| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:54 PM
Celia Duran comes from a hard-working family.
Duran enjoys talking about her mother, father and brother. Then again, there isn't much Duran won't talk about.
She is candid and smiles often. A 20-minute interview quickly turns into nearly an hour with...
| Mar 8, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Like that other long-haired, bare-chested hero with the initials J.C., John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) arrives just in time to calm heated alien tempers and save Mars from laser-powered destruction.
OK, maybe the biblical allegory only...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Today marked the North American release of “Disney Universe,” a fast-paced video game that lets users employ a variety of characters and settings inspired from more than 40 different animated and live-action Disney films.
The release from...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:17 PM
The Pixar studio is the gold standard for generation jumping animated films."Toy Story,""Finding Nemo" and"Wall-E" were ground breaking blockbusters. The win streak clearly continues with their rousing fairy tale adventure"Brave."
This time they add a...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:28 PM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday, including Octavia Spencer, Terrence Malick, Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 11:04 AM
When animation director Rich Moore was growing up in Oxnard, he spent so much time in video arcades that his parents worried that their young son was wasting his time. “They would always tell me that I should be concentrating on the real world,&...
| Jan 31, 2013
The tween-minded zombie romance "Warm Bodies" pulls a comic-romantic twist on a genre better known for its entrails. It is narrated by the undead fellow known as R, played by Nicholas Hoult, soon to be slaying giants in "Jack the Giant Slayer."
| May 31, 2011
My daughter is 10, so it’s been a long time since I’ve thought about the trials and tribulations of potty training. But then we received a letter home from my son’s daycare a few weeks ago that asked if we were interested in starting...
| Jun 26, 2011
Fears that Pixar Animation Studios could have its first box-office dud were left in the dust this weekend as "Cars 2" opened to a solid $68 million, according to an estimate from distributor Walt Disney Studios. Though far behind the......
| Jun 24, 2011
As dissected in this morning's Morning Call, President Obama and Pennsylvania are going to have quite the cozy relationship as he tries to hold on to the state that overwhelmingly favored him in 2008. With the economy still sour, it......
| Nov 14, 2011
I always get a chuckle out of the time and invention that goes into film studio marketing department efforts to get a littkle extra attention for their upcoming film from the entertainment press. Toys and t-shirts, a “Wall-E” ice chest (just...