| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The photograph is almost famous: a shot by Kevin Winter of actress Jennifer Lawrence that caught her just as she stumbled on her way to receive an Oscar this year.
The small drawings hanging beneath are less familiar: delicate images by P.E. Sharpe of a...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 12:05 AM
It's rare to catch Corona del Mar High senior Molly Rovzar off guard on the girls' lacrosse field.
She is a senior midfielder and team captain for the Sea Kings. Despite missing two games this year due to illness, she leads the team in most...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take "The Sapphires," the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam.
Already, many have seen it and liked it. If you enjoyed "Strictly Ballroom" or "The Commitments," which is to say if you fell...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Two new movies are out about growing up and finding acceptance — a broad comedy ("Pitch Perfect") and moving drama ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower").
"Pitch Perfect" mixes gleeful musical numbers with raunchy campus antics. Freshman Becca (Anna...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:53 AM
"The Sapphires," which opens Friday, is the crowd-pleasing, based-on-actual-people story of four young Aboriginal women who team up with a male Irish manager and perform for American troops in Vietnam, so it's covering its bases internationally.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:07 PM
In my final years in the public defender's office, identity theft became a factor for many clients wrongly accused of crimes. Someone would be arrested for a crime while possessing false identification in the client's name. After making bail, the...
| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| May 23, 2011
Americans appear to be growing tired of riding the high seas with Capt. Jack Sparrow, but "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" found box office treasure anyway.
The fourth entry in the Johnny Depp-starring "Pirates" series raked in $256.3...
| May 8, 2011
Kristen Wiig has just come off an average Saturday night, one that required her to wear a 2-foot-high wig, shuffle lethargically around a stripper pole and bury her face in Helen Mirren's cleavage.
"I was like, 'Are you cool with this? 'Cause I'm...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
| May 13, 2011
From the first overheated moments of "Bridesmaids," with its Kama Sutra-plus-six-positions sex — so satisfying for him, so exhausting for her — it's clear we're in for that rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view.
| Dec 15, 2011
Comedies are often the most talked-about movies of the year, but even the good ones are often overlooked when it comes to awards season. Hoping to buck the trend is "Bridesmaids," the raunchy, female-driven ensemble that racked up close to $170 million at...