| Jun 14, 2009
| 9:03 AM
Evolving from a strong opener to one of the summer's biggest movies, "The Hangover" declined just 26% on its second weekend, the smallest such drop for any movie in wide release this summer. That's a sign of fantastic word-of-mouth and expanding...
| Jun 19, 2009
Nowhere are there more daydreams about air travel than on a congested highway. So where better to put signage that touts helicopter rides "from $20" than Interstate 4?
Air Florida Helicopter Charters, based on International Drive, backs up to I-4 and...
| Jun 21, 2009
| 12:23 PM
Comedy, whether it's romantic or raunchy, innocent or goofy, is on a roll at the the box office and helped end a three-week mini-slump for the industry.
Thanks to the surprising strength of Disney's "The Proposal" and the solid opening of Sony's " Year...
| Aug 29, 2009
The only foreign director to win the Academy Award for best animated feature, Hayao Miyazaki, 68, is the most admired and influential filmmaker working in animation today. His latest film, "Ponyo," opened earlier this month in America in 927 theaters -- a...
| Oct 15, 2009
Truly, I am madly, deeply in love with the film version of "Where the Wild Things Are." Not since Robert Altman took on "Popeye" a generation ago, and lost, has a major director addressed such a well-loved, all-ages title. This time everything works, from...
| Mar 19, 2009
The Festival de Cannes is on its way "Up."
"Up," Pixar's latest, will become on May 13 the first 3-D animated movie in Cannes' history to kick off the festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Despite getting that prestigious opening ceremony slot,...
| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| Jan 17, 2010
The night belongs to "Avatar."
The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron.
| Feb 10, 2011
| 8:33 PM
A "deaf, dumb and blind" boy who goes on to become a "Pinball Wizard" and an iconic spiritual guru is set to weave his magic in Costa Mesa.
Anaheim's Chance Theater has brought its acclaimed revival of seminal rock opera "The Who's Tommy," to the...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:21 AM
Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are movie studio names, but they also reflect the names of colorful individuals who helped get them started.
Those legends are saluted by the most appropriate network for that, as Turner Classic Movies launches the...
| Jun 17, 2010
If "Toy Story 3" had sprung, Slinky Dog-like, from any creative think tank besides Pixar Animation Studios, it might be considered a classic.
As is, it's a good sequel to the 1999 "Toy Story 2" and the 1995 original. After a rather shrill and...