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Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesA former engineering student and recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to MIT, the Swedish-born Dolph Lundgren first burst on the ......
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesBy late 2011, Jai Courtney had given up on trying to take Hollywood by storm and simply wanted to go ......
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesIn the shoot’em-up action thriller “Bullet to the Head,” which reaches theaters Friday, Sylvester Stallone portrays Jimmy “Bobo” Bonomo, a ......
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesAmid the narrowing concentric circles of corruption, murder and big city racketeering featured in the shoot-'em-up action caper “Bullet to ......
When Dick Zanuck and I had lunch last month, it would’ve been impossible to imagine that the veteran producer would be gone six weeks later. Zanuck, who was 77 when he died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills, looked at least a decade younger and...
24 FramesIf I heard that someone was assembling a screening series of fondly remembered films that included the likes of “Road Warrior,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Blade Runner,” John Carpenter’s “The Thing,...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesFull disclosure: Comedian Patton Oswalt, author of a new book of personal essays and other flights of whimsy called "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," once invited me to his birthday party at the Lot, the former Warner Bros. studio in West Hollywood. Oswalt...
The Big PictureThe critics have been raving nonstop, and rightfully so, over Jeff Bridges' peerless performance in "Crazy Heart" as Bad Blake, the burned-out country music star who finds himself running on empty, reduced to playing bowling alleys as he tries to......
Times Staff WriterABOUT six years ago, while wrapping up "Amores Perros," the movie that would stamp him as the new "It Boy" of global cinema, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu got an early-morning phone call from a man he'd never met in his life. Like Inarritu, the caller was a...
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OPENING FRIDAY Side Effects Steven Soderbergh, rightly considered one of Hollywood’s smartest movie makers, is at his cleverest in "Side Effects," a canny, cunning big-idea thriller in a minor key, an engrossing zeitgeist whodunit about Wall...
Walter Hill is no stranger to sophisticated action-adventure movies. He has directing, screenwriting or producer credits on "Alien," "48 Hrs." and "Last Man Standing." But you can't expect he would have any subtle variations on the action theme with a...
It used to be that actors stopped playing tough-guy action roles after reaching 60. John Wayne probably held out the longest, into his late 60s. With Clint Eastwood continuing into his late 70s (in "Gran Torino"), Arnold Schwarzenegger (65) and...
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