| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Magic coach Jacque Vaughn appealed to his players’ professionalism when asked if his club could recover after Friday’s 20-point loss to Sacramento.
What else can Vaughn do?
"Let me check my watch here," said Vaughn, whose team faces the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Japanese beverage firm Suntory Holdings will buy Beam, the company behind American bourbon Jim Beam, for $13.6 billion.
In addition to Jim Beam, Suntory will acquire Maker's Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, Teacher's and Laphroaig Scotch whiskeys,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:38 AM
A personal list, for sharing. You won't find the movies "It's a Wonderful Life" or "A Christmas Story," neither of which I've ever been able to sit through, on this short list. The first I find hopelessly saccharine. As for the second, though as a boy I...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The end of the "Boardwalk" is approaching.
HBO announced at its Television Critics Assn. press tour session in Pasadena Thursday that "Boardwalk Empire," the 1920s period drama top lined by Steve Buscemi, will come to a close at the end of its fifth...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:21 AM
“You know? I forget.”
- Bill Murray’s response when asked during Reddit’s AMA Friday to finally answer the question: “What did you whisper in Scarlett Johansson's ear at the end of Lost In Translation?”
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Bill Murray says in his Reddit AMA that the recently graduated "SNL" cast -- the Kristen Wiig era, essentially -- is the best one since he was there in the show's early days....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Their coach had quoted Winston Churchill before the game. Near the end of it, inspirational clips from movies blared on the Jumbotron, finishing with John Belushi's primal "Let's Do it!" scream from "Animal House," the sound and fury all meant to...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:39 AM
How crowded was December at the movies? Crowded enough to push George Clooney and "The Monuments Men" into an early 2014 release. And that's good! That's good. Because a little quality to go with our winter movie diversions would be good.
Here are 10...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Enlisted," which premieres Friday on Fox, is an oddly quaint show, a stateside service comedy, if not quite a peacetime one.
Created by Kevin Biegel ("Cougar Town"), its theatrical antecedents are boot-camp films such as Bob Hope's "Caught in the Draft,...
| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Pick the play that could've won Sunday. Any play. This is the hobby of the past dozen Dolphins years. You can pick Carolina's fourth-and-10 completion on its final drive. You can pick Caleb Sturgis' missed 53-yard field goal.
I will pick the play just...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Matt Chojnacki couldn't remember the last time he liked a movie poster.
He couldn't recall the last time he went to a movie theater, looked at the posters and, compelled by the cleverness of the images, decided which movie to see. He used to do this all...