| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Thanks to the likes of "Ice Age," most animated features rely on a general wash of sarcasm-based meanness atop sequences of hammering, photo-realistically rendered peril. Throw in a rote message of friendship and a reminder of the importance of family...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ABC is going all in on Tuesday nights, with four new shows premiering, beginning with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D". Considering that show's cat's cradle of demographic attractions — Comic books! Joss Whedon! Clark Gregg!! — ABC decided...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Parents poking around for things to do with their kids are a diverse lot. So smores and mimosas and Legos and mooncakes and soccer and golf and Tinker Bell and Olivia Newton-John in leather … It’s all good.
The funky and...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:35 PM
The musical group known as One Direction inspires feelings, intense feelings. Just in the last week alone, the band has been applauded and booed, honored, put down and defended. All of which seems about right for a group that has ridden to fame as a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Despite being a PG-rated, angst-adjacent, teen coming of age story, it wasn't until the 270th page (of 289) that I realized "Zero Fade," Chris L. Terry's debut novel, was a Young Adult book. But that revelation wasn't a jolt or a letdown. Instead it was a...
| Jul 3, 2013
Older kids and their minion guardians could do worse than "Despicable Me 2," the sequel to the 2010 smash about a supervillain turned adoptive parent. On the other hand, reports of the movie's charm have been greatly exaggerated. It's a reasonably...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:40 AM
Scrubbed clean and sanded around the edges, "Standing Up" is a sanitized version of Brock Cole's '80s young adult novel "The Goats." It's a curious entry in director D.J. Caruso's filmography, a benign kids movie in a career that launched with the edgy...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
"Planes," the new animated action adventure from Disney, is a jaunty excursion into the wild blue yonder where planes do the talking, as well as the flying, and a crop-dusting underdog dreams of making the Wings Around the Globe racing circuit.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Don't miss the last Friday Flicks outdoor movie of the summer, "Madagascar 3" (PG), at dusk at the Granville Gude Park stage, 8300 Mulberry St.
Watch the comedic adventures of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, Melman the Giraffe, King...
| Aug 9, 2013
The Elkridge Senior Center will host a crab feast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at 6540 Washington Blvd. The menu includes Maryland crab soup, barbecue chicken, cole slaw, corn bread, watermelon and hard-shell crabs. Tickets are...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:12 PM
At the end of their first weekend, new releases “The Smurfs 2” and “2 Guns” were practically tied at around the $27.5 million mark at the box office.
“Smurfs 2” must have sold more tickets because much of its...