| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Before we as residents light our torches and re-enact the finale to the old "Frankenstein" movie of the 1930s, let's answer these questions first:
Did Moongoyle Productions use state funds to produce its films? Were students involved as actors or crew...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:29 AM
What does the news that Rupert Murdoch wants to buy Time Warner mean to the public? Would such a takeover, merging Time Warner with Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, result in more entertaining TV series and movies?
I highly doubt it. Time Warner rebuffed the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It's a...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Costa Mesa is not the only Orange County city working toward expanding its library square footage. San Clemente is doing so and in fact is ahead of us.
Its library will be closing June 16 for the remodeling, and an adjacent no-longer-used senior center...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Around the time National Geographic produces its inevitable retrospective "The 2010s: What Was That All About?" historians should have a clearer understanding of why "Sharknado," out of all the cheekily exploitative schlock movies programmed by Syfy,...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. announced Saturday afternoon that director Richard Lester, who helmed the influential classic Beatles' film musicals, 1964's "A Hard Day's Night" and 1965's "Help!," is the recipient of the organization's career...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Turner Classic Movies is set to present the U.S. TV premiere of Mark Cousins' acclaimed 15-hour documentary, "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," beginning Sept. 2.
The cable network will show Cousins' documentary with a complementary program of 119...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:06 AM
We're a bit biased, but the staff at EW are clearly geniuses.
In the magazine's latest issue, out Friday, the writers and editors have named Baltimore-set social tapestry "The Wire" as the No. 1 TV show. Of all time.
Here's what they had to say:...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Toward the end of his life, Orson Welles and director Henry Jaglom became close in friendship and business. They lunched regularly together at Ma Maison, where the film legend asked Jaglom to tape their unfettered conversations. Thirty years later, film...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Orson Welles' long-lost film "Too Much Johnson," which the seminal filmmaker directed two years before coming to Hollywood to make his landmark 1941 drama "Citizen Kane," has been recovered.
The announcement was made by the National Film Preservation...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Bid goodbye to summer in style with a drive-in screening of "Vertigo," the Alfred Hitchcock film that's had an unprecedented trajectory. Dismissed on its original 1958 release, it has steadily risen in critical estimation to the point where it displaced...