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  • Tree cutting shows need to support course

    The catastrophic mutilation of the prized Moreton Bay fig tree in La Crescenta is the latest in a series of debacles that have given rise to a reawakening in our community — a renewed and blistering realization that our heritage and aesthetic values...
  • Review: Let Me In

    As New Coke taught us back in 1985, it can be hazardous to attempt to improve perfection. Whenever an art-house masterpiece is remade in Hollywood, we have every reason to experience skepticism and apprehension, approaching the new version as a guilty...
  • 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'...
  • 'Let Me In'

    'Let Me In'
    Director Matt Reeves' ( "Cloverfield") revision of the Swedish thriller "Let the Right One In" generates its own chills, largely through the stunning performance by sweet-faced Chloe Moretz ( "Kick-Ass") as a young vampire. She comes to the aid of a...
  • 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...
  • Navigating Cannes screenings a tricky task

    Navigating Cannes screenings a tricky task
    CANNES, France — Here’s why the world’s greatest film festival, the one on the Cote d’Azur, means something, and to some filmmakers means everything — even if a lot of the surrounding movies are lame. The other evening at...
  • Le Havre

    Le Havre
    It may be present day, but it seems like you’re watching a town (and film) from 1963. In fact, if a cell phone didn’t pop up, I would’ve thought it was the early ‘60s. In the French harbor city of Le Havre, an African refugee...
  • A Separation

    A Separation
    This takes place in Iran (please don’t let the subtitles scare you). It touches upon the unfair divorce laws in the contemporary Islamic part of the world, but it really becomes a courtroom drama about a divorcing couple. And could easily be the...
  • Upcoming Movies in 2012

    Upcoming Movies in 2012
    When I was asked to come up with movies I was looking forward to in 2012, I was first at a loss. As a critic, I find it a lot of fun to do lists of the best/worst of the previous years; but we try not to watch too many trailers. They give away key plot...
  • 'The Rum Diary'

    'The Rum Diary'
    Johnny Depp had encountered the writing of "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson before ("Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"), and in this round, he channels the writer again in the semibiography of a reporter who goes to work in Puerto Rico. His approach...
  • 'The Cabin in the Woods' review: Close to geek paradise

    'The Cabin in the Woods' review: Close to geek paradise
    ***1/2 (out of four) Wow; the ending of “The Cabin in the Woods” rewards patience like few movies rarely do. The crazy, bloody sequence practically epitomizes “give the audience what they want.” And the fanboy contingent that...