April 6, 2005
Clive Owen's character, Dwight, encapsulates "Sin City" the best, "It's time to prove to your friends that you're worth a damn ... sometimes that means dying, sometimes that means killing a whole lotta people." Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name, "Sin City" is an energetic and unapologetic violence fest that tells a triad of stories about men who are weary of the violent world they've learned to survive in by unleashing the monster within.
January 3, 2009
?The Spirit? is a colossal embarrassment for all involved, including the audience, who will feel like complete fools once they realize what they?ve actually paid money to see. Created in the 1940s by visionary writer/artist Will Eisner, ?The Spirit? has been adapted for the screen by another comics legend, Frank Miller. Too bad the movie is more about Miller and his retrograde obsessions and considerably less, if at all, about Eisner?s ?The Spirit.? Denny Colt (Gabriel Macht)
December 10, 2012
You'd expect Burbank to beat out Las Vegas in terms of having higher standards of living, lower crime rates or being more family friendly. But having a more robust nightlife? According to the event-listing website, Eventful, Burbank beat out the Sin City for the No. 1 spot in “The Scene” category, that is, the city with the most nightlife events. Of course, keep in mind that cities were ranked by listed events per capita. Also, making the “Most Eventful Cities Ranking” index was Pasadena, which came in at No. 4 in the categories for cities with populations under 150,000 people and for most “on campus” events.
August 28, 2002
BURBANK -- Las Vegas is a place to take chances and try one's luck at a variety of games. For Mike Magnante, Sin City is proving to be a destination of success in the sport of baseball. Magnante, 37, a former Burroughs High standout left-handed pitcher, is doing well for the Las Vegas 51s, the triple-A affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers. Sunday, Magnante enjoyed a rare minor-league win as Las Vegas came from behind to defeat the Tucson Sidewinders, 7-6. He hurled two perfect relief innings to earn his first triple-A victory since 1997.
April 23, 2005
Jacqui Brown Although you would never recognize him in a crowd, film composer John Debney is just about everywhere. From the provocatively ethereal music in "The Passion of the Christ," which earned him an Oscar nomination, to the compelling music that drives the characters throughout "Sin City," now in theaters, Debney's talent to move a film forward is what has made him such a sought-after commodity in a competitive...
September 24, 2005
Sometimes impressions last a lifetime and what former Glendale resident Gary Stockdale remembers vividly from his youth is the soulful sound of his mother's sultry voice echoing throughout their home. "My mom used to sing in jazz clubs in town and was doing really well, but when she got married, she wanted a family and gave it up," Stockdale said. "There was always music in the house." He remembers when he was given a toy piano as a small child. "I started playing and just never stopped," Stockdale said.
March 13, 2012
On San Fernando near the border of Glendale and Burbank, it looks as if someone flew in a sausage haus from Bavaria and dropped it smack between a bank and a blank beige wall. It wasn't moved there, though walking into the Continental Gourmet Sausage Company one might feel transported. The deli case is packed with wursts, bologna, pork sausage, blood sausage - nearly every authentic flavor a German foodie could wish for. It's all made in the spotless kitchen in the back - a matter of personal and professional pride for its owner, self-proclaimed perfectionist Eugen Goetz.
January 9, 2010
Black-eyed peas, baked ham, grits, collard greens and ham hocks are some examples of New Year?s Day food traditions. What fare brings you luck, or at least memories, on New Year?s Day? ? Even on a budget, the winter holiday season tends to afford various opportunities to indulge in all sorts of rich and savory foods ? conjuring up memories of holidays past and of people long gone, all the while inciting temporary amnesia regarding the salt, sugar and/or fat content of said foods and their well-documented negative affect upon one?