| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:35 AM
"Dolphin Tale 2" may focus on telegenic dolphins and handsome star Harry Connick Jr. But there's a subplot for local moviegoers: The made-in-Florida sequel put many Orlando actors to work.
That development is "really, really, really unusual in this day,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Fox finally set the season premiere for a new season of “American Idol” this week, but even better news for its fans is that Harry Connick Jr., one of the more cerebral and pleasant hosts in the show’s history, will perform two South...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:14 PM
During production of "Dolphin Tale 2" at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, the nonprofit facility operated 24/7 to rescue, rehab and release injured sea creatures, including dolphins and turtles.
The center was open to the public only on weekends,...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Charles Martin Smith would have walked over hot coals for George Lucas during the filming of the seminal 1973 hit "American Graffiti," in which he was sweetly endearing as the nerdy Terry "the Toad" Fields.
And even 41 years later, the actor-director...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The main cast as well as the mammalian star of the 2011 hit family film "Dolphin Tale" return in "Dolphin Tale 2," a pleasant if bland and nonessential sequel.
Like the original movie, the follow-up is based on true events that occurred at the...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release.
Yet at the First Assembly of God Church in Phoenix, 9,000 congregants greeted the...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:58 PM
The Governor returned to "The Walking Dead" last week, but he didn't really return until this Sunday night's episode, "Dead Weight."
What I mean by that is that the Governor we saw last week was a shell of himself, shuffling around with his big hair and...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:28 AM
When a film says “inspired by a true story” what you usually can expect is a diluted Hollywood version of a true story, and there is plenty of manipulated fiction in the new family film “Dolphin Tale.” But guess what? It doesn&...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 1:20 PM
"Abduction" (PG-13). A teen (Taylor Lautner) discovers the people who raised him aren't his real parents, a revelation that triggers several events and leaves him running for his life. TownMall Cinemas (1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m.)
| Sep 26, 2011
Beane changed game
How could it not be? Michael Lewis' book was a best-seller and has been condensed into a movie starring Brad Pitt. The movie's producers and director had no choice but to take some dramatic license to make...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:08 AM
"The Lion King" is proving to be far more ferocious than Hollywood imagined.
A 3-D version of the classic 1994 animated film claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out four new films. Ticket sales for the re-...