HENRY ROLLINS: MY OLD-MAN GRIPES (LA Weekly)
Last week, I turned 54 years old. It's one of those not-all-that-interesting milestones, like turning 27. As I get older, life gets funnier. At least I've learned that it's best to put extra humor in the pack as I go. I need it more and more.
Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (KQED Truly CA)
Narrated by John Waters and featuring the Salvation Mountain art installation, Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea explores the economic, political and environmental issues that face the Salton Sea, a one-time vacation destination for the rich and famous that is now occupied by an eccentric and individualistic populace.
Daniele Bolelli: Taoism and Gravity-Defying Glorious D-Cups (MidwestReal)
Taoism is, in a way, the anti-religion. Its very existence is a philosophical counter-punch to the jaw of the saintly pomp revered by most religions. Zhuangzi (widely regarded as one of the greatest Taoist minds) once told a curious man that if he wanted to understand the Tao, he should go take a close look at the nearest pile [of] feces.
Cooking Class Heroes (YouTube)
"This person spends over three minutes cutting a carrot, but the end result is worth it. No, she's not going to cut her fingers off, although that's the impression you might get as that blade gets close to them. The artist is not identified, and I'm not even sure it's a woman, but she has nice fingernails. The video is titled Cooking Class Heroes, but I would bet she's a teacher instead of a student. You may want to skip through some of the middle parts, but do not miss the end." - Neatorama
Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film about emotionally confused suburban, middle-class teenagers. The film stars James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood.
Directed by Nicholas Ray, it offered both social commentary and an alternative to previous films depicting delinquents in urban slum environments. Over the years, the film has achieved landmark status for the acting of cultural icon James Dean, fresh from his Oscar nominated role in East of Eden and who died before the film's release, in his most celebrated role. This was the only film during Dean's lifetime in which he received top billing. In 1990, Rebel Without a Cause was added to Library of Congress's National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant".
Behind the opening credits, the film opens on a suburban Los Angeles street with teenager Jim Stark (Dean) drunkenly lying down on a sidewalk. He is later dragged into the juvenile division of the police station for "plain drunkenness". At the station he meets John "Plato" Crawford (Mineo), who was brought in for shooting a litter of puppies with his mother's gun, and Judy (Wood), who was brought in for curfew violation (she was wearing a bright red dress with matching lipstick and was mistaken for being a streetwalker).
Randall was first, and correct, with:
Alan J wrote:
Well, off the top of my head I'd say Hollywood (or in Los Angeles) CA,
because of that scene which happens at the Griffith Park Planetarium.
Now whether it's the fictional location of the story is another matter
I don't really know.
Actually, I think it's the Griffith Park Observatory.
Barbara , my old roomie from the Peppy Tech days, and the newest pillar, replied:
My old stomping grounds, Los Angeles, California. At least, that's where it was filmed; I don't remember whether or not the characters actually refer to it by name. Griffith Observatory, which is featured prominently in the film, was the site of many school field trips in my younger days.
There's a monument to James Dean outside the observatory.
Here's an article with more information
This, like all the Oscar-nominated movies hoping to win tonight, is a movie I have not watched.
I know that it was filmed in LA, and the Griffith (my maiden name) observatory is featured; however, I don't know what the city in the movie is called. So my answer is "I don't know."
Feel better soon, Marty.
Los Angeles: "Rebel Without a Cause" location: Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park, Los Angeles.
Get better soon Boss!
You are irreplaceable
so we all believe...
Joe S responded:
I believe it was Los Angeles. I have to admit, I've never seen the movie so I could be wrong. But I don't think so. This question put me in mind of Sal Mineo. I really liked Sal, but I haven't given him much thought in the past few decades. Here's to ya Sal.
And here's to all the stars of this movie, who will stay forever young.
Maybe I'll watch the Movie on Amazon.
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CBS opens the night with a FRESH'2 Broke Girls', followed by a FRESH'Mike & Molly', then a FRESH'Scorpion', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESHDave are Helen Mirren, the 2015 Daytona 500 winner, and Steve Earle.
Scheduled on a FRESHLate, Late Show, with tonight's overfed middle-aged white guy guest host, Billy Gardell, are Sharon Osbourne, Steve Byrne, and L.A. Rocks.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'The Night Shift'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Christina Aguilera, Jeff Probst, and Kid Rock.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Mary J. Blige, Stephen Amell, and Misterwives.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Morgan Spurlock, Above & Beyond, and Jamie Lee.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'The Bachelor', followed by a FRESH'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Kobe Bryant, and Kenny G & Warren G.
The CW fills the night with a RERUN'World Dog Awards'.
