| Feb 24, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Being snubbed might have been the best thing to happen to Ben Affleck.
His film “Argo” took the best picture Oscar on Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards — more than a little solace, perhaps, for being snubbed in the directing...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
No shock that “Hugo” and “The Artist” dominated this year’s Oscar nominations (for a full list, go here. I even wouldn’t have been surprised if the dog from “The Artist” had scored a nom. But there were...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 1:25 PM
The new Disney presentation, "The Secret World of Arrietty," an animated feature from Studio Ghibli, promises to give new life to a classic children's book series that dates back to the early 1950s.
The movie is adapted from Mary Norton's "The Borrowers,...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:41 PM
"Cars 2" runs out of gas long before it runs out of running time. This sequel qualifies as the rare Pixar misfire. Unlike the wit and warmth of such animated favorites as the "Toy Story" series and "Wall-E," "Cars 2" seems cold and shrill.
One reason why...
| Dec 4, 2011
Larry the Cable Guy's done some tailgating in his day. Naturally, he's got some advice to offer.
"First off," says Larry, who will be at M&T Bank Stadium this Sunday to tailgate with Ravens fans as part of a promotion for Prilosec OTC heartburn medicine,...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Programming for open-air festivals is like programming for neighborhood theaters: You've got to know your audience. The Little Italy Outdoor Film Festival almost started a mini-riot one year when organizers decided not to open with "Moonstruck." Never...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Five years ago, pundits were quick to cast doubt on "Cars." A version of "Local Hero" or "Doc Hollywood" starring a high-speed auto? How misbegotten and outre!
It turned out to be one of Pixar's most profitable pictures — and one of its best-loved....
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:09 AM
For more than two years, Baltimore School for the Arts grad and creator of Wheely Good Smoothies Natan Lawson, 23, has been tirelessly churning out smoothies with pedal power — or letting his customers pedal for their own drinks. His colorful and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Dec 10 (TheWrap.com) - NBC will air a four-hour miniseries based on the 1967 Ira Levin novel âRosemaryâs Baby,â which was subsequently adapted into a Roman Polanski film starring Mia Farrow (pictured).
Scott Abbott (âWinchellâ) and James Wong...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:45 AM
What Pixar often accomplishes with visual animation, Andrew Bird did with sound Monday at the Fourth Presbyterian Church. Playing the first of a four-night, sold-out stand, the local multi-instrumentalist launched his annual Gezelligheid residency—...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Dan Scanlon, 37, joined Pixar in 2001, working as a story artist on "Cars" and "Toy Story 3," and he co-directed the 2006 short film "Mater and the Ghost Light." He made his feature directorial debut this year with "Monsters University," which...