| 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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:50 PM
What a difference a year makes.
On March 9, 2012, Walt Disney Pictures released "John Carter," the sci-fi adventure film that promptly bombed, taking in about $40 million en route to a $73-million domestic gross that precipitated the resignation of Walt...
| May 22, 2012
We've never met, but I'm a big fan of yours.
In fact, you made me the man that I am today. Confident and resilient, I may not have all my issues in order, but I eat adversity for breakfast. I'm a good guy to have on your side, even if...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:51 PM
EMERYVILLE, Calif. — It takes a fearless sort of man to wear a skirt to the office — even when the office is a den of art school grads, the boss is an avuncular guy with a Hawaiian shirt fetish and the skirt is a stylish plaid number...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Deposed Walt Disney Studios Chairman and former Disney Channels Worldwide President Rich Ross has been named chief executive of Shine America, a production company owned by News Corp.
Ross, who was a fast-rising television executive heading Disney...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:02 AM
"John Carter's" journey into Redbox kiosks may be as complicated as a flight to Mars.
Walt Disney Studios has decided to not sell its DVDs to any rental outlets, including Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster, until 28 days after they go on sale.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 12:40 PM
"The Amazing Spider-Man"continues to weave an enticing web at the box office as the superhero has ensnared $59.2 million after two days in theaters.
Sony Pictures is anticipating that its 3-D movie will have taken in around $130 million by Sunday, on the...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:40 AM
This week's leading literary adaptation is "John Carter," a movie crafted from a sci-fi tale by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author who also brought us Tarzan.
Chicago-born Burroughs (1875-1950) scraped by in various careers until 1910, when he began...