| May 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Zach Braff (Northwestern University, class of '97), the third most popular Zach in Hollywood (after Galifianakis and Efron), went back to his old school last week. He'd returned to teach an acting class, a one-time workshop. The day before, he tweeted:...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:16 PM
How did the magical land visited by Dorothy and her friends become what it was? Director Sam Raimi's expectedly highly visual, Disney-produced fantasy proposes an answer, with James Franco as a small-town magician whisked away to a fantastical locale that...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
Francis Ford Coppola's latest venture comes as another late-career trip into indie filmmaking, though more accessible than his previous efforts "Youth Without Youth" and "Tetro." Val Kilmer plays an alcoholic...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Walt Disney Studios' remake of "The Lone Ranger," the masked lawman and his loopy sidekick, Tonto, stop a runaway train, are beaten by bad guys and besieged by scorpions, and blow up a massive bridge with dynamite — all while trying to avenge the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:42 PM
The Warner Bros. fantasy flick "Jack the Giant Slayer" scored the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in the movie's first week in release, bumping Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" to No. 2. Paramount's "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" held...
| Jul 5, 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 grape...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...