May 13, 2009
James Shelley refuses to let a little thing like the recession get him down and is using it instead as inspiration for exploring his creative side. The Glendale resident is a prep school teacher, college instructor and automotive writer, but he hasn’t been able to find steady employment in those fields since the first of the year. “I was desperate to do something,” he said, adding that he was determined not to let the recession hold him back. “My wife said, ‘You might as well finish the film you’ve been working on for years,’” he said.
November 12, 2008
If you?ve seen the ads around town for the movie ?Role Models,? you should believe them because they accurately describe the main characters, and the film is justly deserving of its R rating. It?s full of crude jokes and is definitely not for kids. Viewers should accept the fact that its premise is fairly preposterous and check their reality card at the door. Having said all that, I found it extremely funny and thoroughly enjoyable. Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott)
June 19, 2013
Theseus without his Minotaur is like Superman without his Lex Luthor. Otherwise, the hero just gets the girl and lives happily ever after. A happy ending, yes, but not all that dramatic. At Jordan Middle School last year, music students retold the Theseus myth with a musical production that complemented a day of Greek history-themed activities. They wanted a Minotaur with real menace - an ox mask that at one glance represented the life-or-death challenge Theseus faced as he wandered the labyrinth in search of his love, King Minos' daughter.
April 3, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Dina Mande has a dream and hopefully it will be realized during the Method Fest independent film festival continuing this week in Burbank. The Burbank resident pays the bills designing titles for feature films and TV shows as art director for New Wave Entertainment in Burbank. But she hopes her experience completing projects once a month with the organi- zation, Group101 Films, will be noticed when her short "Small Change" is screened at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. Wednesday in the festival.