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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...
  • 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...
  • 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: '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...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Too much, too fast as 'Rush Week' begins

    'American Idol' recap: Too much, too fast as 'Rush Week' begins
    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...
  • 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...
  • Slamdance Film Review: 'Elliot'

    "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 --...
  • 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,...
  • No second season for HBO's 'Family Tree'

    No second season for HBO's 'Family Tree'
    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...
  • HBO Cancels Comedies 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies'

    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...
  • Kids instead of stereotypes in this winner of a 'Spelling Bee'

    Kids instead of  stereotypes  in this winner of a 'Spelling Bee'
    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...