| Aug 1, 2013
*** (out of four)
Recently, the flavor of Woody Allen's work has had all the sweetness of a black coffee martini. 2011's nostalgic "Midnight in Paris" turned borderline evil in the bitter, unwatchable scenes involving Rachel McAdams' excruciating...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"Argo" isn't done being nominated for awards yet.
The Oscar winner for best picture was one of the film, television and theater projects to receive nominations Monday from the Casting Society of America for the 29th annual Artios Awards, set to take...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Pedro Almodovar kept it light and bright June 13 as his frothy comedy "I'm So Excited" launched the 19th edition of the Los Angeles Film Festival.
"This is the best excuse for me to come to Los Angeles," said the director, clad in a chartreuse suit,...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 10:03 AM
If it's a zinger capped by the phrase "leper colony," if there's a hotel room being broken into by house detectives, if it's Penelope Cruz spilling out of an outfit borrowed from Mira Sorvino in "Mighty Aphrodite," then it's time for the new Woody Allen...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:33 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. The first time Penelope Cruz worked with Woody Allen she won an Oscar. So, it's no wonder that she jumped at the opportunity to play a hooker in his latest effort, "To Rome with Love."
"I feel extremely lucky," Cruz said during a...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:49 PM
I was going to review of Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love," but why waste your time? Except for the scenery, it's a major disappointment. Oliver Stone's pulpy, ferocious thriller"Savages" makes greed good and exciting.
Set in Laguna Beach, two best...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Frank Daniel is one of a lucky few who have never been struck by the urge to sneeze, twitch or swat an unassuming bug, at least while on stage.
This matters — why?
Daniel, 69, a Laguna Beach native, has, for the past quarter-century, donned...