| May 23, 2013
| 9:29 AM
OK, class. Time for a pop quiz.
Say you’re top Hollywood filmmaker J.J. Abrams and you’re taking heat for including a seemingly gratuitous shot of a scantily clad Alice Eve in your latest blockbuster, “Star Trek: Into the Darkness.&...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Adam Malin was 13 when he went into business, and his chosen profession was the business of sci-fi and comic books. This was back in 1971, years before his proliferation of fan gatherings to celebrate the likes of "Star Trek" and "Xena," an effort Malin...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Everyone seemed to be talking about what Seth MacFarlane would do as host of the Oscars. On Sunday night, MacFarlane kept that dialogue going, making Hollywood's big night all about Seth MacFarlane.
The "Family Guy" creator opened the 85th Academy Awards...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:29 PM
At the end of his rambunctious one-man show Thursday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, William Shatner gave what must have been the least-needed apology uttered that night in Costa Mesa: "Sorry to disappoint you, but I'm real."
It wasn't an off-...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:40 PM
When William Shatner opened on Broadway last February, he wasn't nearly as confident as his show's title indicated.
The actor's one-man show sported the cheeky moniker, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It." But a nasty elemental force had invaded...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:17 PM
What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
| Jan 2, 2013
Though he was five years removed from an Oscar nomination, in 2011 Ryan Gosling was everywhere, skyrocketing into A-list territory thanks to "Crazy Stupid Love," "Drive" and "The Ides of March." In 2012 it was Channing Tatum, who scored three hits ("The...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:30 AM
How often have you attended a show for the first time and instantly recognized all the major characters the moment they appeared?
Chances are you'll do so when you visit "The Addams Family" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Even before the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:18 AM
KAMLOOPS, Canada - "It's a true thing," as my grandmother used to say. Luxury lodging is in the eye of the beholder.
Whether it's an inn, hotel, resort, even a campsite, all the assorted bits that meet to make a hotel feel like a home will never be to...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:03 AM
Sylvester Stallone put his spin on the comic-book character a number of years ago, but in the view of many purists, this made-in-3D version is the much more faithful one. Karl Urban ("Star Trek") now has the role of the futuristic judge, jury and...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Tumblr Thursday has been coming to you in the paper for awhile now, so it seemed like about time that this list make its way to the Internet, for your convenience, of course. Some of these are a little old hat now, but they're all important to remember....
| May 23, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Director and screenwriter Justin Zackham ("The Bucket List") seems to be working on a new movie genre. In "The Big Wedding," he oversees the production of a mildly raunchy, R-rated romantic comedy that's tailored for senior citizens. Robert De Niro, Diane...