| 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...
| 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...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The international box office for "Epic" is anything but so far.
The animated movie from 20th Century Fox's Blue Sky Productions unit -- which focuses on a transformed teenager who befriends a group of misfits and fights rot-causing creatures -- has...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Pool memberships, theme park passes, museum tickets — keeping up with Hampton Roads' best attractions can get expensive. Here are some frugal ways to fill the days this summer.
See a movie
The Hampton family movie series has moved to Mill...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Animated fantasy adventures are standard movie fare for family audiences. Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox teamed up to produce the colorful "Rio" and very successful "Ice Age" films. Along with director Chris Wedge, they turn up the production...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:58 AM
In the commercial animation realm, there are movies that reach for something, or many things. Others are content merely to baby-sit.
The 2011 hit "Rio" was a baby sitter. And so is "Rio 2," a routine sequel following the perilous adventures of the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. But not too much music.
Yes, the musical numbers reach saturation levels, but the Latin-influenced jamming and singing are...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:08 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready to fly back to D.C.
The Skinny: Traveling to D.C. on Saturday for Passover on Monday. Given the cost of flying and renting a car, this will be a very expensive Seder. Don't worry, eating matzo won't stop me from...