| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:36 AM
While the local cineplexes are filled with the big summer blockbusters, three different locations are offering the chance to see other movies – some recent, some classics – in a different sort of setting.
Outdoors, under the stars... and...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:30 PM
"Thunder and the House of Magic" epitomizes the sort of animated film that's supposed to be fun for the whole family but that actually pleases no one. Co-directors Ben Stassen and Jérémie Degruson have assembled so many clichés and bits borrowed from...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:24 AM
This past week our hills (the San Gabriel Mountains) have been alive with music. It has been a beautiful musicscape, I might add.
Last Thursday, jazz artist Louie Beltran had the crowd clapping, singing and dancing at Descanso Gardens' Music on the Main...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Finally a serious critic has the courage to say "the king has no clothes" or at least a very limited wardrobe ["A Gang of One Unmoved By 'Boy" by Kenneth Turan, Aug. 3]. When I left the movie, I felt like I had sat through an overlong, disjointed, at...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to recreating the world of iconic '60/'70s chart toppers, Sharen Davis has become the go-to guru of sartorial splendor, especially when it comes to outfits that pop on stage.
For "Dreamgirls," the musical inspired by the mercurial rise of...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Michael Apted is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the third installment of his "Married in America" series.
"Married in America" chronicled the journeys of nine diverse couples wed in 2001 -- using a format similar to Apted's "7 Up"...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Donald and Dorothy Lutz were married more than 60 years ago, but they had only one snapshot to show for it. That's because their wedding photographer stood them up on their big day.
So when the Boston-area couple celebrated their 61st anniversary, a...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The independent-film world is known for its sprawling, epic projects -- Michael Apted’s "Up" series, or the entire editing session of “The Tree of Life.” That’s the spirit Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” seeks to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:36 PM
If tonight’s harvest moon fills you with a sense of wonder, you also might enjoy a new Disney iPad app that promises to be just as enchanting.
"La Luna: The Story Project" offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the Disney-Pixar short film was...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BERKELEY — On the University of California campus recently, a tour guide told a group of prospective students about the many opportunities open to those studying in the Bay Area — "like getting an internship at Pixar," she said.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Remember the days when Pixar meant perfection? When you could count on its animation to amaze, its stories to sweep you up?
Or the smooth ride in "Cars"? The "Toy Story" pals whose friendship was anything but plastic? The love among the...