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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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: 'Chemistry' has good elements but ultimately fizzles

     Review: 'Chemistry' has good elements but ultimately fizzles
    Like the put-upon pharmacist at its center, the neo-noirish suburban comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry," co-written and co-directed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier, is a bit of a cheat — and goes soft in the clutch. Said druggist Doug...
  • Review: Loopy thriller 'Grand Piano' strikes a few sharp notes

     Review: Loopy thriller 'Grand Piano' strikes a few sharp notes
    A race-against-time thriller set in a crowded concert hall, director Eugenio Mira's "Grand Piano" may never match the silky suspense of Hitchcock's classic of sinister decorum, "The Man Who Knew Too Much," but it has a certain virtuosic joie de vivre....
  • SoCal playwrights score at Kennedy Center college theater festival

    SoCal playwrights score at Kennedy Center college theater festival
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. This spring’s National Football League draft will tell us who the most prized college players are. It’s thought to be a good year for quarterbacks. College and university talent...
  • 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...
  • 'Veronica Mars' and the Kickstarter model: Who's it for?

    'Veronica Mars' and the Kickstarter model: Who's it for?
    The tweets were coming fast and furious before many of the weekend screenings had rolled their credits: “Veronica Mars,” the Rob Thomas cult show revived as a Kickstarter film to much fanfare last year, was a bust. You probably saw five in...