Beloved writer Nora Ephron died June 26, 2012, at the age of 71. I’ll forever be thankful for the words she put on paper, the characters she brought to life and the path she paved for myself and others who dream of following in her footsteps.
What does Jurassic Park and Independence Day — no, not the movie — have in common? Nothing, except that next Tuesday night — yes, the day before the 4th of July — the Hollywood Forever Cemetery will host a special screening of the first film in the Jurassic Park series, which is based on the bestselling novel by […]
Opening just over seven weeks ago, Marvel’s The Avengers is set to cross the $600 million threshold of box office success today, according to Walt Disney Pictures, placing it third to Avatar and Titanic in domestic sales. The film already topped the charts of biggest opening weekend domestically, earning $207.4 mil, and has scored all […]
If you’re a fan of travel tales, cinematic journeys, friendship stories, road trips, psychedelic trips, the 1950s, nudity, late-night jazz and/or youthful freedoms and wild adventures exposed, mark “On the Road” on your summer movie calendar because this film appears to have it all.
I must admit, I had absolutely zero interest in watching the new “Smash” series at first. In fact, after seeing the first promos during Super Bowl XLV, I was somewhat judgmental. Ok, so I laughed — loudly. Followed by, “I’ll pass.” And then, a few weeks later, a friend and fellow theater lover told me […]
Whether these headlines display a slight form of idiocy or simple fatigue, they prove that writers can have “off” days. In fact, many of us have more than we’d care to admit. I’ll go a step further and say that most of us often think in terms similar to the headline in the photo.
As anyone north of Long Beach and south of Santa Barbara can attest, San Diego was once the last place anyone would expect to find a restaurant fit to serve the likes of Hollywoodites (not that the San Diegoans minded much). That said, it’s no surprise these days that one of L.A.’s most beloved sushi restaurants, Katsuya, has somehow found its way into the area.
When I was child, there was this animated show called “The Littles,” that I loved, about a family of miniature mouse-like creatures living in the attic of a house owned by the Bigg family. It may have been because of that show that I always had a huge heart for mice who found their way […]
“Lady and the Tramp,” one of Disney’s most beloved, and I would argue best animated films is back in stores on DVD (first-time on Blu-ray), after a five-year absence. If you haven’t seen the movie — though I’d be surprised if that were the case — let me say that it’s seriously endearing. It’s the story […]
From Angry Bird, a video game app that’s soared into popularity recently, to the Raptor Resource Project’s Eagle Nest cam, people the world over are fascinated by a new kind of GTL (think “Jersey Shore”): Guts, Tail feathers, and a lot of Love gone to the birds. The Raptor Resource Project is a non-profit organization that […]