| 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...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The original "Captain America" comic books were introduced in the 1940s as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific. The story of a scrawny little guy transformed into a super soldier resonated with a worried nation.
Marvel Studios now goes back...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Cowboys and Aliens **
En Cowboys and Aliens, James Bond e Indiana Jones unen fuerzas para defender el salvaje Oeste de una invasión de extraterrestres, pero los intrépidos héroes no pueden salvar la película de su mediocridad.
Aunque Daniel Craig y...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:36 PM
This is one of those "Guess Who I Sat Next to on the Airplane" stories.
Recently, I was on a flight from Baltimore to Orange County.
My wife, Hedy, and I had attended our niece's wedding in Boston. We flew from Boston to Baltimore to make our O.C....
| Sep 2, 2011
He had been called the Indiana Jones of horticulture, breaking his leg while hanging from a cliff in Mexico to collect bromeliads and facing down the rifles of Ecuadorean soldiers who mistook him for a spy.
Nurseryman Gary Hammer "risked life and limb,...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 1:23 PM
I saw Nirvana play several times before they got "big" in '91. They were just an underfed punk band playing hundreds of dates a year, traveling in a smelly van with all their equipment, a few dozen T-shirts and some old pizza boxes and empty beer cans....
| Sep 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
The Walt Disney Co. is set to announce a major licensing deal to bring "Avatar" attractions to its theme parks, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
The Burbank entertainment giant has secured the rights from 20th Century Fox movie studio,...
| Jan 16, 2013
In the political thriller “Broken City,” Mark Wahlberg plays an underdog—not exactly something new for the Oscar-nominated actor (“The Departed”) when you recall “Boogie Nights,” “Invincible,” “...
| Dec 13, 2012
It's a mystery worthy of an Indiana Jones adventure. Earlier this week, the staff of the University of Chicago revealed that they had received a strange package. It was addressed to "Henry Walton Jones Jr." care of the university, and was processed with...
| Dec 16, 2012
Designing costumes so ingrained in popular culture that they still inspire Halloween disguises 30 years after they were created — Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket, Indiana Jones' signature outback slouch look and the unforgettable "College"...