| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is in a box office universe of its own.
Marvel-Disney's sci-fi actioner opened to $37.8 million Stateside on Friday. It looks to sky-rocket to $92 million-plus this weekend, which would crush the record for August's top debut,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When Rita Lundin was working as a driver on "Men in Black 3," the message from her Teamsters coordinator was blunt: We don't like to work with women.
"He told me he wouldn't be able to sleep, thinking I wasn't going to make it to the set and that I...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Like the '70s cassette mix tape so dear to its hero, "Guardians of the Galaxy" scavenges all sorts of "greatest hits" precedents, from "Iron Man" on down, to come up with its own summertime fling. It's looser, scruffier and more overtly comic than the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Actress Sharon Stone and actor/writer/director Jon Favreau will be feted at the 2013 Catalina Film Festival, which takes place Sept. 18-22 on Catalina Island.
Stone ("Basic Instinct," "Casino"), who has led fundraising efforts for such charities as...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Movies starring Vanessa Hudgens, Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner have begun filming in Los Angeles, adding some celebrity sizzle to brisk feature film activity this quarter.
Sony's Columbia Pictures has started production on "The Kitchen Sink," a movie...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
The Rolling Stones wrapped up the last of their three shows at the United Center last week and are preparing for two shows this week in Boston, where it's a safe bet that the band members will try the local cuisine and kiss up to the crowd by lending...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
That moment you learn your hero's not who you thought he was — that's how it was for an 18-month-old Massachusetts boy who was brought to tears by Robert Downey Jr.
Seems the kid expected to meet the real Iron Man. The one in the suit.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:44 AM
When it was first announced in early 2010, the idea of a new Superman movie prompted a mix of eye-rolling and excitement. On the one hand, didn't we just do this in 2006? On the other, Christopher Nolan.
It's fitting, then, that the movie it became, the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Hoping Hollywood star power will help sell smartphones, HTC has reportedly signed actor Robert Downey Jr. to a two-year, $12-million deal. The "Iron Man" and "Avengers" star will be at the forefront of the Taiwanese phone maker's fight against Samsung and...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:27 PM
The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago brought Hollywood royalty to the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 15. Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow was honored with the center's Renaissance Award.
"A Summer Soiree With Gwyneth...
| Aug 23, 2013
Thursday, Aug. 29
Reggae music The Howard County Historical Society presents "Acoustic Reggae with Scotty P" from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 8328 Court Ave. in Ellicott City. Scotty Paynter is a vocalist-songwriter associated with the Baltimore-based...