| 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...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
I couldn’t explain what the term “margin call” means without looking it up, so I’ll let you do the same. Just know that it’s a fittingly unsexy title for an unsexy movie about powerful people in suits...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:43 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jeremy Irons was born in Cowes, Isle Of Wight, England on this day in 1948. This birthday guy won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Claus von Bulow in "Reversal of Fortune," and won Emmys for his work in "Elizabeth I" and "The...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Walt Disney's 1994 animated blockbuster "The Lion King" certainly hasn't been an endangered species for the studio. Not with an international gross of $788.2 million. Though it hasn't been out on DVD or VHS since 2004, Disney reports it is the most...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 10:12 AM
Margin Call ***
En la misma línea temática explorada por dramas como Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Company Men y Up in the Air, el debutante director J.C. Chandor retoma el tema de la debacle financiera de 2008 para ofrecer Margin Call, intenso...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:13 PM
An excellent ensemble cast depicts the impact of the economic crisis on one financial firm in writer-director J.C. Chandor's smart and superb drama, which might hit too close to home for some.
Jeremy Irons plays the head of an investment bank suddenly on...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Following its success with "The Tudors," Showtime found a smart follow-up in this saga of the family that didn't always use protocol - to put it mildly - in rising to the heights of power during the Renaissance era in Rome.
Jeremy Irons is well-cast as...
| 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...