| Nov 22, 2011
*** (out of four)
“Hey, kids! Wouldn’t you love to see a movie that touches on the early days of filmmaking? You might learn about how frames are spliced together to create an illusion on screen! And there’s lots of steam coming out...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:48 PM
"The Artist" has won the Oscar for best picture and I'm speechless.
It's not lack of passion for the film that has robbed me of the power of words; it's that I felt so strongly that my thoughts were geared to how I would react should the worst happen,...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 2:53 PM
For a moment, it looked as though "Hugo" could sweep this year's Academy Awards.
Martin Scorsese's 3-D family film snapped up five trophies in technical categories, including surprise wins for cinematography and visual effects.
But as the more...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:36 AM
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m.; and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Practice speaking and...
| Aug 31, 2012
Sunday, Sept. 2
Movie time The Columbia Association's Summer Lakefront Film Festival continues with "Hugo" (rated PG) at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway. Admission and parking are free. Information: 410-715-3161...
| Jun 17, 2012
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Jon Favreau has emerged as the lead candidate to direct the planned movie version of the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical "Jersey Boys," according to a report this week in Variety.
Favreau may seem like a strange choice for the job judging from his...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Baltimore is one city where crowds come out in the heat of the night to take in open-air movies.
In mid-July last year, when the thermometer was hitting 95 in the day and stalling in the 80s past midnight, fun-seekers swarmed to Federal Hill to watch...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — Early in "Skyfall," Judi Dench's M pulls aside our embattled hero, played once again with suave ennui by Daniel Craig, and wonders whether the world still needs either of their services. As Bond wraps his head around that idea, he looks...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" — one of last year's best films — hits home video, straight off its ups and downs at the Oscars: five wins out of 11 nominations isn't anything to complain about, except the other six included all the biggest...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Life has a way of coming around full circle.
Switching on the car radio as I drove in the St. Patrick's Day rain, I overheard an NPR report about a newly restored "Napoleon," the 1927 silent film masterpiece by French filmmaker Abel Gance, which was...