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  • In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime

    In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime
    At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street. Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
  • 'Wolf of Wall Street' whimpers, 'Hobbit 2' wins at the box office

    'Wolf of Wall Street' whimpers, 'Hobbit 2' wins at the box office
    Martin Scorsese's Wall-Street-gone-wild epic, "The Wolf of Wall Street," was not the leader of the pack at the box office this weekend. The alpha film was "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which topped the charts for the third time in as many weeks...
  • Linda Lavin recalls 'Alice'

    Linda Lavin recalls 'Alice'
    Linda Lavin is getting the hang of Twitter. She's been practicing on Thursday nights when she tweets during both East and West coast airings of NBC's sitcom "Sean Saves the World." In the series Lavin plays Lorna, the loving, albeit pushy, mother of...
  • Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'

    Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'
    American moviegoers love a good con man. Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for playing one in 1960's "Elmer Gantry." Michael Douglas took home an Oscar in 1988 as master "Wall Street" manipulator Gordon Gekko. And Robert Redford got nominated for his...
  • Christian Bale delivers straight talk on his 'American Hustle' con man

     Christian Bale delivers straight talk on his 'American Hustle' con man
    Sometimes, when adapting history for the big screen, a few fabrications are required. Take, for example, Irving Rosenfeld, the schlubby Bronx huckster Christian Bale plays in the period caper "American Hustle." A consummate swindler with a fondness...
  • Predictions in top Golden Globe categories

    When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
  • A plea for moral imagination [Commentary]

    A plea for moral imagination [Commentary]
    The public outcry against the proposed construction of a $70-million juvenile jail in Baltimore City over the past several years — and the subsequent halting of that plan — sent a strong message to the governor, as well as juvenile services...
  • Fandango names 'Mockingjay - Part 1' most anticipated 2014 film

    Fandango names 'Mockingjay - Part 1' most anticipated 2014 film
    Jennifer Lawrence's stock is at an all-time high, if Fandango's year-end audience survey is any indication.  The star's "Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" won't hit movie theaters until November, but the film is the most anticipated title of 2014,...
  • Digital Stats Foretold Which New Movies Would Fall Flat

    2013 was not only an all-time record year for domestic and global box office, it was also a big year for digital marketing and social media in Hollywood. We have seen some of the biggest viral campaigns in 2013, and YouTube and Facebook have finally...
  • 'Wolf of Wall Street's' excess, corruption hit a nerve

    'Wolf of Wall Street's' excess, corruption hit a nerve
    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" hit at the end of 2013 like a contraption that is part stun gun and part paintball, jolting audiences and critics with its brash splatter of sex, drugs, greed and the amorality of wanton excess. Just under...
  • When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story

    When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story
    It may not be factual, but it's truthful. It's an argument that wouldn't survive in a court of law and would spark derision in a presidential debate. But when it comes to movies, it's vital guidance, especially when so many of 2013's Oscar-...