| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:18 PM
[Update: DreamWorks Animation has hired Dawn Taubin to be its new marketing chief, sources close to the studio say. A release formally announcing her new job is expected this afternoon.]
Veteran movie marketing executive Dawn Taubin is a leading...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Wong Kar Wai is known as an international master of moody romance, making films filled with a yearning melancholy. His "In the Mood for Love" was the only film from this century to make the Top 25 of a recent Sight & Sound poll of the greatest films of...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:51 PM
"The Grandmaster" is like a meal of all desserts, with maybe the tiniest bit of protein thrown in. You'll feel decadent enjoying it, but everything is so tasty, it would be foolish to object.
An exercise in pure cinematic style filled with the most...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:29 PM
"Isa" is a new made-for-TV science-fiction film, unusual for its bilingual dialogue, Hispanic milieu and the manner of its release: It will severally air over Syfy (tonight at 11:30 p.m.), Chiller (Tuesday, June 17), mun2 (Friday, June 27) and Telemundo...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:55 PM
It's the big lizard, stupid.
I say that because someone's clearly lost sight of the obvious when the no-name monsters get more screen time in "Godzilla" than the main attraction. Forgotten is the primary reason we show up in such massive numbers —...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Newport Harbor High School has announced its inaugural class of the Newport Harbor High School Hall of Fame.
The first class features 10 alumni and five faculty.
The alumni are Al Irwin, George James, Greg and Dr. Barbara Smith MacGillivray, Frank...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:27 PM
•Albert Irwin, Class of 1937, was Harbor's first four-year, five-sport letterman, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught and coached at Harbor for eight years, and went on to coach football and swimming at Orange Coast...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Apparently KTLA-TV's Sam Rubin isn't the first person to get Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne mixed up.
In an interview last April on "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight," a talk show that airs weekdays on the CBC, Canada's public broadcaster,...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Don't look for a Hollywood remake of "Bicycling With Molière" any time soon. Not because a suitable title couldn't be found — "Skateboarding With Shakespeare," perhaps — but because this kind of charming, literate and sophisticated French film...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Come Super Bowl Sunday, this year's crop of movie commercials won't be the only ads with connections to the world of movies. At least five spots from car companies — traditionally big players in Super Bowl advertising — will feature...