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  • Joe Surf: A cinematic ode to surfing's pioneers

    Joe Surf: A cinematic ode to surfing's pioneers
    There is no shortage of good films in the Action Sports series at the 2012 Newport Film Festival, which wraps up Thursday night, but there is one that is more than just a good film. It's a history lesson. The documentary "Boardroom," which will play...
  • 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....
  • On Theater: 'Moonlight & Magnolias' is best show of the year

    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-...
  • Where the audience is

    Where the audience is
    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...
  • Greer's OC: Honor women and shop

    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...
  • 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...
  • A life of endearment: Shirley MacLaine brings 80 years of memories to Segerstrom Center

    A life of endearment: Shirley MacLaine brings 80 years of memories to Segerstrom Center
    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....
  • 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...