Where, one asks, are the movies for grown-ups, for filmgoers who like a smart racy comedy or cinematically beautiful drama or a well-told tale of intrigue? Where are the stories that are less about blowing up the globe and being able to sneeze and fart at the same time, and more about great dialogue, excellent adventures and relatable relationships? For every Away From Her or The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, for every Quartet or About Schmidt, for every Cocoon or Amour, there are dozens more cash-grabbing superhero movies and big-budget sequels with blood lust villains and crash-and-burn plots contributing to a movie vault that is overflowing with bad actors, lousy scripts and juvenile sensibilities that are increasingly off-putting for grown-up movie fans. The irony, of course, is that many of the zombie-fests pull in big money, which means Hollywood is loath to change its formula. Ben Affleckas Argo may have earned a Best Picture Oscar and $230 million worldwide but it will never enjoy the box office receipts of a movie like Ted, which pulled in twice that amount. U.S.
Barry Sloane and Marc Silver of Sotheby’s International Realty were the listing agents. Roberta Collins of Keller Williams Realty in Los Feliz represented the buyer. New beat for Grammy winner A home in Bel-Air that was being leased by Grammy-winning singer Luis Miguel is for sale at $5.895 million. The stately traditional features a sweeping staircase off the entry, a formal living room with a wet bar, a den, a breakfast area, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,200 square feet of living space.
Members of the band accused the casino operator of using music substantially similar to their hit, “Howlin’ for You,” in commercials. Previously, the band sued and then settled lawsuits against Pizza Hut and Home Depot with similar allegations. Electronic Arts has amicably resolved a lawsuit brought by Textron, which manufactures military helicopters. The companies were disputing whether virtual helicopters in the gameBattlefieldinfringed the trade dress of Textron’s AH-1Z Viper, the UH-1Y transport helicopter, and the V-22 Osprey. EA claimed fair use.