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  • Stanford strikes back at Steve Sarkisian over fake-injury accusation

    Stanford strikes back at Steve Sarkisian over fake-injury accusation
    Stanford's exciting three-point win over Washington on Saturday night did not go into overtime but it has sort of spilled over like the last fight scene in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles." After the tough loss, Washington Coach Steve Sarkisian basically ...
  • L.A. theater listings, Oct. 27-Nov. 3: The Tiger Lillies perform

    L.A. theater listings, Oct. 27-Nov. 3: The Tiger Lillies perform
    Brechtian bad boys the Tiger Lillies descend on REDCAT, Isabella Rossellini brings "Green Porno" to the Luckman and Musical Theatre West stages "Young Frankenstein: The Musical." Community Day Celebration New venue holds a family-friendly open house...
  • Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'

     Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'
    Comedy writer and actor Patton Oswalt stars in "The Heart, She Holler," Adult Swim's surreal Southern Gothic series about the twisted and mercifully fictitious Heartshe clan, now in its second season of 11-minute episodes. How would you describe "The...
  • A bounty of biographies: Hank Greenberg, Mel Brooks, Ethel Kennedy

    A bounty of biographies: Hank Greenberg, Mel Brooks, Ethel Kennedy
    Biography is one of the most satisfying of documentary types, and this week finds a trio of excellent offerings. “Ethel” is an intimate, personal look at a celebrated American, Ethel Kennedy, directed by Rory Kennedy, her accomplished...
  • William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career

    William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career
    Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection." Why do...
  • Oscar outdoor summer screenings open with 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    Oscar outdoor summer screenings open with 'Much Ado About Nothing'
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will resume its summer screening series on June 5 with the showing of Joss Whedon's 2012 adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing." The screening will be one of 25 events scheduled from June to August at...
  • TV Picks: 'North America,' 'Ghost Army,' 'Mad Men,' Mel Brooks

    TV Picks: 'North America,' 'Ghost Army,' 'Mad Men,' Mel Brooks
    "North America" (Discovery Channel, Sunday). The latest blockbuster nature documentary to justify your purchase of an HDTV (see also "Planet Earth," "Life," "Frozen Planet," "Africa") is the seven-part "North America." There are some hectoring musical...
  • Review: 'Mel Brooks: Make a Noise' on PBS' 'American Masters'

    Review: 'Mel Brooks: Make a Noise' on PBS' 'American Masters'
    "Do I get paid for this?" says Mel Brooks at the end of Robert Trachtenberg's biographical documentary, "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise," premiering Monday as part of the PBS series "American Masters." "If this program was called 'Dutch Masters,' I'd have boxes...
  • 'Newlywed Game' with Sherri Shepherd heads to Bounce TV

    'Newlywed Game' with Sherri Shepherd heads to Bounce TV
    "The Newlywed Game" is renewing its TV vows. Episodes of the veteran game show that pits newly married couples against each other are being revived on Bounce TV, which is geared toward African Americans. The series, which first premiered on ABC in 1965,...
  • June 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials

    June 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials
    The summer TV season gets in full gear this June, with so many new and returning series, specials and movies premiering I am not even sure where to start. AMC has resurrected "The Killing" (June 2) for a third season. The final seasons of "Burn Notice"...
  • Review: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' a keen look at gifted comic

    Richard Pryor died in 2005 at the age of 65 from a heart attack related to multiple sclerosis. The unexpected thing, given his life and habits and health, was not that he died so young but that he lived so long. Marina Zenovich's enlightening...