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  • Burb's Eye View: He's the owner of a Purple Heart

    Timothy “TJ” Adams rolls his eyes once again. This is the third time his mother has asked to show me the video of him in the hospital bed as he receives his Purple Heart. For Jill Adams, it is a better memory than the morning she was told...
  • State remains in a reel battle

    State remains in a reel battle
    Efforts to stop the years-long flight of film crews from California to faraway locations are gaining steam. Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian has proposed new tax incentives to keep production crews filming in his city. The effort follows...
  • Saluting a decorated military man

    Saluting a decorated military man
    Burbank produces magic for the entire world from its two major motion picture studios, Disney and Warner Bros., as well as through dozens of production facilities that remain, even in a recession, a major source of jobs for the area. So it seems only...
  • DC moves westward

    The Green Lantern is coming, but the news crews are leaving. Warner Bros. Studios will bring workers with subsidiary DC Entertainment from New York to Burbank over the next 16 months. DC Entertainment is the movie and game arm of DC Comics, publisher...
  • Local developers take part in theme park building boom abroad

    Local developers take part in theme park building boom abroad
    Theme park designer Edward Marks and his team of ride developers and artists have dreamed up some of the country's most thrilling attractions — high-tech dark rides, glow-in-the-dark parades and 3-D simulators teeming with mummies, aliens and...
  • DVD Review: Two Oscar winners on the same release

    DVD Review: Two Oscar winners on the same release
    This is probably the first home video release to come out two days after its content won two Oscars. “Big Hero 6” was named Best Animated Feature; the disc also contains the Animated Short winner, “Feast.” “Big Hero 6&...
  • Actor Michael Gross' connection to story brings a short film to life

    Actor Michael Gross' connection to story brings a short film to life
    When La Cañada actor Michael Gross read the script for the short film "Our Father," he was hooked. Somewhat of an experimental and emotionally charged concept, the story takes place in a single room and has just two characters — father John, a man...
  • Actor's connection to story brings a short film to life

    Actor's connection to story brings a short film to life
    When La Cañada actor Michael Gross read the script for the short film “Our Father,” he was hooked. Somewhat of an experimental and emotionally charged concept, the story takes place in a single room and has just two characters — father...
  • Film Review: Jason Statham's 'Wild Card' doesn't pay off

    Film Review: Jason Statham's 'Wild Card' doesn't pay off
    It's been roughly 15 years since Jason Statham surfaced in Guy Ritchie's first two films, “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch,” and he hasn't looked back since. With Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis reaching a...
  • DVD Review: First-time director shines with 'January'

    DVD Review: First-time director shines with 'January'
    Screenwriter Hossein Amini (“Drive”) makes a sure-handed directorial debut with this suspenseful adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name. For a “genre” writer, Highsmith generally presented her characters in...
  • DreamWorks announces plan to cut 500 jobs

    DreamWorks announces plan to cut 500 jobs
    DreamWorks Animation announced Thursday that it would cut 500 jobs in the wake of a string of box-office disappointments, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Glendale studio also said it would take a $290-million charge in connection with the layoffs,...
  • DVD Review: 'My Winnipeg' reflects the director's eye

    DVD Review: 'My Winnipeg' reflects the director's eye
    Guy Maddin is the most idiosyncratic current filmmaker to come out of Winnipeg... or Canada... or the world... in the last few decades. From his first feature, “Tales from the Gimli Hospital” (1988), through his short “The Heart of the...