| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:46 AM
The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible."
I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:00 PM
“The Book of Mormon” and “Once,” Broadway musicals that dominated the two most recent Tony Awards, will come to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa during the three-venue complex’s 2013-14 season.
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Director Steve McQueen's third feature, "Twelve Years a Slave," screened for the first time Friday evening at the Telluride Film Festival with reviews so strong that its inclusion in this year's Oscar race appears inevitable. While extremely brutal for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:16 PM
"What's the deal with all these movies," one academy member asked me over the weekend. "All of a sudden, there are just so many of them, and they're all supposed to be really, really good."
You could almost forgive his astonishment, awakening as he...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
If the elegant cars of Formula One racing are thoroughbreds, "Rush," the new film set in that world, is more of a mixed breed. When screenwriter Peter Morgan candidly calls this "a British independent film directed by a Hollywood director," he is...
| May 19, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Oh, nature, so near and yet so far: the thing we live in and deny, worship and destroy. The nagging conscience of our modern dystopian times!
It is spiritually useful to be reminded that there is a world of animals that -- for the moment, at least --...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:59 AM
It wowed festival-goers and film critics at Telluride. It was declared the best picture Oscar winner in Toronto. Madonna "visibly teared up" at Tuesday's New York Film Festival screening, even though she apparently spent a fair amount of time texting...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
At this point “12 Years a Slave” has only its own publicity to conquer. Moviegoers reeling from “Gravity” may well approach director Steve McQueen's patient, clear-eyed and altogether extraordinary adaptation of the 1853 slave...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The man behind the two tracks that were each dubbed "the song of the summer" ("Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines") will help write the soundtrack of next summer: Hans Zimmer has enlisted music producer Pharrell Williams to help score "The Amazing Spider-Man...
| Nov 6, 2012
Technology-enhanced super-soldier Master Chief has always been efficient, even by military standards. Drop the “Halo” protagonist on any alien-infested setting ......