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ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2012 | By T. L. Stanley
The hard-edged urban drama "Arrow," coming to the CW this fall, is based on a DC Comics character with more than six decades of pop culture history. In the new TV series, he'll be surrounded by familiar DC figures like Deadshot, China White and possibly Black Canary and uber-villain Deathstroke. But don't worry if you're not steeped in all that mythology. It's not really a superhero show anyway, the producers said. Well, it's not just a superhero show. "It's a crime thriller," said Marc Guggenheim, executive producer.
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SPORTS
October 6, 2001 | SAM FARMER
They are separated by the San Francisco Bay, the color of their uniforms and little else. These days, Jose Cortez and Sebastian Janikowski are leading parallel lives. It seems that way, at least, with 49er Cortez leading the league in scoring (31 points) and Janikowski right behind (30) for the Raiders. Both players were weaned on soccer, came to the United States in their early teens, and didn't play football until their last years of high school.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
When it comes to our commercial moviegoing, there are some pretty basic staples. Romances. Comedies. Animated adventures. Superhero films. Check the upper echelons of Box Office Mojo in any given year and you'll find the list rife with them. But lately a different cinema species seems to be slipping in: the history-lesson film. “Lincoln,” the exemplar of the form, took in a whopping $182 million during the most recent award season -- more than any other Oscar contender, which tended to contain plenty of other serious overtones, and more than heavily hyped sequels such as “Men in Black 3” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” which did not. REVIEW: Pleasing '42' has Jackie Robinson's number And then once again this weekend we found ourselves very interested in a spin through the charged past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1988 | JOHN JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
It's Friday night at the drive-in. As the pale-skinned hero of the season's hot new martial-arts flick snaps the bones of the Asian archvillain, the Winnetka 6 erupts in honking horns and flashing headlights. The movie that has the big-wheeled pickups beeping is "Bloodsport." Advertised as the true story of an American who defeated all comers 13 years ago in a no-holds-barred international tournament of warriors, the movie opened last month at 800 U.S.
NEWS
February 4, 2009 | Richard King, Sound designer, supervising sound editor, "The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan's vision for "The Dark Knight" was more gritty, urban crime drama than slick superhero movie. At the same time, there were fantastic gadgets, vehicles and weapons that required cool and exciting sound effects. These kinds of sounds are not captured on the set, of course, but are created in postproduction. The goal of sound design is to use sound to create feeling, to give inanimate objects an emotional component.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The mother of Olympic sprint champion Florence Griffith Joyner filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week against her son-in-law, Al Joyner, in what she said is part of an escalating family dispute over control of the famed runner's legacy. The four-page complaint includes few specific allegations other than the charge that Joyner failed to "exercise reasonable care to avoid foreseeable risk of harm" to his wife and that "harmful or offensive touching" caused her death.
NEWS
October 16, 1991 | SUSAN PATERNO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ruth Deadmon, a near mute, waits outside the office of Dr. Daniel Truong, desperately hoping her voice can be restored. Deadmon is typical of Truong's patients: She awoke one day with what she thought was laryngitis. It has lasted seven years. Deadmon's condition has become so severe she sometimes cannot eat. She no longer answers her phone.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2008
"Superhero Movie," a PG-13 rated genre spoof starring Leslie Nielsen, opens in wide release today but was not screened in advance for critics. The Times review will appear in Monday's Calendar and online as soon as it is available.
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