| Oct 11, 2012
Wait a sec. How did the Kevin James mixed martial arts movie end up a more convincing portrait of the plight of the American public school teacher than "Won't Back Down," a film that's actually about that subject?
"Here Comes the Boom" begins not well,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:35 PM
"Frankenweenie" is just what one might expect from Tim Burton; an enjoyably creepy stop-motion animation full of spindly characters and gloomy backdrops.
Young Victor Frankenstein is an aspiring scientist, far more comfortable with his beloved dog...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:16 AM
This is the type of movie critics are going to rip apart. They’re not going to pull their punches as they have at it. Perhaps it’s because I went in with low expectations that I kind of had fun with it.
I did wonder something about Joe Rogan,...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Why does our culture treat pirates as kid-friendly characters? They're violent criminals with notoriously bad hygiene.
At least classic children's literature such as "Treasure Island" and "Peter Pan" had the decency to portray them as bad guys....
| May 1, 2012
| 10:59 AM
I will admit to knowing little about the inner workings of the movie industry, from Hollywood to film distribution to the big screen complexes and smaller screen venues, such as Baltimore's much-loved Senator Theater.
But I think I know what I want as...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:53 PM
The success of the 2008 remake of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" yielded this sequel, which fans of another Jules Verne story - "The Mysterious Island" - will recognize many elements from.
Young Sean (returnee Josh Hutcherson) is joined by his...
| May 11, 2012
Saturday night movies
The Gary J. Arthur Community Center offers a monthly movie screening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Admission is $4, $2 for center members, and includes popcorn and drink. Free for children four and younger....
| May 18, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Fans of movies such as "Free Willy" and "Dolphin Tale" are sure to take to this fact-inspired tale about the efforts to free several whales trapped by ice in the Arctic.
A reporter (John Krasinski, "The Office") hoping for a big story gets it, but...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
1. They don't do it halfway
Halfway Park Days will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27, Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd., Halfway. About 100 arts and crafts vendors, plus rides for the...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:58 AM
A certain fairy tale figure is getting lots of movie treatment this year, thanks to the current "Snow White and the Huntsman" and this considerably lighter take on the story from highly visual director Tarsem Singh ("Immortals").
Lily Collins plays Snow,...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:59 AM
"Wreck-It Ralph," the exhaustingly dazzling new Walt Disney Animation Studios feature, qualifies as the most manic baby sitter in town, clever and detailed in its kaleidoscopic depiction of the private lives, seething resentments and yearning dreams of...