| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Director Guy Ritchie established his credentials for outrageous noisy action flicks with "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."
He put the dignified Sherlock Holmes series on steroids with his first big budget effort in 2009. He added top-notch special...
| Jun 28, 2012
** (out of four)
Close the nominations. Contest over. The worst musical score of 2012 goes to “People Like Us,” which delivers such manipulative twinkle-twinkle-jangle-string-section compositions that even the few moments of this melodrama...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 2:25 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedy "Ted," starring a foul-mouthed teddy bear, won the battle at movie box offices over the weekend, taking in a surprising $54.1 million in the United States and Canada and beating Channing Tatum's steamy role as a male...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Alex Kurtzman is making his directorial debut. He and his writing partner did the fun Cowboys & Aliens and the last Star Trek. That Captain Kirk – Chris Pine – gets transported to Los Angeles, where he gets the sad news his dad dies. He was...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Fashion expert Elizabeth Charles just opened her third eponymous boutique in the former chic A'Maree's store at Westcliff Court in Newport Beach.
She already enjoys a loyal following of fashionistas, who appreciate her sophisticated and elegant...
| Mar 16, 2012
Tim Burton takes a nearly 50 year-old gothic soap opera from the shadows to the big screen with his movie version of 'Dark Shadows.' Burton's horror-comedy stars Johnny Depp, Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Watch the trailer for 'Dark Shadows' here and...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The Halloween season is the ideal time for the home-video debut of director Tim Burton's update of the long-running ABC daytime serial, still centered on vampire Barnabas Collins ... played here by frequent Burton collaborator Johnny Depp.
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Often seen in action-driven fare ("Star Trek," "Unstoppable"), Chris Pine does a nice job in this comedy-drama about a salesman who gets lots of surprises when his father dies. Not the least of them is the sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew he had....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 11:21 PM
Usually bands have problems when it comes to the third albums. They have enough material from years of playing the small dingy clubs, and that fills up those first two CDs. On the third disc, they’re in the studio trying to write new material and it...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:16 PM
And so the Christopher Nolan rendition of Batman — started in “Batman Begins” (2005) and continued in “The Dark Knight” (2008) — comes to an end, in “The Dark Knight Rises.”
It stands proudly alongside...
| May 30, 2010
A frizzy-haired old woman wearing sandals used to sit on a stoop at the Palais-Royal in Paris. If people took her for a tramp, what did she care? Her extraordinary life was almost over. Now she could spend her afternoons eyeing passersby and cooing at...
| Oct 29, 2009
Update: A 1920 Spanish-style hacienda in Brentwood owned by actor Dylan McDermott and actress Shiva Rose has sold for $6.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
The walled and gated four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence has been home to...