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‘Transcendence’ rises to just ordinary
During much of 1970s cinema, movies like “Parallax View,” “All the President’s Men” and “Blow Out” reflected and catered to an America that was going through the Vietnam-to-Watergate run of government malfeasance. So it was to be expected that moviemakers would tap into that paranoid z...
By Jerry Lee Daily Journal staff FULL STORY
 
Pfister, Depp reunite for Nolan’s new sci-fi blockbuster
LOS ANGELES — For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan’s cinematic visions to life. Now, he’s the one calling the shots. His directorial debut, the new sci-fi mystery “Transcendence,” has many elements of a Nolan blockbu...
By Jessica Herndon The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Transcendence’ like a clunky TED talk
HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity — when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts — is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars. First-time director...
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Museum gotta see ‘um
LACE: A SUMPTUOUS HISTORY, 1600s-1900s, AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT MUSEUM. Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. The finest lace involved the talents and skills of three distinct specialists: the artist who created the designs on paper, the pattern...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
Actors shine in ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ spoof
One of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries, “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” comes to hilarious life in a spoof staged by TheatreWorks. This stage adaptation by Steven Canny and John Nicholson uses only three actors, plus two stagehands, to relate the story of a lo...
By Judy Richter Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
 
Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night ‘bullies’
LOS ANGELES — Kim Novak is speaking out about criticism about how she looked on stage at last month’s Academy Awards. The 81-year-old star of “Vertigo” and other classic films said the comments amounted to bullying and made her reluctant to go out into public. But Novak says she has decide...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87
MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87. Widely considered the most popular Spanish...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Record labels sue Pandora over older songs
NEW YORK — Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and the Bea...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Man suing ‘X-Men’ director says he reported abuse
LOS ANGELES — A man who claims he was sexually abused by “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and does not know why charges were never pursued. With his voice occasionally wavering, Michael Egan III described abuse ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
PARIS — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival famed for its red-carpet glamour announce...
By Jamey Keaten The Associated Press FULL STORY
Williams in talks to reprise ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ role
LOS ANGELES — Fox 2000 is developing the sequel to the 1993 hit comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire,” which starred Robin Williams. The follow-up will be penned by “Elf” writer David Berenbaum, the studio’s spokeswoman, Chelsey Summey, confirmed on Thursday. While no deals are in place yet, Willi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in D.C.
WASHINGTON — A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to “get rich” as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday. Bernard Grimm made that statement in a courtroom in Washington during the start of a trial for his clie...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Mayor pitches New Orleans as home for Late Show
NEW ORLEANS — Los Angeles and New York have been making their cases. Now, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is pitching his city as the new home for the “Late Show” when Stephen Colbert takes over that CBS program from David Letterman next year. Landrieu on Thursday released a letter he wrote ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
LOS ANGELES — Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation. Arnett filed a divorce petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 8 citing irreconcilable differences. His filing seeks joint custody of the...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
  


 
 
 
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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Frida..
Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing ..
Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings
DONETSK, Ukraine — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian in..
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