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The Hero ComplexUsman Akeju packed his bag frantically. He only had half an hour before he needed to catch a flight to Los Angeles and vanish from everything â and everyone -- he knew in New York. He shoved what he could......
Gold Derbyâ¢ Two-time Golden Globe winner John Forsythe died of pneumonia late Thursday at the age of 92. Beginning in 1982, Forsythe racked up six consecutive Globe bids for best actor in a drama series for "Dynasty," winning in 1983 and 1984. Long before that...
Like most films that crisscross among a handful of city dwellers to mull contemporary ennui, "$9.99" is less than the sum of its parts. The connective tissue of its episodes and set pieces -- some of which pack a memorable punch -- is not a compelling...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"Leatherheads," last weekend's release starring George Clooney and Renee Zellweger, was the kind of quirky movie that needed help from critics despite its prominent cast. Instead, Universal Pictures' screwball-football comedy, a period piece aimed at...
Tags: Thomas Haden Church, Finance, Ellen Page, Movies, George Clooney
Chicago TribunePOLICE brutality goes down more easily when the cops look sharp and the past provides a measure of storytelling distance, as was the case in director Curtis Hanson's adaptation of the James Ellroy crime novel "L.A. Confidential." Take away the early 1950s...
Times Staff WriterCall it the hunt for the new male movie star — a youngster to step into the shoes of Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt or even Leonardo DiCaprio, who's already hit the ripe old age of 32. In the next year, Hollywood is betting literally a billion dollars on a...
Tags: Sean Penn, Michael Bay, Sam Worthington, Alfred Hitchcock, Death
When my first book was published, in 1990 by Milkweed Editions, I didn't actually feel like a writer until I read at Dutton's Bookstore in Brentwood. Opening the box of books, holding a copy up for my baby daughter to see while my then husband made fun of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE political pundits analyzing this week's primaries still are wondering whether negative advertising carried Ohio and Texas for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Hollywood has its own explanation: March 4 was Clinton's personal super Tuesday, because it was...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"No Country for Old Men," Joel and Ethan Coen's visceral crime thriller based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, was named best film of 2007 Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. George Clooney was named best actor for his role as a...
Los Angeles, CA January 9, 2007 With the Golden Globes less than a week away, The Envelope, the entertainment awards insider from the Los Angeles Times, has unveiled its Golden Globe film forecast Buzzmeter panel results at TheEnvelope.com. Revealing...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOpponents found it easy to underestimate the 1930s debate team of Wiley College, a small, all-black institution in a remote corner of Texas, but they did so at their peril. The same will likely hold true for those who underestimate the new film on the...
Much of the world seems to have written Africa's problems off as insolvable, and nowadays, if you ask a lot of Americans to name an ongoing tragedy, they'd probably point first to the U.S. economy. Hollywood's political activists are trying to pitch in...
Tags: Diane Keaton, Africa, Celebrities, Ben Affleck, Hank Azaria
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