| Nov 2, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It's not as if Ender Wiggin has all that much riding on his shoulders. He just must single-handedly save the planet in a war against aliens and then become a moral compass for mankind. All before he's old enough to have a beer.
Orson Scott Card's...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:29 PM
There's a moment in the 1976 comedy "Silent Movie" in which Mel Brooks, playing a Hollywood director, calls the French mime Marcel Marceau and offers him a part. Brooks asks the question through title cards — it's a silent movie, after all —...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
After months of in-and-out reports on the new James Bond film, “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes is heading back to MI6.
Sony Pictures, MGM and longtime Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson made the official announcement Thursday...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:43 AM
2013 will go down as a dark and dismal year in the history of Laguna Beach. It was the year Laguna couldn't make fun of itself.
As always, Orange County's most arts-heavy community offered plenty of excitement in the past 12 months. But one ingredient...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" hit at the end of 2013 like a contraption that is part stun gun and part paintball, jolting audiences and critics with its brash splatter of sex, drugs, greed and the amorality of wanton excess.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:22 AM
A youngster (Asa Butterfield, "Hugo") could be the last hope for humanity against an alien race in director-screenwriter Gavin Hood's visually cool adaptation of the Orson Scott Card sci-fi novel.
Playing off his "Star Wars" past, Harrison Ford is fun...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:47 PM
In a historic step for Hollywood, Paramount Pictures has become the first major studio to stop releasing movies on film in the United States.
Paramount recently notified theater owners that the Will Ferrell comedy “Anchorman 2: The Legend...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:30 AM
For more than a century, Hollywood has relied on 35-millimeter film to capture its fleeting images and deliver them to the silver screen. Now, in a historic move, Paramount Pictures has become the first big studio to stop releasing its...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Asa Butterfield is the starry-eyed young actor who played the lead role in the Oscar-nominated "Hugo." He jumps up several levels to play Ender Wiggin, a pre-teen of the future called upon to save Earth from attack by insect-like alien invaders.
| Apr 3, 2014
It's a bit of technology whose name might elicit a puzzled look from millennials, and it sounded — scratchily — over the phone from Diana Krall's apartment.
Those familiar with the history of vinyl will know that 78 rpm records, or 78s,...