| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"WE NEVER really grow up. We only learn how to act in public," said singer Bryan White.
OR NOT. I was compelled out of a sense of duty to watch at least part of MTV's Video Music Awards. I would rather have stuck with the new PBS production of Agatha...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Tom Cruise is a tiny, annoying fellow. Jack Reacher is huge and taciturn. So aside from the plot, Christopher McQuarrie's "Jack Reacher" film — a decent actioner, but no "Bourne Identity" — has nothing to do with Lee Child's Reacher novels....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age — that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations — comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a...
| Sep 6, 2013
From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age, that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video game variations, here's a modestly scaled summer picture continuing the legend that time...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:54 PM
With South Coast Repertory's golden anniversary season inaugural leading the way, local theater companies — professional, community and collegiate — are lining up to present their initial productions in the 2013-14 season.
At SCR, which...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:06 AM
LONDON -- Hercule Poirot, the meticulous, mustachioed detective invented by legendary crime writer Agatha Christie, is to rise again 38 years after his literary demise, in a new novel commissioned by the Christie estate.
The mystery, as yet untitled,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Elmore Leonard, the highly popular and well-regarded crime novelist who died Tuesday at age 87, also left his mark on television. Compared with his books and the movies that continue to be wrought from them, it’s the smallest of the marks he made:...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Human nature being what it is — a swampy mess of meanness, envy and spite, in case you were wondering — are we surprised that a lot of people would have been thrilled if "The Cuckoo's Calling" were a terrible book? Or, to put it another way:...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:06 AM
The Gateway Center for the Arts upcoming theatrical season includes a double dose of "Beauty and the Beast" in its offerings. The shows, which range from musicals to mystery to comedy, take place at the center, 880 N. U.S. 17-92, DeBary.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Eileen Brennan, the veteran actress best known for roles in "The Last Picture Show," "Private Benjamin" and "Clue," died of bladder cancer in her Burbank home on Sunday. She was 80.
Brennan earned critical praise and an Oscar nom for her supporting...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"Murder for Two," a two-character spoof by Joe Kinosian (book & music) and Kellen Blair (book & lyrics) of an old-fashioned stage whodunit, is the first musical produced by Second Stage at its Uptown venue. Pity it lands with such a thud. The premise is...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:42 PM
The cast of “Veronica Mars” is still shooting the show's big-screen comeback, but writer Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell and the […]...