| Jul 13, 2012
Students enjoy free Israel 10-day educational trip
Shepherd University student Joshua Castelbaum and St. Mary's College of Maryland student Adam Ross recently returned from a 10-day educational trip to Israel where they enjoyed hikes to watch the sunrise...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 7:17 PM
I love helping people and I love working in our community, and I also have a strong love for gaming — so naturally, working at a local video gaming store for the past five year has been a wonderful experience.
Throughout my time there, I've dealt...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are trying again to cast off their villa in Pacific Palisades – this time at a reduced price of $4.999 million. They listed it last year at $5.225 million but took it off the market at the holidays.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The vicious battle for Stalingrad between Hitler's Wehrmacht and the ragtag Soviet army was the turning point of World War II. The story of this fight has been told in many films, most notably 2001's "Enemy at the Gates." That film featured the cruel...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:35 AM
It's almost time for the Oscars, and I'm already stocked up on antacids.
There is no money at stake, but I get emotionally invested in certain films each year. Sometimes, the 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spare me the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:33 AM
As the title suggests, a Navy SEAL team sees plenty of action on a secret mission on Africa in this adventure. Tom Sizemore, who knows something about portraying military operations ("Saving Private Ryan"), plays the leader of the squad whose assignment...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When plans for a Holocaust memorial in Berlin were announced years ago, German writer Martin Walser wondered how many monuments to shame his country would have to build. It was a telling sentiment for a nation that could not cleanse the past yet wanted...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:55 PM
The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and this year's list of nominees includes a native of Hampton Roads. You know who that is, right? (The answer in a moment.)
Several people who have called this region home have been nominated for Oscars...
| Feb 15, 2014
Re "History lessons, with popcorn," Opinion, Feb. 12
Zach P. Messitte is spot-on regarding the influence that films with historical backgrounds have on today's college students.
Since 1991 I've been teaching at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. I've...
| Feb 12, 2014
The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Forget Best Picture, forget Best Director, forget the screenplay and acting categories. On Oscar night, my attention is going to be focused squarely on Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
That's the one where "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" scored a...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Tom Hanks is one of the most popular, most decorated actors in Hollywood, and this year he delivered well-regarded performances in two films that were considered Academy Award contenders: "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."
However, when Oscar...