| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Liberated by low budgets and the experience of acting in three improv-based indie pics for DIY director Joe Swanberg, Josephine Decker has fashioned the kind of feature debut the film industry simply doesn't support, but would do well to encourage: a...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:22 AM
PARK City, Utah -- Comedians who make the successful transition to drama are as common a sight as David Spade on the Academy Awards podium.
But Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader pull off impressive dramatic range and make for a convincing brother-sister...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Fox Searchlight Pictures has lost a key ruling in its long-running legal fight with former interns who worked on 2010's "Black Swan" and other movie productions.
U.S. District Judge William Pauley issued a summary judgment on Tuesday in New York, saying...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:42 AM
After the coffee. Before cleaning five days of mail off my desk.
The Skinny: I've been listening to a lot of Jackson Browne lately. Might explain the somber mood. Anyway, back in Los Angeles after five days in D.C. I'll miss family but not the humidity....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip.
On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
| Jan 25, 2013
"Parker" roars into a dull January and enlivens the movie landscape, and thank the action-movie gods because we needed a little something to wake us from our winter slumber.
Based on a novel in a series by Richard Stark, the alter ego of the late, great...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Wondering what Daniel Day-Lewis will say after he wins the Oscar for "Lincoln" Sunday night?
Check here to find out.
Anybody can watch the Oscars, but Baltimore Sun readers will have a special in, as I'll be blogging from the pressroom backstage --...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Rather than use a plastic wiffle ball bat like everyone else who faced off against retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood Saturday during Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field, former WWE Champion CM Punk briefly opted for a folding chair, not unlike...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Rush," the high-octane car racing film about the public rivalry between legendary Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1970s, has all the markings of tinseltown's latest flashy biopic, with Ron Howard at the wheel, Chris Hemsworth...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Vincent Cassel has been cast as the lead role in Ariel Kleiman's debut feature "Partisan."
The thesp will replace Oscar Issac, who was previously attached to the pic.
Protagonist Pictures has boarded the project for international sales on the film,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:30 PM
More Hobbits and "Hunger Games," more "Anchorman" and more "Thor" will feed filmgoers thirsting for the familiar through the end of the year. But with the summer reaching benchmark box office levels, fall and winter movies will need to keep up strong...