| Dec 8, 2011
Mildly funny adventures in extreme baby-sitting, director David Gordon Green's "The Sitter" finds its emblematic moment in the scene of Sam Rockwell, playing a Brooklyn drug dealer, joking around and then suddenly blasting one of his minions in the foot...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 3:30 PM
If you purchased a cassette tape with your allowance, you probably remember a time when the phrase “gone viral” wasn’t synonymous with Internet sensation.
In 2011, the phrase has become so embedded in our vocabulary that it is...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Top 10 Commercials of 2011
1. Volkswagen: The Force
Broadcast during Super Bowl XLV, this advertisement for Volkswagen tapped into the heart of everyone who has shut their eyes tight, channeled Luke Skywalker, and tried to “use the...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 6:22 PM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" was on the big screen, but the big event for Debra Provo was a visit by Michelle Obama.
The first lady addressed a crowd of about 800 before a showing of the latest Harry Potter film at Naval Air Station...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Popular children's author Maurice Sendak (shown here delivering a 2004 commencement speech at Goucher College) was the subject of a hilarious interview on The Colbert Report last night, touching on topics from Newt Gingrich (he wasn't kind) and kids (he...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Okay so even after I have had some times to process what happened at the Daytona 500. I mean seriously, that just happened? Jimmie Johnson really crashed out on lap two? Juan Pablo Montonya really ran into a jet drier that then exploded. And the race...
| Nov 18, 2007
Far from the madness of the malls and the mega-shopping districts, there are places where you can find great gifts
and enough peace to actually think about the person
you're buying for. Here's where to go and what to pick up.
| Dec 8, 2009
Dave Eggers doesn't look like a newspaper baron. At 39, wearing a baseball cap and hiking boots, the author -- whose most recent project is the screenplay for "Where the Wild Things Are" -- appears more an older brother to the interns who work...
| Oct 16, 2009
The author of Where the Wild Things Are picked Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) to direct the long-planned film of the much-loved children's book. But whatever Maurice Sendak thought the quixotic Jonze would bring to the movie -- a penetrating...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
So how did "A Serious Man" pull off that underdog Oscar nomination for best picture? Perhaps because it was among the first wave of DVD screeners shipped to academy members, long before the deluge of discs that arrived during the holiday season. Such an...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 9:33 PM
"Inglourious Basterds" leads with the most nominations (12) for Gold Derby Film Awards, which are determined by posters in our forums. "The Hurt Locker" follows with nine, and "Avatar" and "Up in the Air" have eight. Winners will be announced March 6 (the...