| Jun 25, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Longtime readers know that I'm a huge fan of the Disney computer animation division known as Pixar. I love their whimsy, their attention to detail, and their ability to pull on my heartstrings. I'll put in a good word for all of their films, from the...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:43 AM
As part of Petoskey Rocks!, the Petoskey Film Theater's Movies-in-the-Park will be showing family films at dusk on Friday nights all summer long in the park near Stafford's Perry Hotel.
Disney's "Enchanted" (PG), an animated romantic comedy, will be...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Magician and baritone Patrick Bell performs a one-of-a-kind show at Newport Beach public libraries. The free show is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Balboa Branch Library, 100 E. Balboa Blvd., Balboa Island. For more information, visit...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Close-Out Jewelry Sale
A close-out sale on designer jewelry — with 50 to 70% off retail prices for necklaces, bracelets ear rings and other items — is from 1 to 7 p.m. at 1717 Bayadere Terrace, Corona del Mar.
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:39 AM
PETOSKEY — The Petoskey Rocks! campaign has officially kicked off, but according to some downtown owners it is off to a slow start.
Ben Walker, a Petoskey Rocks! committee member, said the initiative is a grassroots event conceived and developed by...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:47 PM
Great Park Exercise
The Great Park in Irvine hosts weekly exercise classes on the North Lawn. Admission and parking are free. The complete workout schedule includes health walking at 8 a.m., yoga at 9 a.m., Pilates at 10 a.m. and boot camp at 11 a.m. For...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Paramount Pictures does not lie: The chipper, no-warts-and-all tour chronicle "Katy Perry: Part of Me" is indeed the 3-D movie music event of the summer. The only one, I believe. Unless Christopher Nolan's"The Dark Knight Rises" turns out to be in 3-D,...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:56 AM
The long-popular children's story comes to animated life enjoyably, with Danny DeVito supplying the voice of the ecology-minded title character, who warns that all trees will be replaced with synthetic facsimiles if something isn't done.
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:21 AM
The Top Five
Drink to their health
A wine and cheese tasting with lively auctions. Proceeds will benefit Community Free Clinic. Auction items include a Las Vegas timeshare. Wine will be sold throughout the afternoon, cash bar, 50/50 raffle and door...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:43 AM
British comedy star Rowan Atkinson turns his pseudo-James Bond loose again in this sequel that isn't consistently funny but still has its moments ... especially one involving the star and a too-adjustable chair.
The banished English is brought back...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:15 AM
I hated Coraline. It was well-received by critics and audiences, even grabbing an Oscar nomination.
I wasn’t looking forward to LAIKA, the animation company that made it, reteaming with Focus Features. It’s their second stop-motion...