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  • Oscars 2012: Waiting for the excitement

    Oscars 2012: Waiting for the excitement
    Am backstage at the Oscars, waiting for the winners to come back and start saying something entertaining. Got to have a quick word with Baltimore's own Stacy Keibler as she walked the red carpet. Octavia Spencer's acceptance was wonderfully emotional; be interesting to hear what she has to say. So far, "Hugo" seems to be doing really well, but here's betting it's about done for the evening. And now, we get to watch Cirque du Soleil nearly decapitate people. Never a dull moment...

    Apparently, they won't be bringing the major winners, like Spencer, backstage until the end of the show. Will keep everyone updated. 

    Cool: "Rango" just won for best animated feature. Director Gore Verbinski, who directed all three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, should definitely stick with animation...
  • 'The Help' gets a big boost from Viola Davis

    'The Help' gets a big boost from Viola Davis
    A face can make a movie work. As a black maid employed by a white family in Mississippi in 1963, Viola Davis has such a quietly intense face that it says all that needs to be said in "The Help." Having grown up under Jim Crow laws, this maid named...

    Carroll Movies

    now playing "Apollo 18" (PG-13). Supposed "lost footage"-style movie details the mission of Apollo 18. Two American astronauts are sent on a secret mission to the moon, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. TownMall Cinemas (1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40,...

    Carroll movie times for Sept. 25

    now playing "Abduction" (PG-13). A teen (Taylor Lautner) discovers the people who raised him aren't his real parents, a revelation that triggers several events and leaves him running for his life. TownMall Cinemas (1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m.) "Contagion"...

    Crashing the Oscars

    The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...