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  • La Cañada High alum, former Rose Queen takes on gritty acting role

    La Cañada  High alum, former Rose Queen takes on gritty acting role
    From the time she was 4, La Cañada native Evanne Friedmann was fascinated by the world viewed from behind a camera lens. There was something about capturing stories on film that intrigued and delighted her, she recalls, and she often made backyard...
  • DVD Review: CGI puts chill on 'Iceman' redo

    DVD Review: CGI puts chill on 'Iceman' redo
    As Hong Kong directors and actors — John Woo, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat, Jet Li and Maggie Cheung among others — migrated toward Western productions, there was still a lot of worthwhile talent ready to jump into their places. Among the...
  • Animating a hero's journey

    Animating a hero's journey
    When Disney staged the premiere this week of its new animated film “Big Hero 6” — with a traffic-stopping red carpet and towering replica of the film’s beloved robot star Baymax — at Hollywood’s El Capitan, the film&...
  • Film Review: 'Interstellar' stretches time and plausibility

    Film Review: 'Interstellar' stretches time and plausibility
    There are few things I find more gratifying than to have my faith in a favorite filmmaker once again renewed. Unfortunately, in the case of “Interstellar,” that filmmaker is Stanley Kubrick, not Christopher Nolan. Nolan's new movie is a...
  • Verdugo Views: Guests at sanitarium each had a story to tell

    Verdugo Views: Guests at sanitarium each had a story to tell
    Rockhaven Sanitarium in Montrose was sometimes called the Screen Actor’s Sanitarium, as it provided a home for several women who were either active in — or connected to — show business. Over the years, residents included actress...
  • Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con

    Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con
    ”Sure, I’ve been a geek and a nerd since I was a little kid,” admits Jody Wheeler, vice-president of Bent-Con, the upcoming convention celebrating the wide cross-sections where LGBTQ and fanboy culture meet. “I had all the Star...
  • DVD Review: 'F for Fake' gets an A for ambiguity

    DVD Review: 'F for Fake' gets an A for ambiguity
    I'm a total fan — a sucker, if you will — of movies that somehow tell a story while simultaneously looking at themselves from the outside. That is to say, I've (almost) never met a meta I didn't like. “F for Fake” was the last...
  • Film Review: Araki matures with 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

    Film Review: Araki matures with 'White Bird in a Blizzard'
    It often feels as though low-budget filmmakers who work their way into the “higher” brackets end up losing all the distinctive characteristics that brought them attention in the first place. That's true with indie filmmaker Gregg Araki, but in...
  • The Valley Line: L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra event honors Williams

    The Valley Line: L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra event honors Williams
    It was a star-studded evening when the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by music director Gustavo Dudamel, opened the 2014-15 season Sept. 30 with "A Celebration of John Williams: Opening Night Gala Concert" at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The...
  • DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north

    DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north
    Seth MacFarlane's 2012 “Ted” may have been the funniest film of its year, but his second feature will have to settle for one of the funniest films of 2014. It has the disadvantage of taking on a parody genre approach that forces comparisons...
  • 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...
  • 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...