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  • Broadcasting the big strides in TV diversity

    Broadcasting the big strides in TV diversity
    When Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" became a hit this season, critics and viewers were so bowled over by its crazy-great premise — Ichabod Crane as a colonial war hero! Back to fight the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse! — that another revolutionary...
  • Tech CEO pleads not guilty to assaulting actress

    Tech CEO pleads not guilty to assaulting actress
    The chief executive of San Diego tech company Entropic Communications Inc. has pleaded not guilty to assaulting an actress who appeared on the reality-TV show "Beverly Hills Nannies." Patrick Henry entered the plea before Judge Shauna Kerr during a...
  • 'Big Men' an excellent look at oil capitalism in West Africa

     'Big Men' an excellent look at oil capitalism in West Africa
    The documentary gods are smiling on us this week. One of the real knockout docs of 2013 is back in town. That would be "Big Men," an astonishing look inside the world of oil capitalism in the West African nations of Ghana and Nigeria. The film took...
  • The jerk returns to the screen with mean mouth blazing

     The jerk returns to the screen with mean mouth blazing
    In his new rapid-fire spelling-bee comedy, "Bad Words," Jason Bateman opens his mouth in more ways than one. When a young Indian boy is talking too much, his 40-year-old spelling-bee contestant, Guy Trilby, tells the boy to "point his curry hole" in...
  • 'Case Against 8,' about overturn of Proposition 8, headed to theaters

    'Case Against 8,' about overturn of Proposition 8, headed to theaters
    Documentaries in this age of Netflix and VOD don't often get a theatrical release, but HBO is betting that “The Case Against 8,” its Sundance-decorated documentary about the legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, can buck the trend. The...
  • Review: Jake Gyllenhaal plays doubles in satisfyingly weird 'Enemy'

    Review: Jake Gyllenhaal plays doubles in satisfyingly weird 'Enemy'
    Tightly wound and agreeably strange, Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy" reconnects the French-Canadian director with his "Prisoners" star Jake Gyllenhaal for a bite-sized doppelgänger thriller based on Portuguese fantasist José Saramago's novel "The Double."...
  • Review: 'Blood Ties' engaging but falls short as crime saga

    Review: 'Blood Ties' engaging but falls short as crime saga
    "Blood Ties" is a largely engrossing drama set in 1974 that works better as an emotional study of brothers on flip sides of the law than as the Sidney Lumet-type crime saga it strives to be. Still, there's a heft to the proceedings that keeps us...
  • Review: 'A Birder's Guide to Everything' more swan than ugly duckling

    Review: 'A Birder's Guide to Everything' more swan than ugly duckling
    Sensitively observed, the indie drama "A Birder's Guide to Everything" concerns a gangly 15-year-old birder prodigy named David (Kodi Smit-McPhee) with a timely distraction on the eve of his widower father (James Le Gros) marrying his girlfriend: the...
  • Jackie Gaughan dies at 93; pioneer of Vegas casino industry

    Jackie Gaughan dies at 93; pioneer of Vegas casino industry
    Downtown Las Vegas knew him as the guy who wore wacky ties and kept his pockets stuffed with coupons for a free lunch at El Cortez Hotel and Casino. When he met someone new, he handed them a "fun book," as the vouchers are sometimes called, and introduced...
  • 12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces lineup

    12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces lineup
    Anurag Kashyup's "Ugly," Geetu Mohandas' "Liar's Dice" and Anup Singh's "Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost" are among the highlights of the 12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which takes place April 8-13 at the ArcLight Hollywood. The festival...
  • 'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on

    'Blackfish's' director, now its 'steward,' finds it hard to move on
    SAN DIEGO — Gabriela Cowperthwaite looked out the window of a train at the ocean and the bros surfing and the fish taco stands whizzing by. "I'm antsy," she said, shifting in her seat. She checked her cellphone, which she had largely been ignoring...