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  • Howard County Briefs

    'Godspell' Wilde Lake High School's theater department will present the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $12. Information: 410-313-6965....
  • 'The Producers' scores high by aiming low

    Mel Brooks' "The Producers" is a good show about a bad show. Based on his own 1968 movie, this Tony Award-winning 2001 Broadway musical remains as cheerfully vulgar as ever in the entertaining production by Silhouette Stages. Where appalling taste is...
  • Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'

    Chicago catches a 'Big Fish'
    NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad." Chastened, the man talks of...
  • Guide to December 2012 TV premieres, movies and holiday specials

    Guide to December 2012 TV premieres, movies and holiday specials
    December is all about the holiday specials on TV, but you'll find other interesting viewing as well. On Dec. 7 Sundance debuts "Restless," a gripping two-night miniseries about a former WW II spy. Nat Geo Wild kicks off its annual Big Cat Week Dec. 9...
  • Review: 'Furious Cool' by David Henry and Joe Henry

    In truth, there has been just one big new Richard Pryor pop-culture artifact of recent vintage, this year's Showtime documentary “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic.” But even that feels like a cavalcade, because Pryor lived such a vivid life,...
  • TV's cool factor overtakes that of movies

    TV's cool factor overtakes that of movies
    Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs. “Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...
  • TV Picks: 'Dobie Gillis,' 'Awesomes,' 'Casting By,' 'Broadchurch'

    TV Picks: 'Dobie Gillis,' 'Awesomes,' 'Casting By,' 'Broadchurch'
    "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (Shout Factory DVD). One of television's great comedies, collected completely: 20 discs, 147 episodes, immaculately transferred, compactly packaged. I mean to get around to speaking of its virtues at length in some...
  • Review: 'When Comedy Went to School' is good for a few laughs

    Review: 'When Comedy Went to School' is good for a few laughs
    For a disorganized film that has trouble deciding what it's about, "When Comedy Went to School" can be a lot of fun. Nominally the story of why the resorts of New York state's Catskill Mountains witnessed the birth of modern stand-up comedy, this...
  • Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'

     Patton Oswalt is a hoot and 'Holler'
    Comedy writer and actor Patton Oswalt stars in "The Heart, She Holler," Adult Swim's surreal Southern Gothic series about the twisted and mercifully fictitious Heartshe clan, now in its second season of 11-minute episodes. How would you describe "The...
  • Tennis champ Pete Sampras sells Lake Sherwood-area compound

    Tennis legend Pete Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, have quietly sold their Lake Sherwood-area compound near Thousand Oaks in an off-market deal. The purchase price was not disclosed. The hilltop estate had been listed at $19.95...
  • Rediscover 'I Am Suzanne!' 'The Desert Song' at TCM film fest

    Rediscover 'I Am Suzanne!' 'The Desert Song' at TCM film fest
    The TCM Classic Film Festival is screening several vintage blockbusters this weekend in Hollywood, including “The Great Escape,” “My Fair Lady” and “Giant.” But peppered among these classics are films that don’t...