| Mar 11, 2012
| 4:34 PM
In what is certain to go down as one of the biggest box office flops of the year, the $250-million-plus "John Carter" debuted with a disappointing $30.6 million this weekend. Instead, last weekend's No. 1 film, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," claimed the top spot...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:41 PM
"Cars 2" runs out of gas long before it runs out of running time. This sequel qualifies as the rare Pixar misfire. Unlike the wit and warmth of such animated favorites as the "Toy Story" series and "Wall-E," "Cars 2" seems cold and shrill.
One reason why...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:44 PM
Disney and Pixar are known for high quality family films. "Wall-E," "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredibles" all generated more than $500 million in ticket sales. But the legendary "Toy Story" franchise may be the gold standard of this genre. These films have...
| Jul 7, 2011
"The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates" and "Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado."
Christo and Jeanne-Claude's exhibition runs from June 30 to Sept. 4. The Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, (203)...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:17 PM
The Pixar studio is the gold standard for generation jumping animated films."Toy Story,""Finding Nemo" and"Wall-E" were ground breaking blockbusters. The win streak clearly continues with their rousing fairy tale adventure"Brave."
This time they add a...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:28 PM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday, including Octavia Spencer, Terrence Malick, Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:24 AM
What do zombies and androids have in common? They're almost human, but not quite. That disconnect is creepy, in a way that scientists are searching to understand.
The uncanny valley is the idea that as a robot's appearance becomes more and more...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:54 PM
Celia Duran comes from a hard-working family.
Duran enjoys talking about her mother, father and brother. Then again, there isn't much Duran won't talk about.
She is candid and smiles often. A 20-minute interview quickly turns into nearly an hour with...
| Mar 8, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Like that other long-haired, bare-chested hero with the initials J.C., John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) arrives just in time to calm heated alien tempers and save Mars from laser-powered destruction.
OK, maybe the biblical allegory only...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 1:33 AM
It’s strange that over the last week I’ve been hearing from friends that bought their Comic Con tickets or ones that got shut out while trying. It’s that crowd that has been waiting for the adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 12:24 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dr. Seuss movie "The Lorax" stayed firmly planted at No. 1 on box office charts over the weekend, easily trumping the debut of Walt Disney Co's expensive sci-fi flick "John Carter."
The animated "Lorax" notched its second win in a...