August 2, 2012
MUSIC Live it up with the whole family at the very first Pixar concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Enjoy clips of your favorite Pixar animated films including the "Toy Story" trilogy, "Cars," "Finding Nemo," "The Incredibles," "Wall-E," Up," and more while an orchestra performs the scores live. The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. Ticket prices vary. (323) 850-2000. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com.
March 12, 2012 |
In one of the biggest box-office upsets of the year, a mustachioed orange cartoon creature brought down a brawny loinclothed space warrior at the multiplex. Last weekend's No. 1 film, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," claimed the top spot again. The animated 3-D environmental tale for families collected an additional $39.1 million, according to an estimate from distributor Universal Pictures. The movie has now grossed a robust $122 million in just 10 days of release. Meanwhile, the $250-million-plus "John Carter" debuted with a disappointing $30.6 million this weekend, as fanboys failed to gravitate toward the 3-D fantasy epic that has been under a cloud of bad buzz for months.
February 1, 2012 |
Disneyland Paris will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new nighttime spectacular in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle and a revamped evening parade starting in April. The Disney Dreams show will feature castle projections, water screens, dancing fountains, pyrotechnic displays and laser effects that combine elements from the Magic, Memories, and You show at Florida's Magic Kingdom and World of Color at Disney California Adventure. PHOTOS: Disney Dreams water show at Disneyland Paris The new Disney Dreams nighttime spectacular at the French theme park will employ 30-foot-tall water screens in the moats in front of the castle that will serve as giant canvases for Disney animated scenes set to an original musical score.
July 28, 2009 |
Watching Katherine Heigl attempt to inject life into yet another cardboard cut-out of a controlling, manic working woman in "The Ugly Truth," you have to wonder: For this she wants to leave television? Yes, being a movie star is still a bigger deal in America than a being a television star, and "Grey's Anatomy" is battle-weary, but surely the chance to portray a woman who looks like she was constructed of a quiz in Glamour circa 1985 is not why she entered her profession.
February 17, 2009 |
When Pixar first started working on "Wall-E" several years ago, the studio considered making the animated movie -- about a lovable robot on a future Earth -- without any dialogue at all. As the film's screenplay evolved, a few talking humans dropped in, but "Wall-E" is still distinguished by what isn't said, particularly in the movie's opening act.
February 1, 2009
Exclamatory choruses: We're surely not alone on this, but Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" has been running through our heads nonstop, and it's not because of the aggressively choreographed video -- it's that weightless flurry of "ohs," stickier than buckwheat honey. Let Morrissey and Andrew Bird pore over thesauri; sometimes, two letters are all anyone needs.