| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Ancient Greeks believed Elysium to be "a dwelling place for those who lived a righteous life."
Writer-director Neill Blomkamp depicts his "Elysium" as a pristine space station, where the elite have escaped from the hellhole that is Earth. In this serene...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:15 PM
South Coast Plaza shoppers stepped into their wildest couture, décor and cosmetic dreams last weekend at the center's first Live the Look event, held in partnership with the Hollywood Reporter.
Presenting the best in fashion, beauty and home, the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:42 PM
When Martin Short was a young man, he set out on a career in show business, but first he had to convince a tough critic — himself.
So, he gave himself one-year contracts. If, at the same time the following year, he'd made a living, he'd renew it....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Sherry Boston Rennard gave valuable advice to the young athletes Saturday morning at the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA.
In a pre-race seminar she told the kids participating in the fifth annual junior triathlon to pace themselves, and to yell out "On your...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:40 PM
When William Shatner opened on Broadway last February, he wasn't nearly as confident as his show's title indicated.
The actor's one-man show sported the cheeky moniker, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It." But a nasty elemental force had invaded...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Classic moment on "The Office": At a barbecue at the home of paper salesman Jim Halpert, icy accountant Angela Martin stands in the queue before the grill and deadpans, "I'm a vegetarian." Without missing a beat, Jim helpfully replies, "There's soda...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:00 AM
A major spiritual milestone is coming up this month. We can call it the year 20 A.P.
That A.P. stands for "After Phil" — or Phil Connors, the protagonist of the Bill Murray comedy "Groundhog Day." How many other movies starring "Saturday Night...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:01 PM
If you're old enough to have watched "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1990s, you may remember "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey," a series of pseudo-philosophical musings set to soft music over pastoral backgrounds.
One classic read: "To me, clowns aren't...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Animated fantasy adventures are standard movie fare for family audiences. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox teamed up to produce the colorful "Rio" and very successful "Ice Age" films. Along with director Chris Wedge, they turn up the production...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 7:17 PM
In regards to some of the recent Costa Mesa City Council meetings, I fear the current City Council is headed down the path toward becoming an embarrassment to the community it serves. When I was in high school some 40 years ago, my civics teacher gave our...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 6:47 PM
Director James Mangold can make a serious film with extra twists for a grown-up audience. His credits include "Walk the Line," "3:10 to Yuma" and the offbeat thriller "Identity." In "Knight and Day" he adds a touch of Alfred Hitchcock and James Bond to...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 6:52 PM
Trunk Show at Bloomingdale's
Bloomingdale's at Fashion Island in Newport Beach hosts the Rebecca Jewelry Trunk Show from noon to 5 p.m. in Fine Accessories, Level One. For more information, call (949) 729-6811.
The Art of Entertaining...