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Special to the Los Angeles TimesSal Mineo A Biography Michael Gregg Michaud Harmony: 410 pp., $25.99 Near the climax of "Rebel Without a Cause," three angst-filled adolescents played by James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo take refuge in an abandoned mansion. As Dean reclines on...
Tony Curtis was a strikingly handsome 23-year-old native New Yorker playing the lead in an off-Broadway production of "Golden Boy" in 1948 when he was spotted by a Universal Pictures talent scout. Sent west for a screen test, he signed a seven-year...
Times Staff WriterJanet Leigh, the actress who turned the mundane act of getting clean in a shower into one of cinema's most enduring images of gore and horror, died Sunday with her family at her bedside. She was 77. The actress' husband, Robert Brandt, and her daughters,...
Times Staff WriterJanet Leigh made 63 movies in 53 years — three of them classics. From 1958 to 1962, she had a sort of dark trilogy, playing an icy, unsettling and alienated woman, a cynically tragic ur-feminist. She always seemed wounded. As an imperiled wife...
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The Record, Stockton, Calif.For Stockton, there's no escaping the wrath of Jay Leno. "Stockton Bankruptcy" jokes are peppering his monologues almost on a nightly basis. Many are, as Atlantic magazine once described Leno's general comedic repertoire, "groan worthy." "Stockton...
"Selection Sunday." It's got a nice ring, but don't get too cocky, basketball fans. Granted, you have one of the two best non-sporting sporting events (in which no scoring happens), but you will never touch the first day of the NFL Draft. But you...
Channel Guide MagazineBates Motel on A&E premieres Monday, March 18, at 10pm ET. This modern-day prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s genre-defining film Psycho comes from executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) and intends to give...
Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are typically credible as legendary "master of suspense" Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, in director Sacha Gervasi's docudrama, but the bigger interest is the movie's detailing of the complications - financial and...
“Hitchcock” opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre. Showings are at 7:30 each night. Admission is $8, or $6 for Capitol Cinema members. “Hitchcock” is rated PG-13 and runs 128 minutes. “Anna Karenina” finishes its run...
Liz Smith"WHY DO you think you're such a smoky something, when you're so nothing painted blue?" Every disreputable film fan knows that line. It is one of Ann-Margret's many out-of-space utterances in 1964's black-and-white juvenile delinquent saga, the luridly...
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TCA: A&E's 'Bates Motel' digs new 'Psycho' roots: Cuse, Ehrin preview re-imagining of Hitchcock classic at panelVarietyAbove: Actors Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore speak onstage during the 'Bates Motel' panel discussion at the A&E Network portion of the 2013 Winter TCA panel. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) In tackling "Bates Motel" for A&E Network, exec...
Writer-director Andrew Dominik created a hard-boiled gangster movie in "Killing Them Softly." It owes much to the work of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino. It's filled with constant tension offset by the sort of cerebral dialogue and strange...
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