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  • A movie date can last all weekend at Maryland Film Festival

    A movie date can last all weekend at Maryland Film Festival
    If you love movies, you'll feel like a kid set loose in a candy store when the 14th annual Maryland Film Festival screens 40 feature films and 50 short films May 3-6 on all five screens at the Charles Theatre and also on the single screen at the...
  • 'Starred Up' gets close and personal with Jack O'Connell

    'Starred Up' gets close and personal with Jack O'Connell
    *** (out of four) If you want to see the best prison movie in recent years, catch up with the 2009 French awesomeness of “A Prophet.” (I’ve said that before, and I’ll keep saying it until everyone actually watches it.) If you...
  • The Fall Movie Preview list of films

     The Fall Movie Preview list of films
    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. Sept. 10 My Old Lady A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
  • TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'

    TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'
    "Party Down" (Hulu). This comedy about a less than merry band of caterers, which went for two seasons on Starz in 2009 and 2010, was created by "Veronica Mars" mastermind Rob Thomas with "Mars" cohorts Dan Ethridge and John Enhom and actor Paul Rudd,...
  • Hulu Acquires 'Party Down,' Will Stream Entire Series

    Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to Starz's cult comedy "Party Down," it was announced Wednesday. From Friday, August 29, every episode of "Party Down" will be made available on Hulu Plus, while the first five episodes will be available for a...
  • Chicago Critics Film Festival preview

    Chicago Critics Film Festival preview
    For the record: While I’m a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, I did not program the CFCA-created Chicago Critics Film Festival, which takes over the Music Box through Thursday. I have, however, seen several of the movies on the...
  • 'Silicon Valley' review: Tech bros, big laughs

    'Silicon Valley' review: Tech bros, big laughs
    Even if you don't know Steve Jobs from Steve Wozniak, you're likely going to laugh your butt off watching "Silicon Valley" (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO; 3.5 stars out of 4). Co-created by Mike Judge, the show pokes fun at every aspect of the tech mecca of Silicon...
  • Review: Mike Judge's funny code in 'Silicon Valley'

    Review: Mike Judge's funny code in 'Silicon Valley'
    Mike Judge is nothing if not consistent. His films "Office Space" and "Idiocracy" and his cartoon series "King of the Hill" all betray an affection for small lives distorted by moneyed interests; a disdain for institutional double-speak; a distrust of...
  • HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Turns Nerds Into 'Socially Awkward Rock Stars'

    In the age of the nerd, HBO's "Silicon Valley" takes the term geek chic head on. "All these tech nerds go and make billions of dollars and so they become the socially awkward rock stars of the generation," said Zach Woods at the premiere Thursday at...
  • TV Picks: 'Community,' HBO Sunday series, 'Brothers Hypnotic'

    TV Picks: 'Community,' HBO Sunday series, 'Brothers Hypnotic'
    "Community" (NBC, Thursdays). Ratings have been reported historically low, but that this show, which now bears almost no relation to anything we have heretofore recognized as a sitcom, is surviving at all on a broadcast network seems miraculous to me....
  • TV Review: 'Silicon Valley'

    After a string of half-hours seemingly designed for niche tastes that sporadically merit the label "comedy," HBO has its most fully realized and potentially commercial player within that genre in some time thanks to "Silicon Valley." Co-created by Mike...
  • Mike Judge dives gleefully into the tech world with 'Silicon Valley'

    Mike Judge dives gleefully into the tech world with 'Silicon Valley'
    There was a time when Mike Judge feared that he'd missed the Google bus to the tech boom. The writer-director, best known for creating MTV's "Beavis and Butthead," first thought of a TV series about the digital world in 1999. At the time, he was in...