| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:23 AM
"Draft Day" feels like a play, and I don't mean a football play. It feels like a play-play at its sporadic best, in the same way J.C. Chandor's 2011 "Margin Call" felt that way.
Set mostly in a series of offices across 13 hours in a pressure-cooked day,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:45 PM
For those who aren't aware that the NFL is America's secular religion, the awe-struck tone of the professional football-themed "Draft Day" starring Kevin Costner can't help but clue you in.
Made with the league's complete cooperation, not to mention its...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:02 AM
The people behind “Draft Day” like to say that it's not “about football”; it's about “characters” or “a man under pressure” or something like that. This is a blatant attempt to appeal to filmgoers who don'...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Designer deals: Repeat Boutique is hosting a warehouse blowout sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 3001 Redhill Ave., Building 1, Suite 104, Costa Mesa. Enjoy major savings on the nonprofit resale boutique's already low prices. Information:...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The NFL is fiercely protective of its image and seldom gives Hollywood permission to use its marks, team names and logos. As a result, moviegoers wind up watching teams such as the Boston Rebels ("The Game Plan"), Los Angeles Outlaws ("Against All Odds"),...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Join the cast and crew of the major motion picture "Draft Day" for a special screening at the Big Newport Theater on April 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and the screening benefits the Foundation for the Undefeated, which champions stories of...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:15 PM
After first making his mark as a child actor on '80s sitcoms "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family," Jason Bateman reinvented himself as an adult star via the comedy series "Arrested Development" and a string of big-screen roles, usually playing an...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Pop culture site JustJared.com and celebrity magazine People will not publish unauthorized images of celebrities' children, the media outlets announced Tuesday.
The move comes shortly after "House of Lies" star Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard of...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Lately, some of my colleagues have bemoaned the lack of romance in popular culture and the decline of the beloved romantic comedy, which miraculously managed to capture the essence of love, loss and happily-ever-after in less than two hours.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:26 AM
With the boom of Netflix, it makes sense to enjoy a romantic movie with your significant other this Valentine's Day.
But let's be real: You're probably going to watch these movies by yourself on Valentine's Day. While everyone else is out eating at...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Much must be said about the new Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore romantic comedy “Blended,” but we’ll save that for the review.
For now, it’s worth noting that the movie (opening Friday) is the first major big-screen role for 16-year-...