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Tribune staff reporterThink back to things you used to like that now hold no appeal to you. It could be playing with toy soldiers or marbles, or launching yourself off a rope swing on a hot summer's day. (OK, that last one still sounds good, even to this half-centenarian.)...
An art exhibition may not be the standard setting for the type of fanfare associated with sci-fi conventions. Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano, who gained attention designing characters for the video game "Final Fantasy," appears to have earned this...
Peter Fernandez, who helped introduce the U.S. to Japanese animation in the 1960s by adapting the series "Speed Racer" for American audiences, has died. He was 83. Fernandez, a voice actor who was also a writer and producer, died July 15 of cancer at his...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA good way to bracket the Detroit auto show is to think in terms of hometown hero and most lowly and unloved visitor. The former has to be the 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1, a 620-plus-horsepower Visigoth, a skull-cleaving barbarian wielding a carbon-fiber...
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"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" dethroned "Iron Man" as ruler at the box office, pulling down $56.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co.'s action sequel took in less domestically in its opening weekend than "The...
Anna Biller's first feature-length film "Viva," an eerily authentic recreation of early 1970s soft-core sex comedies, opened Friday at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood. But Biller has been making highly mannered, beautifully realized short movies...
++++++++++++++++++++ || What happens on Sunday can change by Monday. Warner Bros.' "Speed Racer" had been widely reported as No. 2 for the weekend based on Sunday's studio estimates, including projections for that day, but Monday's final results showed...
"I used to spend summers with Uncle Nick as a kid," Pissios, a former real estate developer, tells me. He hung around the Cinespace Toronto soundstages. "That's how this whole thing happened. A few years ago, I was building condominiums by the United...
"Funeral Wedding: The Alvin Play" The shows devised by Strange Tree Group have such a distinct sense of style; they exist within a genre all their own in Chicago, blending low-grade gothic impulses with a playful sense of mirth and eccentricity. Much...
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With this season of "The Bachelorette," almost over, we break down some of the show's highs and lows. Best pirate beard: Ryan ("Fluff Head") Chris: It took weeks to cultivate and then hours of pre-date pruning to perfect. Jack Sparrow has nothing on...
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This season seems shorter than usual, which we suppose can be attributed to Emily's quick dismissal of any dude that remotely dislikes children. We probably wouldn't be friends with her -- we dislike most children we meet. This week Emily joins the final...
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