| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:29 AM
After his huge success with the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, director Peter Jackson returns to writer J.R.R. Tolkien's territory with this epic-sized start to a three-film prequel. Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins, swept into a quest by dwarves to...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out!
$39-$75, 2 p.m., Feb. 9. Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Rd, Wallingford, oakdale.com
Over its four seasons so far, "Yo Gabba Gabba!"'s roster of episodes has been jammed with star power. The...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:39 PM
I wasn't familiar with Jim Jeffries' standup before popping in my screener of his new comedy, "Legit" (9:30 p.m. Thursday, FX; 3.5 star out of 4). Now I want to check it out.
"Legit" is legitimately and simultaneously raunchy, sweet and funny. Aussie...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation," "The Social Network") co-wrote and stars in this very engaging tale of a couple trying to move on with their lives after divorcing. Andy Samberg plays the other half, and the ex-partners find themselves very much...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, December 21. Elijah Wood, George Lopez and other celebrities came to Studio City this week to support Henry's Tacos, but it may not be enough.
The famous small taco stand is slated to close at the end of the...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, November 23. Lankershim Boulevard has grown into an important street in the Valley, thanks in part to two Metro stations.
The area between the North Hollywood and Universal City stations "now ranks as the most...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:28 AM
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first part of a new trilogy of films from director Peter Jackson that are based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit. Jackson is best known for his epic The Lord of the Rings trilogy which is one of...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:16 PM
In the Shire, a Hobbit-populated region of Middle Earth, Mr. Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) is setting down — for the sake of his nephew Frodo (Elijah Wood) — a true account of his life's great adventure. Forty years earlier, a tall wizard named...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 17. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is calling for more security at LAUSD schools in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Beck says he hopes to have LAPD officers patrol...
| Dec 13, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
After the 12 endings that wrapped up 2003’s Best Picture-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” Peter Jackson could have parted with J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations and gone out on top.
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:55 PM
Movie stars, television actors, pop singers, fashion models and stand-up comedians love to get scared just like you and me.
> Photos: Screaming with the stars at Halloween theme park events
Halloween events at theme parks around the world offer...