| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Opened in the U.S. and Canada by Sony without press previews, and reportedly shot over two years ago, this uninspired effort looks to make a few quick bucks in hardtops before finding a more apt home in small-screen formats.
Colin Evans (Elba) was...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:18 PM
There are two key factors in the success of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's "Les Miserables." One, in the lead role of Jean Valjean, Michael Hunsaker is magnificent.
Two, director DJ Salisbury beautifully makes this most epic of shows feel intimate...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015. The duo's chemistry and their ability to deliver barbs with a twinkle have made them an awards-show favorite, not just at the Globes but at the Emmys and other...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:57 PM
“American Hustle,” “The Great Gatsby” and "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" are among the films competing for a nomination for makeup and hairstyling in the 86th Academy Awards.
The films, as well as “Dallas Buyers Club,&...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:19 PM
PARK CITY, Utah--When we most recently saw Anne Hathaway in a movie with musical numbers it was the large, showy spectacle of “Les Miserables,” in which Hathaway, of course, played the tragic prostitute Fantine.
At this year's Sundance Film...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:06 AM
The Screen Actors Guild nominated the movies "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture Wednesday.
The SAG nominations...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A modern "Les Miserables" in certain ways, this British melodrama forces an ex-criminal (Mark Strong) back into the sights of a crime buster (James McAvoy) who long has been on his trail.
The former crook wants to aid his son, also caught up in...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:39 PM
This column has been corrected. See note below.
I have been attending Costa Mesa Middle and High school choir concerts led by Jon Lindfors for about four years. Every time I see holiday or the end-of-the-year shows I think about how amazing he must be...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The 1987 film "Ishtar" has long held a cultural status much larger than that of just a single movie, as shorthand for the utter worst, an epochal flop with audiences and critics alike and a huge financial bomb. Its air of failure has become all-...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Michelle Williams will make her Broadway debut as sultry nightclub singer Sally Bowles in a planned revival of "Cabaret," according to reports.
The three-time Oscar nominee will star in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production opposite Alan...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:22 AM
"Sleepy Hollow." A resurrected revolutionary war hero, a double-ax wielding horseman (headless), ghost trees, Colonial witches, an authority-defying female cop and at least one very funny Starbucks joke? Long before you can say, "Oh, did we mention the...