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  • Film Review: Plot has one gaping bullet hole

    Film Review: Plot has one gaping bullet hole
    It used to be that actors stopped playing tough-guy action roles after reaching 60. John Wayne probably held out the longest, into his late 60s. With Clint Eastwood continuing into his late 70s (in "Gran Torino"), Arnold Schwarzenegger (65) and Sylvester Stallone (66) would look like wimps to quit. So we shouldn't be surprised that the former has returned to his pre-gubernatorial career with the release of “The Last Stand” two weeks ago, or that the latter is kicking butt and taking names in this week's “Bullet to the Head.” Maybe the 60s really are the new 40s, or the 80s are the new 60s, or something like that.
  • Eastwood cut-out above Glendale gets its own empty chair

    Eastwood cut-out above Glendale gets its own empty chair
    Call it art imitating life. The Clint Eastwood cut-out overlooking the Glendale (2) Freeway now has its empty chair -- a nod to the film director's much talked about appearance at the Republican National Convention last week. Life-sized cardboard...

    Could have been a different world

    Re: “One year afterbin Laden's death, Schiff warns of 'formidable challenge,’” May 1. If I were in representative/candidate Adam Schiff's position of trust, I would candidly suggest to President Obama that he give his 2012...

    Artist wants to evoke a cowboy 'sense of freedom'

    Artist wants to evoke a cowboy 'sense of freedom'
    Pilgrims heading up and down the Glendale (2) Freeway for the last couple of months have noticed a shadowy figure or two gazing into the distance from the hills above. Cardboard cutouts of Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Gene Autry, bearing labels that...

    Airport traffic remains down

    Airport traffic remains down
    For the fourth consecutive month, airline passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport dropped below budget projections, declining 5.1% in June compared with a year ago, according to the latest airport statistics. The number of passengers using Bob Hope Airport...