| May 21, 2012
| 10:50 AM
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The 10-foot-tall, red-blue-and-silver Transformer Optimus Prime stomps his way through the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park — sending adults and kids scrambling.
No, this isn't a scene from a new "Transformers""...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Check with Packers
The Lions are legitimate, no question. They have a dynamic quarterback-receiver combination in Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. Their defensive line may be the best in football. They come to play well-...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Skechers, the Manhattan Beach footwear maker, has a new line of shoes targeted at teen girls, retailing at stores such as DSW and Dillard’s.
Sounds normal, until this: The collection is called “Daddy’$ Money.” The sneakers have...
| Mar 27, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
At least once as kids, we all gave an action figure's head the ol' 360-degree spin. Watching the confusing 3-D sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," you know how that toy felt.
I get that a bad guy posing as the president (Jonathan...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Retailers are fighting hard this Christmas to beat the competition, and Target is the latest to unveil its plan to win over the holiday hordes: Go digital.
Come Oct. 14, the chain will begin prominently showcasing its Top 20 toys in its brick-and...
| Oct 7, 2012
How do you make a serial killer likable?
One way is by having him sing, which is what the leading character does in the premiere of the “drop dead” musical comedy, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which begins...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:18 AM
"Battleship"is not the first major motion picture to be based on a board game — who could forget 1985's benighted "Clue"? — but it is surely the most expensive.
With every superhero more celebrated than Amazing-Man or The Chameleon already...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:22 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen is the king of bizarre, vulgar and shameless comedy.
He loves to roast every aspect of human decency on a skewer of nasty sarcasm. He used his incendiary formula as the audacious "Borat" and won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy in 2007....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 10:08 AM
A number of people who have past affiliations with the embattled Institute for International Sport say they're concerned that their signatures were among those kept on file by the institute, which has been the subject of forgery allegations.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:29 AM
"Falling Skies"will invade San Diego Comic Con on July 13, the latest TV series to announce a panel at the giant fan event July 11-15. Last year more than 100 TV shows were represented at SDCC, and this year's list is growing larger every day.
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:09 PM
David Tennant has regenerated from a time- and space-traveling Doctor into a robot? That's right. Tennant, who played the 10th Doctor Who, guest stars in the next three episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
Don't worry, though, he hasn't become a...