In his spaghetti Westerns, Sergio Leone surrounded Clint Eastwood’s tall, monotone killer with extroverts and comic grotesques who kept the audience primed for action and made his antihero look supercool. In his reboot of “RoboCop” (1987), Brazilian director Jose Padilha does something excitingly similar. He encircles his talle
In case anyone out there (hello, dudes) forgot, Friday is Valentine’s Day.
If you’ve got a sweetheart – or hope to seal that particular deal today – we suggest these seven romantic ways to celebrate your heart’s content.
After all, when you have Orange County, who needs Paris?
Savor some c
ANAHEIM – Disneyland Resort will host a new half-marathon weekend this fall with a Marvel theme and characters cheering along runners, the company announced Tuesday.
The 13.1-mile race will go through Disney’s two theme parks as well as along city streets on a new course yet to be revealed. The Avengers Super Heroes Half Mara
Nancy DuFault was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 17 years ago. She shakes so much she has trouble bringing a fork to her mouth.
But on March 1 she will let go of her walker, take her husband Bob’s hand and dance the Argentine tango.
At Segerstrom Hall.
In front of 1,700 people.
Is television's Second Golden Age coming to a close? The explosion of quality and novelty that began with “The Sopranos” in 1999 and “Survivor” in the summer of 2000 is still going strong, but that's largely because of the significant number of excellent shows that have been around for a while. The new nuggets are becomin
Lewis Black is known for his quick wit, sharp tongue and no-holds-barred approach to stand up comedy. The 65-year-old’s fiery rants often lead him to tightly ball his fists and cause veins to protrude from his neck and the middle of his forehead, as he vents frustrations via smart satirical bits about politics, religion and basic human stu
There was a kind of magic that happened many nights when Johnny Carson, the legendary host of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” invited a Jimmy Stewart or an Angie Dickinson, a Sylvester Stallone or a Lucille Ball onto his stage and into our homes, says documentary filmmaker Peter Jones.
For one thing, they’d o
In movies as diverse as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008) and “When in Rome” (2010), Kristen Bell has been a first-rate comic actor with a mastery of pert, fed-up, sometimes wistful deliveries. In “Fanboys” (2009) she was a subtle and beguiling parodist, echoing the spunky, curvy tomboys of George Lucas and S
Can Aaron Paul be as dynamic a big-screen star as he was a cult figure on AMC’s “Breaking Bad?” Not if he acts the way he does as an underground street-racing champ named Tobey Marshall in “Need for Speed.” He glares at the bad guy, Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper), and lowers and roughens his voice to gravel –
Kathie Warren was working as a graphic artist when she stumbled upon a thriving art scene in downtown Santa Ana.
It was the late '90s. Neutral Grounds, where Lola Gaspar restaurant now stands, would host poetry readings and open mic sessions. She found herself in the presence of muralists such as Emigdio Vasquez and Sergio O'Cadiz.
It’s the rare builder who sees design improvements in the gentle curves of a classic Porsche, or who can craft a musical instrument out of a car. Millions of garage monkeys can only dream they had such an eye and the ability to make their visions a reality.
But for Chip Foose, “It’s almost a curse,” he said. &ldqu
“I’m 95 – I’m not dead!” declares Steve Rogers, aka Captain America. You can say that again. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” injects new life into the Marvel movie universe and the superhero genre.
The directing team of Anthony and Joe Russo fulfill Captain America’s potential as a un
When he was a student at Marina High School in Huntington Beach many moons ago, Kevin Casey wasn’t dreaming of being a professional musician. But then he played keyboards with the Mariners, the school’s show choir, and everything changed.
“That was the first time I had ever played with other musicians,” Casey reca
“Cheshire Cat.” That’s one note I made after watching Errol Morris’ Q&A-based documentary about Donald Rumsfeld, “The Unknown Known,” culled from 33 hours of interviews the filmmaker conducted with the two-time secretary of defense.
Morris himself has since compared Rumsfeld to that grinning feline