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  • 'Get Smart' 86s box-office rivals

    'Get Smart' 86s box-office rivals
    Would you believe . . . $39.2 million? The old espionage spoof trick worked to push Steve Carell's "Get Smart," the big screen update of the 1960s spy sitcom, to the top of the box office over the weekend. Although reviews were mixed, the Warner Bros....
  • 'Spider-Man,' 'Transformers' and 'Pirates' toys battle for boys' attention

    'Spider-Man,' 'Transformers' and 'Pirates' toys battle for boys' attention
    As movie studios battle one another at the box office with their summer blockbusters, toy manufacturers that have hooked their fortunes to these films are facing a similar fight as they vie for the attention of young boys. Yet, with nine movies having...
  • The case for exergaming

    The case for exergaming
    It's a vicious, ugly battle. Punches rain down upon the battered boxer. His head snaps back and around like a dog's toy being shaken. Finally, a final straight right sends him to the canvas. Beaten — by an 8-year-old. "Whew-hew," yells Lorelei...
  • 'Hannah Montana' is No. 1, thanks to the girls

    'Hannah Montana' is No. 1, thanks to the girls
    Girl power and Good Friday combined to propel "Hannah Montana: The Movie" to the top of the weekend box office with $34 million in ticket sales. The better-than-expected opening, along with a number of well-performing holdovers, continued the movie...
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sneak back onto the big screen

    Twenty-five years ago, four turtles and a rat were exposed to mysterious radioactive ooze, and a comic-book empire was born. Now, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are poised to return to movie theaters for a third live-action film, according to Variety....
  • 'Star Trek' journey boldly starts anew

    'Star Trek' journey boldly starts anew
    Faran Tahir was just a boy when it happened, but he distinctly remembers that his younger brother was born on a Thursday. "My big fear was that he would be born on Thursday," Tahir, now 46, recalls with a laugh. "That's when Star Trek was on. Naturally,...
  • Jason Statham may 'Blitz' London

    Jason Statham has been wreaking havoc on this side of the pond recently; now he's looking to head back overseas. Statham, who starred in "Crank: High Voltage" and "Death Race," is in talks to head London-based thriller "Blitz," according to Variety. See...
  • 'The Show That Smells' by Derek McCormack

    'The Show That Smells' by Derek McCormack
    The Show That Smells A Novel Derek McCormack Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
  • Planet of the Apps: Wasting Time with the iPhone's Top 25 Free Games

    Planet of the Apps: Wasting Time with the iPhone's Top 25 Free Games
    The iPhone has brought a lot of unique features to portable gaming -- a large, multi-touch screen, a tilt sensor and significant built-in storage among them. But one of the iPhone's most revolutionary features is its large library of instantly...
  • Fall movie preview: The good, the bad and the really intriguing

    Fall movie preview: The good, the bad and the really intriguing
    All release dates are subject to change. "Limited" means limited markets for that date -- i.e. not Central Florida -- wider release dates also included where known. Oct. 9 Couples Retreat (Universal) Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Faizon...
  • Video Game Preview: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes'

    Video Game Preview: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes'
    The Skinny: Over the past few years, it's become clear that the best possible future for the "Star Wars" mythos lies away from the movie screen. "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" reinvigorated those who had their faith shaken by the prequel trilogy, and...