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  • Rise of niche blockbusters a joy to behold

    Rise of niche blockbusters a joy to behold
    Already killing it in England, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and beyond, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens in the U.S. with evening screenings Thursday and an official Friday bow. Expectations couldn't be larger. Its success is predestined; it will be one of those mass-market blockbusters that stockholders enjoy so much. Some are predicting an opening weekend box-office take of $240 million. The first "Avengers" movie started off with a $207 million opening weekend en route to a $1.5billion total worldwide. Might "Age of Ultron" overtake the reigning money champs, "Avatar" ($2.7 billion) and "Titanic" ($2.1 billion)?
  • Ten more selctions announced for 2015 Maryland Film Festival

    Ten more selctions announced for 2015 Maryland Film Festival
    Officials with the Maryland Film Festival have announced 10 more works that will be screened during the annual celebration of all things cinematic, set for May 6-10 in the Station North Arts District. The 10 films, a mix of narrative features and...

    Alabama Shakes steps out with color and confidence

    Back in 2012, before Alabama Shakes' debut album, "Boys & Girls," came out, I sat in a dressing room at Stubbs Bar-B-Q at the South by Southwest music festival with singer Brittany Howard, who talked about how she had gotten transported on stage into a...

    Maryland Film Festival announces next batch of movies

    Maryland Film Festival announces next batch of movies
    More titles scheduled for this year's Maryland Film Festival are trickling out, and this next batch of 10 titles includes the latest from festival favorite Bobcat Goldthwait, a documentary on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the new...

    IMS Engage: Chuck D, Seth Troxler and Kaskade on the state of EDM

    IMS Engage: Chuck D, Seth Troxler and Kaskade on the state of EDM
    On the 12th floor of the W Hotel in Hollywood, during an afternoon talk the dance music conference IMS Engage on Wednesday, Seth Troxler explained the nuances of contemporary dance music for Chuck D. Troxler, a feisty and witty house and techno...