June 24, 2010
MOVIES Join director Joel Schumacher ("Batman & Robin," "Flatliners") for a screening of his newest film, "Twelve," based on the critically acclaimed novel by Nick McDonell, which was written when the author was just 17. The story centers around students in the elite Upper East Side prep school world of sex, drugs and college admissions, and culminates in a birthday party that no one is likely to forget. Chase Crawford and Emma Roberts star with narrator Kiefer Sutherland. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
June 15, 2012 |
The first time Jon Hamm ever saw himself on screen was as an extra in a Missouri lottery commercial. Aaron Paul's debut was a Method-acted Corn Pops commercial, while Julianna Margulies learned the dangers of lying about job skills on her first movie. She had told Steven Seagal she was Puerto Rican, only to have him request she speak her lines in Spanish: “I was like, you know, I'm a Jew and Spanish is not my second language.... I was mortified that that was my first moment on the screen.” Their "firsts" was one of many topics discussed when The Times brought together Claire Danes (“Homeland”)
August 16, 2009 |
First it was the Oscars. Following a broadcast in which the host and presenters openly mocked the low box office numbers of best picture nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the number of those up for the award this year would be doubled. If 10 films were nominated, presumably one or two of them would have a fan base that extended past, say, La Brea Avenue. A few weeks later, in a similar effort to draw more viewers to their show, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided that certain Emmy winners should receive their awards and make their (edited)
July 12, 2009 |
Back in the 1960s, two hugely popular literary characters ruled the pages of more than 10 novels each. Though it was a famously transformative decade, both were old-school men's men who loved risk, adventure, liquor and attractive women. Both protagonists became touchstones of their eras. They differed in significant ways -- one was English, suave, favored bone-dry martinis, and worked for a large government organization.
June 20, 2012 |
Newspapers know a thing or two about the Internet eating their lunch. But are TV sets the next to take a fall? An Associated Press story from Seoul suggests as much. It says South Korean TV makers "are making billion-dollar bets on a new display technology that promises an even thinner screen and imagery of eye-popping clarity. " The reason? Apparently consumers aren't as interested in buying new TVs when it's growing increasingly easy to watch stuff on tablets and smartphones.
October 22, 2012 |
HTC may be the latest company to jump into the 5-inch screen smartphone market, according to a report. The first pictures of a rumored 5-inch HTC smartphone hit the Web this weekend along with a report that says the phone could arrive on Verizon around Thanksgiving. The phone is called the HTC DLX -- as in deluxe -- and has a full 1080p HD display, according to Android Central , which got its pictures from an unnamed source. The phone is believed to have an 8-megapixel rear camera and run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2012 |
Match.com, eHarmony and Spark Networks agreed Tuesday to screen their prospective online dating clients for histories of sexual assault, violence and identify theft, California Atty. Gen.Kamala D. Harris announced. The agreement stemmed from a lawsuit brought last year by a Match.com client who was raped on a date with a repeat sex offender to whom she had been matched by the dating service. The companies also promised to improve safe-dating advice offered online and to educate clients about the risks of being targeted in financial scams.
January 24, 2010 |
Apple is expected to unveil its much-anticipated touch-screen tablet on Wednesday morning. A few journalists see the device as a possible savior for the newspaper business. Me? I'm wondering how it'll affect the skyline. Don't laugh. Whatever shape it takes, Apple's tablet promises to slip another digital screen -- and with it another layer of seductive interference -- between us and the contemporary cityscape. As these layers pile up, they are fundamentally changing our relationship with architecture: how we look at and think about buildings and the extent to which they even register in our minds at all. Digital screens now line the walls of nearly every airport terminal, restaurant, convenience store, bar and waiting room in America.
March 20, 2014 |
The Holy Grail screen protector can defend against key scratches, scissor stabs and five-foot drops, but do not use it to stop a bullet. The accessory, created by Seattle company Sir Lancelot's Armor , went on sale this week. The company boasts that the Holy Grail, made from "bulletproof" laminated tempered glass, is the perfect defense for tablet and smartphone users looking for protection for their device without giving up style points by purchasing a bulky case. The Holy Grail is available for numerous top-flight devices, ranging from Apple's latest iPhone and iPads to Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones.
May 9, 2011
Who was Fred Astaire's first dance partner on screen? Joan Crawford in the 1933 musical "Dancing Lady"