| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Going into graduate school, Jason Corace thought making films was the only way he could tell stories. Then he was introduced to the world of gaming and fell in love.
"I learned to program and realized I could tell stories and create experiences in new...
| Sep 14, 2011
I can't imagine living here and not having the services of the Howard County Tourism Council available. I love to visit their website to learn about upcoming events, and to stop in the Visitors Center on Main Street every now and then to check out the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:53 AM
The transition in each "American Idol" season from the recorded, edited shows — auditions, Hollywood Week and the like — to the live shows is always a little jarring, sort of like stepping off a moving sidewalk onto stationary ground. It can...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Bob Balaban was born, so to speak, into movie royalty. His father and uncles were founders of the Balaban and Katz theater chain of Chicago movie palaces. His uncle Barney Balaban was president of Paramount for three decades, and grandfather Sam Katz...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Boys in postwar America wanted to be Ted Williams when they grew up.
When they actually did grow up, they realized they wanted to be Ralph Kiner.
He was the great American home run hitter, with all that entails. "The fans in Pittsburgh wouldn't leave,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Elliot" won the jury award for best documentary feature at Slamdance, although frankly much of its content appears so perfectly boobish, in a low-budget Christopher Guest-imitating mode, that at times you might suspect you're watching a mockumentary --...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Television has just lost its best snarky monkey hand puppet.
"Family Tree," the first try at a scripted television series from filmmaker Christopher Guest, will not return for a second season at HBO, officials with the premium cable network confirmed...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
HBO has given the ax to first-year comedies "Family Tree" and "Hello Ladies."
"Getting On," another comedy that bowed in late November, is expected to return for a sophomore season.
"Family Tree," starring Chris O'Dowd, hailed from writer-director...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:29 PM
From the creative mind of Christopher Guest ("This Is Spinal Tap," "Best in Show"), this HBO comedy series features Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") as a man whose literal fortune changes when he becomes a sudden heir.
He decides to look into his heritage...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I have one of my most arcane movie lists for you this week. It’s the best movies featuring actors who appeared in “Beetlejuice,” which also was the theme of my Movie Quote Quiz last Friday. Actually, I focused on the......
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Disney/Buena Vista, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$45.99/$49.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
"Monsters, Inc." always has been one of the most underrated of Pixar's animated features, not getting enough credit for its zippy pace,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:40 AM
The Internet is a treasure trove of Catherine O'Hara's golden comedic moments, from her uncanny impression of an elderly Katharine Hepburn talking about her "first time" on an episode of the Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series "SCTV" to the wacky,...