| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If just the mention of the name Ed Asner puts the theme song from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in your head, then the actor's longtime Studio City house will probably bring to mind his trademark character: lovable, flawed, curmudgeonly, fatherly editor Lou...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco," a biopic about the galvanizing actor-turned-royal originally scheduled for 2013, will open the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It marks the second straight year that a high-profile, star-studded film originally set for an...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Disney-Pixar realized it had hit on a can't-miss formula for animated blockbusters about the time "Monsters, Inc." came out in 2001.
Find some fantastical corner of pop culture you can peek in on — after hours. From the lives of toys when the kids...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Even as a little girl, I was captivated by the homes I saw on TV.
I remember puzzling over what was behind the fireplace wall in the Ricardos' apartment on "I Love Lucy." I thought the Stephenses' house on "Bewitched" was the epitome of '60s suburban...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
Available on VOD beginning Thursday
Drew DeNicola's documentary tries to explain how a Memphis rock 'n' roll band that toiled in obscurity in the early 1970s went on to become so beloved and influential. DeNicola has a...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The Irvine International Film Festival has nine Oscar-nominated short films on its program this year. As Oscar movies go, they're the most obscure — but are they any good? Features Editor Michael Miller reviewed each of the nominated films, rating...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
They all share a love of film making and for one night during the fourth annual Surf City Student Film Festival, Huntington Beach Union High School students can showcase their work for the masses.
There are around 20 7-minute films submitted by...