Faux has a FRESH'Gotham', followed by a FRESH'Sleepy Hollow'.
MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.
AMC offers 'Better Call Saul', another 'Better Call Saul', still another 'Better Call Saul', followed by a FRESH'Better Call Saul'.
[6:00AM] BBC World News
[7:00AM] BBC World News
[8:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 3 - Brothers
[9:00AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 4 - Ep 4 - Suddenly Human
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 8 - Let's Kill Hitler
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 9 - Night Terrors
[12:00PM] Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 10
[1:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 4 - Ep 3 - The Priory
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 14 - Chappy's
[3:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Jack's Waterfront
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 1
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 2
[6:00PM] Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 3
[7:30PM] Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 4
[8:30PM] Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 5 NEW
[10:00PM] Mud, Sweat and Gears - Season 1 - Ep 5 - Car-lympics NEW
[11:00PM] Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 4
[12:00AM] Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 5
[1:30AM] Mud, Sweat and Gears - Season 1 - Ep 5 - Car-lympics
[2:30AM] Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 5
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 1
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 2 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', another 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live', followed by a FRESH'Friends To Lovers?', then another FRESH'Friends To Lovers?'.
Comedy Central has 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', 'Key & Peele', another 'Key & Peele', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and yet another 'South Park'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJon Stewart is Christine Lagarde.
Scheduled on a FRESH@Midnight are Paul F. Tompkins, Star Schlessinger, and Hot Dog.
FX has the movie 'How To Train Your Dragon', followed by a crapper load of 'Mike & Molly'.
History has 'Swamp People', another 'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH'Swamp People', then a FRESH'Appalachian Outlaws'.
[6:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-TY BURRELL WEARS A CHAMBRAY SHIRT AND CLEAR FRAME GLASSES
[6:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-MAYA RUDOLPH WEARS A BLACK SKIRT AND STRAPPY SANDALS
[7:15AM] THE LOOKOUT
[9:30AM] DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION
[1:15PM] THE LOOKOUT
[3:30PM] DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION
[5:15PM] BOILER ROOM
[8:00PM] PULP FICTION
[11:30PM] PULP FICTION
[3:00AM] THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN
[5:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-SCHOOLBOY Q WEARS A PATTERNED BUCKET HAT AND GLASSES
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-EDDIE GEORGE WEARS A NAVY SUIT AND HALF-ZIP PULLOVER (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Gods and Monsters
[8:15AM] Waking Ned Devine
[10:15AM] Miller's Crossing
[12:45PM] Children of Men
[3:00PM] Law & Order-Conduct Unbecoming
[4:00PM] Law & Order-Animal Instinct
[5:00PM] Law & Order-Jurisdiction
[6:00PM] Law & Order-Blood
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[3:00AM] The Beach
[5:30AM] The Writers' Room-New Girl (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Blade: Trinity', followed by the movie 'Spawn'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are the cast of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", and In the Valley Below.
Former child star Kirk Cameron tried "Saving Christmas," but he more likely killed a career comeback with the movie that ruled at this year's Razzies, the awards for the worst achievement in film.
Cameron, 44, was declared the big winner at Saturday night's 35th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony, taking four of the six categories in which he and his Christian family comedy "Saving Christmas" were nominated: worst picture, worst actor, worst screenplay and worst screen combo - for him and his ego.
The tongue-in-cheek answer to Sunday's Academy Awards poked fun at another Cameron, as in Diaz, who won the $4.97 gold spray-painted berry trophy for worst actress for two comedies, "The Other Woman" and "Sex Tape."
But in a sign that there can be redemption after a Razzie, actor/director Ben Affleck won the inaugural Redeemer award, going from his Razzie-earning role in 2003's "Gigli" to 2013 Oscar best picture winner "Argo" and box office hit "Gone Girl."
As the Razzie organizers noted, their society is not alone in panning "Saving Christmas". Users of the international movie database IMDB.com rated it the No. 1 worst movie of all time, while it scored a rare perfect "Zero" rating on critic aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
Patricia Arquette (L) and Rosanna Arquette (R) arrive for the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 22 February 2015. The Oscars are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in 24 categories in filmmaking.
Photo by Mike Nelson
It was the house where Ray Bradbury wrote "Something Wicked This Way Comes," and when the bulldozer came to knock it down literary scholars and preservationists were aghast.
The bright yellow home with the big bay windows where the author lived and worked for 54 years wasn't the first Los Angeles landmark to be flattened of course. The statuesque Ambassador Hotel, where Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, is now the site of a public-school complex.
Still, in a city where not much seems to last very long, the Bradbury home's destruction came as a surprise in part because the guy who knocked it down was one of the city's most prominent architects and Los Angeles is in the midst of what officials call the most far-reaching study of historical structures undertaken by any city.
