| Jun 20, 2012
| 12:51 PM
"Every summer, one movie comes along that moves you unlike any other."
So goes the most recent television advertisement for "People Like Us," the family drama aimed at an adult audience that hits theaters later this month. As the TV spot indicates, the...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Let's just get this out of the way: With "People Like Us," actor Chris Pine and writer-director Alex Kurtzman have made the type of movie that their previous features have had a tendency to crush.
Pine became a star three years ago while commanding...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:02 AM
Michael Mahler, the composer and lyricist of the very promising new musical "Hero" at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, is a young, multitalented Chicago fellow who likes to do a lot of different things in the theater. Fair enough. But if there's...
| Jun 28, 2012
Crisco-slick, director and co-writer Alex Kurtzman's"People Like Us"brings up the vague-sounding but crucial question of approach, and how a filmmaker's attack on a story lives or dies with a thousand separate choices.
But first, the plot, cooked up...
| Jul 22, 2012
Whether it's as sellers or landlords, actor-director Warren Beatty and his wife, actress Annette Bening, are up for new roles. They have listed their ivy-clad home in Beverly Crest for $6.995 million.
The house, built in 1992, had been for rent last year...
| Sep 20, 2012
The time-killing carnage in "Dredd 3D" can be assessed all sorts of ways. One depends on how much M-rated gaming you do as a matter of course. If the answer is some, or a lot, you'll likely find "Dredd 3D" up your viscera-strewn alley, because the film...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Look at that face in the photo and try to tell me that is not a great neighborhood face. Aging handsomely and full of life, it is the face of actor Danny Goldring — even the name is neighborhood perfect, Danny — sitting in the barbershop...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Carl Sheldon had a mission Friday to boldly go where he has never has gone before: MegaCon.
A dedicated "Star Trek" fan for most of his life but a first-time MegaCon participant, Sheldon traveled from Vermont to join this weekend's festivities at the...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Watching Patrick Stewart re-enact his greatest onstage goof-up is a comedy show in itself.
He cringes as he relates the time he fell asleep onstage during a performance of 'King Lear': "One Saturday afternoon, I kind of drifted off …," he...
| 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-...