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  • Baltimore County police raid Plaza Flea Market for counterfeit goods

    Baltimore County police raid Plaza Flea Market for counterfeit goods
    As regulars perused handmade jewelry, discounted bedsheets, slightly-worn stuffed animals and other knick-knacks, dozens of Baltimore County police officers swarmed into a bustling Dundalk flea market Saturday morning to bust vendors allegedly selling...
  • $1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market

    $1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market
    Baltimore County police seized $1.5 million worth of counterfeit merchandise after a raid at a Dundalk flea market last month, the department announced Wednesday. Charges are pending against 19 people who rent space in the market, not the flea market...
  • John Waters has mellowed, but his humor remains twisted, his sensibilities bizarre

    John Waters has mellowed, but his humor remains twisted, his sensibilities bizarre
    Wholesome little Appleton, Wis., slips past the passenger window without arousing any visible interest in tonight's guest lecturer. A shop selling sewing machines. A Christian bookstore. The Martin School of Hair Design. Not very promising. The...
  • MPAA Taps Joanna McIntosh for Lobbying and Policy Post

    Joanna McIntosh is joining the MPAA as executive vice president for global policy and external affairs. She comes to the trade association from Verizon, where she was vice president of federal government relations. Michael O'Leary, the MPAA's top...
  • Film review: Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' catchy but uneven

    You don't have to be middle-aged, or even an adult, to know songs like "Sherry," ''Big Girls Don't Cry," and "Walk Like a Man." Sure, they're '60s-era hits by The Four Seasons, but they've become such pop culture fixtures that even youngsters who've never...
  • MPAA's Michael O'Leary to Depart

    Michael O'Leary, the MPAA's top official tasked with overseeing its lobbying and advocacy efforts, is leaving his post at the end of June. In a statement released by the association, O'Leary said that "having accomplished many of my goals at the MPAA,...
  • China's Xunlei Signs Copyright Deal With Motion Picture Association

    HONG KONG - Chinese online video site Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies and Hollywood's Motion Picture Association of America have struck a deal to promote legal access to film and TV shows. The deal will involve Xunlei adopting content recognition...
  • Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt, Shailene Woodley Break Up Summer Movie Boys Club

    Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt and Shailene Woodley are muscling into the summer blockbuster boys club. For decades, popcorn films have usually been reserved for actors with XY chromosomes, but "Maleficent," "Edge of Tomorrow" and "The Fault in Our Stars"...
  • Watching big movies on the small screen

    Watching big movies on the small screen
    Whether it's time or technological preference, many of us watch movies in ways we would've considered ridiculous a few years ago. The other day, blowing off the sensible Not Safe for Work guideline, I reviewed "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" at the office by way...
  • Beijing Festival Unveils Starry Jury for Deja-Vu Competition

    HONG KONG -- The Beijing International Film festival has put together a festival of festivals-type competition selection with titles that have gathered awards at other events through the past year. The line-up will be judged by a powerhouse jury to be...
  • Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party

    Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party
    Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting with some of the 700 guests gathered to celebrate the political party he launched last month to promote Internet freedom....
  • Residents, city staff work to revise La Cañada's film ordinance

    Residents, city staff work to revise La Cañada's film ordinance
    La Cañada Flintridge residents helped city staff hash out the details for a revised film ordinance on Thursday night. Twenty-two people, including representatives from the Motion Picture Association of America and the California Film Commission,...