Life & Leisure News Life & Leisure News from en 60 Review: Curb Your Enthusiasm for Larry David’s Fish in the Dark TV's favorite curmudgeon delivers a Broadway hit, but a mediocre play Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:00:55 -0600 TIME Review: In ‘Faults,’ Mind Games Don’t End Beyond the Cult This twisty, winningly unsettling feature debut of the director Riley Stearns adds a sometimes darkly comic strain to cult-centric movies. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:59:57 -0600,%E2%80%99%20Mind%20Games%20Don%E2%80%99t%20End%20Beyond%20the%20Cult NYT > Arts Review: In ‘Two Men in Town,’ a Parolee Is Hounded by a Cop Forest Whitaker plays an ex-convict who faces formidable obstacles as he tries to rebuild his life. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:52:32 -0600,%E2%80%99%20a%20Parolee%20Is%20Hounded%20by%20a%20Cop NYT > Arts Redemption tale 'Two Men in Town' is an uneven mix The setting is striking, the cast impressive. But "Two Men in Town," a drama that's built on dread and circles the question of redemption for a newly released prisoner, falls short of the mythic territory it aspires to. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:52:00 -0600'Two%20Men%20in%20Town'%20is%20an%20uneven%20mix L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Coroner officially releases identity of homeless man killed by LAPD Coroner’s officials on Thursday released the identity of a homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:51:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style 'Unfinished Business' is indeed unfinished The piece of business that's most unfinished in the desperate comedy "Unfinished Business" is the wan hodgepodge of a script by Steve Conrad, a talented screenwriter ("The Promotion," "The Pursuit of Happyness") who should've known better. It's remarkable to think star Vince Vaughn, helmer... Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:45:00 -0600'Unfinished%20Business'%20is%20indeed%20unfinished L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Assured 'Straight Outta Tompkins' debut a bit ham-handed Newcomer Zephyr Benson recalls the young Harmony Korine — not the director who earned Terrence Malick comparisons with "Gummo" but the screenwriting wunderkind behind Larry Clark's "Kids." About a teenager's descent into the drug underworld, Benson's "Straight Outta Tompkins" undeniably... Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:40:00 -0600'Straight%20Outta%20Tompkins'%20debut%20a%20bit%20ham-handed L.A. Times - Fashion & Style A $2,500 tube of cold-sore cream? Now that stings Jim Makichuk bought a 5-gram tube of Zovirax, a prescription cold-sore cream, a few years ago in Canada for $34.65. That was the over-the-counter price; no insurance involved. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:40:00 -0600$2,500%20tube%20of%20cold-sore%20cream%3F%20Now%20that%20stings L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Warren Furutani to run for 35th Senate District seat Former Los Angeles School Board President and Assemblyman Warren Furutani said Thursday he will run next year for the 35th Senate District seat against Assemblyman Steve Bradford now that incumbent Isadore Hall is planning to run for Congress. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:37:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Review: ‘Kidnapping Mr. Heineken’ Revisits a 1983 Dutch Crime Anthony Hopkins is the title character in this uninvolving fictionalized account that plays out as a shopworn tale of greed, stupidity and comeuppance. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:36:59 -0600 NYT > Arts Former UCLA back Maurice Jones-Drew announces retirement from NFL Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday after nine seasons in the league with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:36:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Clippers' DeAndre Jordan gets the rebound but fails to take the shot The last play of regulation was a confusing one, especially for Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:32:00 -0600'%20DeAndre%20Jordan%20gets%20the%20rebound%20but%20fails%20to%20take%20the%20shot L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Review: ‘October Gale’ Stars Patricia Clarkson The film, written and directed by Ruba Nadda, finds a woman alone in a lakeside home who comes across a man with a gunshot wound. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:14:47 -0600 NYT > Arts Review: ‘Chappie’: a Smart Robot in a Violent Future The latest film from the director of “District 9” and “Elysium” is set in the usual bummer future and wavers uncertainly between laughter and tears. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:05:20 -0600 NYT > Arts A double standard on David Petraeus As a result of the Obama administration's unprecedented war on national-security leaks, some obscure government officials and contractors who divulged classified information to reporters have been sentenced to prison. But David H. Petraeus, the retired general and former director of the CIA,... Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:05:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style