Does Captain America have what it takes to wow cynical 21st-century kids? And more to the point, can Marvel resurrect a brand forged in the heat of World War II and resell it to a global audience no longer inspired by the Stars and Stripes?
All a summer camp used to need to keep kids entertained throughout the warmer months was a good ball field and a place to go swimming. Now, though, campers can while away their summer days doing all sorts of specialized camping.
Nearly 21 years ago, Patty Webster landed her dream job as an adventure tour guide in the Peruvian Amazon. But as she shared the area's beauty and culture with tourists, she realized there was a darker side to the rainforest paradise.
The Jets have it. So do the Broncos. I'm pretty sure the 49ers still have it, even though they lost on Sunday. And who knows, the Lions may have just started to get it after snapping that 19-game losing streak. I'm talking about momentum, of course, which is a very real thing in the NFL.
Ben Stiller had no problem handling Christian Bale and an army of robots this Memorial Day weekend. "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" cruised to an easy first-place finish of $70 million over the four-day weekend, according to early estimates by Hollywood.com Box Office.
Think of a bullwhip and fedora and one man immediately springs to mind: Indiana Jones, the sardonic archeologist played by Harrison Ford in Steven Spielberg's '80s trilogy which started with "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
When you hear the name "Indiana Jones," you think of an archaeologist carrying an idol and dodging a giant boulder. When you hear about "Dow Jones," you might wonder if it's up or down that day. However, in this case, Indiana and Dow Jones are siblings, 12 and 7 years old, respectively.
Indiana Jones is back at your local multiplex, dodging danger at every turn, somehow escaping from perilous situations that lesser men would never survive. But as entertaining as Indy may be, his exploits can't measure up to the real-life adventures of Charles Barkley, who somehow continues to emerge unscathed from the kind of controversies -- like the little matter of his $400,000 gambling debt that arose two weeks ago -- that would deal death blows to the images of most public figures. Barkley, the former NBA star turned TNT broadcaster, is like a superhero who strolls out of the rubble of a collapsed building, calmly brushing dust off his shoulders as if nothing ever happened.
Love him or hate him, it is impossible to deny Spielberg is one of the most significant directors in Hollywood history. From the summer blockbuster to the resurgence of historical dramas, his influence can be felt across the film industry.
It's been a long, long time since the last "last" time: When Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. rode off into the sunset in May 1989, courtesy of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the Berlin Wall was still standing, George H.W. Bush was only four months into his presidency, and Harrison Ford was just a young whippersnapper of 46.
Barbara Walters has unveiled the latest batch of celebs who will get grilled (or lightly peppered, at least) on the 27th edition of her Oscar-night special – starting with reigning teen idols Miley Cyrus and Juno Oscar nominee Ellen Page.
Riding high from her smash single "Umbrella," Rihanna cleaned up at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, taking home two of the evening's most prestigious trophies: video of the year and monster single of the year.
Once upon a time, Harrison Ford was a carpenter. By many accounts he was a good one, a meticulous craftsman much in demand among the filmmaking community -- including (the story goes) George Lucas, who hired him to build cabinets for his house, a role that eventually led to Ford being cast as Han Solo in "Star Wars."
In Matthew McConaughey's world, adventurous undertakings such as backpacking across African deserts and floating down the Amazon River are normal occurrences, while blockbuster films and critical acclaim remain a seemingly intangible pursuit.
Movies have come a long way in 100 years. People used to pack halls to see "moving pictures" of people just walking down the street. In the early days, the sight of a gunslinger pointing a six-shooter into the camera in "The Great Train Robbery" was enough to cause a temporary panic in theaters.
Stuffed from lunch, my wife and I sat for an extra-long while at our restaurant table, holding hands by a tropical garden in a Spanish colonial mansion more than two centuries old. The birdies peeped. The fountain gurgled. The check arrived. Two bottled waters, two beers, a heaping platter of grilled vegetables drizzled with olive oil, a sampler of grilled meats (chicken, steak, pork chop, sausages), bread pudding, coffee, tax, tip... 25 bucks. And this, I reminded myself, was one of the expensive joints.