| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:55 AM
Bill Raymond, who has played Scrooge in Hartford Stage's "A Christmas Carol" in 12 of the last 14 annual runs, is featured in the upcoming Steven Spielberg film, "Lincoln," based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals."
Daniel Day-Lewis plays...
| Nov 20, 2011
Shopping centers have always been about more than shopping. Before the rise of Internet-based social interaction, malls were a workplace, gathering place and pop culture petri dish for the better part of two generations. That made them the perfect...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
A heavy injection of a powerful serum and suddenly short, scrawny Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) becomes strapping super-soldier Johnny Pecs-A-Lot. (Well, he’s dubbed Captain America, but he looks like Johnny Pecs-A-Lot.) Anyway, it&...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The original "Captain America" comic books were introduced in the 1940s as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific. The story of a scrawny little guy transformed into a super soldier resonated with a worried nation.
Marvel Studios now goes back...
| Feb 20, 2013
For context about predictions of major entertainment events, Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes” correctly predicted the result of this year’s Super Bowl. NFL experts did not.
Likewise, making Oscar predictions can be a bit ridiculous, as...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Well now, that was a surprise.
Waltz's win, over favored Tommy Lee Jones, surprised just about everyone -- and suggets two things:
For one, it doesn't bode well for "Lincoln's" chances.
And two, maybe Jones should have smiled more at those earlier...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Everyone seemed to be talking about what Seth MacFarlane would do as host of the Oscars. On Sunday night, MacFarlane kept that dialogue going, making Hollywood's big night all about Seth MacFarlane.
The "Family Guy" creator opened the 85th Academy Awards...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:32 AM
I’ve flown in the Goodyear blimp. I’ve paddled down the L.A. River. I’ve spoken at two Hollywood Walk of Fame events. I’ve driven the wrong way at 90 mph on a new, still-unopened stretch of freeway (with a Caltrans guy beside me)....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
For some in Newport-Mesa, the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast may have prompted a three-word response: "Oh, hey, guys."
Within minutes of the show's beginning, William Shatner, who recently brought his one-man show to the Segerstrom Center for the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. — Looking trim in a black windbreaker over a gray crew neck sweatshirt, Steve Carell walked into the diner near the Warner Bros. lot just like a regular guy.
OK, most actors/celebrities walk into diners like regular folk; it&...