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  • Utility fee hikes on table

    Utility fee hikes on table
    CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday is slated to consider raising rates for utilities, trash collection and sewer services as officials struggle with the increased cost of materials and doing business. Ron Davis, general manager of Burbank...
  • An interesting new genre

    An interesting new genre
    Glendale filmmaker Carly Lyn chose the unlikely pairing of genres — Western and science fiction — in her new film "A Foundling." Lyn, 25, wrote and directed the film receiving its premiere at the Dances with Films festival next week in West...
  • Putting the petal to the metal

    Burbank is set to undertake one of the most elaborate designs ever for the city's entry into the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade, officials said. The float design, unveiled this week, will celebrate 100 years since the city's incorporation, and will...
  • 'Toy Story,' soccer spur Disney

    The Walt Disney Co. rode World Cup soccer, "Toy Story 3" and careful cost controls to increased revenue and profitability in the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest earnings reports released Tuesday. Revenues topped $10 billion for the...
  • It's a wrap in 48

    It's a wrap in 48
    Glendale and Burbank are well represented this weekend as hundreds of wannabe Spielbergs gather in Hollywood for the 48 Hour Film Project, a yearlong contest that travels to more than 80 cities. The participants must make a six- to eight-minute movie,...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Writing is a tough but worthy pursuit

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Writing is a tough but worthy pursuit
    Last week, I was invited to participate in the Local Authors’ Showcase held at the Buena Vista Library in Burbank. For me, the event gave me an opportunity to talk shop with fellow writers, and to meet interesting people such as the executor of...
  • Film Review: 'Birdman' flies high with stellar performances

    Film Review: 'Birdman' flies high with stellar performances
    I’ve spent much of my life as an editor, so let me get something off my chest. It’s hard to know which elements of the title of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s new film are his work and which come from some graphic designer. The ads call...
  • DVD Review: Early Frankenheimer feature shows his promise

    Along with Olive Films and Cohen Media Group, Kino Lorber has been issuing relatively low-demand classics on Blu-ray (and DVD) in high-quality video but often with few (if any) supplements: the 1943 German “Titanic,” Mario Bava's “...
  • Film Review: Reitman plumbs the hazards of technology

    Film Review: Reitman plumbs the hazards of technology
    Several early reviews of Jason Reitman's “Men, Women & Children” compare it to Paul Haggis' “Crash”: For fans of the latter, the comparisons are meant to show the inferiority of Reitman's film. For those (like me) who found “...
  • Jazz drumming is spotlighted in 'Whiplash'

    Jazz drumming is spotlighted in 'Whiplash'
    Miles Teller is a star on a rapid rise, while veteran actor J.K. Simmons has featured in many varied theater, movie and television roles. Together they are kinetic in the new film “Whiplash,” where Teller plays aspiring jazz drummer Andrew...
  • Filming for upcoming HBO show draws actors Tim Robbins, Jack Black to La Cañada

    Filming for upcoming HBO show draws actors Tim Robbins, Jack Black to La Cañada
    Tim Robbins? Check. Jack Black? Check. Street signs in Urdu? Check. La Cañada Flintridge filming permit? Well… Anyone traveling down Oak Grove Drive Thursday afternoon may have been puzzled by the appearance of a street sign in Urdu,...
  • 'An extraordinary experience of freedom'

    'An extraordinary experience of freedom'
    In the beginning, not even Elliott Gould understood what director Robert Altman was doing. Gould was a young actor with just three movies on his resume back in 1969, and here he was on the set of a wartime comedy called “MASH,” with a...