| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
James Franco is all mystery and little information on his Twitter account, as he teases of a new TV series via bizarre Instagram art and cryptic tweets.
"They don't want me to say the channel yet, don't know why," he tweeted Aug. 19. "But I guess you'...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The science fiction movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, soared to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray disc sales chart in its first week in release. The dystopian drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, had a strong box-office showing in April despite mixed...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"Argo" isn't done being nominated for awards yet.
The Oscar winner for best picture was one of the film, television and theater projects to receive nominations Monday from the Casting Society of America for the 29th annual Artios Awards, set to take...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:30 PM
In what amounts to a second chance to get some awards love after being locked out of the Academy's score nominees for "The Master" this past year, composer Jonny Greenwood is among the five who will vie for best original film score of the year at the 13th...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:33 AM
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, is dominating in home entertainment. The big-budget action film from Paramount is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc title, as well as the top rental.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" scored the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release. The film, starring Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Beharie, outpaced "Evil Dead," this year's remake of the tongue-in-cheek horror classic...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:55 AM
A few days before I read his latest novel, I saw Marcus Sakey sitting with a bunch of other local crime writers at a tavern in the Printers Row neighborhood. They looked as companionable as if they were brothers or members of a 16-inch softball team. Such...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When Hollywood began transitioning from black-and-white films in the early 1960s, the director Vincente Minnelli had a simple, dismissive reply to those who questioned the shift. "Color," he said, "can do anything that black-and-white can."
| Jul 12, 2013
These activities will be offered at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818.
Food drive The center will be accepting donations for the Lighthouse Shelter and Food Link during July. Suggested are...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers.
The new take on...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Publicity preceding last week's release of "Despicable Me 2" carried over into DVD sales for its predecessor. Three years after its own theatrical release, Universal's "Despicable Me" cracked the top-10 DVD sales chart at No. 9 for the week.
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...