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By Suzanne Perez and John Depko | January 13, 2011
Suzanne Perez's picks for best and worst movies of 2010: Favorite Films 1. "The Social Network" — A real-life geek inherits the Earth. Aaron Sorkin's quicksilver dialogue and Jesse Eisenberg's acting delivery are superb. 2. "The Kids Are Alright" — Annette Bening should finally get an Oscar for her portrayal of an uptight, controlling spouse. 3. "Winter's Bone" — Nineteen-year old Jennifer Lawrence is stunning as an Ozark girl desperate to keep her family from losing their home.
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By Jim Carnett | August 27, 2012
I enjoy classic cinema, particularly Hollywood and British fare of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. The other night my wife, Hedy, and I settled down on the couch to watch the 1946 film "Gilda," starring one of the most iconic people of the silver screen: Rita Hayworth. Miss Hayworth has to rank as one of the most elegant and beautiful ladies ever to walk the face of the planet. Oh yeah, actor Glenn Ford and some other notables were also in the film. As the opening credits dissolved into the movie's first scene, Hedy turned to me. "Do you realize that every person in this film is dead?"
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By Lauren Williams, lauren.williams@latimes.com | August 10, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - John Wayne's beloved yacht, the Wild Goose, is now among some 200 boats listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "The Duke" would have been proud. "While our focus has, and perhaps always will be, predominantly on buildings, the programs include a broad spectrum of property types, from archaeological sites to bridges, locomotives, lighthouses, historic districts and ships," Paul S. Lusignan, an historian with the National Register of Places, said in an email.
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By Wheelbase Communications | April 9, 2008
Long before he became the highest paid and most popular movie star of the 1960s and 1970s, Steve McQueen was a racer at heart. In fact, his ability to act and race often mixed on the silver screen. A quarter century after his death at age 50 of lung cancer, the fast-driving McQueen is still larger than life mainly because so few lived it as fast and furious as he did. His impact on the movie and automotive scene can be counted in the number of vehicles he owned — 265 before his estate was auctioned off in 1984 — and the influence he left on both worlds.
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May 2, 2004
The Newport Beach Film Festival marked its fifth year this go-round. For an event that once seemed headed for the cutting room floor, that's a story itself worth telling on the silver screen. The festival drew 25,500 filmgoers this year, a 21% increase from 2003, and it screened a mix of big-budget, independent, documentary and short films that hasn't yet been seen this far south. "We're really excited," Director of Marketing Todd Quartararo said. "We really kind of view year five as our breakout year.
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April 2, 2003
Lolita Harper Newport Beach, a historically alluring coastal community to Hollywood types, will once again roll out the red carpet for its silver screen aficionados as it prepares for the Newport Beach Film Festival this week. The city will come alive as the glamour and allure of the big screen infuses its magic in the sunny beach town, officials said. The workload for Todd Quartararo, publicist for the festival, has taken an expeditious velocity as he readies for Thursday's kickoff event: Opening night.
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July 12, 2001
Tackier than fly paper, more tasteless than light beer, populated with "O Brother Where Art Thou" rejects, "Scary Movie 2" arrives as the welcome cinematic antithesis to "A.I." What, me? Think? Not for the 90 or so minutes that this flick appears on the silver screen. Some of you viewed part one a year or so ago. I feel for you. "Scary Movie," for those of you intellectually and emotionally advanced enough to have skipped it, was a lame series of parodies of horror films.
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August 20, 2004
Paul Saitowitz Susan Egan -- she of the silver screen, small screen, Broadway stage, concert halls and beyond -- doesn't seem to get tired. She lives on both coasts, tours the world and speaks with so much "aw shucks" enthusiasm that it's easy to think she just started doing this. The truth is, she's been doing Broadway for the better part of the last decade, she'll release her third album -- "Coffee House" -- on Sept. 7, and she's starred in five films in the past year, including "13 going on 30" with Jennifer Garner.
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By Bill Spitalnick and By Bill Spitalnick | August 30, 2012
Re. " Looking back on the silver screen," (Forum, Aug. 29): Jim Carnett's article brought up some not-so-pleasant realizations of which everyone is aware, but probably not paramount in our everyday thinking. The subject, of course, is leaving this place forever, dying, buying the farm, cashing in your chips, or as Jim puts it, "An expiration date awaits each of us. " He uses as an illustration, the 1946 film "Gilda" with Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford, and makes the observation — actually Jim's wife, Hedy, made the observation — that all the stars in that movie are long gone.
