| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The titular hammer-wielding superhero returns in "Thor: The Dark World," this time to stop a race of dark elves from plunging the universe into blackness. But, despite all creation hanging in the balance, film critics are somewhat unmoved by the god of...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out what my tweets are worth.
The Skinny: Another pathetic display by the Redskins has left me in a sour mood. Actually, the good part about living on the West Coast is I have a few hours to get over the loss before...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:40 AM
It may be November, but it's a summer-ready superhero who reigns at the box office this weekend.
To the surprise of no one, "Thor: The Dark World" earned big numbers on its opening night, taking in more than $31 million, according to estimates.
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:42 AM
With its god of thunder "Thor" lighting up the box office this weekend, Marvel has struck again at the multiplex.
The 3-D sequel "Thor: The Dark World" debuted with a healthy $86 million, according to an estimate from Marvel distributor Walt Disney...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Before the coffee. After remembering Veterans Day.
The Skinny: I ran a 10K Sunday at a pace of just over eight minutes per mile. Not bad for a geezer. I guess for me life's a sprint, not a marathon. I'll be sore for the next few days but it was worth...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The numbers were thrown around soon after “Thor: The Dark World” premiered: fourth-best opening of the year, ninth-best November opening ever, etc.
On one level, the $86.1 million for the Chris Hemsworth thunderousness isn’t exactly...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Does ABC have a Marvel synergy-Frankenstein on its hands?
With sequels to "Thor" and "Captain America" slated to hit in the near future, there exist synergy opportunities on the network's upcoming superhero prime-time drama "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:21 PM
OMG, did you see Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth step out together Thursday night?
Cyrus joined her actor fiance at the Los Angeles premiere of his corporate thriller "Paranoia" at the DGA Theatre, neatly squashing ongoing rumors that the two...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Never underestimate the power of Oprah.
Heading into the weekend, prerelease audience surveys suggested that "The Butler" -- the first movie the media mogul has appeared in in 15 years -- would be in a tight race with "Kick-Ass 2" for No. 1. Instead,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It wasn't just that Ron Howard didn't follow Formula One racing.
He was equally unfamiliar with the particulars of NASCAR, Indy car, drag racing, monster trucks — if it had four wheels and wasn't his car, what was there to worry about?
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The new season of "Sesame Street," which begins Monday, will give a special spotlight to one of its oldest stars. Cookie Monster, the big blue baked goods enthusiast, who has appeared on the PBS children's show since its debut in 1969, is becoming the...