| Aug 18, 2008
WHO KNEW Tom Cruise could shake it like a Polaroid picture?
Last week, he rocked audiences with his cameo as a profane, hip-jiggling, Machiavellian movie chief in " Tropic Thunder." The role was designed to show the world -- and Hollywood insiders --...
| Nov 3, 2008
In what could be the region's most ambitious, broadest-based artistic endeavor since the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, Los Angeles Opera will join forces with more than 50 Southern California arts and educational institutions to stage a 10-week festival...
| Feb 28, 2013
* (out of four)
Anna Faris stars in “Little Bo Peep: Wolf Exploder.” That sounds like a classic tale revision that would pick the right tone and actually deliver some fun.
Until that movie actually exists, we’re left with “Jack...
| Feb 25, 2013
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| Dec 20, 2012
*** (out of four)
Before learning about the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., I already was disturbed by a scene of “Jack Reacher” in which a sniper sets up five seemingly random people in his sights before killing them. The world only grows more...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The Guilt Trip
In "The Guilt Trip," which features Barbra Streisand’s first starring performance in more than 15 years, the definitive diva plays a lighthearted version of a stereotypical Jewish mother, eating candy in bed and...
| Apr 10, 2013
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The driving force behind one action franchise with "Mission: Impossible," Tom Cruise aimed to launch another with this enjoyably tough melodrama centered around novelist Lee Child's title character, an ex-military man trying to determine whether a...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:55 PM
“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” gallops into theaters almost exactly on schedule — its predecessors came out in 1996, 2000 and 2006 — and (more importantly) just in time to rescue Tom Cruise's flagging box-office...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:37 AM
Lee Childs' “One Shot” is the ninth novel featuring former Army MP turned drifter-investigator Jack Reacher, and it's about Reacher's struggle to solve a mass sniper shooting. The Wrap is reporting that Tom Cruise is in negotiations to star...
| May 26, 2010
The Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation presents a dialogue between two of the most respected figures in public art: Mary Deebe and Alexis Smith. Deebe, the director of the Stuart Collection at...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:47 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood mega-studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.
MGM's bankruptcy plan has the backing of its lenders, so the proceedings are expected to go quickly.
MGM is to restructure and be managed by...