| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The titular hammer-wielding superhero returns in "Thor: The Dark World," this time to stop a race of dark elves from plunging the universe into blackness. But, despite all creation hanging in the balance, film critics are somewhat unmoved by the god of...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:41 PM
"Thor: The Dark World" will easily soar to No. 1 at the box office this weekend — but will it thunder past the $100-million milestone?
According to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys, the 3-D superhero sequel is poised to debut...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"MARK MY word, if and when all these preachers get control of the Republican Party, and they're sure to try to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:57 PM
"Dallas Buyers Club" is a hardscrabble look at a real-life character who helped transform the nation's attitude toward AIDS. Ron Woodroof was a Texas roughneck working the oil fields, riding bulls in the rodeo and partying way too much for his own good....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out this whole life thing.
The Skinny: Thursday I worked from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:10 p.m. and unfortunately I won't be able to mail it in today. But to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the life I have chosen. Friday'...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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New Horror Trailer -- SNL Highlight
Sneakily presented as a promo for an upcoming scary movie, the dead-on parody, titled "The...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:13 PM
"Thor: The Dark World" will steal "The Best Man Holiday's" thunder at the box office this weekend.
After debuting with a healthy $85.7 million, the 3-D superhero sequel is expected to collect at least an additional $40 million during its second...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:12 AM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- at least for moviegoers, that is.
"The Best Man Holiday" unwrapped a No. 1 debut at the box office Friday night, narrowly edging out "Thor: The Dark World" for top honors heading into the weekend despite...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
London's thriving not-for-profit houses again nudged out commercial competish to dominate the 59th Evening Standard Theater Awards at a glamorous ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel Nov. 17 and hosted by U.K. thesp Damian Lewis ("Homeland")
In the nine...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the highly anticipated "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premiered this fall on ABC, its ratings looked solid, if not downright heroic.
Just as important, the network had reason to believe it had finally found a show that young men would watch...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:22 AM
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Russia mission to the moon, the Rolling Stones had their first […]...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
“Thor: The Dark World” doesn't open in theaters until Nov. 8, but a new clip from the upcoming Marvel sequel […]...