| Mar 1, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Some PG-rated movies present chilling scenarios ("Tangled") while some R-rated ones offer uplifting life lessons ("The King's Speech"). How do parents decide what's OK for their kids?
View it first without them, and use your best judgment....
| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:24 PM
For its 50th animated feature, Disney puts clever twists on the familiar tale of Rapunzel, with Mandy Moore voicing the heroine whose very lengthy hair makes her the captive of a villainess (voice of stage veteran Donna Murphy) wanting to harness its...
| May 4, 2011
Do-saster struck at home while my husband and I were at a hockey game.
Permitted a play date, our 41/2-year-old daughter, under the care of our veteran baby sitter, slipped into the kitchen, snatched the scissors and crept back to her room, where she and...
| Jan 26, 2011
In writer-director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller "Inception," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a dream-time cat burglar who smuggles ideas in and out of people's minds. But on Tuesday, many Oscar prognosticators felt that "Inception" itself had gotten...
| Jan 26, 2011
Industrial rockers, country songwriting veterans, India's soundtrack guru — the Oscar nominees in the music categories this year are as eclectic as an iPod on shuffle.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, nominated for original score for "The...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:45 PM
When 90th birthdays come around, people usually stand up and pay attention. Well, the Orange County Public Library is celebrating its 90th birthday on Aug. 1, and a lot of us are paying attention. We invite you to celebrate this event at our three Costa...
| Aug 5, 2011
A floral design class taught by Carolyn Parsa will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth. Cost is $35, $25 for Columbia residents. To register and more information, call 410-730-...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Breaking a wicked stepmother's curse, Disneyland's fairytale princesses will be whisked away from their crowded one-room temporary home in 2013 and magically transported to a spacious new storybook village more befitting of their royal lineage.
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:43 PM
The Walt Disney Co. likes to say that its entertainment offerings, be they theme-park attractions, Disney-branded films or Broadway shows, are fun for the whole family.
That marketing-friendly slogan is debatable, of course, depending on the...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:00 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Zachary Levi was born in Lake Charles, La., on this day in 1980. This birthday guy has starred as Chuck Bartkowski on the hit series "Chuck" since 2007. He previously starred in the series "Less Than Perfect" and has appeared in...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:29 AM
One of the relatively few smart, adult comedies that surfaced during this year's summer season, this tale - written by Dan Fogelman ("Cars," "Tangled") - casts an appealing Steve Carell as a man left completely adrift by his wife's (Julianne Moore) sudden...