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Tribune staff reporterThink back to things you used to like that now hold no appeal to you. It could be playing with toy soldiers or marbles, or launching yourself off a rope swing on a hot summer's day. (OK, that last one still sounds good, even to this half-centenarian.)...
An art exhibition may not be the standard setting for the type of fanfare associated with sci-fi conventions. Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano, who gained attention designing characters for the video game "Final Fantasy," appears to have earned this...
Peter Fernandez, who helped introduce the U.S. to Japanese animation in the 1960s by adapting the series "Speed Racer" for American audiences, has died. He was 83. Fernandez, a voice actor who was also a writer and producer, died July 15 of cancer at his...
Special to the News-PressDirector Robert Brousseau and the crew at Hyper Image, a post-production and animation company in Glendale, had just finished animating the TV show "Star Ship Troopers Chronicles" when they felt intrigued by a video game idea. As time progressed, the...
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Zap2It.comChristina Ricci, who just completed a three-episode arc on "Saving Grace," has another reason to celebrate. The "Speed Racer" star is engaged to actor Owen Benjamin, report celebrity sites. Ricci, 29, has been publicly dating Benjamin, 28, since...
Zap2It.comSpeed Racer is revving up for the small screen once again. Lionsgate is pimping its anime ride to create an all-new version of the 1960s animated series "Speed Racer" for Nicktoons, Nickelodeon's 24-hour cartoon channel. According to trade papers, the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA good way to bracket the Detroit auto show is to think in terms of hometown hero and most lowly and unloved visitor. The former has to be the 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR1, a 620-plus-horsepower Visigoth, a skull-cleaving barbarian wielding a carbon-fiber...
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"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" dethroned "Iron Man" as ruler at the box office, pulling down $56.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co.'s action sequel took in less domestically in its opening weekend than "The...
Anna Biller's first feature-length film "Viva," an eerily authentic recreation of early 1970s soft-core sex comedies, opened Friday at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood. But Biller has been making highly mannered, beautifully realized short movies...
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Zap2It.comScott Porter, one of the young stars of NBC's beloved "Friday Night Lights," will take a role in the Wachowskis' big screen version of "Speed Racer." According to Variety, Porter is set to play Rex, older brother of Emile Hirsch's titular Speed. Set...
Zap2It.comChristina Ricci has committed to a guest-starring arc on TNT's "Saving Grace." TNT announced on Monday (July 14) that Ricci will do a three-episode on the hit angel-talking drama playing the temporary partner to Holly Hunter's Grace Hanadarko. The cable...
"Speed Racer" bemoans corporately financed entertainment for the masses while serving as a fine example thereof. So as big, blaring blockbusters go, it's a bit of a hypocrite. It is also self-congratulatory. When Susan Sarandon's Mom Racer (think Jane...
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