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  • Like/Dislike with Jason Corace, Gamescape honcho

    Like/Dislike with Jason Corace,  Gamescape honcho
    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...
  • County's Tourism Council celebrates 30 years of service

    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...
  • 'This Is Spinal Tap' Gets Anniversary Screening at New York Film Festival

    The 2014 New York Film Festival will present a special screening of "This Is Spinal Tap" in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary, with writer-star Christopher Guest on board to appear at the event. The screening of influential mockumentary...
  • Maybe Apopka could learn from these slogans

    Maybe Apopka could learn from these slogans
    Apopka calls itself "The indoor foliage capital of the world," which sounds like something Christopher Guest made up for a mockumentary about local government. Mayor Joe Kilsheimer wants to rebrand his city, and I don't blame him. Apopka can still...
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  • Cannes: Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars, a (sort-of) Hollywood satire

    Cannes: Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars, a (sort-of) Hollywood satire
    David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” features, in no particular order: a teen pinup looking to do violence to his child co-star, a moment when an actress celebrates a tragic death because of the casting implications, and lines such...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
  • Review: 'Jesus People' goes on a holy roller-coaster ride

    Review: 'Jesus People' goes on a holy roller-coaster ride
    The world of Christian pop music gets the "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" treatment in the clever, consistently amusing mockumentary "Jesus People." The film, an offshoot of a Web series made popular on FunnyOrDie.com, brings together a deft...
  • Leave Your Hangups at Home: Hump! Amateur Porn Fest Hits the Road

    You don't have to go back very far in Variety's history to discover that its film critics once had a very different job description -- one that involved reviewing not just mainstream theatrical releases, but also pornography like "Deep Throat" and "The...
  • Review: 'Authors Anonymous' stumbles on its own amateur writing

     Review: 'Authors Anonymous' stumbles on its own amateur writing
    The exhausted mockumentary genre provides yet another reason for its demise in "Authors Anonymous," a tenaciously unfunny comedy about an amateur writers group that goes into crisis mode when its dumbest member lands a book deal. Full of preening idiots...
  • New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes

     New releases: 'Monsters University' is loaded with great jokes
    Monsters University 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,...
  • Among Bob Balaban's Hollywood stories are a few monuments

    Among Bob Balaban's Hollywood stories are a few monuments
    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...