| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Pretty much "Freedom Writers" crossed with "A Beautiful Mind," this drama provides Jessica Alba an atypical role as a woman obsessed with math and numbers.
She gets an opportunity to use that knowledge as a teacher, but she has fear of entering a world...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:03 AM
This chapter in the saga of tough and enigmatic attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), her colleagues and her nemeses will be new to many viewers, since it originally was shown on DirecTV instead of its original home, FX.
The case involves a death that...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Nora Ephron was really all about the food.
An acerbic observer of life whose wit translated so easily to the big screen, she was often as interested in the menu as she was in the script, and her appetite for moviemaking and crab cakes brought her to...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Nora Ephron, who died this week, will be remember for writing books such as "Heartburn" and movies such as "Julie and Julia." But around here, as Baltimore Sun columnist Susan Reimer notes, she'll also be remembered for helping to bring Baltimore to the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Writing for Salon, J. Robert Lennon, one of my favorite living novelists, recently said, "Most contemporary literary fiction is terrible: mannered, conservative and obvious."
My first thought was, "I hope he's not talking about me." Once I realized...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Between 1920 and 1930, there were three writers with at least five books in the list of 10 best-selling books, according to Publishers Weekly. Two of them are Zane Grey and Sinclair Lewis. The other is Warwick Deeping.
| Jul 7, 2011
Almost anybody with enough money and marketing muscle can get millions of wide-eyed fanboys to see a $150-million comic book superhero movie. But if you want to earn some real respect from your peers in the movie-marketing trade, you have......
| Feb 27, 2012
Meryl Streep took home the best actress Oscar Sunday night for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron lady, beating out Viola Davis in The Help....
| Mar 28, 2012
Patrick Goldstein weighs in with his thoughts on critics and bloggers criticizing Jennifer Lawrence's appearance in the box-office sensation "The Hunger Games"...
| Jun 27, 2012
Novelist and screenwriter Nora Ephron has died at age 71. She is probably best known for writing the movies Julie and Julia, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally; the hilarious and heartbreaking novel Heartburn and the touching memoir I Feel...
| Jun 8, 2010
David Welch likes to joke that he started working in his father's meat market when it opened in 1953. He was 5 years old.
"But they didn't make me go full time until I was 12," he said.
Welch's Stop & Shop has moved twice since it opened in Griffith,...