| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Sorry Acura fans. When you head to the theaters this May to see Tony Stark save the world in 'Iron Man 3,' the billionaire playboy philanthropist won't be driving off into the sunset in a shiny new NSX.
He's back in an Audi.
This time Stark, played by...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Shatner's World: We Just Live in It
Written by and starring William Shatner. 8 p.m. November 8 at the Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. $50 & $75; $290 for VIP seats, a souvenir poster and a post-show reception with Shatner. (203) 325-4466,...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Honestly, between the twerking controversy and the "Fifty Shades of Grey" casting uproar, sometimes it's a wonder anyone wants to do anything anymore, lest they incur the scornful wrath of the collective consciousness of the Internet.
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In its first 10 years Disney Hall became more than a home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, it also became a destination for photographing advertisements and filming commercials, television shows and movies.
Howard Sherman, vice president of...