You Can't Do That on Television." It's hard to imagine high-schoolers watching, but a younger audience may appreciate Coach Roach and his "butt-stomping gym class"; a history lesson in Egyptian embalming; slobby Mr.
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