| May 22, 2011
His friends knew he had a way with words. So when some filmmakers acquainted with Jo Nesbo asked the Norwegian crime writer to suggest a title for their upcoming horror movie, he tried to oblige.
After musing on the story — friends go on a...
| Jan 9, 2011
The Social Network
Sony, $28.96; Blu-ray, $34.95
A near-perfect match of screenwriter, subject, director and cast, "The Social Network" turns the founding of Facebook by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg into a fast-paced, funny, up-to-the-minute story...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Director David Fincher's announcement that little-known actress Rooney Mara would be starring in the American version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" prompted some head scratching. Granted, she rocked the killer put-down in "The Social Network," but...
| Jan 16, 2011
"The Social Network" has a lot of friends in Hollywood.
The drama about the creation of Facebook continued its winning ways Sunday, taking home four trophies at the 68th Golden Globes, including dramatic feature, director for David Fincher, screenplay...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:46 AM
"The King's Speech" dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to eradicate his stammer before he unexpectedly takes the throne.
| Jan 26, 2011
Industrial rockers, country songwriting veterans, India's soundtrack guru — the Oscar nominees in the music categories this year are as eclectic as an iPod on shuffle.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, nominated for original score for "The...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:11 AM
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's previous soundtrack, for David Fincher's 2010 film The Social Network, had a vintage-synth, techno vibe; here you'll find more strings, pads, chimes, strange, toneless gamelan strikes, churning industrial bass and, overall,...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:38 PM
Steven Spielberg made his first big splash in the churning waters of action films with "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1981.
Thirty years later, he recreates the same high energy and wild escapades in "The Adventures of Tintin." The title character is a...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:13 PM
There are numerous inherent flaws and absurdities in the process of compiling Top 10s and Best ofs; nonetheless, here are my favorite films released in Los Angeles in the calendar year 2011. In my version of this imperfect exercise, “favorite”...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:13 AM
"House of Cards," a political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher, will be filmed in Baltimore starting this spring, it was confirmed Thursday by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The production, which involves 13 one-hour episodes for...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 5:40 PM
For almost two decades, Baltimore was mainly seen by the TV industry as a place to make shows about cops and crime. But now, the city is looking more like the nation's capital to some of Hollywood's top producers.
On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley...