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  • Marlo Thomas triumphs, 'Sex Tape' flops and Ann-Margret still sizzles

    "SEX IS an emotion in motion." -- Mae West SPEAKING OF sex, movies centering on that theme can be fun or frolicsome or tiresome or unpalatable. But like vampires, super-intelligent apes or (more recently) zombies, the sex comedy genre never grows old....
  • Patricia Wright

    Patricia Wright
    Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79. Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...
  • Film Review: 'Walking on Sunshine'

    Two sisters -- one newly smitten with a handsome Italian, the other quietly hung up on a past holiday fling -- realize they have their hearts set on the same guy in "Walking on Sunshine," a high-energy jukebox musical from "StreetDance" directors Max Giwa...
  • Here's how it's done-7

    If you don't mind indulging me, I want to remind you, as we labor over our editing, of the sheer pleasure in reading.  Barbara Pym, whose work Philip Larkn championed, was a writer whose work could stand up to comparison with Jane Austen's in its...
  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Casts Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote

    "Downton Abbey" actress Lily James, Sam Riley ("Maleficent") and Bella Heathcote will star in the long-stalled movie version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." Filming will start in September. Cross Creek Pictures, which has a distribution deal with...
  • 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead

    'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' adaptation rises from the dead
    "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the long-in-development movie based on Seth Grahame-Smith's hit mash-up novel, has found new life. After weathering a series of stops and starts, the film is finally set to begin shooting in September, with Burr Steers...
  • Weekend Escape: In Utah's Cedar City, canyons and Shakespeare a dramatic force

    Weekend Escape: In Utah's Cedar City, canyons and Shakespeare a dramatic force
    Cedar City, Utah, is a midsummer's dream of a spot, where top-caliber theater rubs shoulders with high-desert canyons from warm late June through chilly mid-October. My husband, mother and I recently visited the early Mormon settlement, a 6 1/2 -hour...
  • Carrie Brownstein of 'Portlandia' to Pen 'Lost in Austen' Movie

    "Portlandia" star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein has come on board to write a "Lost in Austen" movie, based on the original U.K. series. It's the first feature writing project for Brownstein, and one of Nora Ephron's unfinished works at the time of the...
  • Writing dispute for film 'Belle' bubbles up again

    Writing dispute for film 'Belle' bubbles up again
    It should be one of the unqualified successes of the year — a period drama directed by, written by and starring women of color that found a large audience for a fact-based tale drawn from obscure history that shed light on the beginning of the end...
  • Parkland Community Library to offer book clubs, writing groups, movie nights and more in August

    Reading clubs, movie nights and different events for all ages will be hosted at the Parkland Community Library throughout the month of August. The following is a list of events, according to a press release from the library: Daytime Book Group – 2...
  • Shirley Jones' memoir reportedly dropping sexy Joan Collins tale

    Shirley Jones' memoir reportedly dropping sexy Joan Collins tale
    Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir." In the book, the "Partridge Family"...