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  • REVIEW: 'Defendor' is a 'wisp of a movie'

     
    Here's an excerpt from Glenn Whipp's film review of "Defendor" in Thursday's editions of the Los Angeles Times... If, as the song instructs, you don't tug on Superman's cape, how exactly would you approach Woody Harrelson's would-be superhero in...
  • Oh, snap: Frank Worth's classic Hollywood photographs at Art & Artifact

     
    The new Los Angeles photography gallery Art & Artifact celebrates its grand opening Thursday evening with a show devoted to Frank Worth's classic movie star black-and-whites. Worth, the original photographer of the late 1950s L.A. Dodgers, was better...
  • Martin Luther King Jr's dream becomes reality with Barack Obama's inauguration

    Martin Luther King Jr's dream becomes reality with Barack Obama's inauguration
    It will be a time for remembering, but also for looking forward, when next week's commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a colorblind America segues into Day One of the nation's first black presidency. "The whole notion Dr. King fought...
  • 'Glee': The boy is mine

     
    Super Mario references? A Mercedes and Santana (vocal) showdown? Puck with normal hair? Look, I gotta be honest with you guys, I could barely contain myself during the entire hour. I was like that loud drunk guy in the bar......
  • Camp it up: The writer of 'Batman' and 'Flash Gordon' answers five questions

     
    FIVE QUESTIONS: LORENZO SEMPLE JR. This Sunday, the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre paid tribute to Lorenzo Semple Jr., the screenwriter who hit pay dirt in 1966 with “Batman,” the campy ABC sensation that starred Adam West and Burt......
  • Joe the Plumber and Obama

     
    by Frank James Joe Wurzelbacher of Toledo, Ohio, is the most famous plumber in America this morning. What he did to become such, most people in America by now know, was to confront Sen. Barack Obama after a campaign......
  • Theater review: 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' at the Old Globe

     
    San Diego -- Something slightly felonious is happening with the goldmine of tunes by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, the songwriting team that helped revitalize Frank Sinatra’s hip factor in the 1960s. The new musical “Robin and the 7......
  • The Value of the Menorah

    Auction Details J. Greenstein & Co. is holding its biannual Judaica Auction for January 10th & 11th next week. Last time they had an auction it featured family heirlooms that were put on the block because the owners were Madoff Victims and Sammy Davis Jr....
  • Take The Travelers Championship Quiz

    Take The Travelers Championship Quiz
    Time for a golf quiz, with the Travelers Championship here. Eight correct answers equals an ace, seven for a birdie, six for a par, five for a bogey, four for a double bogey. Any fewer than that, and throw your clubs into a nearby pond. 1. The event has...
  • Michael Jackson's will surfaces

    Michael Jackson's will surfaces
    The posthumous affairs of Michael Jackson boiled down to two things Tuesday: His memorial service will draw a huge crowd and the settling of his estate will be complicated. Beyond that was a storm of rumor, supposition and educated guess interrupted by...
  • Scat singing is a form of jazz vocalization where nonsense syllables are substituted for either words or instrument notes. Who was known as the king of scat? a) Sammy Davis, junior b) Perry Como c) Mel Torme

    ANSWER: c) Mel Torme
  • Movie review: Gamer -- 1 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Gamer -- 1 out of 5 stars
    When did Gerard Butler hire Jason Statham's agent? When did the star of 300, Friend of Guy (Ritchie, of RocknRolla), savior of Katherine Heigl (The Ugly Truth), need to do B-movies built on video-game cliches, conventions and stereotypes? Gamer, a...