| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Probably more than any other instrument in an orchestra, the tuba has the sound of authority — big, brassy, deep and imposing.
For the young, struggling John Van Houten, that sound inspired the discipline he needed. The tuba instructor, who...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:40 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Today's list includes a free $19.99 "The Incredibles" movie from Disney, free gift cards Publix with purchase, free museum visits with a Bank of America card. I've also rounded up dining and shopping coupons at Red Lobster, Macy'...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:51 AM
Get a free digital copy of "The Incredibles" from Disney Movies Anywhere, the Mouse's new digital streaming network.
Download the free movie by signing up for the new service and linking it to your Apple iTunes account.
Then, buy and stream 400...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With the launch of a new cloud-based movie service from Walt Disney Co., the marketplace of Web-based movie services just got more crowded and possibly confusing for consumers.
After eschewing UltraViolet, a technology standard backed by its main...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Walt Disney Studios is finally launching its long-awaited digital movie service, ending nearly three years of speculation as to whether Disney would join the six other major studios in supporting UltraViolet or go it alone.
Disney Movies Anywhere...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Sound editors united at the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards on Feb. 16 with "Star Wars" creator George Lucas dubbing them "the backs on which the entire film industry rests."
Lucas was there to present longtime friend and director of sound design at...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Oscar-winning producer Graham King is in the throes of redefining his business model and raising movie funds after the recent departure of his longtime financial backer Tim Headington.
The official split between King and Headington, who was co-owner of...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It was Samuel Butler who wrote of dogs that, "You may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too." He reckoned without the prissy, annoyingly infallible canine hero of "Mr. Peabody &...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:35 AM
The Academy Awards will have a theme when the prizes are handed out March 2 on ABC.
The show will honor heroes: real-life ("Gandhi," "Silkwood"), literary ("To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Grapes of Wrath"), action heroes ("Gladiator"), superheroes ("...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
In the past few years, thanks primarily to the extraordinary string of creative and commercial successes rolling out of the Pixar Studios, animated films and writing honors haven't been mutually exclusive terms. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" garnered...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:09 AM
As a Disney movie shooting in Central Florida, "Tomorrowland" would be expected to use Disney World as a backdrop.
Here's the happy news for Disney fans: The George Clooney sci-fi movie will feature the Carousel of Progress attraction in the Magic...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Another sign that the Disney-George Clooney movie "Tomorrowland" is headed our way: A casting call went out for "Tomorrowland 1964 Men."
Hopefuls are told they will hear from casting by 5 p.m. Wednesday (today) and that the fitting for costumes will...