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  • 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....
  • Loaded Chargers back for more

    The 2010-11 girls' prep basketball season is underway this week. Marina got its season off to a promising start Tuesday by defeating Schurr, 52-46, in nonleague play. Below is a capsule look at the local teams: * Edison Chargers Head Coach: Dan...
  • Locals ready for tipoff

    Locals ready for tipoff
    The 2010-11 boys' basketball season gets underway this week for several of the local schools, and it was Fountain Valley that got a head start Monday at the Orange Coast Optimist//Pio-Turion Tournament at Western High in Anaheim. Below is a capsule look...
  • Greer's OC: Grand opening for 'endless' fun

    Here's a first for SoCal: Endless Food & Fun is a new giant entertainment and food center in Huntington Beach that offers something for everyone — nearly 50,000 square feet of space filled with best of arcade games, one of the largest and most...
  • A holiday thanks to Mickey Rooney

    Dear Mr. Rooney, I have been a fan of your films for 50 years, from "Andy Hardy" and "Young Tom Edison" to "The Human Comedy" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." I believe that I have seen and own most of them, but I have always wanted to interest my...
  • Reel Critics: A 'Horrible' use of Oscar winners

    "Horrible Bosses 2" is not about bosses, office work or 9 to 5 jobs. It's about a Marx Brothers-style farce with no grounding in reality. Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day reprise the characters from the original film. They bring likable...
  • Reel Critics: The sober side of Stewart

    Comedian Jon Stewart skewers our culture and politics on cutting edge broadcasts of "The Daily Show." We expect raucous laughter from his audience. We don't expect that he could move us emotionally by depicting a serious subject taken from real life....
  • Reel Critics: A Disney 'Hero' with heart

    Disney's new animated adventure delivers exactly what kids and parents expect. "Big Hero 6" offers action, humor and wild escapades with a major sci-fi touch. A new and very huggable robotic hero emerges in Baymax, who looks like a puffy cousin of the...