| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" came out in 2010, it was met with angry fans and disappointed critics. Moviegoers were upset that the story veered from the bestselling novel by author Rick Riordan, and critics deemed the Christopher Columbus-...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Starz and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution announced a massive library deal for hundreds of film titles Monday, marking the largest such deal between the companies.
Pact is not to be confused with an output deal, which the studio currently has...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Syfy's "Sharknado" premiered Thursday night, devouring the popularity of the network's previous campy shark flicks such as "Dinoshark," "Sharktopus" and the "Mega Shark Versus ..." duo. (That'd be "Crocosaurus" and "Giant Octopus.")
According to Syfy,...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:16 PM
December is all about the holiday specials on TV, but you'll find other interesting viewing as well.
On Dec. 7 Sundance debuts "Restless," a gripping two-night miniseries about a former WW II spy. Nat Geo Wild kicks off its annual Big Cat Week Dec. 9...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:10 PM
¿Test your knowledge of popular Christmas movies (636 words, US, UK, CAN)
What would the holidays be without snowflakes falling outside, a mug of hot cocoa in hand and a favorite Christmas movie on television?
Television is full of feel-good movies come...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:36 PM
"The Three Stooges" is the stupidest movie of the year.
The film is probably proud to be awarded that title, which annoys me. Of course, it's a stupid movie, it's the Stooges. It would frankly be baffling if it were anything but stupid.
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:17 PM
When I was about 8, I made what I thought was the greatest of musical discoveries.
As one of San Diego's youngest self-taught orchestral music lovers — unlike many of the classically trained, I don't come from a musically inclined family —...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:09 PM
It's the damnedest thing:
Justin Snyder, his long hair parted down the middle, his head thrown back as though communing with a higher power, the hood of his hoodie grazing the floor, his mouth working silently in time with the strains and surges of an...
| May 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The red-brick Winnetka Georgian so bravely defended by Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone is being put up for sale Thursday for $2.4 million.
Homeowners John and Cynthia Abendshien, empty-nesters who purchased the home in late 1988 for $875,000,...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The red-brick Winnetka Georgian featured in the 1990 Chris Columbus movie “Home Alone” was sold for $1.585 million, said Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, which had …...
| Jul 14, 2011
Roberts Blossom, a veteran character actor who played the old, white-bearded next-door neighbor who befriends young Macaulay Culkin in the hit movie "Home Alone," has died. He was 87.
Blossom died Friday of natural causes at a nursing home in Santa...