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Flick picks: ‘The Upside’ suffers downside of outside controversy

There’s little upside to releasing Kevin Hart’s new movie now. For one thing, the comedian’s media appearances as of late have had less to do with the long-delayed release of “The Upside” than his on-again, off-again gig hosting the Oscars. For anoth...

By | 2019-01-10T21:57:11+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Media|

Flick picks: ‘Escape Room’ opens 2019 with escapist cinema

Ah, January — that time of year when the movie studios start rolling out the films on their slates that they don’t think are awards contenders or summer blockbusters. One could do worse than “Escape Room,” a psychological thriller directed by Adam Rob...

By | 2019-01-10T11:00:00+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Media|

Disney Roundup: Domestic box office sets record… Disneyland raises prices

Burbank, California.-based Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has operations around the country. It also owns ABC Television, ESPN Inc., Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm Ltd., and is in the process of buying 21st Century Fox’s (Nasdaq: FOX) entertainment a...

By | 2019-01-08T22:03:05+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Media|

Cool Offices: Bold Orange’s new Minneapolis office brings to life marketing firm’s name, mission

“Professionally sassy” can be used to describe so many elements of marketing firm Bold Orange, including its office design. In April 2018, growth propelled Bold Orange to move from International Market Square to the Washington Square building in downt...

By | 2019-01-08T11:00:00+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Media|

Apple takes shot at rivals at giant Las Vegas consumer tech confab

Apple Inc. has a big message at the giant 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week and it's aimed at Google, Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc. and its other tech rivals. "What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone," a 13-story signs s...

By | 2019-01-07T15:04:25+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Media|

Flick picks: ‘On the Basis of Sex’ introduces Ruth Bader Ginsburg before she was ‘R.B.G.’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is having a moment. The 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice-turned internet meme is the subject of not one but two recent films — the documentary “RBG,” which illuminates her history as an activist attorney, and now the biopic “On th...

By | 2019-01-04T22:26:39+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Media|