| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The Hollow Crown," which begins Friday on PBS under the venerable standard of its "Great Performances," comprises four Shakespeare plays, often called the Henriad as there is a King Henry (Henry IV, then Henry V) in each of them.
It's too much to say...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:20 PM
The knock against Neil Simon in the early days was that he cared more about his punch lines than his characters. "The Sunshine Boys," his 1972 play about the rocky reunion of a pair of elderly vaudeville comics, attempts to turn this playwriting vice into...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Ahmanson opening of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" brought out Danny DeVito's castmates of "Taxi" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" among other guests Wednesday to downtown L.A.
Richard Griffiths was originally cast opposite DeVito but passed...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Despite the relative success of such later features as "Secrets and Lies" and "Topsy Turvy," Mike Leigh's 1990 "Life Is Sweet" — the film that first got him noticed internationally — has apparently never been released on disc in the U.S. until...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:22 PM
David Krumholtz, who played a mathematical whiz for six seasons in the CBS series "Numb3rs," will join Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch -- the latter played Krumholtz's dad in the TV show -- in the upcoming revival of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" at the...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Martin Scorsese is not the first name that pops to mind when you say “family entertainment.” But he is a great director, and his new “Hugo” proves that his reach extends beyond hard-edged urban films (“Taxi Driver,”...
| Dec 18, 2011
A movie doesn't have to be jampacked with cinema style to have a memorable fashion moment or two, and in the course of screening the slate of holiday-season films, we found all kinds of clothes, accessories, hairstyles and makeup worth a mention.
| Jun 21, 2011
| 7:57 AM
M&D Lacrosse Club
The Howard County based 2012 M&D Black team won the championship of the Challenge Cup in Downingtown, Pennsylvania held June 10-12. The team competed in the Elite Division, which featured the best 2012 graduating class teams...
| Jan 7, 2011
Showtime, NBC and PBS' "Masterpiece" roll out major programming Sunday. The most satisfying entry can be found on PBS....
| Nov 21, 2011
Martin Scorsese's “Hugo” is a children's film for grownups — grownup film buffs. It's a charming and quite gorgeous exercise in thew few corners of the medium where the Oscar-winning filmmaker has next to no experience — children's...
| Jul 2, 2010
Late spring, give or take a couple of weeks, traditionally marks the end of the theater season. And while taking stock of the last year, I'd like to make note of a group of plays I caught in Hollywood — Helen Mirren in "Phèdre," Richard Griffiths...