| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Every dollar Disney won't get at the box office for the $250-million “John Carter” will probably end up in the pockets of Lionsgate and the other entities behind “The Hunger Games” (which allegedly cost less than half as much). The...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:26 PM
OK, I didn't read the books, but let me just say, as pure movie entertainment,"The Hunger Games"is a "wow."
This dystopian drama portrays a society where 24 children between the ages of 12-18 are randomly selected for an annual survivor/gladiator-style...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:38 AM
"Up in the Air" and "The Departed" co-star Vera Farmiga turned director with this deep-thinking drama, inspired by the memoir "This Dark World" by Carolyn S. Briggs (who also co-wrote the screenplay). Farmiga also plays the central character, a woman...
| Oct 25, 2012
In 1990 the writer Mark O'Brien contributed an article for the literary magazine The Sun called "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate." A survivor of childhood polio, the substantially disabled O'Brien spent much of his sleeping and waking hours confined to an...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Broadly speaking, a film festival's programmers can handle news of a new lineup one of two ways: all at once, or nearly; or the drib-drab approach.
The Chicago International Film Festival goes for the dribs and drabs. The 48th edition of founder and...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Elizabeth Olsen, the sister of long-popular television twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, earned considerable attention of her own with her performance - which has made her a current Film Independent Spirit Award nominee - in writer-director Sean Durkin'...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Editor's note: The Artist, the recipient of 10 Oscar nominations, opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St. Showings are at 7:30 each night. Admission is $8. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 100 minutes. The odds are good that it will run two...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:19 PM
1. Wheels and more
Thunder in the Square will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Public Square, downtown Hagerstown. Hosted by the Alsatia Club. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors will be on display. There will also be a special Wind Down...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Despite the arrival of four new films in theaters this weekend, moviegoers weren't interested in heading to the box office.
For the fourth consecutive weekend, ticket sales were down compared with the same period in 2011, as none of the fresh arrivals at...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Like Freeway, the lovable stray dog at the center of this very teary comedy, "Darling Companion"has lost its way. Even the marquee ensemble anchored by Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Kevin Kline and Richard Jenkins is not enough to rescue this motley mutt of...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:06 PM
The Bathtub is a place of myths and wonders, a broken down teardrop of Louisiana marsh and mud in"Beasts of the Southern Wild"and the setting for an extraordinary new drama whose fierceness, like its 6-year-old heroine Hushpuppy, grabs on and won't let...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Now that "Winter's Bone" leads with the most nominations at the Gotham Independent Film Awards (three), its Oscar hopes brighten. But how much? Only three previous Gotham champs were nommed for best picture in the past: "The Hurt Locker," "Capote" and...