| Nov 12, 2010
Movies and movie-themed products were bright spots for Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. in a quarter that saw an overall decline in profits, according to figures released Friday.
The diverse company — which owns theme parks, television networks and...
| Mar 6, 2011
Not long ago when Zhang Guomiao wanted to see a film, he'd head for the village square. There, itinerant cinema operators would unfurl a canvas screen, set up some static-filled speakers and show a grainy movie in the open air.
"We had to bring our own...
| Oct 4, 2010
Alice in Wonderland and an army of undead people have taken over empty retail spaces in Glendale as the Halloween shopping season kicks into high gear.
At least five Halloween costume stores have opened: one at the former Blockbuster Video site on...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 9:51 AM
There's still plenty of life left in Buzz Lightyear and cowboy Woody, as Tim Allen and Tom Hanks reprise their voice roles in this delightful and quite affecting sequel to the two earlier Disney- Pixar box-office smashes.
With their owner, Andy,...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Suzanne Perez's picks for best and worst movies of 2010:
1. "The Social Network" — A real-life geek inherits the Earth. Aaron Sorkin's quicksilver dialogue and Jesse Eisenberg's acting delivery are superb.
2. "The Kids Are...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:14 AM
LOS ANGELES -- One year after winning the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival, "Winter's Bone" has earned Hollywood's top honors.
The film -- shot in Taney and Christian counties in 2009 -- earned four Academy Award nominations including Best...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:40 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.
Also nominated for best picture Tuesday...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2011
Man, I wish I'd gotten this assignment two years ago.
The task of matching Oscar-nominated films to appropriate restaurants is challenge enough, but it's even harder these days, thanks to the Academy's esteem-building decision to expand the number of...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Netflix's key contract with Starz expired on Tuesday, causing a massive hit to its catalog of movies and TV shows -- especially instant streaming.
Pay-cable network Starz struck a four-year licensing deal with Netflix back in 2008. Netflix had been...
| 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....