| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
When nominee names are called out at Sunday's Academy Awards, audiences will quickly recognize them--Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, to name three favorites. But what to actually call them?
In Hollywood, a name is just a name, until...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 19th Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations on Monday morning.
Both films, which also tied for the most Golden Globe nods last...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Everyone's a winner — or at least no one is yet a loser — at the annual Academy Awards nominee luncheon, where a glitzy crowd of actors, directors and behind-the-scenes creative types rub elbows and offer a few choice sound bites before the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:58 AM
An unflinching look at slavery in America and a story about 1970s con men dominated the Golden Globes nominations Thursday morning, with "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" earning seven nods apiece, including best picture, best director and a slew...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
As the Academy Awards approach, the various guild awards and critics groups' honors often provide insight into prevailing Oscar sentiments. In this year's race for Oscar gold, however, momentum has repeatedly swung back and forth among what might be...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:44 PM
After an interruption of nearly 30 years, movies will once again play at Pikesville's Pikes Theatre beginning Friday.
"I'm a true believer in neighborhood theaters," said Ira Miller, who will operate the revived movie house in the front half of a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:04 PM
"Gravity" is pulling South Floridians into planetariums from Miami to West Palm Beach.
The movie, about two astronauts stranded in space, has prompted more visitors to look through telescopes and caused interest in the heavens to soar.
| Oct 4, 2013
"Gravity" defies itself. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts — a newbie scientist and a veteran cowboy — who dodge space debris and the usual narrative expectations while coping with a highly compressed series of crises 372 miles...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:30 AM
"Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón's movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts having an especially bad day in space is a hit with film critics and audiences. Reviews by actual rocket scientists, however, have been mixed....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
With "Gravity" still floating atop the box office, "Captain Phillips" may find itself adrift this weekend.
The 3-D space drama starring Sandra Bullock got off to a great start last weekend and has even attracted moviegoers to the multiplex mid-week,...