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  • Film review: 'Jack Reacher' thriller is a bit of a reach

    Film review: 'Jack Reacher' thriller is a bit of a reach
    For fans of Lee Child's series of Jack Reacher thrillers, the decision to cast Tom Cruise as Reacher must seem like ... well ... a reach. Child's protagonist is light-haired, nearly 6 and a half feet tall, burly enough to be instantly intimidating, and laconic — the very antithesis of star Cruise's on-screen image. The character seems a far better fit for Arnold Schwarzenegger; it's hard not to speculate that Child came up with the character back in the '90s with the specific hope of creating a new franchise for the governor-to-be.
  • 'Killing Them Softly'

    It's not very smart to steal from mobsters, as the protagonists of this gritty tale appear destined to learn the hard way. Brad Pitt reunites with Andrew Dominik, his writer and director on "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,"...

    On Demand/DVD New Releases March 25-31

    On Demand/DVD New Releases March 25-31: Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance in the award-winning Lincoln is outstanding, but Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones shouldn’t be overlooked in their roles. This week also brings Killing The Softly with Brad...

    Americana generates its own civic problems

    While reading the Sunday edition, I came across two articles about the proposed Americana at Brand expansion. One was a full-page ad saying that Glendale faces an $8-million deficit this year with threats to services like police, fire and parks. Then it...

    Julia Roberts profiles several 'Extraordinary Moms' on OWN

    Julia Roberts knows what it's like to go above and beyond as a mother, so she's pleased to showcase others who do, too. The "Erin Brockovich" Oscar winner is the executive producer and host/narrator of "Extraordinary Moms," a special for Oprah Winfrey'...