| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Sony Pictures has brought out “Smurfs 2,” a return to the world of the trait-happy blue creatures with a dose of (largely Paris-set) live action. Many of the faces and voices will be immediately recognizable — Neil Patrick Harris and...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:56 AM
The long-popular children's story comes to animated life enjoyably, with Danny DeVito supplying the voice of the ecology-minded title character, who warns that all trees will be replaced with synthetic facsimiles if something isn't done.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Start the weekend off with a Movie in the Park, "Rise of the Guardians" (PG), Fri., June 28, at dusk (around 8 p.m.), at Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry St.
Bring the whole family, a blanket, picnic or chair and enjoy the entertainment....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Paranorman" (PG) is the Movie in the Park on Friday, June 21, at dusk, approximately 8 p.m., at Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry St.
When a small town comes under siege by zombies, a misunderstood local boy named Norman comes to its...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:35 AM
For more on Johnny Curtis' past and the Fandango character, read our feature article "Hitting the Floor with Fandango, WWE's Latest Craze-Inducing Sensation."
Correct me if I'm wrong: One of the main sources that got you into wrestling as a child...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:45 PM
I have so many questions after seeing "After Earth," the new sci-fi action-adventure starring Will Smith and his 14-year-old son, Jaden.
First, just how much blinding power is in that famous smile of his? On the day Will Smith floated the idea —...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:33 PM
"Epic," a fairy tale about a tiny universe of creatures who protect the forest, has many virtues.
The animation is lush and imaginative. The 3-D effects are stunning, among the best we've seen. The coming-of-age ideas are framed in eco-friendly ways....
| May 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Jewel may have come from the Lilith Fair generation of female singers and songwriters, but her latest move pays homage to a much earlier era of guitar-playing troubadours.
The 39-year-old is taking on the role of June Carter Cash in "Ring of Fire," a...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:42 AM
The music’s the best thing about the peculiar, demurely prurient “Hyde Park on Hudson,” starring Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Laura Linney as his spinster fifth cousin, Daisy Suckley. Setting the scene, and the mood,...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Mike McGrann, formerly marketing chief at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, has changed jobs and is now working for the Hampton History Museum. Looks like he's brought his love of live music to his new post.
Next month, the Hampton History Museum will...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:20 PM
In their fourth movie adventure, the animated, prehistoric animal friends - again voiced by Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary - run into a whole series of complications, not the least being climate change that breaks their continent apart and...