Twice a month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau pops by Stick A Fork In It to chime in about a random OC food or drink musing of his choice. Enjoy!! It's no secret. I'm a big fan of working in food and beverage despite all its pitfalls and pratfalls. It's not an easy life but ev ... More >>
Regency South Coast Village
College program celebrates 10 years at Newport Beach Film Festival
After showing The Last Stand, which is surprisingly better than TV commercials indicate, and scooping up the third-ever Busan West Film Festival Icon Award Friday night, director Kim Jee-woon answered his first question at a post-screening Q&A in Korean before the fellow next to him translated f ... More >>
Today, veteran action icon and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's new movie The Last Stand hits theaters. Being the face of pulse-pounding action for almost four decades, Schwarzenegger's butt-kicking (and occasional comic mischief) has often been accompanied by the most bombastic mu ... More >>
Arnold returns—but do we still need him?
Alessandro Pirozzi has his fourth smash in a row with this Laguna Beach hotspot
Or at least so says Hollywood, with this week's 3D release of 'Titanic' and the long-awaited Pie-pic 'American Reunion'
You: "Uhhh... what?"Me: "Exactly."Disney announced plans today to develop numerous theme park attractions inspired by James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar.I know, I don't get it either.Check out details after the jump, then read on as I list the Top Five Overrated Movies That Disney Could Adapt Into ... More >>
20 years ago this summer, Pee Wee Herman got busted for indecent exposure in Florida and almost immediately and brilliantly bounced back with a surprise cameo appearance opening the MTV Music Awards a couple of weeks later with the only possible response:Based on everything that's turned up in the n ... More >>
A local group of young rock musicians is getting a boost from an unlikely source: Huntington Beach metal icons, Avenged Sevenfold.Orange County band Un D Vided, founded by 13-year-old drummer Harley deWinter, specializes in a brand of classic-style rock in the vein of Pat Benatar and Heart--Not e ... More >>
Alessandro Pirozzi's third restaurant makes for a flawless trilogy of Italian food
It's hard to believe, but director James Cameron's blockbuster film Avatar just turned one year old last Saturday. The birthday of the highest-grossing movie in cinematic history has coincided with talk of confirmed sequels to come. But before any new Avatar films hit the silver screen, rapper V ... More >>
Pham with Meg WhitmanOver at the Orange Punch blog for the OC Register opinion writers, columnist Brian Calle wonders aloud today if local Republicans are closer to "no more Loretta Sanchez" because of the emergence of Quang Pham.Pham is a Republican who is attempting to defeat Republican state A ... More >>
James Cameron makes a point with actor Sam Worthington behind the scenes on "Avatar."James Cameron's Avatar overtook his own Titanic, reaching the $1.292 billion mark in worldwide box office grosses on Sunday. The sinking ship story had reigned at $1.242 billion. However, Avatar is still $49 mill ... More >>
2009 has come and gone, and with it we are left with the memories of all of the wonderful video games we have played throughout the year. Which game deserves Game of the Year? What games don't?Here we take a look at what went right in 2009, and what went wrong. Although there were numerous quality c ... More >>
A shy, talented and unlucky Jewish kid from a loud, talented and obscenely prosperous family refuses to follow in his successful parents' and siblings' footsteps because he dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter--and he's even completed what he knows is the script of the century.But, somehow ... More >>
Fox may have pulled out of presenting the latest space monster free-for-all, but we have some news anyway...NECA has the toy rights, and that picture you see right there is the 2-up prototype for a 7" Alien figure. I asked if this means that collectors of Movie Maniacs, Cult Classics, etc., can fin ... More >>
In addition to the Beowulf , more 3-D stuff was demo'ed. Oops, I mean "stereoscopic." That's the term the owners of the Real-D company prefer to "3-D." The CEO and president were there. I didn't bother to take down their names because I doubt you care. Anyway, this is the new 3-D system that was u ... More >>
Stan Winston at Monsters in Motion
Movie Event of the Week: Pacific Jewish Film Festival
First Mornings sad tale of immigrant hurt
Lucas Star Wars III
Surfing the Ranch with Dana Brown and "Wingnut" Weaver
Do androids dream of electric sequels?
Do androids dream of electric sequels?
Solaris soulful simulacra
Gods sixth annual Calleys
Watching the unwatchable
Wolfgang Petersens The Perfect Storm
Reg attack on insurance reformer produces a counterattack
And Hollywood will never be the same
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and hate the wall