| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
A collection of cute furry creatures will smother the undead this weekend, as "Monsters University" is expected to top zombie tale "World War Z" and several holdovers at the box office, including "Man of Steel."
The new Pixar film, a follow-up to 2001'...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Dramas about sports are enjoying a renaissance: "Moneyball"is an Oscar contender, "Magic/Bird" is on its way to Broadway and, here in Chicago, the Jackie Robinson play "Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting" is packing them in at the Lookingglass Theatre. So Ronan...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:01 AM
The movie of the fewest words spoke the loudest at the Oscars this year.
On an evening suffused with nostalgia, "The Artist," a nearly wordless, black-and-white romance celebrating Hollywood's formative era, won five Academy Awards, including best...
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2011
Brad Pitt has listed his gated Malibu beach house for $13.75 million.
The view home he shares with actress Angelina Jolie sits on 1.26 blufftop acres with a tennis court, a lap pool and access to the beach. Features include walls of glass doors, a walk-...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:51 PM
First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings.
Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Four new films are being released this weekend: the cancer comedy "50/50," "What's Your Number?" with Anna Faris, the faith-based drama "Courageous" and the thriller "Dream House." But all four debut are expected to come in behind three films that...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:08 AM
"The Lion King" is proving to be far more ferocious than Hollywood imagined.
A 3-D version of the classic 1994 animated film claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out four new films. Ticket sales for the re-...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 10:31 PM
Mikah Maly-Karros, the best women's basketball player UC Irvine has had in more than a decade, has quit the team, UCI officials confirmed Monday.
Maly-Karros, a 6-foot-1 forward, led the Big West Conference in scoring as a junior last season at 19.5...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:33 AM
Bennett Miller directed the acclaimed film "Capote" in 2005. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Miller now brings his masterful but subtle touch to the sports movie genre in "Moneyball." In the process, he...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 8:34 PM
Don't be surprised if the team on-base percentage of Tarbut V'Torah's baseball team makes a significant jump next season.
Brent Dohling is the high school baseball coach at TVT, a Jewish Community Day School in Irvine with about 150 students. He also had...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Jonah Hill was a recent Oscar nominee for "Moneyball," but the more typical brand of movie he's known for is represented by this comedy.
As the title suggests, he plays a suspended student-turned-baby sitter, and one who buys himself a heap of trouble...