| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:32 PM
"The Big Year" is a completely disposable comedy.
Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are A-list actors all known for potentially outrageous humor. But their talents are totally wasted here. They act out a screenplay so tepid it may be a new cure...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:02 AM
Originally posted in First Run: A Film-Review Blog, by Timmy Semenza.
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paul Braunstein, Trond Espen Seim, Kim Bubbs, Jørgen Langhelle
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:56 PM
OK, now, don't be scared: Some networks have been celebrating Halloween already, but here comes the real trick-or-treat deal.
The new week begins on the eve of the annual visits from little candy-seeking goblins and witches -- along with the occasional...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:06 PM
COSTA MESA — "Not in our house" is a term the Costa Mesa High boys' water polo team has used this season.
Now that they actually have a house, members of the Mustangs have done a masterful job protecting it.
They have not lost at home this season....
| May 22, 2011
Allah, Liberty and Love
The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom
Simon & Schuster: $25
The author looks at the contentious world views sometimes dividing Muslims and non-Muslims and suggests solutions to transcend those differences....
| Jul 12, 2012
A beautiful late afternoon at White Rock Lake in Dallas--perfect for fishing, running, biking and of course mosquitos.
It’s in zip code 75214 where there has been a confirmed case of West Nile Virus.
The Carpenter family lives in the area and had...
| Dec 19, 2009
Dan O'Bannon, the acclaimed science fiction/horror film screenwriter who was best known for writing the blockbuster hit "Alien" and who also directed and wrote the zombie fest "The Return of the Living Dead," has died. He was 63.
| Aug 24, 2007
It seems everyone has their own Harry Potter that mythical figure from pop culture in whom most can find common ground and whose reappearance every few years brings the true believers out to party. The fanboys have their Batman. The baby boomers have...
| Aug 9, 2009
"My country is my family," writes Ricky Rice as he concludes his apologia pro vita sua -- a.k.a Victor LaValle's massive, heroically strange new novel, "Big Machine" (Spiegel & Grau: 378 pp., $25). "I like America."
There's something both dissonant and...
| Dec 4, 2008
Studios are again mining the 1980s for a new batch of high-profile releases.
Fox has moved a remake of the 1984 adventure "Romancing the Stone" to development. Universal, meanwhile, is in negotations to get the rights to John Carpenter's 1988 sci-fi film...
| Jan 29, 2009
Universal is going back to "The Thing" they do.
Variety says Ron Moore, co-creator and writer of the updated "Battlestar Galactica," has been tapped to remake Universal's 1951 "The Thing from Another World," during which a malevolent alien life form...
| May 22, 2008
At its best, the art of movie poster illustration conveys a tangible sense of adventure. There are few sharper contemporary examples than the imagery crafted by veteran artist Drew Struzan for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" back in the summer of...