| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:54 PM
As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m.
"It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Re. "Fair Board votes to stop elephant rides," March 23:
Kudos to the Orange County Fair Board for making the ethical decision to spare elephants from a grim life of billhooks and boredom. Science has shown the depth and reach of elephants'...
| Jan 13, 2013
Steampunk, we hardly knew ye.
Just as the gadgety Victorian-industrial aesthetic becomes a household term ? to the point that paint company Sherwin-Williams declared a moody steampunk palette a 2013 trend ? its very popularity threatens to make brass...
| Sep 19, 2011
Reprise's 'Kiss Me, Kate' leads Ovation nominations...
| Dec 19, 2011
In her weekly box office video report, Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman talks about the soft debuts of "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked."...
| Feb 26, 2009
"Sherlock Holmes" won't go up against the end of the world.
The re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective has moved its release date from Nov. 19, where it would have faced off against "2012," to Dec. 25, Variety says. The movie follows...
| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 6:36 AM
Sherwood Forest's most famous resident has gotten a variety of screen treatments over the years, but Russell Crowe and his frequent director Ridley Scott take a decidedly mature approach to the saga with this latest iteration.
Robin arrives in Nottingham...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 1:03 PM
Being a young superhero might have its appeal, but those who tackle it in director Matthew Vaughn's ("Layer Cake") fantasy-adventure - based on a comic-book series - find it much rougher turf than they thought. A youth (Aaron Johnson) makes himself a...
| Jul 16, 2010
Family and friends of George Woods gathered Friday at the Aliso Creek Inn to share memories of the actor and longtime Patriots Day Parade commentator, who died July 3. He was 75.
"He was a wonderful man, full of personality and always a pleasure to have...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 9:50 AM
After showing gravitas in such recent projects as "Iron Man" and "Sherlock Holmes," Robert Downey Jr. goes for laughs again in this mildly amusing comedy from "The Hangover" director Todd Phillips.
After getting booted off a plane and put on the no-fly...