| May 15, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Predictability and the arts-and-entertainment world have an uneasy relationship.
Predictability is a given — like the mouthfeel of a Big Mac — when it comes to, say, the punch lines on "Two and a Half Men" or the beats of your average...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Walt Disney Studios' remake of "The Lone Ranger," the masked lawman and his loopy sidekick, Tonto, stop a runaway train, are beaten by bad guys and besieged by scorpions, and blow up a massive bridge with dynamite — all while trying to avenge the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers.
The new take on...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In "47 Ronin," Keanu Reeves portrays the leader of a band of ronin — masterless samurai in 18th-century Japan who must suffer the indignity of having no one to lead them in battle. Turns out that plot line provides an apt metaphor for the period 3-D...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:14 PM
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah — I am seated on a narrow ledge waiting for the setting sun to add a golden glow to the famous Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. A tripod is wedged between my knees. There is not a lot of room here, and a misstep...
| Aug 1, 2013
In Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman/Batman movie, Henry Cavill is reprising his “Man of Steel” role. But who will play the […]...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:59 AM
When Walt Disney Co.'s "John Carter" opens in theaters this weekend, the science-fiction adventure may encounter obstacles as formidable as its hero faces on Mars.
The film brings to the big screen a century-old fantasy tale, from Tarzan creator Edgar...
| Mar 8, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Like that other long-haired, bare-chested hero with the initials J.C., John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) arrives just in time to calm heated alien tempers and save Mars from laser-powered destruction.
OK, maybe the biblical allegory only...
| 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 6, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Sunday, Aug. 5
Antique car show The Chesapeake Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America holds its annual event in conjunction with the opening weekend of the Howard County Fair. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the county fairgrounds in...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Walt Disney Co.'s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment gave it the Hulk, Iron Man and other superheroes to fuel summer blockbusters for years to come.
It also got Ike Perlmutter.
Marvel's chief executive is hardly a household name. But Disney's...