| May 28, 2014
| 7:34 AM
The magic continues at the global box office for Disney's "Frozen," which surpassed the studio's "Iron Man 3" this weekend to become the fifth-highest grossing film of all time, with $1.219 billion worldwide.
Boosted by its $400 million-plus Stateside...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:31 AM
No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did.
Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
| Aug 26, 2011
The UU Chalice Concert Series opens its season with "Framed Pairs: A Recital for Harp and Flute," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. A reception with the artists follows each concert....
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:00 AM
China bought $91.9-billion worth of U.S. goods last year, including boatloads of medical devices, precious metals and electrical equipment. But when it comes to America's most celebrated cultural export — Hollywood movies — crossing China's...
| Aug 24, 2011
(CNNGo) -- Such is the evolution of in-flight entertainment that travelers can now fulfill their own needs on flights. One-flick-suits-all journeys are relics of the past.
But what exactly is that person watching next to you? And why are they getting...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:23 PM
Last year — twice, actually — I cried during "Toy Story 3."
Yes, I'm not too big a man to admit it. During that last scene, when Andy gingerly passes his childhood toys on to the girl, I pretty much lost it, even though I've stayed dry during...
| Aug 16, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Oh, those traumatic memories of "Toy Story 3."
For some reason, I've kept encountering playthings during my last couple of weeks covering Huntington Beach. First, there was the Course of the Force, a "Star Wars"-themed charity relay in which participants...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 3:07 PM
"The King's Speech" was crowned best film at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Nominated for 12 Oscars -- the most of any film -- it won four statuettes, including for Colin Firth for lead actor, Tom Hooper for director, and David Seidler for...
| May 31, 2011
When the extraordinary success of "Steamboat Willie" made Walt Disney an overnight sensation in 1928, he'd already spent nearly a decade working in animation. During those years, he'd had successes and failures, as Timothy S. Susanin recounts in great...
| Feb 27, 2011
"True Grit," "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are a few of the many head-spinning, stomach-turning, heart-wrenching movies that impacted audiences locally and across the globe. On Feb. 27, the most worthy of films from 2010 will be...