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January 23, 2007 |
Curt Dempster, who co-founded Ensemble Studio Theater, a company known for its commitment to one-act plays and new pieces, has died. He was 71. A director, playwright and actor, Dempster died Friday at his home in New York, said theater spokesman David Gersten. The cause of death has not been determined. Dempster was the founding artistic director of the Manhattan venue, which is dedicated to developing new plays and nurturing theatrical talent.
February 27, 2006 |
"Doogal" is the laziest, most disheartening kind of animated film for kids: one that seems interested in entertaining them only on the most fundamental level (through colorful talking animals and flatulence jokes) while frantically cramming in as many pop-culture references as possible to preoccupy their parents.
March 8, 1996 |
For most filmmakers, the chillingly amusing body-count comedy that is "Fargo" would be an act of daring. For the writing-directing-producing team of Joel and Ethan Coen, however, it is a welcome piece of retrenchment. It's been almost a decade since "Raising Arizona," the last small-scale whacked-out piece of business from the Coens.
January 7, 2014 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Revolution Miles (Billy Burke) leads Rachel and Monroe (Elizabeth Mitchell, David Lyons) on an expedition south of the border. Giancarlo Esposito, Kim Raver and Stephen Collins also star in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC Arrow Oliver and Felicity (Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards)
August 24, 1992 |
"TNT Screenworks," a TV-movie series created to showcase the work of stage writers, makes a sharp debut today with the startling adaptation of playwright David Mamet's "Water Engine" (TNT at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.). It's astonishing because Mamet's 1977 stage version, a radio-play-within-a-play set entirely in a broadcast studio, remains a muddle next to this wide open, riveting screen treatment, also written by Mamet. Screen adaptations frequently compromise or distort a stage play--but not here.
July 20, 2007 |
In addition to bestowing lots of love on upstarts like ABC's "Ugly Betty" and NBC's "Heroes" and "30 Rock," the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Thursday also embraced a saucier side. Remember that much-talked-about, much e-mailed, much-parodied "Saturday Night Live" skit starring a bearded Justin Timberlake singing about his, uh, gift that keeps on giving? It was nominated in the original music and lyrics category.
January 27, 2012 |
Stars bundled up. Studio execs forked over cash. Everyone got headaches from altitude (and hangovers). The Sundance Film Festival's opening weekend has come and gone again, leaving a trail of exhausted but excited independent filmmakers and happier, swag-laden celebs. Here's a guide to who partied where in Park City, Utah. Bing Bar: With deep leather couches and three floors of open bars, the Claimjumper Hotel was transformed by search engine Bing to house film junkets, cocktail parties and a performance series that included stand-up from Aziz Ansari and concerts from Cobra Starship, the Civil Wars and the biggest party draw — a 45-minute set from rapper Drake.