| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper is in a new movie, "Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies." I had a chance to speak with him about the movie, the upcoming Wrestlemania, the WWE Network, his feelings toward WWE and their feelings toward him.
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| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is perhaps the world's best-known love story — a tragic tale of forbidden love between teenagers from warring families.
Consequently, any producer offering his or her own presentation must bring new insight and a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Theaters usually take a short break between productions in order to catch their breath, but Columbia's Red Branch Theatre Company is about to have two musicals running in repertory that hopefully won't have the theater staff running out of breath.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:36 AM
"It's crazy," Josh Charles said in a telephone interview with The Sun late Monday night. "I didn't know it would be this intense -- the kindness and emotion of the emails, the tweets and the texts. It's like you get to watch your life after you're dead....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:53 AM
"Brief Encounter," David Lean's 1945 movie based on a Noel Coward play about a thwarted romance, has long been spoken of with great reverence and routinely accorded four-star status.
Personally, I'd shave off a half a star, if only because the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1990 hit movie "Ghost," did not feel a compelling need to revisit the work.
Not long after the film's release — it went on to earn half a billion dollars worldwide —...
| Apr 12, 2014
A voice called out, "Cameras ready."
Another voice responded, "Sound."
Then a third: "Action."
With that, the Everyman Theatre Film Studios came to life one recent morning. OK, not a real film studio, but awfully close. An upstairs space at Everyman'...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
During a rather frantic Hollywood party one night in 1933, a film director pontificates on the heavily-laden-with-historic-woe type of actors he wants to portray the slaves in his new antebellum epic.
A black maid named Vera Stark, eager to get into...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Not to put too fine a point on it, "The Importance of Being Earnest" is the greatest comedy in the English language.
If you harbor any doubt about that, you might want to consider therapy. Better yet, just head to the Shakespeare Theatre Company in...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Howard County theater students from several schools showcased their acting chops last weekend at the 2014 Maryland State Thespian Festival in Calvert County.
During the two-day event, more than 800 students from high schools across the state traveled...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The death this weekend of acclaimed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent drug overdose has left his fans and colleagues in the film industry devastated by the loss of a great talent at so young an age. Mr. Hoffman was 46 when he was found dead in...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Joey's earliest memories were mostly "a confusion of hilly fields and dark, damp stables." But one thing he clearly remembered was the horse sale. "The terror of it stayed with me all of my life," he said.
No wonder. Joey was the one being sold.