| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:04 AM
I'd like to use my space this week to talk about "Lincoln." No, not the Steven Spielberg blockbuster that may be front-and-center at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies, and not Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln," now on our television screens.
This one is...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Although it seems like Hal Holbrook has owned the role of Mark Twain for decades, another actor has staked a theatrical claim to the white-haired novelist and wit. Val Kilmer has been working on "Citizen Twain," a solo play in which he plays the writer,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Daniel Day-Lewis won virtually every award for best actor -- including his third Oscar -- for his remarkable portrayal of the title president in director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner's superb 2012 drama.
The focus is on the end of...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Much as he had Ben Affleck as a colleague in both writing and acting in the Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting," Matt Damon has a similar peer in John Krasinski ("The Office") in this drama about fracking, the effort to find and market natural gas from...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Mark Twain is coming to the Laguna Playhouse this fall — and to the savvy viewer, he's bringing Jim Morrison, Doc Holliday and Batman with him.
The playhouse announced last week that Val Kilmer, who has a long track record of playing iconic...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In the second hour of Sundance Channel's incredibly absorbing new series "Rectify," Daniel Holden takes off his shoes and socks in the outfield of a baseball diamond. He revels at the feel of grass between his toes and the sun on his face, two...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Sundance Channel's first original series, "Rectify," has received glowing reviews for its short season of just six episodes. So it's good news for fans that the legal drama has been renewed for a longer, 10-episode second season.
"Rectify" stars Aden...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Over the course of two hours inside a small dressing room at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Val Kilmer ages 20 years.
His hair turns a crazy, curly white, a strong mustache sprouts on his upper lip, and deep bags appear under his eyes. Eventually the actor...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Although Mark Twain's literary voice has implanted itself in the American consciousness, there's no known recording of him speaking. Nevertheless, the "Huckleberry Finn" author came on the phone Monday afternoon to rave about his upcoming gig in Laguna...
| Mar 3, 2013
How interested are viewers in this year's “American Idol”? We'll learn a lot more when the public starts voting and the show expands to three nights for the week. The 10 girl hopefuls perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, the 10 guys sing at 8 p.m....
| Apr 23, 2013
When Matt Damon and John Krasinski set out to bring what Krasinski calls an “exploration of modern-day American identity” to moviegoers, the pair zeroed in on a tableau happening across the land — rural communities mired in economic...