| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:12 AM
I'm still unhappy that Fox's "The Chicago Code" was canceled. And seeing an inferior new cop drama set in Chicago, "Against the Wall" (9 p.m. July 31, Lifetime; ** stars out of 4) begin its 12-episode first season doesn't ease my frustration.
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:25 PM
All veterans, but particularly one of Laguna's own, were honored July 21 at a fundraiser hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5868 at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club.
About 75 people attended the tribute for vets and, specifically, Harry James...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 9:45 PM
You wouldn't know it by the long list of series premieres and specials, but the summer TV season is winding down. Before the broadcast networks start rolling out their fall shows, Cinemax will premiere its first series, "Strike Back," Discovery will...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:12 AM
If you are anything like me, you're jonesing for TNT's "SouthLAnd" to return and any news about the outstanding police drama's fourth season is welcome.
But the network's announcement that the fabulous Lucy Liu will guest star throughout the season as...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 8:30 PM
I hesitate to tell you that "Legacy of Light" contains philosophical musings, references to Voltaire's "Candide," discussion of Sir Isaac Newton's science and a mini-lecture on dark matter.
I hesitate because I fear you will think if you don't have a PhD...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:00 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday, unless otherwise noted)
The Help (Wednesday)
30 Minutes or Less
The Devil’s Double
Final Destination 5
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Bachelor Pad (season premiere; 8 p.m. Monday; ABC)
The Bling Ring...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Four months after a royal wedding isn't too late for a movie about the courtship, especially if the couple in question is Prince William and the former Kate Middleton.
That's how Hallmark Channel sees it, at least, and evidence supports the newlyweds'...
| Aug 19, 2011
As director of the International Latino Cultural Center, Pepe Vargas champions the richness of Latinidad by bringing some of the world's great talents to the heart of the Midwest: a string quartet from Brazil; a ballet company from Guatemala; films from...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 7:55 PM
I admit, one of my guilty pleasures is the "Real Housewives" series on Bravo.
I love almost every show on Bravo, especially the creative shows like Top Chef, Million Dollar Decorators and Project Runway (before it moved to Lifetime), but the "Real...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 11:06 AM
"Star Trek: The Exhibition" begins its stay at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Saturday. The exhibit covers 40 years of "Star Trek" history and includes artifacts from each "Trek" TV series and movie.
For instance, guests will see a re-...
| Aug 22, 2011
Reza Badiyi, a prolific television director whose credits included "Get Smart" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and who set a Directors Guild of America record for directing the most hours of episodic series television, has died. He was 81.