| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:53 AM
It was Baltimore steaming hot even after the sun set, and I didn't get to see the big street protest scene that I came to see filmed for "House of Cards."
But after two hours Wednesday night of standing around on Centre Street with about 40 others,...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:33 AM
It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging.
The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Elvis will not be leaving the building Saturday. Nor will any of the other contestants in Elvis' Birthday Fight Club, a combination battle-to-the-finish boxing grudge match and burlesque show where past champions have included a chicken and a vibrating...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:50 AM
Even as sets are being built in the Baltimore area for the $100 million Netflix remake of "House of Cards," a report out of Hollywood says producer-director David Fincher might not be on board.
Fincher, who directed "The Social Network, and star Kevin...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 5:40 PM
For almost two decades, Baltimore was mainly seen by the TV industry as a place to make shows about cops and crime. But now, the city is looking more like the nation's capital to some of Hollywood's top producers.
On Thursday, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:01 PM
With a reported $100 million price tag and a big-name star like Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" looks like a drama series that should be headed for HBO or AMC.
But the 13 one-hour episodes that start filming in Baltimore in March under the direction of...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 5:59 AM
Across far too many stretches of our moviegoing lives, we see movie after movie without seeing one that really moves. At once stealthy and breathlessly paced, "The Social Network" scoots at a fabulous clip, depicting how its version of Facebook founder...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:44 AM
The creators of "The Social Network" used the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus to double for Harvard because of its similar Georgian-style brick and marble. They did such a superb job you must look sharp to spot Hopkins in the finished film....
| Sep 20, 2010
| 10:19 AM
From the Michael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
The dailies and newsweeklies and entertainment shows have already set off their starters' pistols, but let's get serious: in Baltimore, as in most American cities, this year October 1 marks the beginning of the...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:42 AM
Vintage Hollywood movies were often belittled for taking liberties with history and glazing over the facts in their biographical dramas. But where are the upholders of truth when it comes to the current crop of American films?
Movies by top-rank...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:13 AM
"House of Cards," a political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher, will be filmed in Baltimore starting this spring, it was confirmed Thursday by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The production, which involves 13 one-hour episodes for...