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  • Lineup for 2014-15 Baltimore Speakers Series announced

    Lineup for 2014-15 Baltimore Speakers Series announced
     An Emmy-winning actor, Peabody Award-winning documentarian and longtime CBS anchorman are among the seven personalities coming to town for the 2014-15 Baltimore Speakers Series. The Tuesday-evening series, presented by Stevenson University, kicks off...
  • Find a little Hollywood in Baltimore

    Find a little Hollywood in Baltimore
    If Baltimore is indeed becoming Hollywood east — and who are we to argue the point? — then here's your handy map to the movie stars' homes. Only in this case, it's a map to where movie stars have roamed — sites captured forever on film...
  • 30 years later, there's still been only one great Super Bowl ad

    30 years later, there's still been only one great Super Bowl ad
    Of course it's Apple's "1984" ad for the original Macintosh computer. The ad ran in its full 60-second length only once on national television--during the third quarter of Super Bowl 18, on Jan. 22, 1984. (It was shown a month earlier on a TV station in...
  • The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'

    The Directors: Brett Ratner, 'Tower Heist'
    It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming. Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...
  • 'The Big C: The Complete Second Season'

    'The Big C: The Complete Second Season'
    Laura Linney continues her superb, award-winning portrayal of wife, mother, teacher and cancer patient Cathy in this sophomore round of the Showtime comedy-drama series. Not only do Cathy and husband Paul (Oliver Platt) face a redefinition of their...
  • 'Tower Heist'

    'Tower Heist'
    Recent economic news is applied to an action-comedy approach in director Brett Ratner's ("Rush Hour") entertaining caper set in a posh New York condo. The building manager (Ben Stiller) organizes some of his fellow employees, who lost significant money in...
  • Film Review A state of clueless `Wanderlust'

    “Wanderlust,” the new project from Judd Apatow and associates, starts as though it were ripped from today's (or at least this decade's) headlines. Yuppie couple George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) buy a tiny, fabulously expensive...
  • Dick Van Dyke helps PBS recall television's view of American life

    Lovers of classic television always are game to hear the people who made it talk about it. After its two "Pioneers of Television" documentaries, PBS returns to that turf with "America in Primetime," a four-week series filled with familiar actors and...
  • 'Tower Heist' review: "Ocean's Eleven" for Dummies

    'Tower Heist' review: "Ocean's Eleven" for Dummies
    ** (out of four) I support liking brie on your burger, but snooty businessman Arthur Shaw’s (Alan Alda) extravagance catches up to him when the FBI snags him for securities fraud. Since the stolen money includes the pensions of all the staff in...
  • 'Tower Heist' actually has its eyes on your wallet

    'Tower Heist' actually has its eyes on your wallet
    The thieves in "Tower Heist" may have a skyscraper-dwelling rich guy as their target, but the movie itself is reaching into your wallet. It's such a crassly commercial action-comedy that you won't be surprised to learn that its towering aspirations only...
  • 'The Exorcist' play to star Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields

    'The Exorcist' play to star Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields
    The power of Christ has compelled Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields to take two of the lead roles in a new stage version of William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist," which is scheduled to open at the Geffen Playhouse on July 11. Chamberlain will play...