| Oct 15, 2011
| 1:12 PM
The sum is less than the parts in Tom Hanks' first feature directing project since "That Thing You Do!" but since the parts involve Hanks and Julia Roberts as the film's stars, benefits can be found. Also the picture's co-writer (with Nia Vardalos), Hanks...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 3:44 PM
"Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show: Book One"
By Gordon McAlpin
Chase Sequence Co., 224 pages, $19.95
There are certain places that beg the question: What exactly goes on here?
I am talking about those places where one can't help but wonder what the break room...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 8:25 AM
Denzel Washington has worked several times with action-specialist director Tony Scott ("Crimson Tide," "Man on Fire"), and they reteam on this effective, fact-inspired thriller that puts fresh spins on a time-tested premise of a train that's out of...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:00 AM
ABC on Tuesday announced its 2011-12 prime time schedule that includes 13 new shows, seven of which will premiere this fall. Among the new entries is "Pan Am," adrama about pilots and flight attendants set in the 1960s (everyone seems to be creating their...
| Jun 17, 2011
Simon Pegg is as close as you can get to a real-life geek superhero; his special powers include a real affection for Comic-Con culture and stepping into that imaginary world. As a boy, Pegg was swept away by his geek loves: live theater and the...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 6:43 AM
Originally made for Cartoon Network, this live-action mystery-adventure - which offers its canine title character in computer-animated form - follows the gang to a resort where the nearby lake allegedly houses a Frog Monster.
Familiar television faces...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 11:47 AM
* * * Horrible Bosses
Directed by Seth Gordon. Written by Michael Markowitz and John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. With Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Kevin Spacey. (R)
You'd think with the job market this tight there would be more...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:33 PM
After a lengthy period when he made more headlines than movies, Mel Gibson tackled a big acting challenge by reuniting with "Maverick" leading lady Jodie Foster - his director as well as his co-star here - in this 2011 drama.
Gibson plays a man in the...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 6:47 PM
The Valley Porcelain Artists will host an Art Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 26 at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank.
The public is encouraged to come and see the porcelain hand-painted by more than 100 members of the club. It...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Simon Pegg joins the roster of stars who have lent their voices to "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in the latest episode, called "Bounty."
The "Star Trek" and "Shaun of the Dead" actor voices the character Dengar, who appeared in "The Empire Strikes Back."...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:58 AM
These days, Syfy isn't only a destination for watching scary movies but also for seeing how they get that way.
The special effects makeup competition "Face Off" has been a ratings hit for the channel, to the degree that it's already been renewed for a...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Reese Witherspoon is the woman between two suitors, whose rivalry escalates as they use their CIA backgrounds, in this amusing action-comedy from director McG ("Charlie's Angels").
Chris Pine ("Star Trek") and Tom Hardy ("Inception") play the...