| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:18 AM
On Thursday, Netflix announced a Feb. 1 release date for "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
All 13 episodes of the first season will be available to subscribers on that date. The whole project...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 3:50 PM
A few weeks ago, a group of actors dressed as reporters clustered near a cafeteria in The Baltimore Sun building. I had to take a second look to make sure they were actors and not visiting reporters or editors. But as I walked by, one asked me if I was in...
| Jun 7, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
When a young prostitute tells Anne (Juliette Binoche) that men appreciate the opportunity to fulfill fantasies they can’t realize with their wives, I imagined syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage appearing on screen and asking,...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Baltimore is one city where crowds come out in the heat of the night to take in open-air movies.
In mid-July last year, when the thermometer was hitting 95 in the day and stalling in the 80s past midnight, fun-seekers swarmed to Federal Hill to watch...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:28 PM
This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday, including Octavia Spencer, Terrence Malick, Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman will be on the big screen during the Toronto International Film Festival, but it won't be in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated film,"The Master," that's said to be a thinly veiled look at Scientology....
| Mar 15, 2012
Clothes are made to be discarded eventually. Some because of wear and tear, others because their season has past, still others because they were always destined for charity or the garbage bin.
But some clothes can't be let go, especially by the women who...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Today is the Ideas of March, a day oft-cited as filled with grim portent.
The day's ominous nature is drawn from the words of a soothsayer in Act 1, Scene II of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." It's a rather obvious bit of foreshadowing. We all know that...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Being on TV is nothing new for Baltimore. Think of the recent political dramas like "Game Change" and "VEEP" or earlier crime shows like "Homicide" and"The Wire."
But what's going on within a five-acre area of production offices and massive warehouses...
| Apr 5, 2012
Ryan Gosling saved a woman form getting hit by a taxi cab in New York on Tuesday. But the level of Ryan Gosling's heroics was put into perspective later by British journalist Laurie Penny, the woman he kept out of harm's way....
| Apr 25, 2012
Director Jay Roach talks about the state of American politics and his new comedy "The Campaign," starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis....