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  • 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: '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...
  • 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 “...
  • 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...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises': Security enhanced at local theaters

    'Dark Knight Rises': Security enhanced at local theaters
    The inside of Warner Bros studios was “a little more somber” following a shooting rampage during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” early Friday morning in Aurora, Colo., according to an employee who was walking out of...
  • 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...