| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:27 AM
If you're a fan of awards shows, drinking isn't required to get through the three-hour self-celebration that is the Emmy Awards. But it sure makes it more fun.
And if you're either not a big awards show person (or perhaps forced to watch for some...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:05 PM
All it takes is a little swine emergency for Mary to claim herself a third suitor.
It's about a year after Matthew's death, and, yeah, it's a bit jarring to see Mary pursued by three men so soon. But it's also a bit fun. Well, Lord Gillingham is fun....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:25 AM
They might be a little snooty, but it would be hard to find a family more welcome in these parts than the Crawleys of “Downton Abbey” — at least in Owings Mills, home of Maryland Public Television.
Just as “American Idol” in...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:04 PM
The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime’s “Homeland,” which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as “Mad Men” and Downton Abbey.” But Baltimore-based...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Those who have grown up with Harry Potter will appreciate the level of maturity displayed by the young adult wizard and his pals in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." This emotionally satisfying conclusion to the series ensures that the...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:34 PM
"TV is a vast wonderland. There's no place like TV. Except for HBO, it's not TV."
That was the opening lyric sung by Jane Lynch, and it left me ice cold. It didn't work as a show tune, and it failed worse in its attempt to cut it as both salute and...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Kevin Kline is a failed American writer, broke and in Paris to collect his inheritance an ancient two-story apartment with an accompanying garden in the center city Marais district.
Maggie Smith is the 90something Englishwoman living in it.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
You can't complain about the cast in "My Old Lady" — Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas going at one another in high style — and the setting of Paris at its most atmospheric is charm itself. The film in question, however,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:22 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - By the time Oscar-winning actor Kevin Kline began filming the comedic drama "My Old Lady," he was very familiar with the role of the down-and-out, divorced New Yorker, who inherits a rambling apartment in Paris with a few surprises...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
My Old Lady
A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:05 AM
As far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is in the rearview mirror. Fall movie season arrived Tuesday and will stretch into November when it gives way to holiday films including "Into the Woods" from director Rob Marshall.
As always, dates are subject to...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Veteran playwright Israel Horovitz believes no actor is capable of doing it all. Except for perhaps Kevin Kline, who, Horovitz observed, "can do really a lot more than most actors can do."
Kline has won an Oscar for supporting actor for his comedic turn...