Writer-director–star Jon Favreau, who wrote the script for “Swingers” and directed “Iron Man,” returns to indies with this excessively ingratiating foodie/family movie. He plays Los Angeles chef Carl Casper, who regains his edge when a critic (Oliver Platt) pans his gilded-cage restaurant, where he’s paid well
Show me an actress who can work a quote from “The Godfather” into an interview, and I’ll show you a happy interviewer.
To a celebrity interviewer, there is no greater attribute an actress can possess (forget looks, brains and talent) than to drop “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” into a response.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of his last two completed films, blends right into the saloon and butcher shop atmosphere of “God’s Pocket,” “Mad Men” star John Slattery’s directorial debut – a flavorful, deeply flawed adaptation of Pete Dexter’s novel about a fictional hard-knocks neighborhood in P
In 1973, Hollywood was still eating beans. In 1974, the beans ate Hollywood.
The beans of which I speak are the beans eaten by cowboys around a campfire in Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy classic “Blazing Saddles.” What other beans could I possibly be discussing?
The impact of those beans was immediate. Never has so muc
Everything seemed cheery that morning in late 2011 at the Whiskey a Go Go. That’s when quintessential metal band Black Sabbath announced that all four original members – frontman Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward – would reunite for an extensive tour as well as a new album. Helmed
ANAHEIM – For Kiss fans who couldn’t get to Brooklyn for the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this month, the LA KISS will bring a taste of that honor to Saturday’s Arena League Football game, giving fans a chance to pose for pictures with the trophy.
Schuyler Hoversten, president of LA KISS, s
Greg MacGillivray started making his first film when he was 11, shooting with a Brownie 8-millimeter movie camera purchased with S&H Green Stamps.
Now, 57 years later, the Laguna Beach filmmaker has crafted dozens of award-winning films – most of them for the giant IMAX screen – that have surpassed $1 billion at the box o
Josh Goldstein was born and raised in Orange County. He grew up in Tustin Hills and is a proud graduate of Foothill High School in unincorporated Santa Ana.
Through family connections, he had a laminated family pass to go to Edwards Cinemas. He used to attend movies whenever possible, particularly at Edwards Big Newport in Newport Beach.
Ricky Ian Gordon’s “A Coffin in Egypt,” which was given its West Coast premiere Wednesday night at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, is nothing to get excited about. This new chamber opera in one act, based on a play of the same name by Horton Foote, ambles along agreeably enough for 80 minut
FEATURED SHOW “Modern Family,” 9 p.m. ABC The annual vacations for the extended Pritchett clan have produced some of the classic “Modern Family” episodes. Tonight, the three households head down under in search of Phil’s Australian roots. In a subplot, Mitchell and Cameron link up with an old &l
As excellent as the first episode of the FX series “Fargo” was, it has a long way to go to claim the title of best series based on a theatrical movie. That honor still resides with “Friday Night Lights,” the homespun drama about a small-town Texas high school football team. “Friday Night Lights” had ple
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Surfing America’s USA surf team is at Salinas, Ecuador, this week battling for a team title at the International Surfing Association’s World Junior Championships, where early reports about three San Clemente surfing ambassadors were looking good.
As of Wednesday, San Clemente’s Griffin Colapinto had cleared the first th
More than 500 people showed up in Laguna Beach on Thursday afternoon to honor Hobie Alter, the man known for bringing surfing and sailing to the masses but also remembered as a generous and kind family man and friend who was more than his inventions.
“Not much about him was usual,” said his daughter Paula Alter. “He liv
LAGUNA BEACH – Laguna would become one of the first cities in Southern California with rules governing commercial stand-up paddleboarding lessons if an ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission on Wednesday night is passed by the City Council.
The regulations endorsed by the commission – including permits and CPR licen
Take more than 60 characters and 24 songs from 18 Disney and Pixar movies including “The Lion King,” “Mulan,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo” and “The Incredibles,” add an enchanted castle and a large skating rink and you get &ldquo