| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Before Internet dating and after phone numbers on public bathroom walls (just kidding), there were personal ads in newspapers. It was 1999, and my best girlfriend bet me that I could meet the love of my life with a personal ad in LA Weekly.
I said no....
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Thom Andersen's beautiful, mordant 2003 cine-essay, "Los Angeles Plays Itself," screens at the Music Box Theatre for one night next week, Wednesday. It's finally coming to cable and home-viewing formats at the end of the month, 11 long years after its...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There's a scene late in Bill Murray's new dramatic comedy "St. Vincent" — so late, in fact, the credits are already rolling — that is seemingly innocuous, yet tells you a lot about Murray and this performance, and in fact Murray as a...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 11:19 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hollywood would have to freeze over before the Catholic Church agreed to canonize the drinking, gambling, cussing old coot Bill Murray plays in Theodore Melfi's sweet-and-sour first feature, "St. Vincent." Even so, this...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Because it was "Bill Murray Day" at the Toronto Film Festival, the man of the hour paraded into the Friday premiere of his film "St. Vincent" in a crown and sash, and ended the night at the Weinstein Co. party bopping to hits from Sam Smith and Sia....
| Sep 5, 2014
Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:27 PM
One of the first things our children will be learning in this new school term are the flaming words of Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty or give me death!"
What they may not encounter are the words of journalist H.L. Mencken decades later: "Most people...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
On Thursday, two Lakers executives took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge.
General Manager Mitch Kupchak, nominated by Dodgers chief executive Stan Kasten, got doused with a bucket of ice water to help raise awareness and donations to help fight...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The Morning Call recently published a number of pieces about climate change and carbon taxes or other means of reducing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.
Raymond C. Ventrone's Aug. 1 Your View correctly points out the negative impacts the Environmental...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It was "Dead Poets Society" that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:03 PM
La popular actriz y cantante cubano-venezolana María Conchita Alonso, quien protagonizó su primera película de Hollywood junto a Robin Williams, dijo que la muerte del famoso actor ha sido un hecho "lamentable, pero no sorpresivo", ya que se sabía de su...