| Nov 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Hollywood Film Awards happened Friday night. No one knows who votes for these prizes. Maybe it's an unnamed 12-person committee, as Dick Clark Productions programming executive Mark Bracco maintains. Maybe it's solely the province of the event's...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Fox has hired veteran animation director Carlos Saldanha to helm sci-fi fantasy movie "Timeless" as a possible franchise starter.
The project, based on the upcoming three-book series from Armand Baltazar, will be a live-action CG adaptation. Producers...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis is close to openng a high-end 10-plex Cinepolis RioMar Fortaleza, in North-East Brazil, its latest Brazilian hardtop flagship as it confirmed plans to Variety to continue aggressive roll-out in the...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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The 2011 animated hit "Rio" isn't as flashy or high-concept as movies like "How to Train Your Dragon," "Kung Fu Panda" or the Pixar films, but it struck a chord with its story of a domesticated...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Producer Robert Simonds' new film studio still doesn't have a name, but pieces of the puzzle are coming together.
The mysterious movie and television company has hired film industry veteran Oren Aviv, the former chief marketing officer for 20th...
| Aug 8, 2014
Sunday, Aug. 10
Walk with purpose The 2014 Howard County Pancreatic Cancer walk begins at 9 a.m. at Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108 in Ellicott City. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Walk-in registration fee is $60.
Sunday concert The Columbia Concert Band...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Considered deeply uncool at one point, music from animated movies is back — and singing along is now not only OK for kids, it's something adults record themselves doing on their phones and share on YouTube.
The boom in popular songs from...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:10 PM
U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O -- names more befitting of Grammy nominations than the Oscars -- are among the contenders for the Academy Award for original song. Here, the heavy-hitters are all underdogs, as they will have to vie for Oscar gold on...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:44 AM
BEIJING -- The Beijing International Film Festival kicked off in the Chinese capital on Wednesday, opening with the French production "Beauty and the Beast" directed by Christophe Gans and starring Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel.
In only its fourth...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
With four new modest entries, led by Warner Bros.' Johnny Depp sci-fi thriller "Transcendence," tracking in the high teens, the Easter frame looks to be a repeat of last weekend's box office as Disney-Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and...