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  • $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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Women buy half of all movie tickets. That won't mean more female characters.

    Women buy half of all movie tickets. That won't mean more female characters.
    LOS ANGELES — The Motion Picture Association of America released its annual report on moviegoer demographics this week, and women are well-represented in the seats. Last year, women made up 52 percent of the moviegoer population and bought half of...
  • 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...
  • South Korea to Beat Ticket, B.O. Sales Records

    HONG KONG -- The South Korean box office is already certain of a record year and will this week pass the symbolic landmark of having sold 200 million tickets. That is an average of 4.08 tickets for each of its 49 million inhabitants. Data from the...
  • Chinese Online Video Leader Youku Tudou Edges Towards Profitability

    HONG KONG -- Chinese online video market leader Youku Tudou said that it is near the end of its long march towards profitability. The company, which got a major makeover last year when Youku acquired Tudou, reported a net loss of $35.7 million (RMB219...
  • 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,...
  • Some pre-Code fun for a Sunday morning

    Some pre-Code fun for a Sunday morning
    "Getting hot" was the mantra for early 1930s Hollywood, that woolly period before the film industry's censorious Production Code was enforced with any consistency. Even within the confines of a particular Hollywood studio, the pre-Code movies could vary...
  • 'James Bond Effect' Cited in Study on Movie Violence

    Violence and risky behavior are permeating Hollywood's most successful movies and bringing a message to young people that violence is acceptable, this according to a new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The...