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Q&A: Clayton Moore's daughter to celebrate the 'Lone Ranger Creed' in Burbank

Q&A: Clayton Moore's daughter to celebrate the 'Lone Ranger Creed' in Burbank

Actor Clayton Moore left behind three masks when he died in 1999. Each one dated back to the 1950s, when Moore starred as the heroic Lone Ranger on TV and in two feature films, riding off into the sunset with a yell of "Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!"

Stage Review: 'Swan Lake' returns to its source

Stage Review: 'Swan Lake' returns to its source

For those who might have recently seen the Australian Ballet’s version of “Swan Lake” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, the Los Angeles Ballet’s upcoming performance at the Alex Theatre in Glendale may come as a great relief.

DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north

DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north

Seth MacFarlane's 2012 “Ted” may have been the funniest film of its year, but his second feature will have to settle for one of the funniest films of 2014. It has the disadvantage of taking on a parody genre approach that forces comparisons with...

Film Review: 'Birdman' flies high with stellar performances

Film Review: 'Birdman' flies high with stellar performances

I’ve spent much of my life as an editor, so let me get something off my chest. It’s hard to know which elements of the title of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s new film are his work and which come from some graphic designer. The ads call it...

Dining: Toro Grillhouse may have staying power

Dining: Toro Grillhouse may have staying power

The space occupied by the new Toro Grillhouse has been at least three other restaurants in recent memory. There was El Toro Tacos, Kix’s BBQ and a kabob place. The owners of Toro Grillhouse are giving this food stand on a busy stretch of Colorado...

Film Review: Reitman plumbs the hazards of technology

Film Review: Reitman plumbs the hazards of technology

Several early reviews of Jason Reitman's “Men, Women & Children” compare it to Paul Haggis' “Crash”: For fans of the latter, the comparisons are meant to show the inferiority of Reitman's film. For those (like me) who found “...

DVD Review: Early Frankenheimer feature shows his promise

Along with Olive Films and Cohen Media Group, Kino Lorber has been issuing relatively low-demand classics on Blu-ray (and DVD) in high-quality video but often with few (if any) supplements: the 1943 German “Titanic,” Mario Bava's “Black...

Andy Klein Movie & DVD Reviews

L.A. Times Movie Reviews

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