| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:28 AM
"Earth to Echo" is an engagingly unassuming "E.T." knockoff, a kids movie that serves up a similar alien-with-kids story in a "Blair Witch"/ "Paranormal" shaky-cam package.
Disney produced it, but then sold it to Relativity. Cast with cute, likable...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:38 PM
The Fourth of July weekend brings no new big-budget blockbusters, leaving room for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to continue its box-office dominance. But there should still be room for comic star Melissa McCarthy to deliver another hit.
| Aug 22, 2014
The Howard County Arts Council presents the exhibits, "Building Perspectives" by Ashley DuRoss, Lillian Hoover, Robert Tennenbaum, April Rimpo and K. Velis Turan in Gallery I, and "Kaleidoscope" by Katie Chen in Gallery II, Sept. 5-Oct. 17...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:09 PM
A true tale of high school football achievement becomes a strained, by-the-numbers grab bag of uplift in the Christian sports drama "When the Game Stands Tall."
At the small California Catholic high school De La Salle, Coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel)...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Unhurried and unworried, "The Hundred-Foot Journey" runs with the genial precision of the well-oiled machine. A sweet and unapologetic fairy tale for adults, its story of cuisines and cultures in conflict has been polished to such a high sheen it's hard...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:23 PM
GLASTONBURY – Glastonbury Senior Center, 300 Welles St., 860-652-7638.
Blue Lobster Festival—Windsor, Saturday, Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. Leave RCC 12:30 p.m. Lunch. Approximate Return: 3 p.m. Cost of $22 includes Meal and transportation....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG - A cinema in Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang Province, has taken it on itself to issue age restrictions for the movies it plays.
The six screen complex, part of state-owned China Film Group's nationwide circuit, recently issued a 'PG-13'...
| Sep 4, 2014
There are moments in any bad movie when an actor, conveying a character's anguish or disdain, suddenly appears to be critiquing the movie itself and expressing the actor's internal struggle with the material. Such is the case with Ray Liotta in the not-...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Rating: PG for thematic material and smoking
Summary: Twins separated at birth feel the call to invent rock and roll.
Kid attractor: Kids want to learn about rockabilly and Elvis, right?
Good /bad lessons: "The worst mistakes we...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Last Friday’s Movie Quote Quiz remains almost half-unanswered, presumably because of unfamiliarity with our new blog platform and some technical issues we’ve been experiencing.
So I decided to repost it today, including the answers...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
In the Hollywood hierarchy of stardom, Cantinflas, the beloved Mexican comic actor, was like a streaking comet — white-hot and short-lived. Though well established in his homeland, he was a relative unknown to most in this country when he burst on...