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  • 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...
  • Eight minutes for excellence: Surf City Student Film Festival

    Eight minutes for excellence: Surf City Student Film Festival
    They share a love of filmmaking, and for one night, Huntington Beach Union High School District students will present their work on the big screen during the fifth annual Surf City Student Film Festival. The 42 films, submitted in January by students...
  • City Lights: An Oscar nod doesn't mean a film will be a classic someday

    City Lights: An Oscar nod doesn't mean a film will be a classic someday
    Talk about a prophetic theme song. When the Los Angeles Times reported the 30th anniversary re-release of John Hughes' school-detention drama "The Breakfast Club," it opened with a rhetorical question that didn't need explaining: "You didn't forget...
  • Reel Critics: Not much shading in 'Black or White'

    Actor and producer Kevin Costner put up millions of his own money to finance his latest film, "Black or White." He also shares starring roles with fellow Oscar winner Octavia Spencer ("The Help"). Both are excellent as the opposing grandparents of a...
  • Reel Critics: 'Mortdecai': painful, pitiful and pointless

    It's only January, but you can already see what may be the worst big-budget movie of 2015 at a theater near you. "Mortdecai" is a pitiful attempt to reprise the near-dead genre of British madcap farce. It's based on a series of comic thriller novels...
  • City Lights: We opine with abandon

    Sometimes it takes a huge event to make you notice a small one. Earlier this month, after the horrific assault on free speech in Paris, I found myself browsing Facebook and realized the ease with which we voice our constitutionally sanctioned opinions....
  • Reel Critics: 'American Sniper' right on target

    In Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning film "Unforgiven," he caused the harsh light of day to shine on Hollywood's romantic notions of the Old West. In "American Sniper," he shines a severe spotlight on our ongoing wars in the Middle East by focusing on...
  • Off Center Festival at Segerstrom looks to entertain and provoke

     Off Center Festival at Segerstrom looks to entertain and provoke
    Since becoming president of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in 2006, Terry Dwyer has been on a mission to make the venue affordable, intriguing and inviting — even a little off once in a while. While the center delivers well on the popular...
  • Oscar contest: Take your pick

    Oscar contest: Take your pick
    My Oscar prediction for this year: No matter which of the many nominees take home the gold, hard feelings will abound. Within hours of the nominations being announced Jan. 15, Entertainment Weekly posted a story with the headline "Everything is not...
  • Reel Critics: 'Selma' is a superb depiction of history

    Modern cinema is full of fictional comic book heroes fighting fictional villains. They survive wild exploits, but their phony lives are never really in jeopardy. In contrast, "Selma" recreates a tumultuous time in American history when true heroes rose up...
  • 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...
  • 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....