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  • Film review: Biopic has more than one hitch

    Film review: Biopic has more than one hitch
    Alfred Hitchcock's reputation as a filmmaker was already on the rise when he died 32 years ago. Since then it has consistently (and rightly) grown ever greater. At the same time, his reputation as a person has taken a lot of blows ... whether rightly or...
  • More apartments rise in NoHo Arts District

    More apartments rise in NoHo Arts District
    Apartment complexes planned before the demise of the redevelopment agencies in California continue to rise in North Hollywood. The projects in the NoHo Arts District near the northern terminus of the Red Line subway include the recently completed NoHo...
  • When in Burbank, do as the Romans did

    When in Burbank, do as the Romans did
    “French historical reenactment” might not automatically sound like an exciting day out, but fighters dressed as gladiators pummeling each other into submission for real? Let's just say this could be the most visceral history lesson you'll ever...
  • DVD review: 'Quadrophenia' gets remixed

    DVD review: 'Quadrophenia' gets remixed
    The Who released their “Quadrophenia” double album in 1973; six years later, they collaborated with director Franc Roddam (“The Bride,” “The Lords of Discipline”) on a film version — now newly restored and being...
  • Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies

    Digital media trailblazer and ex-Disney exec Bob Lambert dies
    Bob Lambert, a widely respected entertainment industry executive who played a pivotal role in the advent of computer animation, died of undisclosed causes Friday at his home in Glendale, his family announced Monday night. He was 55. Lambert served as...
  • DVD review: 'End of the Road' weirder, more abstract than the book

    DVD review: 'End of the Road' weirder, more abstract than the book
    John Barth surely ranks among the least screen-adaptable modern (or, perhaps, postmodern) American novelists. His stories are about themselves; the words, their own subject. It's not surprising that only one of his books has made it to the big screen....
  • Star Trek doc is a family enterprise

    Star Trek doc is a family enterprise
    Burbank-based Trekkers mostly missed out on a great afternoon event this past Sunday, as Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene, screened his documentary “Trek Nation” at the Burbank Film Festival...
  • Burb's Eye View: Pilot goes from the military to movies

    You could say a military life was in the Arrington family's blood, but though his father served on nuclear submarines, Randy Arrington found his calling far above sea level as an attack pilot. The same holds true for Hollywood: Arrington's father...
  • Burbank students drawn to Cartoon Network mentor program

    More than 150 seventh- and eighth-grade students at Jordan Middle School were given a new task this week: to write and draw a three-minute animated cartoon. A panel of teachers and parents will select the best entry this spring and Cartoon Network will...
  • L.A. Planning Commission gives OK to NBCUniversal expansion

    L.A. Planning Commission gives OK to NBCUniversal expansion
    The Los Angeles City Planning Commission recommended Thursday that NBCUniversal be allowed to move to the next stage of approval for a long-planned expansion at its San Fernando Valley site, after the company agreed to fund a bikeway and make other...
  • Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz

    Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz
    Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults the Internet video-on-demand service into direct competition with pay-TV giants such as HBO and Showtime. The...
  • Burb's Eye View: Checking in with Zonta's good works

    Burb's Eye View: Checking in with Zonta's good works
    Below the din and electric stress of last week's Burbank Literacy Spelling Bee, a little blue card floated my way. I sat at the judges' table looking out at a beaming team of library employees, folks who "have had 30 years, eight hours a day" to...