| Aug 24, 2011
| 10:34 PM
"Nanotechnology," observes Colin Quinn at the start of his whip-smart Broadway solo show, "can stop a global plague. But we still need guards at the zoo."
As the Wednesday night audience at the Broadway Playhouse was first trying to follow that remark,...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:39 PM
DUI patrols to ramp up for Labor Day
The Laguna Beach Police Department will step up its enforcement over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 to 5.
Extra officers will be patrolling the city in an effort to locate and clear DUI offenders off the road. In the...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 10:00 PM
***1/2 (out of four)
How’s this for timing? High school physics teacher/ex-UFC fighter Brendan Conlon (Joel Edgerton) desperately needs money or he, his wife (Jennifer Morrison) and their two daughters will lose their house. Brendan’s...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:32 AM
Hollywood siente una fascinación especial por el esquema de la película deportiva, donde personas comunes y corrientes, atravesando por situaciones difíciles, se convierten en campeones para poder redimirse.
Sin embargo, dos recientes...
| Sep 9, 2011
"Warrior" is too much of a good thing. A family drama set in the ultraviolent world of mixed martial arts, it shows promise but finally hits things so hard, both literally and metaphorically, that it's hard not to feel pummeled yourself by the time it's...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 9:11 AM
More or less a variation of "Doctor Dolittle," this comedy casts Kevin James as the title character, whose decision to seek another job - prompted by a desire to improve his love life - panics the talking animals who have been in his care.
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:00 AM
A film centering on the world of the raw and brutal form of competitive fighting known as mixed martial arts would hardly make this reviewer rush to the cinema. But director Gavin O’Connor’s new film, “Warrior,” much like last...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:59 AM
If "Warrior" predictably throws many of the same punches as the many boxing movies that came before it, there are just enough differences to make this movie seem both quirkier and more topical. Although it falls short of delivering a knockout punch, it is...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:44 PM
"Contagion" is the latest film about a deadly virus that threatens humankind. It borrows from movies like "Outbreak" and "The Andromeda Strain." But the basic concept goes all the way back to the real Black Death of the Middle Ages.
A healthy person...
| Jan 15, 2012
In Warner Bros.' upcoming action drama "The Gangster Squad," based on a series of Los Angeles Times articles, Josh Brolin plays John O'Mara, a Los Angeles police officer in an elite unit devoted to cleaning up the city's criminal element, specifically...