| 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 18, 2011
| 4:42 AM
At a screening in Columbia, a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl emerged from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" blissed-out but also fighting because he wouldn't kiss her during the movie — he didn't want to miss a single second...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Playwrights sculpt language. Their linguistic craftsmanship, which will be on ample display this summer during the 30th annual Baltimore Playwrights Festival, is certainly present in Marilyn Millstone's "The Sculptress," right now at Fells Point Corner...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Next year's concert announcements are already starting to roll out.
The German industrial metal band Rammstein will perform at 1st Mariner Arena, of all places, on April 25. Expect lots of pyrotechnics.
The band is promoting a greatest hits package,...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 8:22 AM
The latest issue of Spin is a celebration of "Hip-hop's DIY Movement" (with a great essay from Baltimore scribe and former b contributor Brandon Soderberg). There are so many micro-genres splintering in hip-hop that a magazine has to devote a whole...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 5:26 AM
There's a good chance your blues career is on the right track if, at 27, you can count Eric Clapton as a fan.
Gary Clark Jr., the prodigious guitar player from Austin, Texas, even counts the six-string legend as a friend. Last June, Clapton picked...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 1:16 PM
For all of us who thought the cartoons at the top of the bill were the sweetest part of any night at the movies, Warner Home Video has released the ultimate new animation collection. "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume I" finds the beloved cartoon...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:50 AM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" packs up a lot of troubles into its old kit bag of magic spells and evil ambitions — and the result is smiles, smiles, smiles. The supposedly last installment in Warner Bros.' big-screen "Harry Potter"...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:11 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Paramount Pictures will open Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" on film at 240 theaters on Nov. 5, two days before its nationwide release in the U.S.
The advance showings of the sci-fi tentpole, starring Matthew McConaughey,...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:22 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix, Imax and the Weinstein Co. are upending traditional release patterns for movies by debuting "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2" simultaneously in theaters and on streaming platforms.
It's a revolutionary move, but...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Pirates have swarmed all over "Gotham," the Batman prequel series that debuted on Fox last week, giving it the dubious distinction of far exceeding file-sharing activity of any other new fall TV show.
From Sept. 17 to Sept. 29, the pilot episode of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Netflix doesn't need every single one of its subscribers to have a burning desire to see the sequel to a 14-year-old Asian martial arts movie -- nor does it really matter to the company that few in the U.S. may actually be able to see it on the bigscreen....