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  • DVD review: 'Hunger Games' a pleasant surprise

    DVD review: 'Hunger Games' a pleasant surprise
    Writer/director Gary Ross' adaptation of Suzanne Collins' hugely popular novel — a teen book that crossed over to the adult market — is one of this year's nicest surprises so far. Lionsgate's video release is also a pleasant surprise: They'...
  • DVD review: Griffith played well against type

    DVD review: Griffith played well against type
    Who doesn't have a soft spot for Andy Griffith (who died last Tuesday)? You'd have to be pretty immune to benevolent paternalism to resist the down-home charm of Andy Taylor or most of the other roles he created. Griffith's career thrived primarily on...
  • In China, Warner Bros. feels the sting of dueling film releases

    In China, Warner Bros. feels the sting of dueling film releases
    China is rolling up the red carpet for Hollywood. Just six months after Chinese and American leaders reached a new agreement allowing more foreign movies into the world's most populous nation, officials there are trying to torpedo the box office...
  • A fresh look at Wilder and Chandler

    A fresh look at Wilder and Chandler
    Before Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled L.A. detective Philip Marlowe and his vivid literary prose caught the public's attention, before Billy Wilder's towering position as one of Hollywood's greatest writer-directors, there was a James M. Cain novel...
  • Motion Picture & Television Fund workers protest stalled talks

    Motion Picture & Television Fund workers protest stalled talks
    Dozens of healthcare workers from the Motion Picture & Television Fund rallied outside the charity's Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills and other locations around Los Angeles on Thursday to protest stalled contract talks with their employer. The...
  • Disney files papers to sell George Lucas' $2-billion stake

    Walt Disney Co. registered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' $2.02-billion stake in the company for possible sale, allowing the filmmaker to sell the stock at his discretion. Lucas, 68, holds 37.1 million shares of Disney, a 2.1% stake, according to a...
  • Warner Bros. stumbles, hopes to do better at box office

    Warner Bros. stumbles, hopes to do better at box office
    It has been a rough start to 2013 for a movie studio unaccustomed to taking one on the chin. And in this case, there has been more than one haymaker. Warner Bros. has released five films in a row that have underperformed at the box office, including...
  • Utility fee hikes on table

    Utility fee hikes on table
    CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday is slated to consider raising rates for utilities, trash collection and sewer services as officials struggle with the increased cost of materials and doing business. Ron Davis, general manager of Burbank...
  • An interesting new genre

    An interesting new genre
    Glendale filmmaker Carly Lyn chose the unlikely pairing of genres — Western and science fiction — in her new film "A Foundling." Lyn, 25, wrote and directed the film receiving its premiere at the Dances with Films festival next week in West...
  • Kids keep scores

    Kids keep scores
    Instead of watching "Lord of the Rings," "Chicago" or "Gladiator," Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will re-create the films' music with an 84-member orchestra. The orchestra's spring concert "Lights! Camera! Music!" will be Sunday in Sexson...
  • 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...
  • Studio crasher told police he was a film star

    The 43-year-old man who crashed his car through a security gate at a Warner Bros. lot allegedly told police that he was upset the studio hadn't paid him for his starring roles in blockbuster films, and that the stunt was meant to draw media attention to...