The property's current owner, Thom Mayne, obtained a demolition permit on Jan. 5, Bernstein said. Seven days later a new ordinance took effect requiring that anyone planning to tear down a building more than 45 years old first grant public notice to officials and neighbors.
Mayne was unavailable for an interview this week, but he previously told book publisher Melville House's website he considered the house "ordinary." He was dismayed by the public's negative reaction. "Maybe I'm naive, but it's really been a bummer," said the recipient of architecture's top honor, the Pritzker Prize.
The Walt Di$ney Co. raised ticket prices to attend Di$neyland, Walt Di$ney World and the rest of its U.S. theme parks, effective Sunday.
A one-day ticket for either Di$neyland or California Adventure in Anaheim, California, is now $99 for anyone 10 or older, the company said. That's up from $96.
Single-day tickets for the Magic Kingdom at Walt Di$ney World in Lake Buena Vi$ta, Florida, are now $105, up from $99.
For the quarter ended Dec. 27, revenue for the segment rose 9 percent to $3.9 billion, as attendance at the company's California and Florida parks climbed 7 percent, with Walt Di$ney World and the Di$neyland Resort each setting all-time quarterly attendance records.
Laura Poitras (2nd L) speaks after accepting the Oscar along with colleagues for Best Documentary Feature for "Citizenfour" at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.
Photo by Mike Blake
A 450-year-old German artifact that was used to tell time and to make astronomical calculations will be returned to a German museum from which it was likely stolen after World War II, according to the Toledo Museum of Art.
The device, called an astronomical compendium or astrolabe, disappeared from the Gotha Museum in Gotha, Germany, sometime in 1945.
"This was a one-of-a-kind scientific device," said Brian Kennedy, president and director of the Toledo museum. "It's sad to see it go, but it's not ours."
American troops occupied Gotha in eastern Germany in April 1945 near the end of World War II, but were replaced by Russian forces a few months later. Many of the museum's collections were moved in 1945 to the former Soviet Union, and Gotha later became part of East Germany.
This is the fourth time since 2010 that the Toledo museum has returned art that belonged to someone else.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" didn't relinquish control of the box office.
Universal's erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan earned $23.2 million at No. 1 in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The adaptation of E.L. James' best-selling novel earned an additional $68.1 million overseas.
The action spy film "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and the family friendly "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" similarly maintained their respective No. 2 and No. 3 spots at the box office in their second and third weekends.
Disney's cross-country racing tale "McFarland, USA" with Kevin Costner launched at No. 4 with $11.3 million. Lionsgate's high school comedy "The DUFF" debuted at No. 5 with $11 million. Paramount's wacky sequel "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" opened at No. 7 with $5.8 million.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "Fifty Shades of Grey," $23.2 million ($68.1 million international).
2. "Kingsman: The Secret Service," $17.5 million ($33 million international).
3. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," $15.5 million. ($21.9 million international.)
4. "McFarland, USA," $11.3 million.
5. "The DUFF," $11 million.
6. "American Sniper," $9.6 million ($20.5 million international).
7. "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," $5.8 million.
8. "Jupiter Ascending," $3.6 million ($8.9 million international).
9. "The Imitation Game," $2.5 million ($6.7 million international).
10. "Paddington," $2.3 million ($1 million international).
Clark Terry, a Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter who played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and on "The Tonight Show" and collaborated with jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, has died. He was 94.
Born in St. Louis, Terry started playing music as a child. After a stint in the Navy from 1942 to 1945, he worked in a number of bands, joining Count Basie's orchestra in 1948 and Duke Ellington's in 1951. In 1960, he joined the house band for "The Tonight Show" and stayed for more than a decade.
Terry was a frequent performer and prolific recording artist with several hundred recordings to his credit over his decades in the music industry. The list of famous names he recorded with also included Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, and Ella Fitzgerald.
A strong proponent of jazz education, Terry taught at camps, clinics and festivals, and was an ambassador for the musical form around the world.
In 2010, Terry was the given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky has died at age 58.
His longtime collaborator Joe Berlinger announced the death on Twitter on the eve of the Oscars. He says Sinofsky died Saturday of complications from diabetes.
Sinofsky and Berlinger drew praise and attention for their "Paradise Lost" trilogy, a series of films focused on the case of three teenage boys convicted in 1994 of killing three other boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The films raised questions about evidence used to convict the teens, who became known as the West Memphis Three.
Sinofsky and Berlinger also collaborated on the critically acclaimed "Brother's Keeper," which documented the case of an elderly man accused of killing his brother, and on "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster," about the renowned heavy metal band.
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