| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order.
This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...
| Jun 17, 2012
Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" fame has listed his house in the Hollywood Hills at $1.995 million.
Built in 1933 as a Spanish-style home with a red tile roof, the house was modernized by mid-century architect Hal Levitt, who used it as his personal...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Let us consider for a moment the Hollywood performance that never gets nominated for awards but can be just as indelible as any Oscar-winning role. I'm referring to the celebrity interview that goes viral.
Typically interviews that are done during a...
| Apr 9, 2013
Actors who portray professional baseball players are not themselves professional baseball players. So hitting home runs—or just making contact with the ball—isn’t automatic.
“There [were] some times when I struck out. Struck out...
| Apr 11, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
“42,” the almost automatically inspirational account of Jackie Robinson’s entrance to major league baseball in the late 1940s, wastes no time trumpeting its story’s rousing power.
“I’m gonna bring...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:52 AM
"After all them years, all that double talk — the white man's finally moving in," says one Negro League barnstormer to another, after a teammate gets a call from the Brooklyn Dodgers about a historic opportunity.
The scene in question sounds...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 11:28 PM
PASADENA — Part nostalgia, part reality, Hollywood and Pasadena came together Friday morning at ArcLight Cinema in Paseo Colorado for a celebration of Legendary Pictures’ release of “42,” a biography on the early life and playing...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 11:35 PM
At one point in "42," the Jackie Robinson Story, Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford, thanks a young Robinson for helping him love baseball again.
The latest cinematic account of Robinson's historic 1947 season, in which he breaks baseball's color...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 7:26 AM
"42" (PG-13). Story depicting how Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey changed the game of baseball by breaking the color barrier. With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Jackie Robinson beat the odds again this weekend, as a film about the player who broke baseball's color barrier outperformed at the box office.
"42," which tells the story of the first African American Major League Baseball player, debuted with a robust...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The new Jackie Robinson movie “42” starring Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie and Harrison Ford is getting mixed reviews for its depiction of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier.
But at least one local person is incensed that the...