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  • Review: 'Journey of a Female Comic' isn't a persuasive tour

    Review: 'Journey of a Female Comic' isn't a persuasive tour
    By what measure can a showbiz lifer who never had a mainstream hit claim success? That's the unanswered question in Kiki Melendez's "Journey of a Female Comic," which is billed as a "docu-comedy" but is closer to a video scrapbook of an obscure comedian's...
  • Matthew Poyer keeps crowds moving at Universal CityWalk

    Matthew Poyer keeps crowds moving at Universal CityWalk
    The gig: Matthew Poyer, 52, vice president of operations at Universal CityWalk, oversees what Universal Studios calls the nation's first "outdoor urban entertainment center." It's a quarter-mile-long outdoor mall with 63 tenants. About 2,000 people work...
  • Review: 'Kid Cannabis' shows high and low life of a pot dealer

     Review: 'Kid Cannabis' shows high and low life of a pot dealer
    Another get-rich-quick scheme goes awry in the energetic and involving "Kid Cannabis," based on the true story of young Nate Norman, who briefly was a kind of Jordan Belfort of weed. The film, which begins in 2005, finds high school dropout and pizza-...
  • Hop on these Easter dining specials

    Hop on these Easter dining specials
    Easter dinner with family and friends is a much anticipated spring occasion. For those who don't want to cook, local resorts and restaurants are prepared to do everything for you — including the dishes. Here is a sampling of where to enjoy a...
  • Universal Orlando: Parking fee rises to $17

    Universal Orlando: Parking fee rises to $17
    Universal Orlando has raised the fee for parking in its garage to $17, up from $16.  Guests use this structure while visiting Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks and the Universal CityWalk shopping and dining district. RV/Bus...
  • 'They Came Together' a so-so lampoon of boy-meets-girl

    Every character in writer-director David Wain's romantic comedy parody "They Came Together" is a type and a joke: the "vaguely but not overtly Jewish" male lead (Paul Rudd), the cutely klutzy female lead (Amy Poehler), the wrong guy for her (Ed Helms),...
  • 'Under the Electric Sky' promotes Electric Daisy Carnival

     'Under the Electric Sky' promotes Electric Daisy Carnival
    For those lacking the funds, the time or the fake-fur leggings to attend the Electric Daisy Carnival, an annual electronic dance music bacchanal in Las Vegas, the new infomercial-style documentary "Under the Electric Sky," produced by the event's...
  • Jimmy Fallon shows Universal Orlando the love

    Jimmy Fallon shows Universal Orlando the love
    Jimmy Fallon played up the theme-park humor Tuesday in his second "Tonight Show" at Universal Orlando Resort. It was a great commercial for the Central Florida attraction, and Fallon will keep the plugs coming as he plays there through Thursday. He...
  • 'Ping Pong Summer' serves up '80s without the fun nostalgia

    'Ping Pong Summer' serves up '80s without the fun nostalgia
    Writer-director Michael Tully's self-described "deeply, deeply personal" coming-of-age comedy "Ping Pong Summer" is a ho-hum memory piece that could have used a bit more objectivity, not to mention depth and energy. The movie is inspired by Tully's...
  • Florida sees record tourism in 2013

    Florida tourism hit another milestone and record high in 2013 with 94.7 million visitors traveling to the state, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday. That's a 3.5 percent jump from 2012's previous high of 91.5 million visitors, according to preliminary...
  • Getting table at Disney's Be Our Guest takes patience, planning

    Getting table at Disney's Be Our Guest takes patience, planning
    Mon dieu, just try getting a table for dinner at Be Our Guest, the fancy French restaurant at the Magic Kingdom. You'll have to be a skillful planner and know your schedule six months ahead. That's how far in advance Walt Disney World takes reservations...