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By Bill Spitalnick and By Bill Spitalnick | August 30, 2012
Re. " Looking back on the silver screen," (Forum, Aug. 29): Jim Carnett's article brought up some not-so-pleasant realizations of which everyone is aware, but probably not paramount in our everyday thinking. The subject, of course, is leaving this place forever, dying, buying the farm, cashing in your chips, or as Jim puts it, "An expiration date awaits each of us. " He uses as an illustration, the 1946 film "Gilda" with Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford, and makes the observation — actually Jim's wife, Hedy, made the observation — that all the stars in that movie are long gone.
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By Jim Carnett | August 27, 2012
I enjoy classic cinema, particularly Hollywood and British fare of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. The other night my wife, Hedy, and I settled down on the couch to watch the 1946 film "Gilda," starring one of the most iconic people of the silver screen: Rita Hayworth. Miss Hayworth has to rank as one of the most elegant and beautiful ladies ever to walk the face of the planet. Oh yeah, actor Glenn Ford and some other notables were also in the film. As the opening credits dissolved into the movie's first scene, Hedy turned to me. "Do you realize that every person in this film is dead?"
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By Lauren Williams, lauren.williams@latimes.com | August 10, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - John Wayne's beloved yacht, the Wild Goose, is now among some 200 boats listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "The Duke" would have been proud. "While our focus has, and perhaps always will be, predominantly on buildings, the programs include a broad spectrum of property types, from archaeological sites to bridges, locomotives, lighthouses, historic districts and ships," Paul S. Lusignan, an historian with the National Register of Places, said in an email.
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By Suzanne Perez and John Depko | January 13, 2011
Suzanne Perez's picks for best and worst movies of 2010: Favorite Films 1. "The Social Network" — A real-life geek inherits the Earth. Aaron Sorkin's quicksilver dialogue and Jesse Eisenberg's acting delivery are superb. 2. "The Kids Are Alright" — Annette Bening should finally get an Oscar for her portrayal of an uptight, controlling spouse. 3. "Winter's Bone" — Nineteen-year old Jennifer Lawrence is stunning as an Ozark girl desperate to keep her family from losing their home.
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By Candice Baker | October 11, 2008
There are the well-known theaters of the area’s past, like the Port. Their buildings still stand, evoking easily accessed memories. And then there are the ones that live on in the minds of area residents — like the Mesa and the Paulo. The Mesa Theater was built in 1948 on Newport Boulevard at 19th Street. Local newspapers from the time hailed it for its lavishness. A year later, the Paulo Drive-in Theatre opened on the northwest corner of Newport Boulevard and Paularino Avenue.
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By Allen Kesinger | July 19, 2008
Comic books have delighted readers for years and have carved out a comfortable niche within popular culture. Superheroes born as early as the 1930s continue to enjoy widespread popularity with readers both young and old. Comics have often inspired film directors to adapt the adventures of superheroes to the silver screen. ?Batman: The Dark Knight Returns? by Frank Miller : Gotham City has changed. It?s been 10 years since Bruce Wayne hung up his trademark bat suit and ceased being Gotham?
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By Wheelbase Communications | April 18, 2008
Long before he became the highest paid and most popular movie star of the 1960s and 1970s, Steve McQueen was a racer at heart. In fact, his ability to act and race often mixed on the silver screen. A quarter century after his death at age 50 of lung cancer, the fast-driving McQueen is still larger than life mainly because so few lived it as fast and furious as he did. His impact on the movie and automotive scene can be counted in the number of vehicles he owned — 265 before his estate was auctioned off in 1984 — and the influence he left on both worlds.
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By JOSEPH N. BELL | April 26, 2007
John Wayne Week at the Newport Beach Film Festival, combined with the invitation from the Pilot's editors to share Wayne remembrances, sent me to my files where very little digging turned up a mother lode of anecdotes accumulated in my research for a half a dozen profiles of him I wrote for national magazines during the 15 years Hollywood was my beat. Although my many hours of Wayne interview tape are spaced out over those years, the one that comes first to mind is the last conversation we had. It took place over a chess board on his beloved yacht, Wild Goose, during the final year of his life.
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By Lauren Vane | June 30, 2006
On any summertime Friday or Saturday night at the Newport Dunes Resort, the scene is nostalgic. Families sit huddled together on blankets and lawn chairs in front of a giant movie screen playing a favorite flick. The smell of a campfire fills the summer air and the moon shines on the calm Back Bay waters. "Having this concept on the beach, it's just a great family tradition to be able to view movies in a very comfortable and relaxing way," Dunes general manager Andrew Theodorou said.
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