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'Hustlin' puts street life on the stage

'Hustlin' puts street life on the stage

The woman onstage is in mourning, rising unsteadily from the floor in fishnets and a dangerously short skirt, still in disbelief that another friend has died on the streets. “She was so young,” cries Carrie Gazzaruso, a curtain of blond...

Comic sequel takes 'The Trip' to Italy

Comic sequel takes 'The Trip' to Italy

“The Trip to Italy” is, in a sense, a sequel to “The Trip” (2010, released here in 2011), also directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The first film was an edited-down version of a six-episode British...

Burbank label, Alive Naturalsound, keeps the record alive

Burbank label, Alive Naturalsound, keeps the record alive

Not far from where the old train tracks dead end at the lumber yard in industrial Burbank, there’s a nondescript warehouse that, if one is lucky enough to get inside, turns out to be both a museum-quality, wall-to-wall archive of rock ‘n’...

Dining Review: Kebab Daddy begets fresh offerings

Dining Review: Kebab Daddy begets fresh offerings

When you ask owners Jaina and John Orphali what kind of restaurant Kebab Daddy is, they hesitate. It’s got elements of Armenian, Lebanese, Mexican and classic American. Their focus on high-protein/low-fat meals makes it totally Californian as well. And...

DVD Review: Release 'revisits' Woodstock's 40th anniversary

DVD Review: Release 'revisits' Woodstock's 40th anniversary

“Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited” is one of the more cumbersome titles ever to grace a home video release. Parsing it requires a little history.

Film Review: 'Expendables' franchise expands its roll call

Film Review: 'Expendables' franchise expands its roll call

It's obvious that a great deal of talent — one might even say genius — went into “The Expendables 3.” I refer, of course, to the work of the lawyers and agents who structured the deals and, even more, of the production people who had to...

 Adam Carolla takes Burbank Comedy Fest honor

Adam Carolla takes Burbank Comedy Fest honor

The Burbank Comedy Festival kicks off Sunday with Jeff Garlin, known for TV's "The Goldbergs" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," leading a mix of established comics and up-and-comers from across the nation.

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'The Prince' appears more like a pauper in the thriller department

Another wish-fulfillment thriller scenario for overprotective dads, "The Prince" has taciturn auto mechanic Paul (Jason Patric) hotfooting it to New Orleans to hunt down his missing daughter (Gia Mantegna), presumed to be under the drugged sway of a dealer named the Pharmacy (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson).

'Jersey Shore Massacre' wallows in misogynist gore

The horror comedy "Jersey Shore Massacre" has, if this matters to you, official sanction from an alum of the MTV show alluded to in the title: Jenni "JWoww" Farley is credited as an executive producer.

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Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression

Read On: Robin Williams' end spotlights depression

I don't think I've seen the kind of shock and national mourning — and outpouring of love — for an entertainment figure that's been generated by the suicide this week of Robin Williams...