| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Spanish dictator Francisco Franco died in 1975, thus opening up Spanish cinema to a new generation of filmmakers. Particularly notable is Pedro Almodovar, whose outrageous style and subject matter could never have flourished under Fascist censorship....
| May 28, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Many years ago I put "Mr. Sardonicus" on my list of guilty pleasures. It's no longer on that list, not because it's gone down in my evaluation, but only because I no longer feel guilty. This 1961 bit of horror melodrama (based on Ray Russell's short...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, so it's not surprising that they have an indigenous film industry and, in fact, have had one since 1926. But you wouldn't know it around here.
As far as I can determine, no Indonesian production...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 8:10 PM
It's been more than 55 years since Godzilla stomped and bellowed his way into American consciousness and iconhood in the form of “Godzilla, King of Monsters,” Terry O. Morse's English-language re-editing of Inoshiro Honda's 1954 “Gojiro....
| Dec 16, 2011
| 1:32 PM
Editor's note: While Patrick Caneday takes some time off, we’re running some of his choices for re-publication. This column was first published Dec. 5, 2009.
Let me say something that may deeply offend many of you —something so insidious...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a forum from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 12 to look at the response to the windstorm that did tens of millions of dollars worth of damage to Pasadena and surrounding cities on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
The event will be held in...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:22 PM
As the demand for mobile gaming increases, music composers have found themselves questioning how their roles will change with technology.
Will computers one day replace the need for a human’s touch to add thrill or emotion to a character’s...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Edgar Bronfman Jr., Warner Music Group's former chief executive and outgoing chairman, said his company would oppose the sale of EMI Group to Warner's two biggest rivals, saying the deals would reduce competition.
Bronfman himself had vied to buy EMI's...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 2:31 PM
The Forest Lawn Museum retrospective exhibition of Syd Mead’s half-century career as designer, illustrator and artist is composed of more than just renderings of his curious futuristic inventions. Mead shapes a utopian future made believable. His...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Something about the combination of warm weather and jazz feels so right. It sounds pretty good, too. These area establishments feature hot jazz, cool drinks and comfortable outdoor spaces to enjoy both.
Left Coast Wine Bar
This Glendale bar features...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:25 PM
With just three weeks to go until a self-imposed Labor Day deadline, DreamWorks Animation is coming down to the wire in talks for a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox or Sony Pictures.
Those two studios are now the top candidates to replace...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Shrek and Po have found a new home.
DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale studio behind such hit animated franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," has signed a five-year deal with 20th Century Fox, which will distribute its movies...