Thursday
May172012

'Battleship' movie labors to avoid sinking under scrutiny


LOS ANGELES – Credit Stephen Hawking with helping transform Battleship the board game into Battleship the movie.

Or blame him. Opinions fall sharply on this one.

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Thursday
May172012

Johnny Depp, Tim Burton: Men of the 'Shadows'

"Let's get one thing straight," Johnny Depp lip-syncs to a toy before a gaggle of handlers. "I'm not."

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Wednesday
Sep072011

Nick Nolte, 'national treasure,' fights on in 'Warrior'

Bowles interviews actor Nick Nolte.

MALIBU, Calif. – A crow nearly the size of a hawk acts as sentry to Nick Nolte's home.

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Wednesday
Jul132011

'Breaking Bad' shows man at his worst in Season 4

AMCThere's something about the way Jesse Pinkman is reaching into his jacket that isn't quite threatening enough for Vince Gilligan.

"Can we slow that down?" Gilligan says from the editing bay of his offices for AMC's Breaking Bad, where the show's creator is putting the finishing touches on an episode from Bad's fourth season, which premieres Sunday night (10 ET/PT).

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Tuesday
Oct052010

Michael Connelly hits L.A. streets again with 'Reversal'

By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES — When Michael Connelly is in the mood to write, he steps into his Tampa home office, turns out the lights, pulls the blinds and hangs a "Do Not Disturb" sign that he swiped from L.A.'s swank Chateau Marmont.

Attention, hotel staff: He'll need a new sign soon. It's getting plenty of use.

Connelly, one of the most prolific and popular crime writers in America, returns today with The Reversal (Little, Brown, 400 pp., $27.99). It continues the darkened-alley sleuthing of his most enduring characters, Los Angeles Police Detective Harry Bosch and crack defense attorney Mickey Haller, who also star in their own series of novels.

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