| Mar 3, 2012
A man in a media dream-team marriage supports his wife during her breast cancer, then nearly buckles after her death. That's the reality-saturated plot of Michael Tucker's novel, "After Annie."
Tucker and his wife, Jill Eikenberry, became advocates for...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 2:58 PM
After a brief hiatus, the Hollywood Diner is back in business — but the city has other plans for the downtown eatery.
Baltimore City, which owns the property, has terminated its lease with the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, the...
| Dec 12, 2008
In a current country song, Jamey Johnson sings the refrain, "You should have seen it in color," referring to a grandfather's vivid memories of times past captured in black-and-white photographs.
Like those old photos, most documents of the legendary...
| Jan 29, 2009
Days after the city offered to save the Senator Theatre by turning it into a nonprofit business, owner Tom Kiefaber said he is working with the mayor's office to finalize the deal "as soon as possible."
But gaining nonprofit status would likely mean...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Not many people expected Ang Lee to take home the Best Director trophy at the Academy Awards last month for Life of Pi. He's defying expectations yet again with his follow-up project, a pilot for FX called Tyrant, scheduled to shoot this summer. Tyrant...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
."I Vitelloni," a 1953 semi-autobiographical drama about five male friends living in a small Italian town, is considered one of the watershed moments in Fedrico Fellini's career. The film is screening Friday through Wednesday at the New Beverly Cinema...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Don Bankhead, a retired police captain and former mayor, filed the papers Wednesday to run for the Fullerton City Council, which he was booted from in June after a recall election in the city. The effort was sparked by the anger in the city after the...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:39 PM
If I heard that someone was assembling a screening series of fondly remembered films that included the likes of “Road Warrior,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Blade Runner,” John Carpenter’s “The Thing,...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 9:34 AM
BBC America has set an Aug. 19 premiere date for its first original drama series, "Copper."
The 10-episode season was created by Tom Fontana ("Oz," "Homicide: Life on the Streets," "St. Elsewhere") and Will Rokos ("Monster's Ball," "Southland"). Barry...
| Nov 8, 2012
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“It’s on me! Is it on me? I can feel something crawling on me!”
If those words are going through your mind at the sight of the creepy little parasite thingies in “The Bay,” that makes two of us....
| Nov 8, 2012
It was only a matter of time before the found-footage craze drew a bona-fide name-brand Hollywood filmmaker into its vortex.
"The Bay" is directed by Oscar-winning Barry Levinson, known for his long-standing connection to the city of Baltimore through...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:24 AM
BBC America has given us a first look at its upcoming drama "Copper."
The teaser shows the series' main protagonist, Det. Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) shooting someone, pummeling a prisoner with brass knuckles, sitting in bed with what appears to be...