The Halloween season fills a very important need in America. It is a time when society collectively derides its lasting Puritanical bent and celebrates demonic imagery. With the season come haunted attractions; some, like Knott's Scary Farm, are SoCal institutions, and in addition to the mazes and r ... More >>
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Chapman University in Orange routinely lands notables behind Hollywood cameras for its Dodge College of Film and Media Arts ... so why stop now? Among those who have joined for the looming school years are Academy Award-winning producer and Mandalay Pictures president Cathy Schulman (Crash, The Ill ... More >>
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is closing, it will take years to decommission, but it's never too soon to think about what should become of the all-new SONGS.After the jump, five potential (and no-nukes!) re-uses for the nuclear power plant.
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San Diego Comic-Con is a week away, but it's not too early to start strategizing about what you should see when you're there. Especially if you've seen the size of the event's program schedule.But there's no reason to battle eye strain. We've put together a list of the 10 comic-related events to ... More >>
If your TV is on the fritz, you didn't pay your cable/satellite bill or you're just one of those Communists who does not watch the tube, you may not have heard there is a new Star Trek movie opening today and, according to one Weekly Trekker at least, it's a solid effort.But some die-hards do have s ... More >>
From last week's cops blotter (not online) in the Huntington Beach Independent:Melody Lane: Someone reported finding graffiti saying, "Mama is going to put all of her fears into you," on an easement wall in the 16100 block at 7:59 a.m.Los Patos Avenue: A caller found that someone spray painted "Moth ... More >>
As much as I enjoy Star Trek, and always have, I can't say I was that enthused by the idea of “Star Trek: The Tour.” What could they show me that I haven't seen? Could it possibly top the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas? Do I really want to pay top dollar to see a bunch of multicolored spandex ... More >>
CLOVERFIELD Since many people are asking what exactly “Cloverfield” means in the context of the movie, let's deal with that right of the bat – it doesn't mean anything. It wasn't even supposed to be the film's real title initially, just a red herring to throw people off track named after one ... More >>
Lionsgate films claim they make SAW movies for the fans, and while it's easy to be cynical about that claim, Sawfest was definitely a fan-friendly move – all four SAW movies on the big screen for the price of one ticket. Now, could it have been even better? Sure. Had I been in charge of marketing, ... More >>
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