| 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 3, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Going into "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," I felt confident that the film was going to play a major role in this year's Best Picture Oscar race.
It's directed by David Fincher hot off "The Social Network" (and reuniting him with actress Rooney Mara...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Video provider Netflix is trying to change the entertainment industry (and bring back customers) by offering exclusive, original programs through their streaming service.
The first program, "Lilyhammer," will debut February 6 and stars Steven Van Zant as...
| 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 14, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Let's face it. Audiences will tune into the Golden Globes Sunday at 5 p.m. on NBC not so much to see if "The Artist," "The Help," "Hugo" or "Midnight in Paris" wins best picture of 2011 -- but to see just how outrageous host Ricky Gervais will get.
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:38 PM
"The Artist," the charming film about Hollywood's transition from silent movies to talkies, and the family drama "The Descendants" were catapulted to front-runner Oscar status Sunday night with an armful of Golden Globes to their names as the awards...
| 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...
| Oct 12, 2012
Harris Savides, who was widely considered one of the most influential contemporary cinematographers, earning acclaim for his canny visual sensibility on such films as "Zodiac" and "Milk," died Wednesday. He was 55.
The Skouras Agency confirmed the New...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:20 AM
It's pilot pickup time in Hollywood, and Baltimore's Jason Winer got some good news yesterday with an order from NBC for 13 episodes of "1600 Penn," a political comedy that he co-created, directs and executive produces. The series will introduced as a...
| Sep 13, 2012
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Tasking Keanu Reeves with narrating and conducting interviews for a documentary almost seems like a challenge to audiences predisposed to questioning the actor's intelligence. As if “Side by Side” director Christopher...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:21 PM
With "VEEP and "Game Change" produced here, I have been writing a lot about Baltimore standing in for Washington.
But Wednesday afternoon, the TV sleight of hand hit a little too close to home when the Calvert Street entrance to the Sun said in big...