| Jan 21, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Each January, many followers of Jesus observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It was begun more than 100 years ago by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. Originally, the friars were an order of Episcopal priests who joined the Roman Catholic...
| Dec 20, 2012
*** (out of four)
Before learning about the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., I already was disturbed by a scene of “Jack Reacher” in which a sniper sets up five seemingly random people in his sights before killing them. The world only grows more...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Archbishop William E. Lori's article on the Second Vatican Council ("Not a break but a continuum," Aug. 18) fails to mention Pope John XXIII who convened the council. Instead Mr. Lori refers to Pope Paul II. According to Archbishop Lori, Pope Paul II...
| Oct 18, 2012
Not that we needed it, and pardon the trace elements of contempt regarding the familiarity of this particular narrative hook, but: Yet another serial killer movie hits theaters this week.
In "Alex Cross," Tyler Perry, way, way out of his signature drag...
| Oct 18, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Without referencing early 1990s rappers Kris Kross, I see no way to write a less-menacing tagline than the one on the poster for “Alex Cross”: “Don’t ever cross Alex Cross.”
This thriller plays like...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:59 PM
With "Paranormal Activity 4" expected to dominate the box office this weekend, Tyler Perry may be haunted by his decision to star in "Alex Cross."
The fourth installment in the popular horror franchise will easily claim No. 1, debuting with around $50...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:46 PM
"Alex Cross" (PG-13). A serial killer pushes a detective/psychologist for the Detroit Police Department (Tyler Perry) to the edge. With Edward Burns, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno, Carmen Ejogo, Cicely Tyson, Rachel Nichols and Werner Daehn....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:05 PM
The essence of enjoying a scary movie is that we can hit our target heart rate while enjoying large quantities of snacks. Cardio and candy — a win-win.
I was predisposed to find "Paranormal Activity 4" a total waste of time, aside from my...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Matthew Fox can no longer be found living in Manhattan Beach. The "Lost" star has sold his house there for $1.875 million.
The Spanish-style home came on the market in March at $1.995 million. Built in 1927, it features coved ceilings, arched doorways,...
| Jun 24, 2012
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million.
The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:08 PM
"Lost" star Matthew Fox has listed a house in Manhattan Beach for sale at $1.995 million.
The Spanish-style home, built in 1927, features coved ceilings, arched doorways, two corner fireplaces, decorative tile stair risers and a wooden stairway with...