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  • High-tech 'Blackhat' remains rooted in old-school filmmaking

    High-tech 'Blackhat' remains rooted in old-school filmmaking
    It lures us in with the promise of up-to-the-minute villainy, but the satisfactions of "Blackhat" are surprisingly old school. Directed by the veteran Michael Mann, "Blackhat's" story of computer attacks wreaking all kinds of havoc with established...
  • Maryland's red-carpet moment at the Golden Globes

    Maryland's red-carpet moment at the Golden Globes
    Between the stars that hail from Maryland and the shows that are filmed here, the Free State had a strong presence at this year's Golden Globes. In addition to the question of who took home hardware, there was the matter of sartorial success on the...
  • 'Blackhat' needs a stronger connection

    'Blackhat' needs a stronger connection
    1.5 stars (out of four) As soon as the end credits rolled for “Blackhat,” someone in the crowd shouted, “Boring!” Were it socially acceptable, many in the theater (me included) probably would have done the same much sooner....
  • Rene Russo -- back on screen, at long last!

    "HOLLYWOOD is a dream factory, and nobody dreams about older women!" So said film director Amy Heckerling. I don't know exactly when Ms. Heckerling made that remark, but recent years have seen something of a reversal. I think about Meryl Streep, Julia...
  • An early look at who's likely to win Golden Globe Awards

    An early look at who's likely to win Golden Globe Awards
    The last two years, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members have added a new wrinkle to the Golden Globes: respectability. Where are the wacky, celebrity-worshiping choices of yesteryear? What will the babysitter whom Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt...
  • 'Murder's' Annalise and other TV women leap darkly into antihero scene

     'Murder's' Annalise and other TV women leap darkly into antihero scene
    Much has been made of the rise of the TV antihero, and deservedly so. Walter White, Tony Soprano, Dexter and Don Draper gave new meaning to the term "guilty pleasure." It's taken a while for women to join those ranks, but now the airwaves are fairly...
  • Golden Globe nominations 2015: 'Fargo' leads; 'Affair,' 'Virgin' surprise

    Golden Globe nominations 2015: 'Fargo' leads; 'Affair,' 'Virgin' surprise
    FX's acclaimed "Fargo" got the most Golden Globe TV nominations on Thursday, but the voters also had a few surprises up their sleeves. Showtime's critically praised but little-seen "The Affair" — which tells the story of an extramarital...
  • The Golden Globes nominations -- it's just a party, after all

    "TO SUCCEED in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence." -- Mark Twain WELL, the Golden Globe nominations are out, and as usual, some things don't make sense. But I suppose that's the fun of it, yes? "Birdman" is nominated in the "comedy"...
  • Shonda Rhimes, 'black-ish' score big in NAACP Image Award nominations

    Shonda Rhimes, 'black-ish' score big in NAACP Image Award nominations
    Powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes and ABC's hit new comedy "black-ish" scored big in major nominations for the 46th NAACP Image Awards, which honor the accomplishments of people of color in television, film and other cultural categories. Rhimes...
  • Chadwick Boseman learns James Brown's moves and motivations

    Chadwick Boseman learns James Brown's moves and motivations
    Chadwick Boseman hit it out of the park last year with his quietly riveting performance as Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in "42." This year he's back as another legend, James Brown in Tate Taylor's "Get On Up." The quiet is all gone:...
  • Jared Leto to play the Joker, Will Smith is Deadshot in "Suicide Squad" movie

    Jared Leto to play the Joker, Will Smith is Deadshot in "Suicide Squad" movie
    LOS ANGELES - Jared Leto, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne will make up the all-star cast of Warner Bros.' supervillain tentpole "Suicide Squad," it was announced on Tuesday. Based on the DC comicbook, the story...