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  • Briefly in Business: Music legacy honored at winery

    The musical legacy of late Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads is the focus of a celebration this weekend at D'Argenzio Winery. Proprietor Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio will honor what would have been the musician's 54th birthday by...
  • Alex production taps into dancers' old-movie legacy

    Alex production taps into dancers' old-movie legacy
    With all due respect to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers or Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, the silver screen’s most electrifying dance duo was the Nicholas Brothers. While Astaire and Kelly glided with their respective dance partners in classic movie...
  • Film Review: A public meltdown launches 'The Humbling'

    Film Review: A public meltdown launches 'The Humbling'
    You can make a long list of bullet points showing the similarities between “The Humbling,” Barry Levinson's new film, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's “Birdman.” Both revolve around actors having identity crises, so not...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Film review: Bruce Willis seems disinterested in 'Vice'

    Film review: Bruce Willis seems disinterested in 'Vice'
    You know the film distribution business has been undergoing a sea change when an action film with Bruce Willis is opening on a handful of screens, with only one in the Los Angeles area (AMC's Burbank 8). Even more telling is that it's showing up on VOD...
  • Verdugo Views: The importance of the Armenian-American float

    Verdugo Views: The importance of the Armenian-American float
    One of my favorite ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve is by walking the streets of Pasadena. For several years now, my husband Glenn and I have made our way to Paseo Colorado for a late-afternoon movie and dinner and then a walk along the parade...
  • Read On: Oscar acting nods show lack of diversity

    Read On: Oscar acting nods show lack of diversity
    I’m feeling a lot of the outrage here in Hollywood/Burbank/Glendale since Thursday’s announcement of Academy Award nominations — namely, that all 20 lead and supporting nominees in the acting categories are white for only the second time...
  • DVD Review: Extras complement Sturges' masterpiece

    DVD Review: Extras complement Sturges' masterpiece
    It's generally acknowledged that Preston Sturges — the first major Hollywood screenwriter to ascend to the director's chair — was on an extraordinary creative roll from 1940 to 1944. During this period he made eight features for Paramount:...
  • DreamWorks Animation plans layoffs

    DreamWorks Animation plans layoffs
    Stung by a series of box office misfires and failed sale attempts, DreamWorks Animation plans a substantial number of layoffs, two people familiar with the matter told the Los Angeles Times. In a move to cut operating costs, the Glendale studio intends...
  • Actor, comedian and playwright Taylor Negron, area native, dies

    Actor, comedian and playwright Taylor Negron, area native, dies
    He was the surly pizza man who interrupted a class at Ridgemont High to deliver a double-cheese-and-sausage to the cool-guy student played by Sean Penn. He was the Olsen twins' prissy, Spanish-accented nanny, Manuelo, on "So Little Time." He was the...
  • DreamWorks' chief creative officer steps down

    DreamWorks' chief creative officer steps down
    DreamWorks Animation announced that its chief creative officer Bill Damaschke will step down from his position as veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria transition into co-presidents of feature animation, according to the Los Angeles Times. ...