| Aug 20, 2011
| 12:51 PM
About a month after last season ended, Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano received a text from a friend that read: "I'm watching one of your players run in the sand for an hour."
Later that morning, another text flashed on Pagano's phone: "Now, I'...
| 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,...
| 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,...
| Apr 30, 2009
A chaotic headbanger, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is saved from pure flat-footed blockbuster franchise adequacy by six things, three of them on Hugh Jackman's left hand, three on his right.
Don't those retractable metal alloy blades look like a blast? The...
| Jan 31, 2010
Scarlett Johansson started acting early -- although she's just 25 years old, her performing career already spans 16 years -- and knows the usual drill. "I'm really used to a camera following me," she says.
Yet for all of her movie work -- "Lost in...