| Jun 21, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Let’s first address the elephant in the room – the goofy title. Well, in the mid-60s there was a movie called Billy the Kid vs. Dracula. And last year we had the surprisingly entertaining Cowboys & Aliens.
I’m not familiar with the book...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:28 PM
TeWinkle Middle School holds its "Holiday Plant Sale" from 8 a.m. to noon at the TeWinkle campus, 3224 California St., Costa Mesa.
Divorcees In This Economy
The Women's Institute for Financial Education will offer a free program...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:31 AM
One thing I could count on with a David Cronenberg movie is that it wouldn’t be boring. That has changed, with the release of this snooze fest.
It’s this new genre of historical fiction (Titanic, Inglourious Basterds, Midnight in Paris, etc)....
| Feb 16, 2012
In "This Means War,"the CIA operatives played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy fall for the same woman, a consumer products tester played by Reese Witherspoon. At first the boys agree to let the best agent win, seduction-wise, while Witherspoon's Lauren...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:41 AM
There’s nothing more interesting than watching a movie about a person I knew nothing about. I didn’t know a thing about Oskar Schindler when I saw that. I was surprised at how entertaining and moving it was.
Leopold Socha is a lot like...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:32 AM
A circus provides the setting for this slow-paced but well-acted adaptation of Sara Gruen's best-seller, casting "Twilight" fan favorite Robert Pattinson as a Depression-era veterinary student who goes AWOL after his parents die.
He hooks up with a...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:27 PM
When Wendi McLendon-Covey was hired to play Liz, the annoying neighbor on CBS' "Rules of Engagement," the improv-ready actress didn't have to look far for inspiration.
"I actually know someone who has a lot of these traits, except that she is not a tap-...
| Jul 29, 2011
I had the same feeling watching the first 15 minutes of this movie as I did with Inglourious Basterds. I wished Quentin Tarantino had just made a straight war picture. In this, I was thinking director Jon Favreau should’ve just done a straight...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:00 AM
I'm an evangelical Christian in a country where that is not a political statement. My husband and I have been married five years. We have great sex several times a week despite having two kids under age 2. We get along so well that even a couple of my...
| Jul 19, 2012
*** (out of four)
You don’t have to care about sewing or the clothing preferences of the wealthy—I certainly don’t—to enjoy the valuable secrets and rampant gossip in “Farewell, My Queen,” a juicy drama about royal...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:08 AM
Everyone has been talking about the shooting in Colorado at the Dark Knight Rises. Many of my friends, knowing I’m a movie critic, have asked my opinions. I’ve decided to share many of the thoughts on all aspects of the case, in this blog. I&...
| Mar 7, 2010
Sure, you could go out and see each and every one of the 10 Oscar nominees for best picture (up from five last year). But seriously, isn't that a tad extreme?
There's a faster, easier, less expensive way to protect yourself against tiresome outbursts ("...