| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:43 PM
When rock 'n' roll singer Jimmy Angel hits the stage at the Smoke House restaurant on Saturday, it will be just another stop along a decidedly tumultuous five-decade career path. Angel, who specializes in a mixture of retro-1950s big beat and fiery...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Walt Disney Studios has begun filming its live-action fairy tale "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie, in London.
Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:59 PM
John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:47 PM
This overly violent but otherwise frequently enjoyable film showed up briefly in theaters more than a year ago, to little notice. It may have suffered from comparison to “Red,” the Bruce Willis/Helen Mirren/Morgan Freeman/John Malkovich action...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 1:01 PM
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) has decided to endorse Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) in his bruising intraparty fight with Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) for a newly drawn San Fernando Valley congressional district seat.
In a letter ...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:27 PM
On San Fernando near the border of Glendale and Burbank, it looks as if someone flew in a sausage haus from Bavaria and dropped it smack between a bank and a blank beige wall.
It wasn’t moved there, though walking into the Continental Gourmet...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Teen actress Kari Irwin appears in two films that were accepted by the Burbank International Film Festival.
Irwin plays Daisy Zombie in the dark horror film, “Hinnon Valley,” which was directed by Rick Greenwood, an up-and-coming Hollywood...
| May 13, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Two Burbank companies are growing and spreading the 3-D gospel beyond feature films.
Last month, “Avatar” director James Cameron helped relaunch the 3-D production firm Pace with a plan to hire more engineering talent and convince studios and...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Some 400 people, including many famous friends, gathered in a theater at the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank to remember the illustrious life and career of Elizabeth Taylor.
Actors Colin Farrell and Michael Caine and singer Elton John joined family...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 7:18 PM
A 6-foot-tall Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” still needed its appendages. It sat in the Kaufmanns’ living room, along with a 7 1/2-foot tall Oogie Boogie, two singing skeletons and three singing pumpkins.
| May 20, 2011
| 5:48 PM
The city where they make the movies is also the place where the people come to see them — in droves.
Downtown Burbank’s collection of 30 AMC screens forms one of the highest-grossing cineplexes in the country, according to corporate...