December 22, 2002 |
It's been a great year for high-quality Hollywood movies and for foreign films. South Korean cinema is fresh and exciting right now but has yet to break out of noncommercial and festival venues. Its highly touted Oscar entry "Oasis," a tale of outcast lovers, may change all that. European cinema remains healthy, Iran continues to produce risky -- politically and artistically -- pictures, and minority voices are being heard in national cinemas the world over.
November 15, 1989 |
Give Cal State Fullerton's coaching staff enough time and they will find a rushing record for Mike Pringle. Correction of a five-yard error by a Titan statistician last week resulted in Pringle tying the NCAA Division I rushing record of 357 yards. That record was broken Saturday by Indiana's Anthony Thompson, who rushed for 377 yards against Wisconsin. Now Fullerton coaches have found a record everyone missed: most yards gained, two consecutive games.
October 14, 1989 |
Tony Wilson gets to count the victory on his record, but he is going to have to beat Steve McCarthy again without help from his mother if he wants a shot at Britain's light-heavyweight boxing title. McCarthy and Wilson fought in Southampton, England, Sept. 21. In the third round, McCarthy landed a punch that sent Wilson to the canvas for an eight-count.
April 19, 1989 |
Dennis Conner will sail one of the controversial Stars & Stripes catamarans in the 42nd Newport-Ensenada race starting Friday, April 28, and this time nobody objects. Vic Stern, secretary-treasurer of the Ocean Racing Catamaran Assn., said Tuesday that the organization had approved the conventional, "soft-sail" rig that was the backup boat to the airfoil-wing craft Conner used to trounce New Zealand's larger monohull in a two-race defense of the America's Cup at San Diego last September.
January 21, 1986 |
Sophomore guard Roger McClendon scored 24 of his 35 points in the second half as Cincinnati upset No. 13 Louisville, 84-82, Monday night in a Metro Conference game at Louisville, Ky. Louisville (11-5 overall and 2-2 in the conference) held a 56-43 lead, but the Bearcats (7-9, 3-3) went on a 14-4 tear to pull to within three points with 10:29 left. McClendon had nine points during the run. Cincinnati tied the game on a 20-footer by McClendon with 5:29 left.
February 4, 2005 |
U2 has issued an open letter to its fan club members in hopes of dismantling their atomic bomb-level frustration at being shut out of prime tickets to the group's upcoming Vertigo tour -- access that had been promised as part of club membership. "Many people who joined U2.com and didn't get tickets are understandably angry," states the apologetic letter from drummer Larry Mullen.
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April 12, 1991
Two suspected car thieves fleeing Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies Thursday dodged into a vacant house in Canyon Country and one surrendered after a five-hour standoff with a SWAT team, the Sheriff's Department reported. The other man managed to slip out the back of the house, probably before the area was cordoned off, and eluded capture, Deputy Hal Grant said. The arrested man was identified as Tony Shane Wilson, 22, of Canoga Park, deputies said.
March 14, 1994 |
Rare is the entrepreneur who would describe his business as "an old shoe." But Steve Lewis, the new part-owner of Alta Coffee Warehouse & Roasting Co. in Newport Beach, has seized successfully on that image to attract people to his cafe and coffee-roasting company. His cafe, Alta, is in the Cannery Village section of Newport Beach. A homey place with echoes of Berkeley or Big Sur, Alta allows customers to bring their own mugs and get 25 cents off a cup of coffee.
June 1, 2008 |
Most rock biopics are in the business of grandiosity and inflation, but "Control" -- Anton Corbijn's spare, laconic portrait of Ian Curtis, the late singer of Manchester post-punk heroes Joy Division -- does quite the opposite: It creates a life-size version of an iconic figure. "Control," which the Weinstein Co. is releasing on DVD on Tuesday, keeps its focus on the man and the milestones in his short life: marriage to teenage sweetheart Deborah, a tedious job at the unemployment office, being diagnosed with epilepsy, fatherhood at a young age and, of course, the startlingly rapid ascent of Joy Division.
August 10, 2013 |
Laurence Olivier was among the world's most accomplished actors, but he wasn't a big enough star. That was the consensus of Paramount honchos in 1965, when director John Frankenheimer was planning his eighth feature, the science fiction thriller "Seconds," and wanted the esteemed Brit in the lead role. What might at first have seemed like executive-suite folly led to an inspired instance of counterintuitive casting: Rock Hudson, Hollywood's reigning romantic-comedy dreamboat, in what is unquestionably one of the darkest studio movies ever made.