January 25, 2014 |
PARK CITY, Utah -- One of the more divisive movies at the Sundance Film Festival has been Zach Braff's “Wish I Was Here,” the actor-filmmaker's follow-up to “Garden State” that, with a major assist from Kickstarter, has him exploring death, ambition and family from the perspective of a thirtysomething dad. Audiences loved the movie while many critics were lukewarm. And 47,000 fans donated to its campaign even as some criticized a Hollywood celebrity for using a crowdfunding site.
May 3, 2013 |
Zach Braff made headlines last week when he became one of the first top-tier Hollywood personalities to try -- and succeed in -- financing a movie via Kickstarter. Just a few days after listing his idiosyncratic project “Wish I Was Here,” which he aims to direct and star in, he had raised the Kickstarter target of $2 million to make the movie. The total is now at about $2.3 million and 31,000 backers, with three weeks to go.) It was a remarkable turnaround. For nearly a year, Braff, 38, had tried to make the dramatic comedy about a thirtysomething Los Angeles man who decides to homeschool his children.
December 8, 2013 |
Zach Johnson defeated Tiger Woods on the first hole of a playoff to win the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge and cap a wild finish to Woods' charity golf tournament Sunday. After Johnson made a par four on the playoff hole -- the 18th hole at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks -- Woods' putt for par to extend the playoff curled out of the cup and left him with a bogey. The two players, who were paired together, came to the last hole of regulation play tied at 13 under par. Woods hit his approach shot into a bunker in front of the green at the par-four 18th hole, seemingly giving the advantage to Johnson.
January 31, 2014 |
Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild was appointed captain of the U.S. men's hockey team for the upcoming Sochi Olympics, with Kings captain Dustin Brown and Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter appointed the alternate captains. Parise was an alternate captain of the 2010 U.S. team that won a silver medal at the Vancouver Olympics and was the captain of the New Jersey Devils before he left as a free agent to sign with the Wild. Parise, Brown, Suter, New York Rangers forward Ryan Callahan and St. Louis Blues forward David Backes had been designated the team's leadership group last July, before Team USA's orientation camp.
August 2, 2012 |
When Joseph Garner was working as the assistant to the director of “The Hangover” in 2008, he was was living an isolated life in the blingy confines of the Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. But when he would turn on the TV news, all he saw was the unfolding economic crisis. That dichotomy sparked an idea in Garner for his first feature-length film, “Craigslist Joe” -- and he got “Hangover” star Zach Galifianakis to come aboard as executive producer. The low-budget documentary, in theaters Friday, follows the 29-year-old as he spends 31 days living entirely off the goodwill of people on Craigslist.
July 3, 2013 |
Zach Harris' visionary paintings set within meticulously crafted frames were standouts in last year's "Made in L.A. " exhibition at the Hammer Museum, and also something of a revelation. Harris hadn't yet had a solo gallery appearance in L.A., though he has shown several times in New York. Now his time has come and the nine recent paintings on view at David Kordansky are again standouts and, in themselves, revelations. The paintings feel intensely interior, like mindscapes more than landscapes, though jagged mountain-range forms are a recurring motif.
August 16, 2010 |
The Dodgers barely beat the clock, signing first-round pick Zach Lee on Monday, just minutes before their exclusive negotiating window with the two-sport star was about to expire. Lee, who many teams considered unsignable after the 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher expressed a desire to play football at Louisiana State, was battling for a spot on the Tigers' depth chart at quarterback this summer. Terms were not released but reports have put the terms at $5.25 million over five years.
January 6, 2014 |
Zach Johnson started the new year the way he ended the last one. Johnson pulled away with three consecutive birdies on the back nine at Kapalua, Hawaii, and closed with a seven-under-par 66 for a one-shot victory over Jordan Spieth in the Tournament of Champions on Monday. Spieth, who had a one-shot lead going to the back nine, birdied his last two holes for a 69. "I just picked it apart," said Johnson, who finished at 19-under 273. "I didn't deviate from anything I typically do on a golf course.
July 30, 2011 |
— If there's one thing Zach Braff wants people to know, it's that it wasn't vanity or ego or even professional pride that made him turn to playwriting. It was a long-suppressed impulse. "I'd always fantasized about writing a new play," Braff said. "Even when I had all this success in television, what I was daydreaming about in my dressing room is that one day I would do it. " Zach Braff? The stilt-walking, janitor-baiting, pratfalling doctor from "Scrubs"? That Zach Braff?
December 3, 2011 |
Zach Johnson was four shots off the lead, but still hopeful, when he teed off in the third round of the Chevron World Challenge on Saturday. "You never know, 36 holes [left], right?" Johnson said. Speaking of Tiger Woods and the other leaders, Johnson said, "Hopefully I get to see them. " Johnson actually went right past them Saturday, using a dramatic eagle on the 18th hole to take a one-shot lead over Woods in the 18-player tournament in Thousand Oaks that benefits Woods' charitable foundation.