| May 2, 2012
| 4:01 PM
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...
| 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-...
| May 20, 2010
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...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:45 AM
For Charlie Darby, love is intimately linked with lunacy.
From the outside, the grade-school principal in the movie "Lovesick" — played by actor Matt LeBlanc — has everything: a great circle of friends, a supportive family and a satisfying...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Forget Best Picture, forget Best Director, forget the screenplay and acting categories. On Oscar night, my attention is going to be focused squarely on Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
That's the one where "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" scored a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Twenty years ago, film critic Danny Peary released a wonderful book called "Alternate Oscars," which compared his own choices for Best Picture, Actor and Actress to the Academy's for every year from 1928 to 1991. Not surprisingly, he agreed with Best...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Taim in Laguna Beach, pronounced like thyme, is one of the newest boutiques to hit the city. Owner Kendra Pearce officially opened the boutique in early October at 1259 S. Coast Hwy.
The space, drenched in a rustic shabby chic decor with vintage...