| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:19 PM
I was a fan of "The Borgias" during its first season, even though creator Neil Jordan occasionally got tripped up as he jumped from big-screen movies to writing a weekly TV series.
Based on the first four episodes of the new season, I'd say Jordan has...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 8:23 PM
“The Borgias” returned Sunday, with Francois Arnaud literally racing back to our TV screens as cardinal-turned-vigilante-killer Cesare Borgia.
Cesare has become a breakout role stateside for the 26-year-old, Montreal-bred actor, who will play...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:37 AM
HBO's "Game of Thrones" will return for its second season April 1, the network announced Friday.
The 10-episode Season 2 will see the rise of the Imp (Emmy winner Peter Dinklage) as the Hand of the King and several new characters coming to Westeros. It...
| Sep 6, 2012
*** (out of four)
It’s been years, maybe around the time of “Wedding Crashers,” since the once-charismatic "PECLB0000005706">Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) truly held the screen rather than merely existing on it as...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:01 PM
The TV ads for “The Words” suggest a thriller, which it is definitely not. In ways, that's a relief, since the summer releases included enough thrillers to hold me until the cows come home. Still, beware: This debut feature from writing/...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:06 PM
"2016 Obama's America" (PG). Documentary based on Dinesh D'Souza's book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." TownMall Cinemas (1:15, 4:15, 7:15 p.m.)
"The Campaign" (R). In this political comedy, a multi-term congressman (Will Ferrell) commits a...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza is the darling of right wing think tanks. He worked at the Hoover Institution, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. His books and essays feature arguments tailor made for Bill O'Reilly and Fox...
| Sep 22, 2011
Louis R. "Lou" Mills Jr., a nationally known and highly regarded recording engineer who was called "Baltimore's Godfather of Sound" and whose Cold Spring Lane studio was a destination for stars and musicians, died Friday of a heart attack at St. Joseph...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:10 AM
In the never-ending effort to make Shakespeare "relevant" and "accessible," it never hurts to enlist celebrities for the hard sell.
"Shakespeare Uncovered," a six-part documentary series that begins airing Friday on PBS, boasts an abundance of famous...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Showtime released a preview for "The Borgias" a few days ago titled "Father, Son, Unholy Spirit." I can't believe I missed it until today. But damn! Neil Jordan looks to be ramping up the murders, the sex--and maybe even the incest.
Yes, it looks like...
| Feb 13, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
Among many reasons the “Twilight” movie franchise didn’t work, Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) make lousy characters, separately and together. Be it the script, the performances, whatever: The...