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  • '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,...
  • 'Help' yourself to some rich cinema soul food

    'Help' yourself to some rich cinema soul food
    Nothing leaves movie-lovers feeling more nourished and content than a good drama. Watching a finely observed human struggle played out on screen is like cinema soul food, providing sustenance through its vital new connection to the world. Indeed, the...
  • 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...
  • Wish list: Oscar ceremony

    Wish list: Oscar ceremony
    Yes, please Let Billy Crystal do his thing Sure, he may not be the hippiest host, but Crystal's an Oscar-host pro. He knows what he's doing and he's funny doing it. We're hoping for a classic Crystal opening monologue, hopefully one of those song...
  • Spirits 2012: Shailene Woodley wins Supporting Female Spirit, says 'The Descendants' helped her grow up

    Spirits 2012: Shailene Woodley wins Supporting Female Spirit, says 'The Descendants' helped her grow up
    Twenty-year-old Shailene Woodley, practically at a loss for words, won the Best Supporting Female Spirit, and thanked everyone associated with "The Descendants" for helping her grow up. The four months she spent making the movie, Woodley said in...
  • Oscar red carpet heats up as stars arrive

    Hollywood's biggest fashion parade, the red carpet outside the Oscars, began heating up on Sunday afternoon ahead of the world's top film awards where silent movie "The Artist" is widely seen as the choice for best movie. Early arrivals included "Artist"...
  • 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;...
  • Review: 'Jesus People' goes on a holy roller-coaster ride

    Review: 'Jesus People' goes on a holy roller-coaster ride
    The world of Christian pop music gets the "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" treatment in the clever, consistently amusing mockumentary "Jesus People." The film, an offshoot of a Web series made popular on FunnyOrDie.com, brings together a deft...
  • Lady Gaga, Bill Murray continue selfie onslaught on 'Late Show'

    Suddenly, the selfie is everywhere. It's been around since forever, but Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar-night selfie has suddenly made it a pop culture "thing" for celebrities to do. Latest evidence: Bill Murray, Lady Gaga and David Letterman on Wednesday night'...
  • Toni Braxton to Star as Darlene Love in OWN Biopic

    Toni Braxton will star as singer Darlene Love in OWN's biopic of the famed pop vocalist. In a series of announcements set for the cabler's upfront presentation Thursday, OWN has also set Octavia Spencer to topline a miniseries revolving around a...