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  • DVD Review: Altman's inspired twist on Raymond Chandler

    DVD Review: Altman's inspired twist on Raymond Chandler
    After the amazing surprise success of “M*A*S*H” in 1970, director Robert Altman — having long toiled in TV — had a burst of pent-up creativity, making another 12 features before the decade was over, including much of his best work....
  • Film Review: Losers weigh down 'Horrible Bosses 2'

    Film Review: Losers weigh down 'Horrible Bosses 2'
    Poor Warner Bros.! Is anyone over in Burbank proud to have given birth to “Horrible Bosses 2,” younger sibling to the surprise 2011 hit of almost the same name? But, while the producers of “Birdman” and “The Imitation Game&...
  • DVD Review: Winning Capra classic gets Criterion treatment

    DVD Review: Winning Capra classic gets Criterion treatment
    Thanks to the popularity of “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “It's a Wonderful Life,” few viewers remember that filmmaker Frank Capra arose from what was then a “minor” studio,...
  • Petition to Disney aims to represent children with Down syndrome in animated films

    Petition to Disney aims to represent children with Down syndrome in animated films
    Six-year-old Jules and her 16-month-old sister Delaney, asleep in the stroller, were dressed as Disney princesses — Jules as Elsa, her favorite character from Disney’s animated film “Frozen,” and Delaney as Cinderella. “We...
  • Knowing What She Wants

    Knowing What She Wants
    On Thursday night, Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston will appear onstage at the Alex Theatre in Glendale to talk about the highs and lows of a life in Hollywood and around the world. She grew up the daughter of iconic film director John Huston and...
  • Film Review: Latest 'Hunger Games' film is drawn-out affair

    Film Review: Latest 'Hunger Games' film is drawn-out affair
    If it worked for “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” it was inevitable that Hollywood would stretch the final installment of author Suzanne Collin’s wildly successful dystopian “Hunger Games” trilogy into two films....
  • DVD Review: 'Sin City' sequel scores high

    DVD Review: 'Sin City' sequel scores high
    Nine years after “Sin City,” Robert Rodriguez and renowned graphic novel author Frank Miller have returned to the scene of the crime — well, the many scenes of the many crimes — with a sequel superior to the original. Much of the...
  • Live Talks LA brings Steve Martin, Martin Short, Anjelica Huston and Python alums to the Alex

    Live Talks LA brings Steve Martin, Martin Short, Anjelica Huston and Python alums to the Alex
    Backstage at the Alex Theatre, the joking between Steve Martin and Martin Short had already begun, with laughs over their matching suits and whatever else happened to be passing in front of them. After three decades of friendship and collaboration, it...
  • Stage Review: Holiday fare has a family focus

    Stage Review: Holiday fare has a family focus
    Fate, in the persons of one recently departed Jewish grandmother and a loopy delivery man, brings two lonely people together on Christmas Eve in the West Coast premiere of “Handle With Care,” a romantic comedy by Jason Odell Williams at the...
  • La Caņada 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 Caņada 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&...