| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:04 AM
The title of director Jon Favreau's ("Iron Man") graphic-novel-inspired merging of sci-fi and Western leaves little doubt as to the groups that clash in it. A stranger (Daniel Craig) sporting a very strange wristband may be the salvation of a town ruled...
| Aug 1, 2012
As shipments go, it was routine — about half a ton of supplies — except it was delivered by the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. SpaceX partnered with NASA in this new model, the brainchild of Elon Musk, who's behind...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:55 PM
A dream team of Marvel Comics superheroes comes together in this big, loud and immensely fun action epic from screenwriter-director Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), with a number of the stars reprising their roles from earlier films: Robert...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 10:21 AM
The industry publication Variety is reporting that Marvel Studios is leaving Manhattan Beach for office space near the Walt Disney Creative Campus in Glendale -- bringing Spider-Man and Thor closer to their Mickey Mouse counterparts.
| May 23, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Tony Stark, alias Iron Man, is suave, brilliant, mega-rich and dripping with beautiful women. Sounds an awful lot like Elon Musk, the South African entrepreneurial wunderkind who spent his Tuesday shooting a rocket into space and making a major advance in...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Jon Favreau has emerged as the lead candidate to direct the planned movie version of the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical "Jersey Boys," according to a report this week in Variety.
Favreau may seem like a strange choice for the job judging from his...
| Jun 15, 2012
Richard F. 'Dick' Stolz
Respected CIA operative, official
Richard F. "Dick" Stolz, 86, who joined the CIA in 1950 and became one of the agency's most respected operatives, died Saturday at a hospital in Williamsburg, Va., of complications from a fall,...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
In the summer of 2011 I got to know one of the greatest little drive-ins in the world, 160 miles southwest of Chicago: the Galva Autovue. Nothing elaborate. Just two outdoor screens planted where a cornfield used to be, surrounded by cornfields. But on...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 11:14 AM
If you're a fan of Marvel Comics superheroes, here's a little piece of heaven ... six of the live-action feature films featuring the characters, several of them also in 3-D versions, packaged together in a Blu-ray box along with a new bonus disc titled...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 1:39 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Leslie Bibb was born in Bismarck, N.D., on this day in 1973. This birthday gal is known to TV viewers for her starring roles on both "Popular" and "The Big Easy." On the big screen, Bibb has appeared in movies such as "Law Abiding...
| Apr 29, 2009
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,...