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  • Jake Gyllenhaal as the 'Prince of Persia': You try on a coat, you wear for it a while and you give it back

     
    This is a longer version of my feature in this Sunday's Los Angeles Times Calendar section on Jake Gyllenhaal and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." The reporting was all done in San Francisco. With roles in indie or......
  • His new game: Jake Gyllenhaal enters the Comic-Con zone with 'Prince of Persia.'

     
    With roles in indie or edgy fare like “Brokeback Mountain” and “Jarhead,” Jake Gyllenhaal has not been the sort of actor whose face you see on the side of a Slurpee cup or along the toy aisles of American retail. That's changing thi...
  • Sunday's TV Highlights: “Childrens Hospital” on Cartoon Network

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here BEST MEDICINE? The Web-based comedy series “Childrens Hospital” comes to cable......
  • 'Sopranos' creator returns to HBO

    David Chase and HBO are teaming up once again, this time to tell the story of Hollywood's early days. Chase, who created "The Sopranos," will write and executive produce a miniseries called "A Ribbon of Dreams," about the growth of the movie industry...
  • His passions propel 'International' director Tom Tykwer

    Moral ambiguity and human complexity aren't qualities usually associated with action films, but for German director Tom Tykwer, they're essential parts of the mix. Great thrillers must not only work on a genre level but also contain moral perspectives as...
  • Movie Industry Hospital And Nursing Home to Close

    WOODLAND HILLS -- A hospital and nursing home in Woodland Hills that serves actors and production crews is closing. The Motion Picture & Television Fund announced Wednesday that it will close its hospital and nursing home by the end of the year, citing...
  • On the trail of 'Ramona' in California

    Reporting from Ventura, Riverside, and San Diego Counties -- Why, you may ask, are we rushing north on Interstate 5 and veering east on California 126 into the Santa Clara Valley? Why are we pulling off the road by a fruit stand and slipping into the...
  • 'Lord' films run rings around rest because of words

    Movies have their own special magic, of course, but it helps a lot to have a great book and great words behind them. A supreme recent case in point: the visually spectacular and absolutely mesmerizing "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," a state-of-...
  • Weaving through the Southwest

    CHINLE, Ariz. -- An 800-foot pillar of red sandstone looms at the east end of Canyon de Chelly in the heart of the Navajo Nation. It is called Spider Rock, for Spider Woman, who taught the Navajo to weave, thereby helping to bring about one of the most...