Orange County Register: Entertainment

  • Redford makes good on the promise of 'All is Lost'
    Thursday - 10/24/2013 - 04:00 PM

    The action of this almost speechless one-man movie starts with the collision of a yacht and a stray cargo container 1,700 miles away from the Sumatra Straits. The container leaves a breach in the sailboat’s hull and a stream of sneakers floating...

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  • This 'Slave' piece is also a masterpiece
    Thursday - 10/24/2013 - 10:00 AM

    This epic of a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery bristles with texture and feeling – you experience his tortures and hopes vividly and immediately, as if the filmmakers had discovered a kind of 3D IMAX that expands your heart and brain...

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  • Watch this, skip that for Oct. 24-27
    Thursday - 10/24/2013 - 03:00 AM

    “Dracula,” 10 p.m. Friday, NBC We certainly do not need another vampire series, and anyone dismayed at even the idea is hereby excused from watching.
    But as far as vampire series go, this is the best of the lot.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 'Don't Dress for Dinner' serves up unabashed silliness
    Wednesday - 10/23/2013 - 06:20 PM

    Suspension of disbelief has always been a prime element of farce. As far back as Shakespeare, mistaken identities have fueled farcical situations. In the mid-20th century, sexual and romantic escapades were thrown into the mix, and playwrights like...

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  • 'Priscilla' is a feast for the eyes but not the brain
    Wednesday - 10/23/2013 - 02:18 PM

    This grizzled old scribe has seen shows of all kinds at Segerstrom Hall since it opened in 1986. So I had a right to be surprised on Tuesday when a full house erupted in a lusty standing ovation after watching a bunch of drag queens spend...

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  • Zac Brown Band shapes up for Bowl shows
    Tuesday - 10/22/2013 - 03:32 PM

    Stepping onstage before a wildly enthusiastic capacity crowd during Zac Brown Band’s inaugural Hollywood Bowl show two years ago was “simply surreal,” guitarist Coy Bowles recalls.
    The countrified jam band from Georgia were certainly no...

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  • Prepare for scares at Pageant of the Monsters
    Tuesday - 10/22/2013 - 11:00 AM

    Turns out the backstage area of Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters is a little scarier this time of year.
    That’s when it becomes the Pageant of the Monsters, where you can wander amid the wreckage of a cruise ship haunted by more than 100...

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  • First Festival Supreme beset by problems
    Monday - 10/21/2013 - 09:54 PM

    Festival Supreme, the music and comedy event from the minds of Jack Black and Kyle Gass (aka Tenacious D), is a brilliant concept that could have been an all-time great gathering worth emulating.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 'Priscilla's' gaudy costume secrets revealed
    Monday - 10/21/2013 - 03:10 PM

    If you're into flamboyant clothes – we're talking off-the-chain, “pinch me I'm dreaming” gaudiness without equal – then Gillian Austin has your dream job.
    She's the wardrobe supervisor for “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” surely the most...

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  • Jack Johnson gets intimate at the Orpheum
    Sunday - 10/20/2013 - 09:30 PM

    In celebration of Jack Johnson’s sixth studio album, fans kicked back and basked in the singer-songwriter’s mellow paradise during a sold-out show in downtown Los Angeles Saturday night.
    Johnson’s tour behind the just-released From Here to Now...

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