Magic 101 with “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

By Susan JAMES Nicholas Cage returns to the realm of symbols and sorcery in director Jon Turteltaub’s new film, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ co-starring Jay Baruchel as his geek-chic student. Cage plays Balthazar, himself a former apprentice of the legendary Merlin, trying for millennia to contain and control another of Merlin’s pupils, rogue killer Horvath, played […]

World of Color is a wonderful world indeed

By Charly SHELTON When Disney’s California Adventure first opened in 2001, it was amusing but wasn’t something you couldn’t get anywhere else. It lacked that magic that Disneyland had brought and maintained for almost 50 years. A rollercoaster, a water-rafting ride, swinging swings and a Ferris wheel. Santa Monica pier has many of these same […]