Family and Kids Events Calendar and Reviews for Orange County and Los Angeles
Added by MomsMinuteBlogger on December 30, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments
Thailand's National Film Board has rejected a movie about a transgender father struggling to raise two children, a ban that the director says highlights the conservative side of Thai society despite its freewheeling reputation.
The board ruled this week that the film, "Insects in the Backyard," cannot not be shown in Thailand because it is immoral and pornographic.
Director Tanwarin Sukkhapisit told The Associated Press on Friday that the scenes deemed offensive by the board…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 23, 2010 at 9:15pm — No Comments
A year after releasing their first hit album, the Canadian Tenors are delivering "The Perfect Gift," a compilation of traditional and contemporary holiday music.
"You have the classics like 'O Holy Night' and 'Silent Night,' but there are songs that are not necessarily Christmas-specific," explained tenor Victor Micallef. "Some great producers worked on that, as well," added band mate Clifton Murray. "'Hallelujah' was (produced by) Bob Ezrin, who worked on 'The Wall.'"
Added by Robin Mebane on December 21, 2010 at 11:39pm — No Comments
To mark the 50th anniversary of Island Records, founder and music industry icon Chris Blackwell has taken part in a book tracing the label's formative years and beyond.
"The Story of Island Records" (Universe), edited by Suzette Newman and Chris Salewicz, is a colorful tribute not just to Bob Marley and the Caribbean sound he helped popularize, but to the early history of alternative rock and new wave.
Case in point: Blackwell signed U2 in 1980, but he wasn't all that impressed…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 20, 2010 at 7:05pm — No Comments
When it comes to the convergence of video games and Hollywood, Tron was the first example of Hollywood getting it right. And in many ways, Hollywood hasn't learned from this perfect marriage of game and film. At least, most of Hollywood.
Although the original Tron movie didn't have a blockbuster theatrical run in 1982, the arcade game that was designed by Jeff Bridges' Kevin Flynn in the movie became a hit in the real world. That game makes a return in the new 3D sequel, "Tron:…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 20, 2010 at 6:15am — No Comments
Indoor gates are few of the most crucial items that a house truly really should have, specially if the family has kids or is keeping some pets. Indoor gates may be utilized as safety barriers for both kids and pets. There are numerous forms of indoor gates categorized for their appearances and uses. indoor gates could be used also as pet gates.
First off, you will discover diverse gates when it comes to its appearance. For…
Added by Robby Bacz on December 18, 2010 at 1:08am — No Comments
Added by Robby Bacz on December 17, 2010 at 10:43pm — No Comments
Fireplaces are incredibly essential to people these dayswho live in colder regions. They do not put fireplaces indoors only to maintain them warm in cold days and nights, but they also use them as an extra aesthetic piece. For those houses that do not have existing hearths, they resort to having the modern fireplaces for instance electric, gas fuel, or gel fuel fireplaces. Among the many kinds of fireplaces, gel fuel fireplaces have been the favorite of majority. These gel fuel fireplaces…Continue
Added by Robby Bacz on December 16, 2010 at 10:37pm — No Comments
The most effective way to put your toddlers to bed the earliest time possible is by way of providing them with the very best toddler bedding set. Aside from keeping a good room temperature along with a scheduled and consistent bedtime, comfortable toddler bedding are extremely essential to maintain your small tikes on the bed at the proper time. Toddler beds are basically baby cribs minus the side rails. So the practically have sizes the…Continue
Added by Robby Bacz on December 16, 2010 at 9:59pm — No Comments
The thoroughly underwhelming romantic comedy "How Do You Know" in no way makes the best use of its starry cast — not Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd or Owen Wilson, and most certainly not Jack Nicholson.
But we're going to be glass-half-full around here and use this as an opportunity to look back at the best of Nicholson's work. Now, given that the man is prolific and we only get to choose five films, this isn't going to be comprehensive. We'll try our best, though, and you're welcome to…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 16, 2010 at 3:27am — No Comments
Far more than a malfunctioning alarm clock, Meredith Vieira worried about disrupting The Streak when she joined NBC's "Today" show in 2006.
"Today" has won every week in the morning-show ratings since December 1995, according to the Nielsen Co. Last week the streak reached 15 years, or 783 weeks.
"My one goal was not to mess it up," said Vieira, who co-anchors the show's first two hours with Matt Lauer. "I didn't want to be the one in the anchor chair when we fell from first to…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 13, 2010 at 2:12am — No Comments
The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour issued a public apology Friday for climbing atop of one of Britain's most important war memorials during violent student demonstrations against rising university fees.
Charlie Gilmour, 21, said he was sorry for the "terrible insult" to the thousands who died for the country. Gilmour — a Cambridge University history student — said he did not realize that the monument he climbed was the Cenotaph, which commemorates Britain's war…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 10, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments
Time will soon indeed stand still for the drama "Time Stands Still" on Broadway.
Producers say the show will end its run when stars Laura Linney, Brian d'Arcy James, Eric Bogosian and Christina Ricci leave as scheduled on Jan. 30. It will have played 16 preview performances and 126 regular performances.
The play, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies and directed by Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan, has enjoyed runs at two Broadway theaters. It is produced by the Manhattan…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 9, 2010 at 7:58am — No Comments
A reality TV producer charged with killing his wife in Mexico is due back in Los Angeles court Tuesday afternoon to argue that his detention is unconstitutional.
Attorneys for Bruce Beresford-Redman claim the federal prosecutors haven't properly demonstrated there is enough evidence to hold the former "Survivor" producer while he fights extradition.
Prosecutors say it is premature for them to present evidence obtained from Mexican authorities connecting Beresford-Redman to the…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 7, 2010 at 5:02am — No Comments
Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer," a story of a journalist hired to write the memoirs of a British prime minister, has won the prize for best film at the European Film Awards.
Polanski, who was awarded the Silver Bear for best director at the Berlin Film Festival, also took five other key prizes at the ceremony held in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, late Saturday.
Nominated in seven categories, the movie won the best director prize, best actor for Ewan McGregor, and best…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 4, 2010 at 8:15pm — No Comments
Look for a battle of the family movies this weekend as audiences snack on box office leftovers during what is traditionally one of the lesser performing periods of the year.
For the average film, the typical post-Thanksgiving weekend drop is from 50 to 60 percent. So Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" in its third weekend and Disney's "Tangled" in its second will find themselves fighting for the top slot with grosses in the mid to high $20 million range. This…Continue
Added by Robin Mebane on December 3, 2010 at 3:25am — No Comments