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Drama (genre)

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  • Reel Critics: Heart-pounding action but foggy plot in 'Next Three Days'

    Reel Critics: Heart-pounding action but foggy plot in 'Next Three Days'
    Paul Haggis is a director and screenwriter who has garnered Academy Award attention with "Million Dollar Baby" and "Crash." He helped rejuvenate the James Bond franchise in the 2006 update to "Casino Royale." In "The Next Three Days," Haggis teams up with...
  • On Theater: 'Fences' takes high honors for 2010

    Editor's note: This is the first of three columns reviewing the year 2010 in local theater. "'Fences'" is the linchpin in (August) Wilson's 10-play oeuvre, most of them set in Pittsburgh's ramshackle Hill District in each decade of the 20th century....
  • Bookmark: When kids kill

    There is a hierarchy of personal catastrophe, an informal but definitive ranking of all the terrible things that can happen, moving through categories that might be labeled "Worst Thing" to "Next-Worst Thing" to "Next-to-Next Worst Thing" and on down...
  • Steinberg: Great NFL season

    Remember back to the dispiriting offseason of locked out players and no transactions in the NFL. Relive the anxiety and angst surrounding whether there would be a season at all (although I wrote repeatedly it would all work out). Recall the two...
  • On Theater: 'Trip' topped a bountiful year for SCR

    Editor's note: This is the first of three columns chronicling the year 2011 in local theater. * South Coast Repertory's "The Trip to Bountiful" was described in this column a few months ago as "an engrossing journey with extraordinary performances...
  • Estancia students tackle 'The Crucible'

    COSTA MESA — Estancia High School's drama department is taking on an American theater classic about the Salem witch trials that uses allegory to connect the colonial-era story to McCarthyism. Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" made its 1953 stage debut...
  • On Theater: 'Plaid,' 'Sons,' 'Godot' top local theater

    Local stage productions on both the community theater and collegiate levels proved impressive during 2011, with an imaginative musical and a pair of modern classic dramas leading the way. At the Costa Mesa Playhouse, the 1950s flavored musical "Forever...
  • Reel Critics: 'Extremely' good and 'Incredibly' emotional

    Few films have more award-winning talent than"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock need no introduction. Director Stephen Daldry earned Oscar nominations for "The Hours" and "The Reader." Eric Roth wrote the screenplays for"...
  • 'Grease' takes over Sonic for Estancia fundraiser

    Grease Lightning is coming to Sonic. Estancia High School students dressed as Sandy Olsen, Danny Zuko, Betty Rizzo and the rest of the gang from "Grease" will take over as celebrity car hops from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 3095 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa....
  • Reel Critics: Foreign film nominees come to O.C.

    Reel Critics: Foreign film nominees come to O.C.
    If you love well-told, original stories and good acting, then check out these two Oscar-nominated foreign films that have finally arrived in Orange County: "In Darkness"— The true story of a small group of Polish Jews who hid beneath the Lvov...
  • Reel Critics: 'Ides of March' thrills with backstabbing, betrayal

    "Beware the Ides of March" is a famous line from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," which foretold the Roman emperor's assassination by a group of conspirators. In the deliciously sinister "Ides of March," there is plenty of backstabbing inside the modern-...
  • On Theater: Curtains up at three local colleges

    Three local collegiate theater departments launch their respective seasons this month with openings on Friday night and the following two Fridays — all classics in one form or another — and for one of them, it's a very special event. That...