| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:31 PM
The force was strong at the Elkridge Branch Library Saturday, as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader and Yoda walked between the bookshelves.
Some were members of a costuming organization dedicated to charity work. Some were toddlers, itching...
| May 1, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Excitement is building for this weekend's release of "Marvel's The Avengers."
People definitely want to see the movie. But one Baltimore company is hoping people also want to smell like it.
Fragrance manufacturer JADS International, a company that...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 7:14 AM
By Dave Gilmore, @dave_gilmore
It's impossible to judge quality from gameplay clips, cinematic trailers and even sometimes playable demos. What can be judged though, is how excited one is to simply play the game.
Now that another year of E3 has...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Baltimore is one city where crowds come out in the heat of the night to take in open-air movies.
In mid-July last year, when the thermometer was hitting 95 in the day and stalling in the 80s past midnight, fun-seekers swarmed to Federal Hill to watch...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
The 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts offers enough choices in music, theater, dance, art, literature and film that you'll be challenged to see how many events you can juggle during the next two weeks.
Those choices hit immediately with the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:35 AM
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which has slipped back into deficit territory partly because of pension fund obligations, has planned a concert to do something about that.
The program has what should be a big draw -- music by celebrated film...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Somewhere along the line, Hal Cummings came up with the slogan "Have Pipes, Will Travel."
That's no exaggeration. On St. Patrick's Day in particular, Cummings, a Naval Academy graduate and retired Navy line officer as well as a master bagpipe player,...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 7:26 AM
It really was the last picture show.
Baltimore's most passionate advocate of historic movie houses stood before the stage last night, and addressed a standing room only crowd of about 1,000. His voice cracking a little with emotion, he said, for the...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 7:30 AM
From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Everything you need to know about what's going on this week.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Johnny English Reborn
The Mighty Macs
Paranormal Activity 3
The Three Musketeers
Talking Dead (series debut; midnight; AMC)
| Sep 26, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Pity the poor film lovers who blew their entire month's movie budget on the latest "Star Wars" box set. This week, for roughly the same price, they could have owned a cinema milestone superior to "Star Wars" in just about every way — William Wyler's...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 4:42 AM
At a screening in Columbia, a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl emerged from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" blissed-out but also fighting because he wouldn't kiss her during the movie — he didn't want to miss a single second...