| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:34 AM
DreamWorks Animation's "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" scored a box-office victory with a strong second weekend as "Need for Speed" fell short of expectations and "Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club" bombed.
The 3-D animated "Mr. Peabody," a comedy about a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The tweets were coming fast and furious before many of the weekend screenings had rolled their credits: “Veronica Mars,” the Rob Thomas cult show revived as a Kickstarter film to much fanfare last year, was a bust.
You probably saw five in...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Orlando singer-songwriter Beth McKee started her musical career in New Orleans and embeds the creative DNA of that destination into the albums that she has recorded here in recent years.
That catalog includes "I’m That Way" (2009), a well-received...
| Jan 5, 2014
After the relatively indolent holidays, professional paddleboarder Michael "Westy" Westenberger jump-starts his training in January, which requires a bit of creativity, given the chunks of ice floating in the lake.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Small business owners are generally happier than the average worker. They get to choose their own schedules, they're usually building a business based on their personal interests, and many don't see profitability as the end-all, be-all...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
It's official. We're addicted to our smartphones. You probably already knew that. But if not, here's your proof: There's now a water-proof shower cap for your smartphone.
A London-based Kickstarter campaign reached its bare-bones funding goal mere...
| Feb 19, 2014
My great-grandfather founded the Rialto Theater in tiny Grayling, Mich., in 1915. His handbills advertised an opening-day screening of "The Twenty-Million-Dollar Mystery" on "two good single reels."
I run the same theater today, almost 99 years later....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:34 PM
How do I know we live in the future? Because on Saturday I watched a couple of school kids enter a virtual world where they built a toy robot and were ready to manufacture it in a few hours.
At the Burbank Marriott last weekend, dozens of companies...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Crowdfunding films in Europe is still in its infancy, but some enterprising producers have launched campaigns, using a few opportunities not yet available in the U.S. -- and are facing a different set of challenges.
American filmmakers have mainly used...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Richard Friend, 41, who says he grew up "on the other side of the tracks," at Steward Manor apartments at Routes 197 and 198, spends much of his spare time restoring all sorts of artifacts from Laurel retailers, movie theaters and restaurants,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Kickstarter campaigns are not only helping movies get off the ground, as rapper Lil Dicky can attest.
The internet rapper recently reached his Kickstarter campaign goal of $70,000, but instead of it going towards the production of a film, the money...