| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:45 PM
I have no idea what effect foodimals will have on the ecosystem, and I do worry. But the 3-D animated movie mash-up that creates such exotic species as taco-diles, shrim-panzees, banan-ostriches and, my favorite, fla-mangoes makes for some pretty...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Of all the onetime Disney stars, Vanessa Hudgens has always seemed particularly eager to shed her squeaky-clean image.
While Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez were still trying to appease their tween fanbases, Hudgens was dealing with blowback from an...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Despite being a PG-rated, angst-adjacent, teen coming of age story, it wasn't until the 270th page (of 289) that I realized "Zero Fade," Chris L. Terry's debut novel, was a Young Adult book. But that revelation wasn't a jolt or a letdown. Instead it was a...
| Oct 1, 2012
My Unbelievably True Life Story
Simon & Schuster: 656 pp., $35
It's much too early to predict the nature of Arnold Schwarzenegger's final Wikipedia entry, much less his...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Parents poking around for things to do with their kids are a diverse lot. So smores and mimosas and Legos and mooncakes and soccer and golf and Tinker Bell and Olivia Newton-John in leather … It’s all good.
The funky and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:37 AM
"L'imitation of Life"
For the last decade or so, Hell in a Handbag Productions has specialized in high camp and low humor — and every drunken, shameless instinct in between, pancake makeup and off-color jokes at the ready. When it comes to drag,...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Presidents Day was almost a bad one for "A Good Day to Die Hard."
The fifth installment in the Bruce Willis action franchise narrowly won the holiday weekend at the box office, just stealing No. 1 from "Identity Thief," the Melissa McCarthy comedy...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:25 AM
In a season full of psychological terrors, this episode used the ferocity of nature to induce fear into the show’s characters.
The newly possessed Sister Mary Eunice foreshadowed what was to come. “There’s a storm coming Sister Jude&...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The first feature to be shot in Saudi Arabia, and directed by a woman to boot, "Wadjda" is a remarkable film twice over. We are fortunate to have it for both of those reasons, but it's hard not to wish the result was even better.
While the uniqueness of...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Scott Hamilton Kennedy's excellent scrapbook documentary "Fame High," which premieres Thursday on Showtime (after a brief theatrical release), spends a year at LACHSA, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, a by-audition public institution...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Enjoy the last outdoor movie of the season, "Escape from Planet Earth" (PG), Friday, Sept. 20, at dusk, at McCullough Field Stage at Eighth and Montgomery streets.
This animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut...