| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Shaun Piccinino said he knew he wanted to be involved in film ever since his first stage production when he was 5 years old.
Piccinino, a Huntington Beach resident who never went to film school, has been noted for his visual effects work with productions...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:40 PM
"Hotel Transylvania" will suck the life out of its rivals at the box office this weekend, as the animated monster flick is set to dominate ticket sales.
The 3-D film should easily claim the No. 1 position with a solid debut of around $35 million,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Who does resortwear the best?
Island women, that's who.
You'll have a chance to see for yourself at the Caribe Arts Fest.
The showcase mix of fashion, jewelry, fine art, sculpture, music and film will take place Friday through Sunday at Las Olas...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:12 PM
"The 39 Steps" proves that ingenuity, a good foreign accent and exaggerated body language can enthrall an audience so much that they forget only four people are playing the tens of characters.
The play runs through Oct. 21 at the Laguna Playhouse.
| Jul 24, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Deepa Mehta and Mira Nair first met in a swimming pool in Amritsar, India, when they were children, not knowing at the time that they would become two of India's most influential filmmakers. Now the two women, who are eight years apart, will be coming to...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
TAULL, Spain -- Colombian Carlos Moreno's "Que viva la musica!," Peruvian Javier Fuentes-Leon's "The Vanished Elephant" and Argentinean Ana Katz's "Mi amiga del parque" are among 17 projects selected for the first Europe Latin America Co-Production Forum....
| Aug 18, 2012
| 8:30 AM
In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:05 PM
"Strike Back" is the smartest action thriller on TV.
As was the case in the series' first season on Cinemax (it began on British TV), British counter-terror unit Section 20 faces down a world of evil-doers, wasting more baddies in one episode than Jack...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Laura Lippman's latest, "And When She was Good," is out this week, the latest from Baltimore's favorite mystery writer. Here's a review from Celeste Sollod, a book publishing veteran who writes about Baltimore literary life at BaltimoreBookTalk.com (You...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 10:13 AM
John Grisham — “International best-selling author of 23 novels!” the stadium announcer boomed out moments earlier — took his seat in Row B, alongside the Cubs dugout at Wrigley. Next to him, Michael Harvey, the best-selling crime...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 12:56 PM
"The Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan, A Reagan Arthur Book/Little, Brown & Co., 288 pages, $24.99.
It is 1914, two years after the sinking of the Titanic. Grace Winter, Hannah West and Ursula Grant are on trial for murder. Grace, the narrator, is 22. She...