| 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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Pixar Animation has removed the director of its 2014 film, "The Good Dinosaur," and not named a replacement, marking the fourth time in eight movies that the Emeryville studio has made a director change midstream.
With the film's release date fast...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Sound and Vision and multimedia...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Director Michael Apted's "Up" series of documentaries premieres its eighth installment on Oct. 14 on PBS with POV's "56 Up." The franchise has chronicled the lives of 14 British children from vastly different class backgrounds every seven years since...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:46 PM
For the last two years, perhaps the most mystery-shrouded project at Pixar Animation has been the next film by "Monster's Inc." and "Up" director Pete Docter, a story set inside the brain of a young girl.
At the D23 Expo in Anaheim over the weekend,...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
When Celine, played by Julie Delpy, first met Ethan Hawke's Jesse in "Before Sunrise" back in 1995, on a Budapest-to-Vienna train just made for postcollegiate flirtation, one round of small talk led to another, until the talk got a little bigger and...
| 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 27, 2013
| 8:01 AM
"Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media.
It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...