| 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...
| Mar 9, 2012
WGN's Dean Richards reviews this weekend's new releases including the sci-fi adventure flick 'John Carter,' Eddie Murphy's' A Thousand Words,' and the charming dramedy 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.'
Before you head out to the theatres this weekend, be...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:39 PM
When the Disney folks decided to drop the last two words from the title “John Carter of Mars,” they were left with the blandest, least informative name of any big-budget film in living memory. Sure, “Shrek” and “Forrest Gump&...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 12:24 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dr. Seuss movie "The Lorax" stayed firmly planted at No. 1 on box office charts over the weekend, easily trumping the debut of Walt Disney Co's expensive sci-fi flick "John Carter."
The animated "Lorax" notched its second win in a...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Disney managers invested $250 million to make"John Carter,"the next blockbuster of fantasy adventure films.
They borrowed major elements from other hit movies. They spent serious money to illustrate the exploits on screen with riveting special effects....
| May 3, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Disney had hopes of launching a movie series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars" novels, but the box-office results and critical response may make this first effort the only entry.
Taylor Kitsch gets plenty of chances to show off his...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 10:32 AM
After less than three years on the job, Rich Ross is out as chairman of Walt DisneyStudios.
Ross' departure, which was largely expected throughout Hollywood, follows a period of management upheaval at the Burbank-based studio and a pair of two high-...