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  • Natural Perspectives: The story of the horse who was all heart

    Southern California is horseracing country as much as the bluegrass belt of Kentucky. We have the Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, Del Mar and Hollywood Park racetracks, places that some of the Hollywood film stars of yesteryear liked to frequent. We can...
  • Reel Critic: Disney takes a chance on Marvel superheroes

    Comic books have always been somewhat of an underground culture primarily appreciated by boys and a few self-proclaimed "geeks." Other than some early success in serial shorts such as "Flash Gordon" and "Buck Rogers," movies based on comic books have...
  • Two love stories are better than one

    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...
  • Hot and fast

    Hot and fast
    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...
  • Ocean wins in this surf contest

    Ocean wins in this surf contest
    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...
  • City Lights: Fame takes work

    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....
  • Silent River Film Festival gives poets a voice

    Silent River Film Festival gives poets a voice
    Under the glare of lights in a room typically kept dark for performances, David Worthington took the microphone and gave voice to a man who hadn't been heard that evening — not in person, anyway, in this theater half a world removed from his home in...
  • 'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins

    'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins
    Jon Neill will carve a pumpkin in the 40-pound range Sunday in Laguna Beach, but for him, that won't be a big deal. To put it in mathematical terms, it's less than one 20th as big as the pumpkin he carved two weeks ago. The newly hired instructor at...
  • Local editor has a stake in new movie 'Kill the Messenger'

    Local editor has a stake in new movie 'Kill the Messenger'
    Eighteen years ago, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb published one of the most contested stories in modern journalism: "Dark Alliance," which alleged that a California drug ring had sold crack cocaine to gang members and funneled the profits to...
  • Reel Critics: The verdict? 'The Judge' is worth seeing

    "The Judge" is a classic character study of two complex men forced to return to their family roots. Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. create a memorable look at a father-and-son crisis situation. Duvall plays a small-town Indiana judge known to...
  • Reel Critics: 'Skeletons' opens a closet

    I'll say it up front — "The Skeleton Twins" is one of the best films this year, with amazing performances from stars better known for comedic roles. But Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Ty Burrell show us real gifts at playing darker, more troubled...
  • Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little

    Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little
    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...