| Jan 4, 2013
JR Linton's painting "What Do You Mean, Another Castle?" depicts an enraged Super Mario, eyes bloodshot, plumber's wrench in hand, cracking that infamous mushroom character Toad across the mouth. Mario's right hook is captured midswing by Linton, whose...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:22 AM
It's been a long time since pirates have sailed onto the small screen. The first trailer for Starz's upcoming pirate adventure series "Black Sails" has me ready for the high seas.
Executive produced by "Transformers" producer Michael Bay and set to...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Summer is coming, and so is the Transformers ride at Universal Studios.
Transformers: The Ride -- 3D remains on target for a summertime opening, Universal Orlando officials said during a brief tour through the ground level of the structure on Friday. ...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:02 AM
In America you're either a "doer" or a "don't-er." So says the hostile motivational speaker played by Ken Jeong, one of several supporting sleazebags tipping around the edges of director Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain."
What the self-help guru is selling,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:10 PM
When Michael Bay goes small, "Pain & Gain" happens.
Humans handle the bone-crunching. The gore becomes gorier. The dialogue increases substantially too.
Metal things may not transform, but they still make a world of hurt delivered by "Pain & Gain's"...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Leave it to Michael Bay to spend $26 million making a low-budget comedy. If that sounds like a robust price tag for "Pain & Gain," his new true-crime-inspired tale about three Miami gym rats who kidnap and extort a wealthy sandwich shop owner, consider...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Movie theater owners aren't known for being the most raucous crowd. But plop Brad Pitt in front of them and anything can happen.
"I love you!" one woman shrieked from a balcony in the cavernous 4,100-seat Caesars Palace Colosseum, where...
| Apr 1, 2013
"Chicago Fire" has been spending plenty of time filming in the Bucktown area the past few months — and the neighborhood has a nearly 80-year-old pub to thank for it.
The NBC drama needed a bar that would serve as a recurring setting throughout the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Here's a brief rundown of my thoughts from 2009's "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra":
I'm dreading this movie. I still haven't recovered from that awful second "Transformers" movie from a month back. Or that awful first "Transformers" movie from two years ago for...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:25 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Green slime spewed furiously at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, where "Twilight Saga" star Kristen Stewart and British boy band One Direction won two awards apiece.
Stewart, 22, escaped the slime but plunged her hands into...