| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The first time I stepped into San Clemente's Beachcomber Motel, the hairs on my neck rose with deja vu. The low-slung Spanish building, the tiny rooms with Venetian blinds and picture windows, the kitchenette with its lemon-chiffon tile, the black night...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Set in a lawless town in the Austrian mountains, the English-language "Autumn Blood" seems at first like something along the lines of "The Sound of Music" as re-imagined by Michael Haneke. But whereas Haneke's films grapple with the blunt force of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Comic actors Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells portrayed the rude-and-lewd troika known as the Trailer Park Boys in the eponymous hit Canadian TV series as well as in TV specials and feature films. Now the three play versions of themselves,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The Orlando Eye, the 400 foot-tall observation wheel being built on International Drive, should be ready for opening by the spring of 2015.
That's a few months later than developer Chuck Whittall had hoped — he was shooting for Dec. 31 — but...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Can’t make it to Brazil?
That doesn’t mean you can’t elbow your way through a crowd of drunken fans to a front-row seat for this summer’s World Cup, which kicks off Thursday. Viewing parties are scheduled all over Southern...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:00 PM
By what measure can a showbiz lifer who never had a mainstream hit claim success? That's the unanswered question in Kiki Melendez's "Journey of a Female Comic," which is billed as a "docu-comedy" but is closer to a video scrapbook of an obscure comedian's...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Matthew Poyer, 52, vice president of operations at Universal CityWalk, oversees what Universal Studios calls the nation's first "outdoor urban entertainment center." It's a quarter-mile-long outdoor mall with 63 tenants. About 2,000 people work...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Another get-rich-quick scheme goes awry in the energetic and involving "Kid Cannabis," based on the true story of young Nate Norman, who briefly was a kind of Jordan Belfort of weed.
The film, which begins in 2005, finds high school dropout and pizza-...
| Apr 11, 2014
Easter dinner with family and friends is a much anticipated spring occasion. For those who don't want to cook, local resorts and restaurants are prepared to do everything for you — including the dishes.
Here is a sampling of where to enjoy a...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Universal Orlando has raised the fee for parking in its garage to $17, up from $16. Guests use this structure while visiting Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks and the Universal CityWalk shopping and dining district.
| May 29, 2014
| 2:47 PM
La Cañada High School parent Erin Meeker is putting the finishing touches on plans for this year's Grad Night celebration, a five-hour extravaganza to be held June 5 at Universal CityWalk.
"I really think it's an important thing to provide for the kids,...