| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:42 AM
The 2012 Emmy nominations are in the books and my first-blush reactions are mixed. Some surprises left me smiling while I was scratching my head about a few perennial nominations. And of course I have to bitch about them all. So here's a quick list of the...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:25 PM
There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend.
Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 11:15 PM
I can just see the clichés the critics will be writing about this.
“It’s not the typical rom com.”
“The perfect date movie!”
Oh, puh-lease! This is an okay movie. I think you’ll either love or hate. I was lukewarm...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The apparent suicide of filmmaker Tony Scott sparked a number of Hollywood collaborators and admirers to take to Twitter on Sunday night to express their grief over the death of the director of such movies as "Top Gun." Scott, brother of Ridley Scott,...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:04 PM
It's hard to take a place seriously that bills itself as “the hoppiest place on Earth.”
But when it comes to keeping my preteen daughters happy, entertained and out of prison, I'll take anything seriously.
I am all about high culture and...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:29 AM
After his huge success with the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, director Peter Jackson returns to writer J.R.R. Tolkien's territory with this epic-sized start to a three-film prequel. Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins, swept into a quest by dwarves to...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out!
$39-$75, 2 p.m., Feb. 9. Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Rd, Wallingford, oakdale.com
Over its four seasons so far, "Yo Gabba Gabba!"'s roster of episodes has been jammed with star power. The...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:39 PM
I wasn't familiar with Jim Jeffries' standup before popping in my screener of his new comedy, "Legit" (9:30 p.m. Thursday, FX; 3.5 star out of 4). Now I want to check it out.
"Legit" is legitimately and simultaneously raunchy, sweet and funny. Aussie...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation," "The Social Network") co-wrote and stars in this very engaging tale of a couple trying to move on with their lives after divorcing. Andy Samberg plays the other half, and the ex-partners find themselves very much...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, December 21. Elijah Wood, George Lopez and other celebrities came to Studio City this week to support Henry's Tacos, but it may not be enough.
The famous small taco stand is slated to close at the end of the...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, November 23. Lankershim Boulevard has grown into an important street in the Valley, thanks in part to two Metro stations.
The area between the North Hollywood and Universal City stations "now ranks as the most...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:28 AM
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first part of a new trilogy of films from director Peter Jackson that are based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit. Jackson is best known for his epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy which is one of...