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  • On Location: Oscar contender 'The Artist' gives shout-out to L.A.

    On Location: Oscar contender 'The Artist' gives shout-out to L.A.
    As a front-runner to win top honors in the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony, “The Artist” is a rarity. Not only is it in black and white, almost entirely silent and a French director's take on old Hollywood, it is the only movie among the nine...
  • John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DVD review: '21 Jump Street' is 'good dumb'

    DVD review: '21 Jump Street' is 'good dumb'
    As I remarked in my review of the theatrical release of “21 Jump Street”, this feature revival/spoof of the ‘80s TV show is better than it has any right to be. It may be dumb, but it's good dumb, mixing very broad shtick with clever...
  • Comic-Con: Warner Bros. brings Hollywood luxury to VIP tent

    Comic-Con: Warner Bros. brings Hollywood luxury to VIP tent
    At this year's Comic-Con International, Warner Bros.  set up a VIP-only tent so packed with luxury that some of those allowed in said it reminded them more of the Cannes Film Festival than the annual gathering of geek fans. There was little indication...
  • Film review: 'Dark Knight Rises' is a promise fulfilled

    Film review: 'Dark Knight Rises' is a promise fulfilled
    And so the Christopher Nolan rendition of Batman — started in “Batman Begins” (2005) and continued in “The Dark Knight” (2008) — comes to an end, in “The Dark Knight Rises.” It stands proudly alongside...
  • DVD review: 'Samurai Trilogy' is a cut above predecessor

    DVD review: 'Samurai Trilogy' is a cut above predecessor
    In 1954, Japan's Toho studio made three films that achieved enduring international success. The first was Akira Kurosawa's “Seven Samurai,” which shows up within the top 10 of nearly every international critics' poll. The second was “...
  • Barbara Boxer endorses Howard Berman, knocks Brad Sherman mailer

    Barbara Boxer endorses Howard Berman, knocks Brad Sherman mailer
    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 ...