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Renamed “Spot” by wheelchair bound, depressed novelist Monte Wildhorn (Morgan Freeman), the dog uncharacteristically refuses to “fetch.”

Seven Days, Celebrity, Interview, Film

Morgan Freeman: The Man With The Velvet Voice

Posted Aug. 1, 2012, 2:19 am

“Lean on Me,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Glory,” “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “Unforgiven,” “Outbreak,” “Kiss the Girls,” “Amistad,” “Hard Rain,” “Along Came a Spider,” “Dreamcatcher,” “Bruce Almighty,” “Batman Begins,” “Lucky Number Slevin,” “The Bucket List,” “The Dark Knight,” “Invictus,” “Dolphin Tale,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and, of course, “Million Dollar Baby,” for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Actor Morgan Freeman with director Rob Reiner on the set of “The Magic of Belle Isle.”

Seven Days, Celebrity, Interview, Film

Rob Reiner: A Director With A Pipeline Into Your Heart

Posted Jul. 26, 2012, 1:13 am

Rob Reiner, son of the iconic Carl Reiner, cut his acting chops as “Meathead” on the “All in the Family” television series. Since then, Rob has more than carved out his own unique creative niche and has become one of Hollywood’s most sensitive directors. “When Harry Met Sally,” “This is Spinal Tap,” “Misery,” “Alex & Emma,” “The American President,” “The Bucket List,” “A Few Good Men,” “Ghosts of Mississippi,” “The Sure Thing,” “The Story of Us,” “The Princess Bride,” and “Rumor Has It…” These films are the voice of Rob Reiner.

Connolly Oyler (far right) with members of his family law practice at Oyler and Woldman. The firm, which specializes in family law, is located at 100 Wilshire Boulevard.

Business, Santa Monica, Interview, Law Firm, Oyler And Woldman

A Seaside Family Law Practice: Olyer and Woldman

Posted Apr. 22, 2012, 2:19 pm

Many businesses would love to operate out of the Class-A office building on the corner of Ocean and Wilshire Boulevard. Santa Monica’s signature ...

Mario Van Peebles with his son Mandela who has the lead role in “We The Party,” a compelling, entertaining look at today’s African-American teenagers.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Interview, Film

Mario Van Peebles On His New Film 'We The Party'

Posted Apr. 9, 2012, 1:41 am

Being the son of Melvin Van Peebles, known as the Godfather of Modern Black Cinema, Mario Van Peebles came by his talent honestly and has amassed a...

Raymond J. Barry.

Seven Days, Theater, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Interview, Film, Television

Raymond J. Barry On Politics And His Unorthodox Rehearsing Style

Posted Mar. 7, 2012, 1:03 am

Before New Yorker Raymond J. Barry became a familiar face on a number of hit episodic television programs, he launched his career in theatre, appea...

Actor Joseph Culp, Santa Monica resident and son of Hollywood icon, Robert Culp.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Interview, Film

Joseph Culp On Technique For Developing Characters, Marriage, And Healing Childhood Wounds

Posted Feb. 28, 2012, 12:56 am

Santa Monica resident Joseph Culp grew up the son of Hollywood icon, Robert Culp. He has carved out a successful career as an actor, writer, and fi...

"Thin Ice" co-stars Greg Kinnear (left) as Mickey Prohaska, a sleazy insurance salesman, and Alan Arkin as Gorvy Hauer.

Seven Days, Review, Celebrity, Interview, Film

Greg Kinnear And Alan Arkin On Acting Challenges And Awards

Posted Feb. 21, 2012, 1:15 am

Alan Arkin is a creative treasure whose career has spanned over 50 years, beginning as the lead singer and guitarist in “The Tarriers.” He co-w...

Edward Burns as Detective Jack Dougherty in “Man On A Ledge.”

Seven Days, Celebrity, Interview, Film

Edward Burns: A Look At His Career As An Actor, Filmmaker, and Family Man

Posted Feb. 2, 2012, 12:16 am

Die-hard New Yorker Edward Burns first captured cinematic attention in the most poignant “The Brothers McMullen,” a story about the struggles o...

Executive Chef/Owner Stefan Richter of Stefan's at L.A. Farm.

Dining, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Interview

Part Two: Outside The Kitchen With “Top Chef” Runner-Up Stefan Richter…

Posted Sep. 1, 2011, 5:06 am

The Mirror wraps-up its two-part interview from last Friday’s edition with Stefan Richter, of Stefan’s at L.A. Farm. Richter gained much recogn...

L.A. Farm’s executive chef/owner Stefan Richter.

Dining, Review, Interview

Outside The Kitchen With “Top Chef” Runner-Up Stefan Richter

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, 5:53 am

Certified master chef/owner of Stefan’s L.A. Farm, Stefan Richter, was born in Finland to a Czech-German father and a Finnish mother. He lived mo...

Caption: Lisa See at Fox Searchlight Special Screening of "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" on July 11, 2011 at the Little Theatre on the Fox Lot in Los Angeles, California.

