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ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
Comic effrontery is the Bic that lights the bong in the "Harold & Kumar" movies, but willfully strained outrageousness can turn sour like that. For a definition of "that," there's "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," the weakest of the three. Here, the boy-men — now 30-ish men-boys, dealing with adult concerns and relationships, in addition to their perpetual White Castle jones — hunt down a Christmas tree, mix it up with Ukranian gangsters, briefly turn into Claymation-type animated versions of themselves, consort with virgins and meet Santa.
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BUSINESS
May 11, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
You're always telling your mother you owe her. Now, the American Coalition for Labor Reparations has a worksheet you can use to calculate exactly how much back pay Mom deserves. Here's the logic: “Every laborer deserves a wage. Your mother went into labor for you and has never been repaid.” We should mention that the coalition doesn't exist for most of the year - it's a gag dreamed up by ad agency Mother New York. There's even a faux PSA video featuring a crew of mothers - some describing pretty graphic scenarios.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2004
Source: Boxofficemojo.com Los Angeles Times *--* Movie 3-day Total Venues Average Weeks (Studio) Gross (Millions) Per Venue 1 The Village (Buena $50.7 $50.7 3,730 $13,604 1 Vista) 2 The Bourne Supremacy $24.2 $98.8 3,180 $7,599 2 (Universal) 3 The Manchurian $20.0 $20.0 2,867 $6,982 1 Candidate (Paramount) 4 I, Robot (Fox) $10.4 $115.0 3,204 $3,231 3 5 Spider-Man 2 (Sony) $8.6 $344.4 3,001 $2,870 5 6 Catwoman (Warner Bros.) $6.4 $29.8 3,117 $2,067 2 7 Harold & Kumar Go to $5.5 $5.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2004
Weekend box office Source: Exhibitor Relations Co. *--* MOVIE 3-DAY TOTAL VENUES AVGVENUE WEEKS GROSS (MILL.) 1Collateral $24.7 $24.7 3,188 $7,748 1 (DreamWorks) 2The Village $16.5 $85.6 3,733 $4,412 2 (Buena Vista) 3The Bourne Supremacy $14.4 $124.6 3,304 $4,355 3 (Universal) 4The Manchurian Candidate $10.5 $38.0 2,867 $3,672 2 (Paramount) 5Little Black Book $7.1 $7.1 2,445 $2,894 1 (Sony) 6 I, Robot $6.5 $126.9 2,806 $2,322 4 (Sony) 7Spider-Man 2 $5.4 $354.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
Product placement apparently isn't cutting it in the movie business anymore. Not satisfied, say, with a mere passing shot of a mega-star munching a Whopper, Burger King is developing a film whose main character lives above one of its burger franchises, according to a story in this week's Advertising Age, a trade magazine. No, it's not a horror film. And it's also not going to be what would seem the natural sequel to 2004's nutty teenage comedy "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2004 | R. Kinsey Lowe
With an estimated take of $50.8 million, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" delivered Disney's best debut of the year by far, more than double the biggest of its previous 2004 openings, "Miracle" ($19.4 million). Relishing the break in a streak of disappointments, Disney execs also pointed out the figure was a company best for a movie opening in July, surpassing even the $46.6-million first weekend for last year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
HOME & GARDEN
February 17, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor David Krumholtz, known for his role as Professor Charlie Eppes on the TV series "Numb3rs," has listed his Sunset Strip-area home at $2,175,000. The gated property, called El Castillo, includes more than 4,000 square feet of living space, an elevator, hand-carved living room ceilings, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms Designed for entertaining, the 1985 Spanish-style house has outdoor entertaining space and a spa. Krumholtz, 32, starred in the CBS crime drama from 2005 to 2010.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where to eat dinner used to be a relatively simple choice: Either head to the grocery store to pick up the fixings or make tracks to a restaurant. But the line between groceries and eateries is blurring as more restaurants try to build revenue by selling their most popular menu items in grocery stores.
HOME & GARDEN
July 12, 1997 | KAREN DARDICK
Clair Martin, rose curator for the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, recommends the following varieties of roses for Orange County gardens: Coastal * 'Abraham Darby'--soft pink with apricot * 'Charlotte'--soft yellow * 'Dove'--white * 'Golden Celebration'--golden yellow * 'Huntington's Hero'--pale pink to yellow * 'L.D.
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