Some say the star of Super Bowl XVIII was Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen; others would insist it was an obscure British actress named Anya Major.
It was Major, dressed in orange shorts and a white track shirt and bearing a sledgehammer, who starred in Apple Computer's spooky science-fiction-movie of a commercial that intro
New Zealand doesn’t seem a likely spot for one of the greatest male ballet stars of his generation to develop his career.
But Ethan Stiefel says he loves life in Wellington, the capital, a city of about 400,000 on the South Pacific nation’s north island where its principal dance company, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, resides.
The Mavericks Invitational went down in Northern California last week, with the world’s best big-wave surfers taking on bombing 40-foot waves.
There were several surfers who call Orange County home among the 24 invitees in the line-up, including San Clemente’s Greg Long, brother Rusty Long, Nathan Fletcher, and Newport transp
Billy Hopkins wasn't going to go for it.
Another surfer on the shoulder of the big wave in Seal Beach pulled out at the last second, so Hopkins thought, “What the heck.” He dropped down the face, bending his knees and crouching down to tuck into the bombing barrel that engulfed him. As he was spit out, Hopkins raised his arms
Two gamblers walk into a bar …
GAMBLER NO. 1: Who do you like?
GAMBLER NO. 2: I like Denver. I think Peyton Manning’s offense is too much for Seattle’s defense. Who do you like?
NO. 1: I like “Nebraska.”
NO. 2: Nebraska? Nebraska isn’t in the Super B
Vanessa Hudgens is a young woman on a quest.
The 25-year-old actress has devoted most of her adult life to seeking an answer to the burning show business question – “Is there life after Disney?”
Many have tried, but only a relative few have succeeded. Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling
First it was lifeguards. Now, maybe, it’s the entire beach.
What began as an idea to relinquish the city’s lifeguard operations at Big and Little Corona beaches could be morphing into a plan to give up city control of the beaches, according to discussions at a special Newport Beach City Council planning meeting Saturday at th
This is the time of year when Hollywood celebrates the best movies of 2013, but it’s 2014 at your local movie theater.
Oscar season is so last year.
You’re ready for a new year of movies, and that new year has begun.
Before we preview the movies of 2014, however, keep in mind that opening dates often change wi
We tend to greet the new year with such optimism, more full than usual with belief in the yet-unsullied future. And it's the same way in Televisionland, where 2014 arrives with new and returning shows filled with promise – because they haven't had a chance to disappoint us yet.
TV fans are lucky in this regard: We actually get two
If a quiet New Year’s Eve at home just isn’t your thing, there are plenty of local party options to kick off the new year. Whether you’re looking for something to do with the family, an elegant dinner with a Champagne toast at midnight or an all-out rock 'n' dance party with 500 or so of your new closest friends, there’s
The BBC series “Walking With Dinosaurs” gets a kid-friendly big-screen treatment, complete with cutesy story and dino-poop jokes, in “Walking With Dinosaurs 3D.” Aimed squarely at that dino-crazy demographic (ages 7-12), it pumps a few IQ points into a kid film genre sorely in need of them.
Nelson Mandela's basic story is known to most Americans, but the details, as dramatized in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” will be a revelation for many. Even those familiar with the history will be impressed and moved to see these events as Mandela experienced them, before the Nobel Prize and universal adulation re-cast the past in
How essential are physical and emotional connections when falling in love? What would you miss – looking into someone’s eyes, caressing them, tasting them? In “Her,” Spike Jonze’s futuristic exploration of a man’s relationship with his computer, the filmmaker surveys human disjunction.
Actor-director Ben Stiller’s witty, improbably moving comedy-adventure gives off the giddy, visceral feelings you get when going through a mountain tunnel and emerging in a bracing vista. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” creates an escapist world that grows out of and enriches the real world – and it does so with revital
Jordan Belfort’s memoir, the source book for Martin Scorsese’s wild new movie (also called “The Wolf of Wall Street”), reminds me of tell-all football memoirs and novels from 40 years ago. It brings no-holds-bared machismo to a closed hothouse environment. In Belfort’s case, it was the “boiler room” of h
The summer before last, a smart website editor asked me whether I'd write about blockbuster movies as a font of water-cooler topics. I told her that this function of Big Film had passed to television. After all, pitched arguments about the latest “Iron Man” or “Star Trek” movie are usually found in online fan-boy chat roo
The chaotic opening image of Ron Burgundy splashing around with a shark immediately raises some troubling questions. Will the most beloved character of Will Ferrell’s career ultimately sleep with the fishes? Will the surefire notion of a series based on a superbly coiffed, dunderheaded anchorman “jump the shark” before it gets
There are no apologies in Hollywood.
There are no excuses in Hollywood.
And there certainly are no refunds in Hollywood.
They charge you the same ticket price for a bad movie as they do for a good movie.
If the movie is a real stinker, there are no apologies from the filmmakers, and there are no offers of refunds