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Culture MonsterThere's something major missing in the schedule for UCLA Live's upcoming 2010-11 season. Organizers of the critically lauded cultural series said that budgetary and economic concerns had forced them to cut the international theater festival from the...
Culture MonsterFeeling a touch more provincial lately? You should. With the cancellation of UCLA Liveâs International Theatre Festival, Los Angelesâ status as a cultural world capital has suffered a serious blow. The fall program that brought cutting-edge theater...
The Hero ComplexDirector Bryan Singer and producer Lauren Shuler Donner sit down to discuss the future of the mutant-hero franchise -- and Singer's return with "X-Men: First Class"...
Brand XThose first moments in "X-Men" -- the Auschwitz scene is not from any of the comics -- set the film apart from Hollywood convention and opened the door to a new era of fanboy cinema, which has since dominated the box office and elevated San Diego's Comic-...
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of March 28 - April 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies ROMANTIC GETAWAY: Clark and Lois (Tom Welling, Erica Durance) plan a quiet weekend on 'Smallville,' 8 p.m., KTLA.......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBUILDING a superhero from scratch is noisy and hazardous. "Let's find a place where it's quieter!" The man shouting was Kevin Feige, the president of production for Marvel Studios, the Hollywood start-up that takes flight on May 2 with its first film,...
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Times Staff WriterArriving in Cannes for the festival's opening night cloaked in a shroud of secrecy wrapped as tight as that of the sinisterly depicted monk of Opus Dei, "The Da Vinci Code" drew reactions that varied from "largely negative" punctuated by unintentional...
To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHERE'S not a word in "King Lear" about any "Queen Lear," but Ian McKellen takes the stage nonetheless wearing two wedding rings, ones few in the audience will notice. Sir Ian simply had an epiphany as he prepared to take on the great Shakespearean role...
Next week, when his men's collection hits the Milan runway, New York designer John Varvatos will be firing the opening salvo in a bid to make his rock-flavored label the next American lifestyle brand to go global. In nine years, he's managed to make...
Special to The TimesGiven a choice between Iraq and fairyland, it's clear where moviegoers would prefer to spend time. Despite the glut of politically themed movies on offer this season, audiences have embraced frothier fare: "The Golden Compass," set in a parallel universe...
Special to The TimesBRENDAN FRASER is big man in Hollywood. The 6-foot-3 actor has a firm handshake and a marquee smile, but when he talks, he's so soft-spoken -- and aware of that fact -- that he's constantly leaning in and stooping over during conversations. But he's...
Tags: Jules Verne, Celebrities, Movies, Academy Awards, Entertainment
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