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  • Film review: Quentin Tarantino ropes himself a Western with 'Django Unchained'

    Film review: Quentin Tarantino ropes himself a Western with 'Django Unchained'
    As diverse as Quentin Tarantino's first films (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown”) were in tone (tragic, comic and romantic, respectively), they all took place within roughly the same world and the same...
  • 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...
  • Fanciful storm appellations

    Yesterday, I sent this message to the newsroom staff: We will not be using the word “Frankenstorm” in coverage of Hurricane Sandy, because the term trivializes a serious and potentially deadly event. It’s acceptable in direct quotes, but...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nursing mother is what the hype doctor ordered

    When I first saw the new Time magazine cover of a nearly 4-year-old boy nursing on his mother's exposed breast, I must admit it made me nostalgic: For a time when they wrapped magazines in brown paper. I'm no mothering expert, but I do believe, as a...
  • 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...
  • Guide to May 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials

    Guide to May 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials
    The May TV schedule is filled with finales, but don't think you won't have anything to watch. The Bluths are back! Yes, on May 26 Netflix with offer up all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development" with all the sitcom's original cast intact. Can't...
  • Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Judd Apatow kick off #Comedyfest

    Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Judd Apatow kick off #Comedyfest
    Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, joined in comedy history as the 2,000-year-old man and his interviewer, and joined at the hip in life, made a tandem, two-headed appearance Monday afternoon at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. With Judd Apatow as...