| Mar 12, 2013
Sam Raimi's “Oz the Great and Powerful” might have earned some mixed reviews from critics, but there's no question that ......
| Dec 4, 2011
The Batman Files
Matthew K. Manning
Andrews McMeel, $100
A vivid assortment of "files" on everything in Bruce Wayne's world — gadgetry, enemies, police records, dossiers — collected by Wayne as a guide for helping his future successor....
| May 22, 2011
The Golden Era of Romance Comics
Harper Design: $29.99
Forget Spider-Man or the X-Men. Instead, with "Agonizing Love," dip into the adventures of a young lady confronted with the horrible creature known as "Mother's Boy"!...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Ben Affleck's "Argo," a drama about the Iranian hostage crisis, won the highest acting honor Sunday night at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The CIA thriller, which won best ensemble cast, also won the directing honor at the Golden Globe Awards two...
| Mar 25, 2011
Walt Disney World is extending, enhancing and invigorating the Haunted Mansion queue at Magic Kingdom.
It's a work in progress, and if this were a full-blown attraction and not just the queue, we would say it's in the "soft opening" phase. For the past...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
One of my guaranteed chuckles at our theme parks is during MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kermit the Frog and company are producing a musical spectacular and he asks what the title is.
"It's 'A Salute to All Nations … But Mostly...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:32 AM
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride at Universal's Islands of Adventure will temporarily close to prepare for its new high-def version that is scheduled to be ready for theme-park guests in March.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, will be last day to experience the...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 2:24 PM
I took a behind-the-scenes tour Friday of the new Transformers ride opening in a few weeks at Universal Studios Hollywood.
PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes tour of Transformers ride
For those of you who have never experienced Harry Potter and the Forbidden...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:39 AM
Autobots and Decepticons will square off in the middle of Universal Studios when Transformers: The Ride — 3D opens there next summer, Universal Orlando officials confirmed Thursday night.
The multimillion-dollar attraction will be a near-clone of...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Here are my picks for the best happenings at theme parks and attractions for 2012.
•Best new costumes: Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom. Step right up and see the red, ringmaster-inspired costumes — complete with tails — that fit the...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Carnival Cruise Lines had its official naming ceremony for the Carnival Breeze in PortMiami this weekend, after bringing the Caribbean-themed ship to its home port after a summer sailing in Europe.
The ship was christened on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the...