| Nov 20, 2011
Shopping centers have always been about more than shopping. Before the rise of Internet-based social interaction, malls were a workplace, gathering place and pop culture petri dish for the better part of two generations. That made them the perfect...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 5:57 PM
This week's episode of "The Walking Dead" was called "Secrets," but they could have also called it "Lying" because a bunch of characters tell a bunch of lies (or withhold information, which is a form of lying).
Now, this should go without saying by this...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 6:35 AM
Mark Harmon of "NCIS" on CBS
Q: The success of "NCIS" just keeps growing. What do you attribute that to?
A: I don't think there's any actor who signs for a series role who doesn't think it's going to go. In my mind, that's the way it's supposed to work....
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:37 AM
On the street, 31-year-old Jesse Russell is known as "Zombie," reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Boca Raton cops say 'Zombie' is now in the slammer for allegedly selling drugs at a gas station.
'Zombie" tried to hide a blue pill bottle and some...
| Dec 22, 2012
Harrison Demchick is by his own account an optimist. He doesn't think that human society or our ruling institutions have become irredeemably corrupt. He didn't make one single preparation for this past Friday, when the Mayan calendar came to an abrupt...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 11:22 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival will debut genre movies from Barry Levinson, Rob Zombie and Martin McDonagh, among others, for the Midnight Madness portion of its festival, which runs from Sept. 6-16.
Programmed by TIFF's resident genre expert...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
A 12-year-old girl crouches into a corner in an alley, talking on a cellphone. The tone of her voice, her body language and her facial expressions convey distress.
Nearby, another girl holds a boom microphone over her as other 10- to 13-year-olds look...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Though dead, they walk among us. They infest schoolrooms and creep into universities. The Internet swarms with them. They lurk in your workplaces.
They are what Arnold Zwicky calls zombie rules, "rules" that have no foundation in English grammar and...
| Aug 16, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...
| Aug 19, 2012
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Movie buffs probably have some idea of what goes into designing a costume for film.
But what about when the star is a 9-inch-tall puppet named Norman?
As I learned a few months ago during a visit to the Laika Studios set of...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Here's the historical designation of the new animated film "ParaNorman": It's the third feature made in the painstaking stop-motion process — consciously unrealistic, herky-jerky and rough-hewn, in the George Pal "Puppetoons" or Tim Burton "Corpse...