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Rogert Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic who died today, leaves behind a rich legacy, thanks to a shelf-full of books that explore movies -- and his own life. His memoir, "Life Itself," dealt with his battle with alcoholism and the later,...
I had low expectations for the remake of"Total Recall,"one of my favorite movies. And it appears that they have been met. The movies are based on the great Philip K. Dick's 1966 short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale." Dick was asci-fi master,...
1. Steve Jobs On Oct. 5, the 56-year-old Apple co-founder and CEO died of a rare form of cancer on his pancreas. Following his passing, President Obama said "There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world...
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Thirty-three years ago, a low-cost independent horror movie — one that started with the suggestion to make a film about babysitters being murdered — began making the rounds at movie theaters. Few noticed it at first, but that soon changed....
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I was always a big fan of the John le Carre novels, so I'm happy to see the strong reviews for the adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." The Cold War seems very distant these days, and his novels, which eschewed shoot-em-up theatrics for a more...
A screening of the documentary film, "Forks Over Knives" is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Norrisville Seventh-day Adventist Church, at 2 p.m. "Forks Over Knives" takes a look at the epidemic the world faces with degenerative diseases —...
The Baltimore SunLeading up to the big Diner reunion on Dec. 10, The Charles is showing a retrospective of Barry Levinson's "Baltimore films." The screenings begin on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, with "Avalon "(1990). Ask 10 people what their favorite moment from the...
With so many tickets sold in advance of the release of "The Hunger Games," reviews may be beside the point. With millions of readers already drawn into Suzanne Collins' trilogy about the post-apocalyptic world of Panem, the way has been paved for a...
This week's featured adaptation is "The Grey," a man-versus-nature thriller starring Liam Neeson. Inspired by the short story "Ghost Walker" by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, who also helped with the screenplay, it's based on a simple, but terrifying, premise: An...
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Jonathan Safran Foer has been a favorite author of mine since I read "Everything is Illuminated" for my book club. So I'm interested to see the adaptation of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," his take on the destruction of the World Trade Center,...
Sun StaffSEATTLE -- You might think John Waters has seen it all. But the Prince of Puke, the Pope of Trash -- or as he prefers to think of himself these days, "Filth Elder" -- remains amazed by the world around him. It's downright amazing how often the word...
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EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 20, SunSpot staff writer Karen Keys ventured to the Senator Theatre at 2 a.m. to report on fan reaction to the premiere of 'Phantom Menace.' Some readers objected to the tone of the piece and to a reference in the article to fans...
Tags: Television, David Cross, Maryland, Movies, Glen Burnie
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