| May 1, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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-...
| Jan 31, 2014
Today we reveal the winners of the Orlando Sentinel's 16th annual Foodie Awards, our readers' favorite places to eat and drink in 2013. I have noted my picks, too, but the main focus is your take on Central Florida's dining scene.
I have covered food at...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Antojitos, a colorful Mexican restaurant opening at Universal CityWalk, has entered preview mode. This a testing period leading up to the eatery's grand opening on Feb. 5.
The restaurant, operating in the space formerly occupied by Latin Quarter,...
| Jan 2, 2014
We should feel pretty confident about many aspects of what 2014 will hold for theme parks and attractions. Sure, a certain boy wizard will play a key role, and a group of height-challenged cast members are expected to raise a ruckus in the middle of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:17 PM
There will be a fiesta downstairs and a hacienda upstairs at Antojitos, the next big establishment set to open as part of Universal CityWalk's expansion.
Universal Orlando officials aren't sharing an opening date yet. "Very soon" is the most definite...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Cloying and smug when it's not being unfunny and crass, the high school reunion comedy "Back in the Day" hits lows with a frequency that suggests a world-class sharp shooter or free-throw king.
With every thudding gross-out gag or mistimed bit of...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:47 AM
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.
| Dec 6, 2013
With its ill-gotten loot, femme fatale and ends-of-the-earth locales, "Swerve" looks at first like a promising genre entry from Down Under, where the bar is set high. It might be the country's physical isolation or its penal-colony legacy, but a number of...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:20 PM
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),...