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  • Triggerfish Sets 'Sea Monster' Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

    Reteaming the producers and co-screenwriter behind "Adventures in Zambezia 3D" and "Khumba," Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios is developing a third movie property, the 3D "Sea Monster," about a young marine biologist's discovery of an ancient...
  • MGM Star Esther Williams Dies at 91

    Esther Williams, the swim champion turned actress who was known for roles in MGM aquatic spectaculars such as "Bathing Beauty" and "Million Dollar Mermaid," died Thursday in Beverly Hills. She was 91. Williams died "peacefully in her sleep," according to...
  • The water was fine when Esther Williams was in it

    How do you explain Esther Williams to younger moviegoers with no working knowledge of her stardom? She came, she swam, she conquered. The 1940s and 1950s popular culture was, and is, unthinkable without her. And that smile looked just as starry on...
  • Miguel de la Cerna tells a tragic story with 'Almas Perdidas' ('Lost Souls')

    Miguel de la Cerna tells a tragic story with 'Almas Perdidas' ('Lost Souls')
    Chicago jazz musician Miguel de la Cerna likes to refer to himself as "your basic piano player, commercial musician," but that modest self-assessment greatly understates the case. De la Cerna proved the point dramatically last year, when he partnered...
  • A mermaid, a fashion film, a bath bomb and 'The Great Gatsby' [Updated 4:37 p.m. May 10]

    A mermaid, a fashion film, a bath bomb and 'The Great Gatsby' [Updated 4:37 p.m. May 10]
    Members of L.A.’s film music elite mingled with weather-beaten eco-warrior sailors and neo Edwardian fashionistas amid costumes from Baz Luhrmann’s "The Great Gatsby" Tuesday night at the multi-textured unveiling of musician-arranger-...
  • A poster 'Boy' for Pacific Rim

    A poster 'Boy' for Pacific Rim
    Despite difficulties finding locations to shoot "A Werewolf Boy," a blockbuster from South Korea and this year's selection for the Newport Beach Film Festival's Korean Spotlight, filmmakers were able to capture some of the country's most scenic...
  • Harford Dance Theatre in 'The Little Mermaid'

    Harford Dance Theatre will perform The Little Mermaid in Harford Community College's Chesapeake Theater Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17 at 7p.m., Saturday, May 18 at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 19 at 1 and 4 p.m. Based on the magical tale by Hans...
  • Weird, Awesome Stuff About 'Tales of Iceland'

    Weird, Awesome Stuff About 'Tales of Iceland'
    As if I have to give you multiple reasons to buy the weird, hilarious, off-kilter travelogue I just published called “Tales of Iceland,” there are a few very specific weird, awesome things about this book. In no particular order, they are:...
  • Live music this week: Guitars, cannibals, etc., etc.

    Live music this week: Guitars, cannibals, etc., etc.
    The Songwriters Showcase returns to the Broward Center this Monday, featuring Roger Houdaille of local indie-rock band Ex Norwegian and other homegrown acts. Admission is $10, and a cash bar will be available, should anyone on the lineup rank below your...
  • Sun Myung Moon dies at 92; led controversial Unification Church

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s, has died. He was 92. Moon, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia...
  • What you need to know about Disney's 'new' Fantasyland

    What you need to know about Disney's 'new' Fantasyland
    The next milestone of the big Magic Kingdom expansion is approaching. The grand opening of major sections of the "new" Fantasyland is set for Thursday. You can brave the year-end crowds at Walt Disney World to check out the area, which basically sits atop...