| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Longtime readers know that I have a soft spot for animated movies. Sometimes when I go on a streak of bad reviews, people will ask me if I ever praise anything. I'll point to some delightful animated films and then those people will roll their eyes and...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:45 PM
I have so many questions after seeing "After Earth," the new sci-fi action-adventure starring Will Smith and his 14-year-old son, Jaden.
First, just how much blinding power is in that famous smile of his? On the day Will Smith floated the idea —...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:00 PM
I was talking with my mom the other day and we agreed that 1939's "The Wizard of Oz" was my first favorite movie.
When I was a toddler I would make her impersonate the characters for hours on end, I owned toy models of all the characters, my first...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:33 PM
"Epic," a fairy tale about a tiny universe of creatures who protect the forest, has many virtues.
The animation is lush and imaginative. The 3-D effects are stunning, among the best we've seen. The coming-of-age ideas are framed in eco-friendly ways....
| May 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Jewel may have come from the Lilith Fair generation of female singers and songwriters, but her latest move pays homage to a much earlier era of guitar-playing troubadours.
The 39-year-old is taking on the role of June Carter Cash in "Ring of Fire," a...
| Dec 20, 2012
Cirque du Soleil movies are a lot like ballet films — long on beauty and artistry, short on story.
"Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away" is a 3-D catalog of the wonders of the Cirque company's Las Vegas shows, from "Believe" and "Mystere" to "O" and...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:42 AM
The music’s the best thing about the peculiar, demurely prurient “Hyde Park on Hudson,” starring Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Laura Linney as his spinster fifth cousin, Daisy Suckley. Setting the scene, and the mood,...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The Great Boonsboro Ambulance Carnival opens Friday at the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. in Shafer Park, off North Main Street in Boonsboro. On Friday and Sunday, attendees can ride all night. On Sunday, the entertainment will be provided by local...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The family movie “Rise of the Guardians” will be shown Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hancock Library in Widmeyer Park.
When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Christmas at the Pry House
Learn what Christmas was like during the time of the Civil War. Have your photo taken with Civil War Santa Claus Jim Tent. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. $3...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Mike McGrann, formerly marketing chief at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, has changed jobs and is now working for the Hampton History Museum. Looks like he's brought his love of live music to his new post.
Next month, the Hampton History Museum will...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:17 PM
“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” would have to pull a rabbit out of its hat to avoid a disappearing act at the box office.
Despite its bigger budget and higher-profile cast, the magic comedy starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey will have to...