| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Warner Bros. invested a ton of money to revitalize the aging Superman franchise. Their new effort begins with great casting. British actor Henry Cavill has the buffed body and squared-jaw good looks to be the "Man of Steel." He also projects a genuine...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Hush Little Baby
Grand Central Publishing; 357 pages
If Suzanne Redfearn's "Hush Little Baby" had a second half to equal its first, it might have been a remarkable achievement. For nearly 200 pages, the novel is a spellbinding...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:26 PM
I'm going to miss the Park Avenue Bridge.
Though not an A-lister like the Golden Gate or Sydney Harbor bridges, the Park Avenue Bridge is a graceful and distinctive 100-foot span that connects Newport Harbor's Balboa Island and Little Island.
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Talk about underdogs.
This year's Newport Beach Film Festival features a slew of marquee names, from rocker Billie Joe Armstrong to "Office" star Steve Carell to Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom. But when tickets went on sale April 1, the film...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Richard Bare is a veteran of the Hollywood studio system, when those fortunate enough to have a job could rely on a steady paycheck. But he also knows something about being an unknown filmmaker trying to slip a foot in the door.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Tucked into the corner of an administrative building, awash with the hush-hush of important work, an earth-toned room was occupied by furniture, books and knickknacks.
And there it lay — smack-dab in the center.
A curvy black case, held together...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 8:45 PM
"Eh, what's up, Doc?"
Few would fail to recognize this catch phrase or the "wascally wabbit" who first spoke it almost 60 years ago.
For the first time, Bugs Bunny and his pals, the Warner Bros.' "Looney Tunes" animated characters, will be featured...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:22 PM
Summer on the Orange Coast is alive with people, parties and purpose. All that and amazing food and entertainment to go right along with the fun in the sun season.
On Tuesday evenings in Newport Beach the venerable Ritz, in the capable hands of Ray...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:46 PM
The Internet makes it official: I'm not the only one.
As the newly christened 416th member of the "Looney Tunes introduced me to classical music" Facebook group, I take solace. Now I know there are others who, like me, were first exposed to the...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Coastline Community College is hosting a free digital media event Friday.
The Fountain Valley-based college is putting on "How to land a career in digital media: Tips for aspiring artists" from 3 to 5 p.m. at the college's Garden Grove campus, 12901...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:43 PM
What do giraffes dream of when they take a little giraffe snooze?
Tough to say, but it probably has little to do with meeting the Campus Drive 73 Freeway overpass face-first.
About five months after shooting for "The Hangover Part 3" closed down a 3-...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:04 PM
The upcoming closure of the Corona del Mar (73) Freeway isn't for roadwork. It's for film production, officials said.
The August agenda of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor board shows members were slated to discuss the state road closure,...