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview

Lisa See: Discusses Women Through the Ages

Posted Aug. 5, 2011, 1:54 am

Awarding-winning author Lisa See grew up in Los Angeles surrounded by writers – her mother, Carolyn See, and her maternal grandfather. As a chil...

Director Wayne Wang at a recent Q and A.

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Interview, Film

A Moment With Wayne Wang

Posted Jul. 29, 2011, 1:33 am

Wayne Wang arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area from Hong Kong, where he was born and raised, in the late 60s when the racial description of “Or...

Li Bingbing, left, and Gianna Jun in “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” based on a best-selling novel by Lisa See.

Life And Arts, Interview, Film

Wendi Murdoch and Li Bingbing Discuss Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Posted Jul. 22, 2011, 7:22 am

“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” is a visually stunning, epic film directed by Wayne Wang (“The Joy Luck Club.”) The movie is set in both t...

The original horse whisperer, Buck Brannaman, at one of his clinics. Horse Whisperer: "Your horse is a mirror to see your soul."

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Interview, Film

Buck Brannaman: Robert Redford’s Real-Life Horse Whisperer

Posted Jul. 8, 2011, 2:13 am

Those who remember Robert Redford’s unforgettable portrayal of the magical horse whisperer in “The Horse Whisperer,” know it would be a speci...

Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays Peter Bash, a fearless and amusing lawyer, in TNT's new legal dramedy "Franklin

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview, Television

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Discusses Franklin and Bash

Posted Jun. 3, 2011, 2:19 am

Mark-Paul Gosselaar either made you laugh as he pulled off childish pranks as Zach Morris in the ‘90s TV series, “Saved By The Bell,” kept yo...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Hesher.”

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview, Film

A Moment With Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Posted May. 19, 2011, 8:42 am

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been in show business since he was three, and has gracefully transitioned from child star to young leading man. Audiences ...

Orlando Bloom as The Stain and Juliette Lewis as Ariel.

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview, Film

Orlando Bloom, Juliet Lewis Discuss Sympathy For Delicious

Posted May. 12, 2011, 3:32 pm

Orlando Bloom shot to instant stardom when he enchanted audiences as Legolas Greenleaf in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. He has since co-sta...

Mark Ruffalo

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview, Film

Mark Ruffalo Discusses His Directorial Debut

Posted May. 6, 2011, 4:23 pm

Mark Ruffalo is a compelling actor who rivets all eyes to the screen no matter what character he is playing. His quiet, but intense on-screen perso...

Scarpetta Chef Scott Conant

Dining, Celebrity, Interview

Scarpetta A Good Fit at the Montage

Posted May. 3, 2011, 7:28 am

When award-winning chef Scott Conant opened his Scarpetta restaurant in New York’s chic Meatpacking District in 2008, it received three-star revi...

Champion surfer Bethany Hamilton (left) and AnnaSophia Robb, who portrays her in “Soul Surfer.”

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview

AnnaSophia Robb and Bethany Hamilton Talk Soul Surfer

Posted Apr. 29, 2011, 4:32 pm

Seventeen-year-old AnnaSophia Robb is no stranger to the big screen. She landed her first major role playing opposite Jeff Daniels in “Because of...

Rainn Wilson is Frank Darbo is The Crimson Bolt, putting up warnings.

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview, Film

Rainn Wilson, James Gunn Discuss Super

Posted Apr. 9, 2011, 12:39 am

Actor and comedian Rainn Wilson is primarily known for his role as Dwight, the paper salesman on the American version of “The Office.” for whic...

Uma Thurman as Zoe in "Ceremony."

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview, Film

Uma Thurman Talks Ceremony

Posted Apr. 8, 2011, 1:43 am

She may have made a name for herself starring in some of Quentin Tarantino’s finest work such as “Pulp Fiction” and the “Kill Bill” serie...

L–R: Director/ Producer David Schwimmer with with Clive Owen, on the set of TRUST.

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview, Film

David Schwimmer, Clive Owen Talk About Latest Film

Posted Apr. 2, 2011, 1:17 am

Trust may have been one thing Ross Geller easily shared with his fictional cohorts in NBC’s top-rated sitcom “Friends,” but there is nothing ...

Actress Ellen Page

Life And Arts, Celebrity, Interview, Film

A Moment With Ellen Page

Posted Mar. 31, 2011, 8:15 am

Born in Nova Scotia, Halifax, Ellen Page’s breakout role was in “Hard Candy,” a story following a young woman who entraps a pedophile and the...

Judgment at Nuremberg starring Drake Hogestyn, Katharine Ross, and Ian Patrick Williams at the Santa Monica Play House

Seven Days, Theater, Celebrity, Interview

Katharine Ross Stars in Judgement at Nuremberg

Posted Mar. 10, 2011, 6:48 am

A stage adaptation of the gripping 1961 drama “Judgment at Nuremberg” opens at the Santa Monica playhouse this month featuring Katharine Ross a...

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