October 18, 2001 |
"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.
October 28, 2012 |
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.
October 25, 2012 |
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.
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February 26, 2003 |
The Rev. E.V. Hill, the pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles who rose from poverty in Texas to become a confidant of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and a power within one of the nation's largest African American denominations, has died. He was 69. Hill died late Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was admitted Feb. 8 with what an aide said was an aggressive form of pneumonia complicated by other medical conditions.
October 13, 2003 |
Konami Corp. is the latest video game company to locate offices in Los Angeles. The Tokyo company is expected today to announce it will open a 30-person business development and licensing office in Century City led by the head of the conglomerate's $700-million video game business, Kazumi Kitaue. Los Angeles in recent years has attracted a number of game companies looking to develop relationships and products with the movie and music industries. Electronic Arts Inc.
April 24, 2006 |
Horror of the gory sort remains a potent lure for the under-25 crowd, as "Silent Hill" illustrated this weekend with an estimated tally of $20.2 million in first position at the nation's box office. The video game-based thriller directed by Christophe Gans ("The Brotherhood of the Wolf") drew audiences that were 65% younger than 25 and about 55% male, Sony Pictures reported Sunday. For more mature audiences, the political thriller "The Sentinel" took in about $14.