| Sep 4, 2012
When my son decided to stick a Lego up his nose earlier this summer requiring a trip to the emergency room, a lot of questions swirled through my mind: Is this normal? Why did he do this? Should I ban Legos from the house?
Then in early August a boy in...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Like many retail outlets, Downtown Disney has been in flux in recent years.
Along with a changing lineup of tenants, Disney World's entertainment complex has slogged through its intention to increase its shopping and dining options. Some of this came...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Two thoughts for this new year. First, awards, because they're extremely important. And second, plastics.
Academy Awards nomination balloting closes Wednesday. Oscar voters are determining their favorites in various categories for the March 2 Oscar...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:39 AM
How crowded was December at the movies? Crowded enough to push George Clooney and "The Monuments Men" into an early 2014 release. And that's good! That's good. Because a little quality to go with our winter movie diversions would be good.
Here are 10...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Once a month, at Third Coast Comics in the Edgewater neighborhood, the store closes for the evening and the knitting comes out. Followed by the drinks. Drink & Draw & Knitting Night is the second Thursday of each month, as it has been since Terry Gant...
| Jan 3, 2014
*1/2 (out of four)
The ’80s light-up game “Simon Says” doesn’t normally answer yes-or-no questions. Still, you’re more likely to laugh than scream during “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” when Jesse...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gru is back...and it was worth the wait.
Steve Carell's lovable villain has settled into Dad-mode in 'Despicable Me 2'and the job suits him just fine. But, when a fetching femaile agent from the 'Anti-Villain League', voiced by Kristen Wiig, enlists...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**** (out of four)
I know. Four stars for "The Lego Movie"?
Believe it. "The Lego Movie" is the funniest, most fun movie in (insert considerable amount of time), and I can't wait to see it again. By the way: It's written and directed by the guys who...
| Sep 24, 2009
Toys R Us today released its list of the 36 hottest toys for the holidays, including "Toy Story" talking action figures, Bakugan Battle Brawlers and Barbie dolls. The retailer said it compiled its Holiday Hot Toy List by testing the......
| Sep 28, 2009
When news broke in July that DreamWorks Studios had optioned the rights to make a movie based on the View-Master, that old binoculars-like toy through which you can see 3-D images, the reaction online was merciless: 'DreamWorks to produce film......