Arts + Entertainment writer at the Los Angeles Times. Film and sports junkie, politics enthusiast, aspiring Connect Four champion.

‘Birth of a Nation’ takes Sundance by storm

mystatesman.com — There's good timing. There's great timing. Then there's "The Birth of a Nation" at Sundance. In one of the most charged-up festival screenings in recent memory, the new film about the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831 by actor-director Nate Parker played to a rapturous response last Monday.

Marking the fall of Berlin Wall, Gorbachev warns the West

twincities.com — BERLIN--Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday had strong words for the United States and its allies over growing tension between Moscow and the West, a development he believes has put the world "on the brink of a new Cold War."

Robin Williams, Oscar-winning actor, manic comedian, dies at 63

thenewstribune.com — When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, Calif., his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed." He topped them.

Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman: Who'll sit on the couch?

latimes.com — With the news that Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as host of "The Late Show," the inevitable question from moviedom is: What does this mean for us? Studios and personal publicists have long figured out how to handle Letterman, for all his oddities, and big movie stars regularly make appearances there, even if it doesn't always go smashingly.
Apr 10, 2014

Film celebrities and @StephenAtHome haven't always been the smoothest fit. Does that change on CBS? latimes.com/entertainment/…

Apr 10, 2014

Movie publicists figured out Letterman, but @ZeitchikLAT asks how they'll handle meta Colbert lat.ms/1k9ScWG

'The Lego Movie' is built to end in a surprise

latimes.com — Of the many unexpected moments in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's breakout hit "The Lego Movie," perhaps none is as surprising as the film's ending, which is daring even by the standards of this unconventional film. So daring, in fact, that even its filmmakers weren't sure they should include it.
Feb 19, 2014

Loved the ending. Gave it a real emotional punch. By @ZeitchikLAT: 'The Lego Movie' is built to end in a surprise latimes.com/entertainment/…

Feb 20, 2014

That wildly meta ending of The Lego Movie pretty much makes the film. It almost didn’t come to be. latimes.com/entertainment/…

Feb 20, 2014

RT @ZeitchikLAT: That wildly meta ending of The Lego Movie pretty much makes the film. It almost didn’t come to be. latimes.com/entertainment/…

Feb 07, 2016

Colbert reaching some Wonders Years level of post-Super Bowl goodness #SB50 @StephenatHome

Feb 07, 2016

Change the name in every saintly Peyton Manning testimonial to Puppy Monkey Baby #SB50

Feb 07, 2016

A very special episode of The Stephen Colbert Budweiser Show Live #SB50

Feb 07, 2016

Peyton Manning set to receive the Lombardi trophy. Or as he likes to call it, the Budweiser Nike Nationwide Papa John's Trophy #SB50

Feb 07, 2016

Peyton Manning's likely last words as an active player were a product plug #fitting #SB50

Feb 07, 2016

20th-century entertainment: animals speak as a parable of the Russian Revolution 21st-century entertainment: animals speak to sell a Honda


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