| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:20 PM
"Hooray for Holly."
Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic."
No, wait, stop, please. That was awful.
We try that every year and it never gets any better....
| Feb 28, 2011
Learn another language, live in a different body — that's fundamentally what "The King's Speech" required of Colin Firth if he was to give the stammering King George VI an authenticity that could be sensed in every tortured sentence he delivered....
| Feb 28, 2011
Hollywood's coronation of "The King's Speech" culminated Sunday night when the story of stuttering King George VI and his speech therapist won four Academy Awards, including best picture. But if the Oscars completed the historical drama's ascension, the...
| Feb 28, 2011
Tom Hooper made a movie about giving speeches on a grand stage – and then he got to make one himself.
The 38-year-old British filmmaker took home the best director prize at the Oscars on Sunday night for "The King's Speech," a historical drama...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 10:09 PM
Oscar producers, the more you try to make your annual Hollywood lovefest appeal to young viewers, the older you seem. And you are 83!
"Anne, I must say, you look so beautiful and so hip," James Franco, 32, deadpanned as he and co-host Anne Hathaway, 28,...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Some PG-rated movies present chilling scenarios ("Tangled") while some R-rated ones offer uplifting life lessons ("The King's Speech"). How do parents decide what's OK for their kids?
View it first without them, and use your best judgment....
| Mar 17, 2011
| 9:41 AM
After winning virtually every film award there is for his portrayal of the stammering King George VI, Colin Firth was the unsurprising but hugely deserving recipient of a best actor Oscar for this superb drama, also named best picture.
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:45 AM
When trimming a household budget, premium cable is an easy expense to cut. Hold on to your HBO, though.
Its "Mildred Pierce" miniseries, premiering March 27 and spread out over three Sundays, is worth it.
Kate Winslet turns in a sublime performance as...
| Mar 2, 2011
Q: Is "The King's Speech," the movie chronicling the relationship between England's King George VI and his speech therapist, an accurate portrayal of stuttering?
A: Yes, the creators of the movie "The King's Speech" have done their homework. In...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 9:29 AM
What's the best way to fill an open space with smiles for a summer night?
Fit in a big, bright movie screen, and hundreds are sure to follow. Every summer, in every corner of Baltimore, the light of the silvery moon turns outdoor silver screens into...