Film

More than just a dance

More than just a dance

Filmmaker’s directorial debut shows what hula is from the inside out

Film review: ‘Furious 6′ is no jalopy

Film review: ‘Furious 6′ is no jalopy

Even with a full tank of gasoline, a modified engine, and an assortment of expert drivers, “Fast & Furious 6” spends more time trying to avoid getting into a car accident than living in the fast lane with confidence.

Film review: ‘Epic’ fails to journey beyond tropes

Film review: ‘Epic’ fails to journey beyond tropes

High-quality animation notwithstanding, the not-so epic “Epic” relies too heavily on clichés plucked from previous “save-nature-from-evil” movies and celebrity voices devoid of enthusiasm.

Film review: All pain, no gain in Bay’s fiasco

Film review: All pain, no gain in Bay’s fiasco

All brawn and no brains, “Pain & Gain” is a disgrace to the true story that it claims it wants to tell and a waste of power for the talented people involved.

Part-time O’side resident’s film hits the big screens

Part-time O’side resident’s film hits the big screens

OCEANSIDE — As far as productions go, filmmaker Rocky Powell has worked with budgets twice as large and shooting schedules lasting only days long.

Film review: ‘Disconnect’ serves as a wake up call

Film review: ‘Disconnect’ serves as a wake up call

Deeply personal and real to the core, “Disconnect” drives home the point it wants to make about us and the technology we use today.

Film review: ‘Oblivion’ is good mix of sci-fi story, visuals

Film review: ‘Oblivion’ is good mix of sci-fi story, visuals

Visually absorbing and action-packed, “Oblivion” infuses the grand, epic scale of its bleak universe with a soul as old as time, which is, in turn, strengthened by the heartfelt efforts of Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko.

Jack McCoy’s newest film spans the full scope of surfing’s history

Jack McCoy’s newest film spans the full scope of surfing’s history

Surfers like to tinker. They’re constantly reworking and perfecting their art. 

Highly praised surf film to be screened on one night only

Highly praised surf film to be screened on one night only

COAST CITIES — Filmmaker Jack McCoy is releasing his latest film, which is being praised as the “greatest surfing story ever told,” “A Deeper Shade of Blue” into select theaters for a special one-night only showing March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Film review: DreamWorks’ ‘The Croods’ breaks the caveman mold

Film review: DreamWorks’ ‘The Croods’ breaks the caveman mold

DreamWorks’ latest animated film “The Croods” takes a chance at trying something new against cave people stereotypes and succeeds, becoming a likeable, family-friendly adventure that is sure to gain favor with moviegoers looking for a good time at the movie theater.