| 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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:45 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 --...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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"Monsters, Inc." always has been one of the most underrated of Pixar's animated features, not getting enough credit for its zippy pace,...
| 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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Adolescents bursting with fear of academic failure, sexual longing and near-operatic senses of self-drama have proven particularly fruitful for Griffin Theatre in the past two years, thanks to Jonathan Berry's productions of "Spring Awakening" and "Punk...