| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Here comes the third round of Amazon pilots, even before we've seen the fruits of the second. The first gave the world Garry Trudeau's (neologism alert) Republicom "Alpha House," whose second season began filming in July. Jill Soloway's "Transparent," one...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
When you want subtle and nuanced, Al Pacino isn't the guy you call. , focused on the kind of eccentric rural Southern character you might expect to encounter in one of Errol Morris' early documentaries, or among the weathered, life-worn faces who add...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
In summers past, Hollywood used to give audiences a break from all the action-packed sequels targeted to teenage boys. Usually, that came in the form of counterprogramming known as the romantic comedy. For most of the late '90s, Julia Roberts carried...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Gersh Agency booked Jane Musky (above left, "The Bounty Hunter") on Peter Sollett's "Freeheld" and d.p. Tim Orr ("Pineapple Express") on David Gordon Green's "Our Brand Is Crisis."
APA placed production designers Jeremy Reed (above center, "The...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Filmmaker David Gordon Green saw his "Prince Avalanche" premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and hit theaters in early August. So it may seem sudden for him to also being unveiling "Joe" with star Nicolas Cage at the Venice Film...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Some things are sacred. Like fair food.
Cheesy bacon bombs, Krispy Kreme sloppy Joes and deep-fried pineapple are just a few of the belly-busting items on the menu as summer fair season hits full swing: The Orange County Fair opens Friday in Costa...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 AM
City Tavern's downtown location at the FIGat7th shopping center is scheduled to open Wednesday, Feb. 4, with a beer and cocktail lounge that brings a slice of nightlife to the same food court that's also home to Juicy Lucy, Oleego by Park's BBQ and...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Before "Prince Avalanche" was selected for the Sundance Film Festival this year, few people even knew of its existence. This wouldn't be surprising for a debut indie or foreign language import, but the film is written and directed by well-known...
| Aug 12, 2013
In "Prince Avalanche," an artsy loner (Paul Rudd) and an immature doofus (Emile Hirsch) work together to repair roads in the middle of nowhere. Adapted from an Icelandic film, it's a slow and funny drama that director David Gordon Green says splits the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Leave it to off-center auteur David Gordon Green to put a yellow dividing line right down the middle of his new movie, "Prince Avalanche." You need look no further for his central metaphor.
The broken line is being painted by a crew of two on a road...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...