| May 16, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Truly a grim fairy tale, director Catherine Hardwicke's ("Twilight") dark take on one of the most famous stories in children's literature casts Amanda Seyfried ("Mamma Mia!") as the heroine.
A wave of bizarre killings strikes her village, prompting her...
| May 17, 2011
| 10:48 AM
There are just some things you have to block out when you're swimming in a public pool – the icky Band-Aids and bugs that tend to mingle on the bottom, the fine line that runs between pool and potty and, most importantly, the constant, looming...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Before he was James Bond, he was Remington Steele
and he's also a Stephen King fan, a boon to Pierce Brosnan in his return to television.
In recent years a star of such movies as "Mamma Mia!" and the Roman Polanski-directed "The Ghost Writer," the...
| Jan 12, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Much of “The Iron Lady” features post-retirement, ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) doddering around the house, imagining that her deceased husband (Jim Broadbent) is still hanging around with her....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Thousands have moved to New York City with the proverbial stars in their eyes, only to spend a lifetime seeking a lead role in a Broadway-pedigree show.
For Kaye Tuckerman, it took seven weeks.
The affable Australian actress who stars as Donna...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Stretching stories around a number of already established songs from a single source isn't a particularly new approach. Over 50 years ago, Hollywood produced the Oscar-winning "An American in Paris" with all-George Gershwin music and created an enduring...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:13 PM
A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Broadway show is about to open in Costa Mesa.
The beloved 1964 Disney film "Mary Poppins" has been remade into a wildly successful musical, and features all of the same characters: disobedient Jane and Michael Banks;...
| Aug 5, 2011
The largest of three Lehigh Valley cities, Allentown sits 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. It was founded in 1762 by William Allen, a former mayor of Philadelphia. The city is known for its award-winning parks system, The...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Another pops program devoted to George Gershwin? Why not? This weekend's Gershwin feast being presented on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's SuperPops series will hardly be the last.
Nearly 75 years after his death at the age of 39, the composer's...
| Jan 15, 2012
Actor Pierce Brosnan has sold his Malibu beach retreat for $2.6 million.
Brosnan and his wife, environmental activist and former broadcast journalist Keely Shaye Smith, put the property on the market at $3.9 million in 2010 while building another house...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:43 PM
The director, Phyllida Lloyd, has moved on to a movie about Margaret Thatcher, but the song stylings of ABBA will surely outlast the Iron Lady. And "Mamma Mia!", the story of a girl with three potential dads on a Greek island where they have no Facebook,...