| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:45 PM
"Playing for Keeps" employs every cliché in the PG-13 romantic comedy playbook. But the comedy is in short supply as the laughs prove to be few and far between. The end result is a big, steaming bowl of romantic mush with little connection to the...
| Dec 17, 2012
Ridiculously, unjustly, few Oscar prognosticators include “This is 40” star Leslie Mann or her husband, writer-director Judd Apatow, on lists of likely nominees. Thing is, Apatow’s a member of the Academy—will he vote for himself?...
| Dec 30, 2012
The Art of Elysium's "Heaven," the charity's sixth annual gala, is January's hot ticket on the Los Angeles social scene.
Consider the host committee of Hollywood stars, among them Kristen Bell, Rachel Bilson, Sophia Bush, Gerard Butler, Finola Hughes....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Hate to break this to you "Blue Crush" fans, but the best surfing movie ever made is about to hit theaters.
"Chasing Mavericks" will be released Friday, and it's bound to be a surf movie like no other. At least, that's what San Clemente native and big...
| Oct 25, 2012
*** (out of four)
Seriously, Justin Bieber. Are you trying to be as obnoxious as possible, wearing sunglasses during your dinner at Ron of Japan?
I mention that because instead of attending Bieber's Chicago concert Tuesday, I saw a movie featuring a...
| Oct 25, 2012
Watch any surfing documentary, from "Whipped!" to "Riding Giants," and you'll hear the dudes speak — in hushed tones — about the treacherous and epic waves that show up off the coast of northern California when the conditions are just right....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:15 PM
A sports drama, a teen comedy, a horror flick and a multi-century epic are all hitting theaters this weekend, but none look like they will be a major draw for moviegoers.
Of the four films debuting, "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" seems to have the best...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Moviegoers had four new films to choose from at the box office this weekend, but "Argo" — the well-reviewed film that has been out for 17 days — still seemed like a better option to most.
Ben Affleck's political thriller claimed the top...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Ah, finally. "The Bachelorette" finally left North Carolina behind this week to embark upon her international travels. At last, I sighed, the show's narrative might actually begin to revolve around something other than Emily and her status as a single...
| Jun 11, 2012
Name five actresses you assume participated in sports and other activities in high school, including being president of the student council. Aubrey Plaza’s not on that list, is she?
Despite the 27-year-old’s remarkably convincing, deadpan...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Hunky actor Gerard Butler was in Miami Monday as part of a press stop for his new movie, "Playing For Keeps." The romantic comedy - out Dec. 7 - also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid and Jessica Biel.
Butler, a notorious playboy...