| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:10 PM
U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O -- names more befitting of Grammy nominations than the Oscars -- are among the contenders for the Academy Award for original song. Here, the heavy-hitters are all underdogs, as they will have to vie for Oscar gold on...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The international box office for "Epic" is anything but so far.
The animated movie from 20th Century Fox's Blue Sky Productions unit -- which focuses on a transformed teenager who befriends a group of misfits and fights rot-causing creatures -- has...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Pool memberships, theme park passes, museum tickets — keeping up with Hampton Roads' best attractions can get expensive. Here are some frugal ways to fill the days this summer.
See a movie
The Hampton family movie series has moved to Mill...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Animated fantasy adventures are standard movie fare for family audiences. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox teamed up to produce the colorful "Rio" and very successful "Ice Age" films. Along with director Chris Wedge, they turn up the production...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 3:46 AM
Thenews of the day is that traffic to daily deal sites like Groupon and private sale clubs like Gilt Groupe is dropping. Sure, the novelty is wearing off, and I would expect a bunch of consolidation, but don't get too worried -- the daily deal train is...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 6:56 PM
The makers of the "Ice Age" films take their animation skills to the tropics in the rollicking movie "Rio." The story centers on two rare birds living thousands of miles apart. But they are destined to meet in a series of wild adventures that will...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 6:46 PM
"Water for Elephants" is a Depression-era melodrama whose star has never looked more gorgeous. And that's just Robert Pattinson.
Pattinson plays Jacob, a down on his luck veterinary student who joins a second-rate circus in a twist of fate. Its...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 1:02 PM
An animated confection that literally is for (or at least from) the birds, this colorful fantasy from the makers of the "Ice Age" series reunites - vocally, anyway - Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, who played siblings on the Fox series "Get Real"...
| Jul 9, 2011
Those hours between breakfast and naptime can be difficult to fill some days. Stretch your child's imagination with these activities around town.
1 Meet mom at the mall
Each month, Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News sponsors a Mom & Me event for...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:12 PM
"Ice Age: Continental Drift" will float to the top of the box office chart this weekend, as the animated 3-D sequel is expected to freeze out all of the competition.
The fourth installment in the popular series featuring a group of prehistoric mammals...