| May 30, 2013
The razzle dazzles, but the smoke never quite hides the mirrors in "Now You See Me," a super-slick new magicians' heist picture that demonstrates, once again, how tough it is to make "magic" work as a movie subject.
A medium that is, by definition, a...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 7:52 PM
COSTA MESA — Renowned American composer Philip Glass is the subject of the Pacific Symphony's annual American Composers Festival (ACF), which begins Thursday night in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa.
The festival ends...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:49 PM
CD Release Party
Local Orange County band Semi Sweet has its CD release party for "Sugar-Free" at 10 p.m. at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa.
The 21-and-older show is free.
For information, call (949)
| Mar 11, 2011
| 8:03 PM
'The O Show'
The Estancia High School drama department presents its 31st annual "Original Show" at 7:30 p.m. at the campus' Barbara Van Holt Theatre, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. The show features comedic shorts written by students....
| Mar 12, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, co-founders of WhoWhatWear.com, will be signing copies from 1 to 3 p.m. of their book, "What to Wear, Where!" and hold a preview of their new shoe collection at the Barnes & Noble on Fashion Island...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:42 AM
A recent Oscar nominee for best animated feature, director Sylvain Chomet's ("The Triplets of Belleville") French-English co-production - based on a Jacques Tati story, which the veteran talent wrote for his daughter - takes an out-of-work magician into a...
| Feb 27, 2011
"True Grit," "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are a few of the many head-spinning, stomach-turning, heart-wrenching movies that impacted audiences locally and across the globe. On Feb. 27, the most worthy of films from 2010 will be...
| May 11, 2011
| 6:37 PM
This is one event that folks look forward to all year long. More than 650 citizens converged upon the Halecrest Swim and Tennis Club in Costa Mesa last week to sample "Wild and Crazy" tacos prepared by 28 local star chefs. It was the 18th annual Share Our...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:46 AM
"The King's Speech" dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to eradicate his stammer before he unexpectedly takes the throne.
| Jan 26, 2011
In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten...
| Dec 7, 2010
If you appreciate the beauty and power of classic 2-D hand-drawn animation, get yourself to this screening of âThe Illusionist,â the latest feature film from Sylvain Chomet, director of the critically acclaimed âThe Triplets of Belleville....