March 7, 2008 |
As far as writer-director Roland Emmerich is concerned, the Ice Age is a state of mind. Refusing to be tied down by either sense or sensibility, his "10,000 BC" is as crazy as it wants to be, plundering the past and other movies with that peculiar Hollywood combination of the earnest and the preposterous that can result in the guiltiest of guilty pleasures. Outrageous and outlandish, Emmerich's "10,000 BC" is easy to mock, but it is so cheerfully shameless and terminally silly -- who knew that woolly mammoths were used to build the pyramids?
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June 12, 2006 |
After more than four decades, the Van Nuys Airport air show took its final bow Sunday, ending an annual celebration of the region's contributions to aerospace, general aviation and America's military might. Against a backdrop of cloudy skies and American flags fluttering in a gentle breeze, Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas, whose district includes the airport, sparked gasps of surprise during an opening ceremony address when he said: "This airfest may be the last of its type."
January 16, 2006 |
HE came upon America with all of the grace and finesse of mad cow disease, catching us off guard as we strolled through life, whistling a little tune. He was just another mouthy DJ at first and then, like a microbe suddenly identified under glass, he became (run, scream!) Howard Stern. And now he's infecting outer space.
March 2, 2003 |
Since the infancy of manned flight, Orange County has been a proving ground for those magnificent men and women in their flying machines. That proud heritage is being celebrated in "Take to the Sky: The History of Aviation in Orange County," an exhibit of photographs, signs and other memorabilia at the Old Courthouse Museum in Santa Ana.
November 12, 2002 |
You suspect from the outset that this isn't going to be your typical jazz set: a room full of gold braid and epaulets, patent-leather dress pumps, Air Force service caps -- and nary a soul patch in the house. But what really hips you to this being something very different is that at a shade after 3 p.m. -- exactly when the program says it will -- things actually start rolling. "I'm not used to such efficiency!" marvels Helen Borgers, the KKJZ (88.