Adapted comic book flick has the ring, but no power


With the summer releases of Thor and X-Men: First Class behind us and Captain America, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Cowboys & Aliens on the way, 2011 looks to offer the perfect summer for comic book movies. Green Lantern should fit right in, but instead it fails miserably both on its own merits and […]

Long-running musical epic takes L.A. by storm


It’s hard not to fall into the trap of playing the numbers game when discussing Les Misérables. The pride and joy of London’s West End has been translated into 21 different languages, has spawned 33 cast recordings and has seen productions staged in 291 cities in 42 countries. The show has played to more than […]

Paramore ends tour with explosive show in Anaheim


The 2010 Honda Civic Tour is over, but it went out with a bang Sunday night at the Honda Center. With an electrifying 18-song set, Paramore proved that it can not only headline shows in large arenas but blow the roof off, as well. Opening the show was Kadawatha, a new band from Sweden, which […]