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  • Jimmy Smits headed to Steppenwolf stage

    Jimmy Smits headed to Steppenwolf stage
    Jimmy Smits, known for his TV work on "L.A. Law," "NYPD Blue," and "The West Wing" is headed to the stage of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Smits, who appeared on Broadway in "Anna and the Tropics" and "God of Carnage" but has not worked in...
  • 2 Days in New York

    2 Days in New York
    I am fond of Julie Delpy and her work, although I missed 2 Days in Paris five years ago. I also think those Before Sunrise movies were a bit overrated. I was happy I finally caught 2 Days in New York, which had a Woody Allen/Diane Keaton vibe about it....
  • Bring back the regular refs, NFL fans plead after chaotic ending

    Bring back the regular refs, NFL fans plead after chaotic ending
    Sputtering frustration over replacement officials in the National Football League burst into full-open revolt after a controversial end-zone call that decided the fate -- wrongly, it turns out -- of Monday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and...
  • Why we're seeing stars in Chicago

    Why we're seeing stars in Chicago
    With Diane Lane prowling the boards at the Goodman Theatre, not long after Nathan Lane in "The Iceman Cometh," and with Jimmy Smits now lined up for "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" later this season at Steppenwolf Theatre, star casting has suddenly...
  • 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'

    'What to Expect When You're Expecting'
    Sort of the pregnancy version of such recent all-star comedies as "New Year's Eve" and "Valentine's Day," director Kirk Jones' ("Waking Ned Devine") compendium of several couples' birth-awaiting stories - inspired by the Heidi Murkoff best-seller - offers...
  • '2 Days in New York' review: Family nonsense you don't want onscreen or off

    '2 Days in New York' review: Family nonsense you don't want onscreen or off
    * (out of four) Let’s play a game: A new comedy features jokes about stereotypical French people smuggling sausage into the U.S., pigeons pooping on people, a couple who uses an electric toothbrush during sex and gratuitous shots of the butts of...
  • List of films and release dates in summer 2012

    List of films and release dates in summer 2012
    May 4 The Avengers A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
  • A 'below-the-line' Oscar winner

    A 'below-the-line' Oscar winner
    Gene Allen's home on the Balboa Peninsula offers so much to delight the eye that it's easy to hide a small object inside it. Even an Academy Award. The longtime Newport Beach resident, who lives in a condo overlooking the Rhine Channel, doesn't make...
  • 'Identity Thief' will easily steal No. 1 from 'Side Effects'

    'Identity Thief' will easily steal No. 1 from 'Side Effects'
    “Identity Thief” will make a name for itself this weekend as the comedy is poised to easily pocket the No. 1 spot at the box office. The film, co-starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, is set to debut with a strong $25 million,...
  • In hip-hop, violence is taking on a diminishing role

     In hip-hop, violence is taking on a diminishing role
    Among the most important rap albums released over the last year or so, one contains a song about Nas' complicated relationship with his teenage daughter. Another has a track in which Killer Mike outlines President Reagan's contribution to the prison-...
  • Brand new way to look at love and addiction

    Brand new way to look  at love and addiction
    When the Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced its production of "The Motherf***er with the Hat," it sure sounded very much like a reprise of the 2011 Broadway production. The director, ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro, was to be the same. Todd Rosenthal's...
  • Review: Vulgarity, vulnerability in 'The Mother... With the Hat'

    Review: Vulgarity, vulnerability in 'The Mother... With the Hat'
    "The Mother… With the Hat" is not the actual title of the exhilarating Stephen Adly Guirgis play now at South Coast Repertory, but it's the best I can do without bringing down the strong arm of the censor. Hard as it might be for casual cursers...