| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the hiker whose accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall.
The university's annual Milton...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:18 AM
A little extra bit of Baltimore made its way onto "Dancing with the Stars" last night, thanks to Stevie Wonder.
When the Motown recording legend appeared onstage to play a beautiful, pared-down version of his 1969 hit "My Cherie Amour," he accompanied...
| Jul 23, 2011
It looks a little bit like a body board, and it does ride the waves — sound waves, that is. Meet the harpejji, a fretted string instrument invented and built in the Baltimore area.
Coldplay bought one. A.R. Rahman, who composed the score to...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Actor James Franco, he of the dark good looks and "127 Hours" fame is coming to Baltimore Friday.
But, before you get any big ideas and think this is your big chance to ask him out for drinks or attempt a marriage proposal -- forget it.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:15 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Cheryl Strayed's heartrending 2012 account of her 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail presented no shortage of obstacles en route to the bigscreen, not least in the way it used the great outdoors as the backdrop for a...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:23 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Fox Searchlight's world premiere of "Wild," starring Reese Witherspoon, kicked off the 41st Telluride Film Festival on Friday, screening to a packed Chuck Jones theater audience that included Witherspoon,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:25 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco's movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy novel "Child of God," opening Aug. 1. He also plays the lead in Franco's Off...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Reese Witherspoon is roughing it on the road less traveled in the first trailer for "Wild," an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling 2012 memoir about her 1,1000-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
"Wild," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee,...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Two new films have joined this year's crop of award-season hopefuls: Reese Witherspoon's next movie, "Wild," and Jon Stewart's directorial debut, "Rosewater."
Fox Searchlight has set a Dec. 5 release date for "Wild," the studio announced Monday, placing...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Diego Araujo, writer-director
His helming debut "Feriado," sold by M-Appeal, became the first Ecuadorian pic to have a world premiere at the Berlinale. Araujo has written and directed several shorts, docus and commercials. He's developing three pics...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Jean-Luc Godard, quoting D.W. Griffith, famously proposed that "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun."
While "a guy and a car" doesn't have quite the same zip, that combination worked wonders for the new suspense drama "Locke," in which...