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April 24, 2006 | Jan Stuart, Newsday
Far be it for me to dispense advice to mothers of little girls with vexing mental-health issues. Still, if my kid were sleepwalking her way toward mile-high gorges and drawing violent pictures while babbling about some mysterious ghost town called Silent Hill, then throwing her into a Jeep and driving her there in the dead of night would be about 289th on my list of corrective options. This is where Rose, the decision-challenged mom played by Radha Mitchell in "Silent Hill," loses me.
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October 28, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
Moviegoers had four new films to choose from at the box office this weekend, but "Argo" - the well-reviewed film that has been out for 17 days - still seemed like a better option to most. Ben Affleck's political thriller claimed the top spot at the multiplex with $12.4 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That's the second-lowest No. 1 of the year, behind the $9.3 million "The Possession" took in during its second weekend of release in September. Still, "Argo" - which has been in the runner-up position for the last two weekends - is well on its way to becoming a hit with a total of $60.8 million so far. There wasn't much else for studios to celebrate at the box office this weekend.
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BUSINESS
April 12, 1999 | AARON CURTISS
Video games allow the average schmo to do everything from piloting the latest military hardware to saving a grateful medieval town from maniacal overlords. Rarely, though, are the heroes of these games--the characters that players assume--anything but muscle-bound studs who have a wit as deadly as their aim. Few titles feature average guys. "Silent Hill," a spooky role-playing game for Sony PlayStation, does. And it's one of the elements that makes the game so much fun and so addictive.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
A sports drama, a teen comedy, a horror flick and a multi-century epic are all hitting theaters this weekend, but none look like they will be a major draw for moviegoers. Of the four films debuting, "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" seems to have the best shot at No. 1. The sequel to a 2006 movie based on a popular video game is expected to start off with a decent $15 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The big-budget "Cloud Atlas," based on the critically acclaimed 2004 novel by British author David Mitchell, will likely open with a disappointing $13 million.
NEWS
July 31, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans for haunted attractions based on "The Walking Dead"  TV show, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" flim and "Silent Hill" video game as well as shock rocker Alice Cooper and the La Llorona folk legend, while continuing to drop hints about more scare zones and shows for Halloween Horror Nights 2012. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood The Walking Dead maze will take visitors into a post-apocalyptic wasteland overrun by hordes of zombies.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald
After a growth spurt over the past few years, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood has hit its stride as the leader in blood, guts and gore in Southern California. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood Following a reboot in 2006, Horror Nights has settled on a mix of terrifying haunted mazes tied to major horror movies, introducing a few new attractions every year while refreshing older offerings. The formula has proved wildly successful, with the movie theme park teeming with hordes of horror fans on weekends in late September and October.
NEWS
October 18, 2001 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Silent Hill 2" is more a mood than a game--a dreary, psychotic mystery set amid the dense fog of a lakeside town. Neither completely satisfying nor entirely enjoyable, "Silent Hill 2" is nonetheless a disturbing diversion with considerable technical grace and emotional depth. It's worth playing, if only to appreciate the graphics power of Sony PlayStation 2 and the efforts of game designers to develop experiences outside the run-and-gun escapades traditionally found on set-top consoles.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
Moviegoers had four new films to choose from at the box office this weekend, but "Argo" - the well-reviewed film that has been out for 17 days - still seemed like a better option to most. Ben Affleck's political thriller claimed the top spot at the multiplex with $12.4 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That's the second-lowest No. 1 of the year, behind the $9.3 million "The Possession" took in during its second weekend of release in September. Still, "Argo" - which has been in the runner-up position for the last two weekends - is well on its way to becoming a hit with a total of $60.8 million so far. There wasn't much else for studios to celebrate at the box office this weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
A sports drama, a teen comedy, a horror flick and a multi-century epic are all hitting theaters this weekend, but none look like they will be a major draw for moviegoers. Of the four films debuting, "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" seems to have the best shot at No. 1. The sequel to a 2006 movie based on a popular video game is expected to start off with a decent $15 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The big-budget "Cloud Atlas," based on the critically acclaimed 2004 novel by British author David Mitchell, will likely open with a disappointing $13 million.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald
After a growth spurt over the past few years, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood has hit its stride as the leader in blood, guts and gore in Southern California. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood Following a reboot in 2006, Horror Nights has settled on a mix of terrifying haunted mazes tied to major horror movies, introducing a few new attractions every year while refreshing older offerings. The formula has proved wildly successful, with the movie theme park teeming with hordes of horror fans on weekends in late September and October.
NEWS
July 31, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans for haunted attractions based on "The Walking Dead"  TV show, "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" flim and "Silent Hill" video game as well as shock rocker Alice Cooper and the La Llorona folk legend, while continuing to drop hints about more scare zones and shows for Halloween Horror Nights 2012. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios Hollywood The Walking Dead maze will take visitors into a post-apocalyptic wasteland overrun by hordes of zombies.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2006 | Jan Stuart, Newsday
Far be it for me to dispense advice to mothers of little girls with vexing mental-health issues. Still, if my kid were sleepwalking her way toward mile-high gorges and drawing violent pictures while babbling about some mysterious ghost town called Silent Hill, then throwing her into a Jeep and driving her there in the dead of night would be about 289th on my list of corrective options. This is where Rose, the decision-challenged mom played by Radha Mitchell in "Silent Hill," loses me.
NEWS
October 18, 2001 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Silent Hill 2" is more a mood than a game--a dreary, psychotic mystery set amid the dense fog of a lakeside town. Neither completely satisfying nor entirely enjoyable, "Silent Hill 2" is nonetheless a disturbing diversion with considerable technical grace and emotional depth. It's worth playing, if only to appreciate the graphics power of Sony PlayStation 2 and the efforts of game designers to develop experiences outside the run-and-gun escapades traditionally found on set-top consoles.
BUSINESS
April 12, 1999 | AARON CURTISS
Video games allow the average schmo to do everything from piloting the latest military hardware to saving a grateful medieval town from maniacal overlords. Rarely, though, are the heroes of these games--the characters that players assume--anything but muscle-bound studs who have a wit as deadly as their aim. Few titles feature average guys. "Silent Hill," a spooky role-playing game for Sony PlayStation, does. And it's one of the elements that makes the game so much fun and so addictive.
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