| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:40 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to run for office in New York.
The Skinny: I'm pretty sure I have fewer skeletons in my closet than either Anthony Weiner or Eliot Spitzer so maybe I should throw my hat in the ring to be the next Manhattan...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:53 AM
There's quite a bit of buzz surrounding "Pacific Rim", the new sci-fi actioner from Guillermo Del Toro. If you've ever thrilled to the sight of mosters fighting giant robots, like I did when watching episodes of Spectreman and Jonny Sokko and his Giant...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Legendary Entertainment has a new man of steel.
Monday, the closely held entertainment company announced that it has tapped Bruce Rosenblum, the former top television executive at Warner Bros., to be its president of television and digital media....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Guillermo del Toro, director of the forthcoming sci-fi picture "Pacific Rim," had a very specific set of parameters for the movie's visuals.
For starters, the filmmaker, whose directing credits include "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy," knew what he...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the expectations for Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel"!
The Superman picture comes at a crucial time for the studio. With the completion of the "Dark Knight" trilogy last year, Warner Bros. needs a new...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Highlights for Monday at the Newport Beach Film Festival:
Love at a Certain Age
Documentary by Logan Hendricks about the romantic lives of seniors. 3:15 p.m.; Island Cinema 7.
Key of Life
Japanese Spotlight feature by Kenji Uchida about a...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Despite difficulties finding locations to shoot "A Werewolf Boy," a blockbuster from South Korea and this year's selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival's Korean Spotlight, filmmakers were able to capture some of the country's most scenic...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:00 PM
In Rafa Lara's film "Cinco de Mayo: The Battle," calendar dates are superimposed over the action counting down to May 5 — the day in 1862 when a ragtag Mexican army defeated France in the fight for independence.
It may not be the only countdown...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:55 AM
LAS VEGAS -- At CinemaCon, most studios charm movie theater owners by putting their best-looking stars center stage. On Tuesday, however, Warner Bros. went a different route, opting to promote its summer slate with the help of its most recognizable...
| Apr 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The head of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners may want Hollywood to make fewer R-rated movies, but the exhibitors at CinemaCon this week seem to be eager for more.
During nearly every studio presentation here this week, the movies...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Doug Penikas received his acceptance to the Newport Beach Film Festival in the most unceremonious of ways — an email that landed in his junk folder.
"I didn't believe it," he said. "I thought it was a hoax. Especially when I couldn't tell anyone...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Once a month, at Third Coast Comics in the Edgewater neighborhood, the store closes for the evening and the knitting comes out. Followed by the drinks. Drink & Draw & Knitting Night is the second Thursday of each month, as it has been since Terry Gant...