| May 27, 2010
Movie critics often cite "predictability" as a negative. However, anyone who frequents a favorite restaurant or returns to a special vacation spot is counting on this factor.
I imagine the same comfort of familiarity is sought by fans of romantic...
| Jun 3, 2010
Burt Munro's 1920 Indian motorcycle has been on quite a journey since it set the world speed record.
In 1967, the New Zealand motorcycle racer blazed across the Bonneville Salt Flats at 190.07 mph, the fastest speed ever recorded on an Indian, an...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 2:37 PM
Tanna Frederick will not be acting when she mounts her surfboard by the Huntington Beach Pier this weekend.
But she wouldn't mind taking home an award.
Frederick, the founder and co-organizer of Project Save Our Surf: SURF 24, will be among the actors...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 3:13 PM
James Cameron was once quoted giving advice to people who seek a career in the movies. "I think the most important thing if you're an aspiring filmmaker is to get rid of the 'aspiring,'" he said. "You shoot it, you put your name on it, you're a filmmaker....
| Aug 18, 2010
| 4:30 PM
You might not want to eat a hot dog after seeing how they're made, but watching "Moonlight & Magnolias" at the Huntington Beach Playhouse should produce the opposite effect — you'll be eager to revisit "Gone With the Wind."
The marathon script-...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 12:07 PM
David Beatty may someday win an Oscar, headline the Sundance Film Festival or oversee his own TV show, but nothing may ever top the night he first had a movie screened in Huntington Beach.
The Surf City resident's feature-length debut, "Surviving New...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 3:19 PM
Join the Alzheimer's Assn., Orange County in celebrating caregivers at the Fourth Annual Visionary Women Luncheon with special guest Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach on Friday from...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:15 PM
With her career spanning more than 50 feature films in more than 60 years in show business, Shirley MacLaine has dazzled audiences, met prime ministers, presidents and politicians, hung out with the Rat Pack and talked with His Holiness the Dalai Lama....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Chelsea Braverman knows all about taking a group of energetic kids, assigning them roles and building a theater production from the ground up.
Heck, she's been doing it since age 7.
While icons like Charlie Chaplin and Clint Eastwood drew acclaim...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Just to set the facts straight: The show Sept. 18 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will feature a program of songs with lyrics by a man who doesn't exist, based on a book by a man who also doesn't exist, sung by a real man who is now performing under...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Wounds to Bind
Jerry Burgan with Alan Rifkin
Rowman & Littlefield; 209 pages
I still remember the first time I heard We Five's 1965 hit "You Were On My Mind." It came on my bedroom radio when I was 8 or 9, and I quickly began taping it, mistaking...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Sunday will be emotional for Cal Berkeley alumni, fans, and anyone who knew the late Cal quarterback, Joe Roth.
"Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story" will debut at the Newport Beach Film Festival at the Regency Lido Theatre at 2 p.m. It is a film filled with...