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  • Matthew Morrison reflects on 'Glee's' success before his concert tour kicks off

     
    Matthew Morrison of "Glee" talks about his upcoming tour and how success has changed him and his castmates...
  • Former Mirror Writer Beaten to Death – Update

     
    Roby Heard, 1921 - 1960 This is something I wrote in 2002 at the request of Det. Rick Jackson of the LAPD’s cold case unit. Jackson said that the “murder book” for 1960 was missing and that the department had......
  • Paul Coates, Nov. 2, 1960

     
    Nov. 2, 1960: Paul Coates has a terrific story on one of two young men who dressed as Nazis and picketed the Huntington Hartford Theater, where Sammy Davis Jr. was to perform, over Davis’ upcoming marriage to May Britt....
  • A photographic history of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack [Updated]

     
    Paeans to Frank Sinatra and his coterie of pals known as the Rat Pack are plentiful and remarkably diverse. On the low end of the consumer spectrum, you can spend a few bucks on a Rat Pack T-shirt from your......
  • Arthur Penn's Broadway legacy

     
    Arthur Penn, who died this week at age 88, will always be remembered for his film work, especially for directing the groundbreaking "Bonnie and Clyde." But Penn belonged to that increasingly rare breed of directors who felt at home on......
  • Theater review: 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' at the Old Globe

     
    San Diego -- Something slightly felonious is happening with the goldmine of tunes by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, the songwriting team that helped revitalize Frank Sinatra’s hip factor in the 1960s. The new musical “Robin and the 7......
  • Camp it up: The writer of 'Batman' and 'Flash Gordon' answers five questions

     
    FIVE QUESTIONS: LORENZO SEMPLE JR. This Sunday, the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre paid tribute to Lorenzo Semple Jr., the screenwriter who hit pay dirt in 1966 with “Batman,” the campy ABC sensation that starred Adam West and Burt......
  • 'Glee': The boy is mine

     
    Super Mario references? A Mercedes and Santana (vocal) showdown? Puck with normal hair? Look, I gotta be honest with you guys, I could barely contain myself during the entire hour. I was like that loud drunk guy in the bar......
  • The future of Tahoe's famed Thunderbird is up in the air

    The future of Tahoe's famed Thunderbird is up in the air
    Its deep-throated engines temporarily squelched, the Thunderbird idles in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, a few hundred yards offshore from Crystal Bay, Nev. A rubber dinghy sidles up to the elegant 55-foot speedboat. Terry Clapham, one of the...
  • 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes

    'Robin and the 7 Hoods' revives Cahn and Van Heusen tunes
    Of the following fabled songwriting teams of the 20th century, which won three Oscars, garnered eight Oscar nominations, but never won a Tony? A) Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. B) George and Ira Gershwin. C) Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick...
  • 'The Rat Pack' in photos

    'The Rat Pack' in photos
    In the public eye, they lived a fantasy that mere mortals could only dream of. But between the ellipses of Rat Pack lore existed a carnival of leisure, stress, politics, starlets, heartache and happiness. For decades, some of the only photographic...
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  • Russell Crowe keeps 'Noah' afloat

     Russell Crowe keeps 'Noah' afloat
    Whether or not you embrace director Darren Aronofsky's fierce biblical vision in "Noah," it's worth seeing the film for the remarkably moving performance by Russell Crowe in the title role. The actor seems to do his best work in period pieces, the more centuries away from the present the better. Crowe's very good Roman soldier in "Gladiator" won him an Oscar in 2001, and his swashbuckling ship captain in "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" greatly buoyed that film. It's not that Crowe can't thrive in more contemporary eras — his other Oscar nominations were for portraying Nobel-winning mathematician John Nash in "A Beautiful Mind" and a big-tobacco whistle blower in Michael Mann's "The Insider." But somehow in "Noah" Crowe reaches higher ground, the actor embodying a soul-searching man torn between family and faith. And when the most difficult choices must be made, you see the pain etched in Crowe's face as Noah goes with God. Yes, the film at times is over the top — fallen angels as towering rock monsters for one — but Aronofsky's artistic vision is searing. And Crowe is masterful carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.
  • Oscars 2014: The overlooked eight? Winners for sound, editing, more

    Oscars 2014: The overlooked eight? Winners for sound, editing, more
    Some Oscar categories don't get much respect. Cinematography and sound editing are vital to any film, but many critics say the TV show could do without the presentation of these awards and their behind-the-scenes brethren. That said, the Academy...

    'Pompeii': Predictable pastiche goes down in flames, reviews say

    'Pompeii': Predictable pastiche goes down in flames, reviews say
    What do you get when you combine the sword-and-sandal battles of "Gladiator," the star-crossed love story of "Titanic" and the apocalyptic spectacle of, say, "2012"? The new movie "Pompeii" explores that very question, and according to film critics, the...

    2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'

     2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'
    Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...

    Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world

     Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world
    The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children. A rare moment is being captured by...