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  • Firefighters get a primer on movie pyrotechnics in Burbank

    Firefighters get a primer on movie pyrotechnics in Burbank
    Five soldiers dressed in camouflage and carrying machine guns took cover behind a stack of wooden pallets. One yelled “incoming” and a few seconds later a large explosion ignited behind them, setting off a ball of flame rising 30 feet high....
  • On the Town: Meeting an entertainment legend

    On the Town: Meeting an entertainment legend
    As a part of the Burbank Public Library's continuing “Meet the Author” program, the library this past week gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with legendary nightclub owner and filmmaker Fred Weintraub. Staged by Library...
  • The angel of rock 'n' roll

    The angel of rock 'n' roll
    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...
  • Disney starts production of "Maleficent" in London

    Disney starts production of "Maleficent" in London
    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...
  • William Friedkin: Technology is creating more opportunities than ever

    William Friedkin: Technology is creating more opportunities than ever
    William Friedkin has been directing films for roughly 45 years. You wouldn't know it to look at him. You'd likelier guess that he was born around the time his first feature — the 1967 Sonny and Cher vehicle “Good Times” — was made....
  • DVD review: 'Cat Run' has some sharp extras

    DVD review: 'Cat Run' has some sharp extras
    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...
  • At Universal Studios, students get a crash course in filmmaking

    At Universal Studios, students get a crash course in filmmaking
    A 12-year-old girl crouches into a corner in an alley, talking on a cellphone. The tone of her voice, her body language and her facial expressions convey distress. Nearby, another girl holds a boom microphone over her as other 10- to 13-year-olds look...
  • Warner Bros. moves 'Great Gatsby' from 2012 to summer 2013

    Warner Bros. moves 'Great Gatsby' from 2012 to summer 2013
    Long buzzed about as an Academy Award contender, Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" won't be competing for any Oscars this season, asĀ  Warner Bros. is moving the F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation's release date from Christmas 2012 to summer 2013. It's the...
  • On the Town: Retiring Woodbury president enjoys fond send-off

    On the Town: Retiring Woodbury president enjoys fond send-off
    “I have had the opportunity to write several new chapters in the evolving Woodbury University history,” said the school’s retiring president, Kenneth Nielsen. “The success the school has achieved (is) a result of the hard work,...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Nonprofit maintains public green space, NoHo documentary film festival

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Nonprofit maintains public green space, NoHo documentary film festival
    Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, August 11. If you've jogged next to the Los Angeles river between Sherman Oaks and Studio City, you may have noticed a green walkway. The interesting part is that a nonprofit organization, Village Gardeners,...
  • DVD review: An action-packed 'Raid'

    DVD review: An action-packed 'Raid'
    It's safe to say that Gareth Huw Evans is the greatest Welsh director of Indonesian action films. Sony Classics picked up his second feature, “The Raid: Redemption,” to the cheers of Asian-action fans. The story is about a SWAT team sent on...
  • DVD review: 'The 39 Steps' worth taking

    DVD review: 'The 39 Steps' worth taking
    Alfred Hitchcock's very free 1935 adaptation of John Buchan's novel was almost certainly the calling card that got him invited to make films in America. As a work of pure entertainment, it out-Hollywoods Hollywood. The plot is that of a thriller. But...