| May 18, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Talk about instant success. Baltimore native Jason Winer doesn't even have a name yet for his Hollywood production company. But he and his two co-creators, "The Book of Mormon" Broadway star Josh Gad and former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, already...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Last week, I wrote about HBO's "Game Change" right after screening the two-hour film about the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. You can read it here.
I described the film as "so political in so many good ways," and predicted...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:13 PM
And the hits keep coming ...
Yesterday, I wrote about complaints lodged by members of Sarah Palin's Alaska posse against HBO's "Game Change," a film about the 2008 GOP presidential campaign that is scheduled to premiere March 10.
You should know that...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:22 PM
After four tough years, these are heady days in the world of Maryland TV and film production.
Last month, "Game Change," the Baltimore-made HBO docudrama on the 2008 presidential election, premiered to strong reviews and even stronger debate.
| Apr 15, 2012
| 8:01 PM
If you didn't see the debut of HBO's"Girls" Sunday night, here's some advice: Do whatever it takes to see it. Smart people are going to be talking and talking and talking some more about it for weeks.
In 30 years of writing about television, I cannot...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:38 PM
From a Sunday magazine cover piece to Page One stories and blogs posts, I feel like I have been writing about the new HBO satire "VEEP" for at least a year.
But the series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, a former senator who becomes vice...
| May 25, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Atlantic Club Casino
Formerly Atlantic City Hilton and ACH, this newly renamed casino and hotel forgoes the glitz of newcomer Revel.
Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Games to play: There are 58 live table games, including...
| May 26, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Baltimore gets lots of face time in “VEEP,” the Maryland-made HBO political satire starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
But so far, all of it has been as a stand-in for Washington, the setting of this fictional series about the vice president of the...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Anthony Bourdain will join CNN in 2013, the network announced today.
The chef, author, actor will host a weekend show focused on food, travel and 'cultures'.
CNN has been under much corporate pressure to do something about its ratings, and the news of...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Here's a first-look at the HBO satire, "VEEP," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and it's a winner.
The series from Armando Iannucci ("In The Loop") was filmed in Baltimore last year and debuts April 22 on the premium cable channel.
I'm working on a...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:37 AM
'Game of Thrones'
Rating: 2 stars out of 4
It's never easy to adapt popular source material to a video game, even when the starting points are the best-selling books of George R.R. Martin and their successful HBO television...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:44 PM
After a failed attempt last week by her Alaska posse to discredit the HBO docudrama "Game Change," Sarah Palin took another shot at the film Thursday. But again, it was not very effective, and it looks like she is mainly helping create more buzz for the...