| Mar 14, 2011
| 10:22 AM
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost may not be as geeky as their sci-fi-loving characters in their new film, “Paul,” but they can relate to their especially close relationship.
“We live in our own little world and we have our own little gags,&...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four) British comic book geeks Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) just came to the U.S. to go on a road trip touring UFO hotspots. They didn’t expect to pick up Paul, a laid-back, Seth Rogen-esque alien (conveniently voiced...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 9:42 PM
These final episodes of “Stargate Universe” are especially bittersweet for Mike Dopud.
Dopud’s character, Lucian Alliance officer Varro, finally earns the trust of his shipmates on the Destiny in “The Hunt,” the latest...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 5:02 PM
Do you believe in zombies? I don't.
Ghosts, yes. Zombies, no.
A person can only deal with so many paranormal issues at one time. But believe in them or not, zombies are coming to Costa Mesa, sort of. Not real zombies — movie zombies, and their...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:33 AM
J.K. Rowling's first book aimed at adults will be called "The Casual Vacancy," and will be released Sept. 27, her British publisher announced today.
Of course, Rowling's Harry Potter series appealed to kids and adults alike, so she comes with a ready-...
| Dec 15, 2011
*** (out of four)
Tom Cruise runs like a maniac. It’s kind of awesome.
The much-maligned but still very commanding movie star’s relentless, up-for-anything energy keeps the blood flowing and the stunts, uh, stunting in the first “...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Adventures of Tintin 3D" (PG-13). Directed by Steven Spielberg, this animated tale is about a young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), and his faithful dog, Snowy, who face numerous adventures while fighting off shady characters. With...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:55 PM
“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” gallops into theaters almost exactly on schedule — its predecessors came out in 1996, 2000 and 2006 — and (more importantly) just in time to rescue Tom Cruise's flagging box-office...
| Jun 17, 2011
Simon Pegg is as close as you can get to a real-life geek superhero; his special powers include a real affection for Comic-Con culture and stepping into that imaginary world. As a boy, Pegg was swept away by his geek loves: live theater and the...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Long an iconic figure in Europe, the title character gets the performance-capture style of animation from director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson in this Golden Globe Award-winning saga.
Young reporter Tintin (voice of Jamie Bell) aligns...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Simon Pegg joins the roster of stars who have lent their voices to "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in the latest episode, called "Bounty."
The "Star Trek" and "Shaun of the Dead" actor voices the character Dengar, who appeared in "The Empire Strikes Back."...