| Mar 7, 2013
** (out of four)
If “Oz the Great and Powerful” only had a brain. And heart. And courage.
Even then it’d still have James Franco, who should never again collaborate with director Sam Raimi. Franco's turn as Peter Parker's pal/nemesis...
| Feb 7, 2013
Valentine's Day is one week away, and as some of you have already discovered, restaurant reservations are going fast.
That's the bad news. The good news is that Valentine's Day is one of the biggest days of the year for reservation no-shows. So if the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Atticus Shaffer, perhaps best known as Brick Heck on ABC’s “The Middle,” is a well-spoken, smart and interesting 14-year-old who would make any mother proud. He defies the traditional stereotype of a young teenager, with interests such...
| Dec 20, 2012
The film "Casablanca" has many famous lines, but none more immortal than Capt. Renault's order after seeing a Nazi officer shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine: "Round up the usual suspects." He issues that command to give the impression he'...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Mike McGrann, formerly marketing chief at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, has changed jobs and is now working for the Hampton History Museum. Looks like he's brought his love of live music to his new post.
Next month, the Hampton History Museum will...
| Nov 18, 2012
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg.
The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
| Nov 18, 2012
Mitt Romney finally has it figured out. He knows why he lost. Guess what? It was all President Barack Obama's fault.
Of course, that's not exactly the way Romney puts it. He puts it in a way that sounds even more silly than that. Or perhaps, depending...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Warner Bros. at the Smithsonian: The Smithsonian marked the opening of a new theater and exhibits Wednesday night by presenting Clint Eastwood the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 4:43 PM
If you loved Oprah Winfrey's Oscar specials on her old daytime show, you'll want to turn to OWN at 9. She talks to nominees Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer of "The Help" and Jonah Hill of "Moneyball." A sit-down chat with Lady O can't hurt their chances...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:22 PM
I'm taking a couple of well-deserved days off Thursday and Friday, so I thought I would use today's post to put up the last of my new movie theme song lists. I expect to put together all the lists, including......
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
I promised to pull together several weeks worth of Movie Theme Song lists and your suggestions into one massive post, so here it is. All this began when they used the rousing “Silverado” theme for a computer commercial, giving me......
| Nov 14, 2010
Edgar Andres caught the movie bug when he was 16 years old, after a filmmaker came to his high school to talk about the craft. Soon after, the teen joined a couple of programs, the Urban Oasis Film Academy and Inner City Filmmakers, which teach urban...