| May 18, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Fans of movies such as "Free Willy" and "Dolphin Tale" are sure to take to this fact-inspired tale about the efforts to free several whales trapped by ice in the Arctic.
A reporter (John Krasinski, "The Office") hoping for a big story gets it, but...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:16 PM
A fine all-family attraction sensitively guided by director Charles Martin Smith - alias, as an actor, Toad of "American Graffiti" - this fact-inspired drama is a natural for the "Free Willy" faithful.
It leans heavily on young Nathan Gamble, playing a...
| Jul 12, 2012
For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.
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5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•Acting Up! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club at...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:36 AM
While "The Artist" is expected to do well at the Feb. 26 Oscars, the film has some new hardware for the mantle courtesy of its four-legged cast member. Uggie won a Pawscar.
The Jack Russell terrier took home the prize on Thursday (Feb. 9) for "Best Scene...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:56 AM
Suggest to Ashley Judd that her latest character is right in her wheelhouse, and she won't disagree.
After playing heroines-against-all-odds in such movies as "Kiss the Girls," "Double Jeopardy" and "High Crimes," the former "Sisters" regular is proud to...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 8:38 PM
More than three decades before opening night of the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival at Edwards Big Newport, festival co-founder Todd Quartararo sat in the same packed theater, watching "Star Wars."
"It was incredible — here is a film that...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Shy 11-year-old Sawyer (Nathan Gamble) comes out of his shell when working with Winter, an injured dolphin who has her tail amputated. So it’s pretty shocking when Winter eats Sawyer in one bite.
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:28 AM
When a film says “inspired by a true story” what you usually can expect is a diluted Hollywood version of a true story, and there is plenty of manipulated fiction in the new family film “Dolphin Tale.” But guess what? It doesn&...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 1:20 PM
"Abduction" (PG-13). A teen (Taylor Lautner) discovers the people who raised him aren't his real parents, a revelation that triggers several events and leaves him running for his life. TownMall Cinemas (1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m.)
| Sep 26, 2011
Beane changed game
How could it not be? Michael Lewis' book was a best-seller and has been condensed into a movie starring Brad Pitt. The movie's producers and director had no choice but to take some dramatic license to make...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:08 AM
"The Lion King" is proving to be far more ferocious than Hollywood imagined.
A 3-D version of the classic 1994 animated film claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out four new films. Ticket sales for the re-...