| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:13 AM
After the coffee. Before going back to bed for some more sleep.
The Skinny: I was out of town Thursday on assignment and didn't get back home until about 1 a.m., so I'm groggy and wired at the same time. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 10:23 AM
This month, there's just no denying the force of "Gravity."
Earning the strongest October opening at the box office ever, the outer space thriller directed by Alfonso Cuaron took in another $9 million on Friday, according to estimates, bringing it close...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:23 AM
"Carrie" was unable to spook the unflappable "Gravity" at the box office this weekend, as the hit 3-D space drama easily claimed No. 1 for the third week in a row.
Heading into the weekend, industry projections indicated the two films would be in a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LAS VEGAS — From the 34th floor of the Aria Resort & Casino, a colossal hotel complex with more than 4,000 rooms and a 150,000-square-foot gambling floor, Robert De Niro surveyed what remained of the Las Vegas he once knew.
"I don't even recognize...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Some brittle and warped, others as smooth and flat as the day they left the processing shop, the 35-millimeter negatives trickle in to Xiao Ma's dank recycling depot in north Beijing, collected by a network of trash pickers. Stuffed into old rice bags and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:14 AM
The last time we heard from Mike Myers, the comedian was spending his days painting images of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Col. Sanders.
That's not a joke.
Though in recent years the actor has lent his voice to the green ogre at the center of the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Few of us will know what it means to have a genuine legacy, something that really needs to be cared for, protected, regarded. Performers such as Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone must know that issue all too well, each having created a coterie of...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" didn't steal quite enough box office riches to beat the "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" on Wednesday.
"Wolf of Wall Street," the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring dark comedy from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Anyone who has even a passing interest in mixed martial arts probably has an opinion on the Anderson Silva-Chris Weidman rematch set for Saturday night at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Can Weidman again knock out Silva, the 38-year-old former Ultimate...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:09 PM
1) Ronda Rousey becomes UFC women’s pioneer — When 2013 was in its dawn, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was just under two months away from making history at UFC 157.
Three days before 2013 ended, Rousey put a resounding exclamation...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The holiday season brings quality cinema entries. But sometimes one leaves the theater thinking, "That was good, but it could have been better" Or perhaps, "That was good, but it could have been better if filmmakers were a little more open to other...