| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Two activities in “The Maze Runner”—fighting to stay in a circle and considering climbing a very tall wall—reminded me of “American Gladiators,” which made me think of “American Ninja Warrior,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:30 AM
"Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." That line from "The Shawshank Redemption" perfectly describes the 1994 movie too.
Nowhere is that "good thing" more alive than in Mansfield, Ohio, home to...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Artists Drew Struzan and the late Bob Peak may not be household names, but their movie posters have graced the walls of museums and galleries as well as countless homes and college dorm rooms.
Struzan's more than 150 posters include ones for "Blade...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Invitations were sent to 271 individuals to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday. They gain entry to the academy by earning an Oscar nomination, by getting two members to pen recommendations or by receiving an endorsement...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Frank Darabont, creator of AMC's hit zombie series "The Walking Dead," is in talks to direct a follow-up to "Snow White and the Huntsman" — minus Snow White, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The sequel to Universal's 2012 dark fantasy would...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman was honored with the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 7. The legendary actor participated in a question-and-answer session with his "Last Vegas"...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:39 PM
On “Obsessive Compulsive Distraction,” one of the standout cuts on Into It. Over It.’s recent album “Intersections,” Evan Weiss sings of “thinking simple and putting life to ink.” Fittingly, the life taking...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:44 PM
When Andrew Francini and Nate Pozin aren't playing soccer for Corona del Mar High, you can find the two playing inside a garage on Point Loma Drive. They cannot blast the soccer ball inside, just music.
Francini and Pozin are part of a three-member...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Frank Darabont's post-"Walking Dead" work life is off to a zombie-crawl, with TNT deciding to cancel his period noir drama "Mob City."
The series was billed a three-week television event, with two back-to-back episodes trying to capitalize on the idea...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to take the rest of the day off.
The Skinny: Yes, you read that right. After this column is live, it is my hope to take the day off -- so don't make any news. My highlight of the day should be a new box from Time Warner...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Andrew High School's winter percussion ensemble brought home a gold medal this spring after three consecutive silver medal finishes in the Winter Guard International world championships,.
The team competed at the event in Dayton, Ohio, from April 9-11,...