| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:35 AM
ABC's latest venture into reality programming, "Expedition Impossible," premiering Thursday, June 23, has the hallmarks of a Mark Burnett hit: an exotic locale, demanding challenges and teams viewers will root for.
"What I was trying to set out to do...
| Feb 1, 2012
John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 12:16 PM
It's distressing how a celebrity can own a certain fashion "look." I mean, all of a sudden Rick Santorum owns the sweater vest. Any guy who now wears one gets the reaction, "So, you trying to look like Rick Santorum?"
Or a mock turtleneck. Nobody can...
| Feb 9, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
FYI: When punching a lizard in the face, it’s called giving him “the thunder cookie.”
At least, that’s what Hank (Dwayne Johnson) calls it when protecting his stepson Sean (Josh Hutcherson, reprising his role...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Nine films were nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, but I think only my top three picks below have a real chance of winning. They're included here with some other movies that I think also deserved recognition:
1. "The Artist"—...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Elijah Knauer bounds into S'ghetti Eddie's as if on a mission, taking in the pinball, the family-style booths and — oh man — the spot on the menu that mentions the thing that begins with an "ice" and ends with a "cream."
"Oooooh, they have...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:40 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Julian Dunn, 7, did a warm-up dance in his living room Friday morning to his favorite song, "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," by the '80s funk group the Gap Band.
Julian, who has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for an...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 5:13 PM
So the Supreme Court has spoken. Children can buy or rent video games without parental consent, no matter their content. They say the violence, torture or even virtual rapes that occur in some of the games can't be censored any more than than we...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:56 PM
If you look at Colin Cunningham's resume, you will see the American actor has been in just about every TV show that filmed in Canada.
He's done guest spots or recurring roles on "Flashpoint," "Sanctuary," "Psych," "The 4400," "Eureka," "Smallville" and...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:46 PM
My wife, Grace, and I just returned from a two-week tour of Jordan and Israel sponsored by Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Corona del Mar.
What a great trip, and what a privilege to visit places I have read about in the Bible and elsewhere...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
For something new and different in the Western genre: A tough guy (Daniel Craig) in 1873 Arizona has no name and no recollection of his past. (That is, until his name, Jake Lonergan, and simple background are soon revealed and all...