| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:36 PM
My local Trader Joe’s has once again transformed into a purveyor of all things pumpkin. It’s as if the Pumpkin Innards Fairy launched itself from its pumpkin patch, gathering the masses of discarded jack-o’-lantern glop to insert them...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Walt Disney Co. reported a 27% surge in second-quarter profit, lifted by the continued strong performance of its blockbuster animated film "Frozen."
The world's largest entertainment and media company raked in nearly $2 billion in the three months...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:20 PM
In just seven days, Jahmal Holland and Henry Wong shot and produced a short film about the reunion of an estranged father and his son who went through the foster care system.
They're part of one of the 64 teams participating in the 12th annual 168...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Two by two, the hot rods lined up on the wide-open road running alongside the Los Angeles River.
When the starter's arms dropped, tires squealed and V-8 engines roared as the teenage drivers floored their accelerators and sped into the night, ushering...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Summer may not have technically begun yet, but Warner Bros. may already be itching for a vacation.
First, the film studio released the Adam Sandler-starring "Blended," which has grossed a disappointing $45 million worldwide since bowing May 23, the...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Actor Clayton Moore left behind three masks when he died in 1999. Each one dated back to the 1950s, when Moore starred as the heroic Lone Ranger on TV and in two feature films, riding off into the sunset with a yell of "Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!"
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The mood was electric as stars and crew packed the lobby of the Burbank AMC 8 on July 2 for the premiere of “School Dance,” directed by actor/producer Nick Cannon.
Burbank resident Erik C. Andersen was film editor on the project and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the release dates of several highly anticipated movies to hit theaters this year and 2014.
“Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell, will be widely released on Dec. 20. The...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:38 AM
On-screen, Vin Diesel's default setting can be described as coiled rage and brutal efficiency.
In the films that put him on Hollywood's star map, the buff and bald actor hefts big guns: from artillery to his own softball-sized biceps. He punches the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:46 AM
"Manof Steel" was the kryptonite to any box-office rival this weekend, monopolizing ticket sales and flying away with No. 1.
The 3-D film starring Henry Cavill as Superman grossed a stellar $113.1 million over the weekend, according to an estimate from...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:25 AM
The spectacular 22-year partnership of Walt Disney Co. and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will come to an end next year, signaling the Burbank company's changing priorities and how the shifting sands of the movie business are affecting A-list producers.
| May 1, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Below the din and electric stress of last week's Burbank Literacy Spelling Bee, a little blue card floated my way.
I sat at the judges' table looking out at a beaming team of library employees, folks who "have had 30 years, eight hours a day" to...