| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Visitors to Comic-Con International in San Diego aren’t the most discriminating moviegoers.
As long as clips are in focus and a handful of stars show up for whatever new film is being promoted, convention guests typically leave the cavernous...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Cartoon Network and The Lego Group have teamed for "Mixels," a franchise venture that will feature animated content, digital gaming experiences and a collectible building toy concept.
Toon content from "Mixels" -- featuring the small Mixel creatures that...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Hurray! I have been telling you it was going to happen, and now it is. The Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library will open again at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The reopening celebration will continue until 2 p.m., with refreshments and music at 10 a.m., a program...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Games are expected to challenge, impress with their technology or engross players in an interactive narrative. Though we're only halfway […]...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:42 PM
“The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia,” purportedly penned by the cartoon's Lord of Evil Hunson Abadeer, begins with a warning. “Only bona fide […]...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Not only does Florida have spectacular coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico but the state also has plenty of other opportunities for relaxing, refreshing, renewing H2O fun -- at many water parks around the state.
Here's a selection of...
| Jul 3, 2013
Now begins the annual flurry of press releases that I'll be getting in advance of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). With each news item, I'll be feeling twinges of regret for not being able to attend this year. (Cue the sad trombone.) I'll be...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:44 AM
L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television:
"Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gru is back...and it was worth the wait.
Steve Carell's lovable villain has settled into Dad-mode in 'Despicable Me 2'and the job suits him just fine. But, when a fetching femaile agent from the 'Anti-Villain League', voiced by Kristen Wiig, enlists...
| Sep 19, 2012
On Wednesday, retailer Toys"R" Us will announce its 2012 Holiday Hot Toy List. Adrienne O'Hara was here with a few selections named on the list.
Here are the top 15 toys on Toys R Us' list. The complete list of 50 can be found at toysrus.com/hottoys....
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:23 PM
(CNN) -- Police in Florida say they have busted a mother-and-son team whose goal was to steal thousands of items from toy stores in every state and then sell them online for millions of dollars.
Police say Michael Pollara, 46, and Margaret Pollara, 70,...
| Aug 19, 2012
Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns.
I always figured the rest —...