| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Expecting the usual entertaining evening delivered by talented players at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, I found instead a life-affirming, near-religious experience watching "The Color Purple" — a musical epic tracing one woman's journey from...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Debora Bell would be glad "if 3-D went away."
The Rockville printer is just the kind of filmgoer Hollywood wants to keep happy. Her family goes to movies every week. They get to the first screenings they can, usually at the 3-D-equipped AMC Columbia or...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:37 AM
When "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" posted a casting call for "Hardcore Eddie," every muscleman-actor on the way up in Hollywood went out for the part.
They knew the character would be on-screen during crucial, cataclysmic action, right alongside...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 1:16 PM
For all of us who thought the cartoons at the top of the bill were the sweetest part of any night at the movies, Warner Home Video has released the ultimate new animation collection. "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume I" finds the beloved cartoon...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:26 PM
"The Adventures of Tintin 3D" (PG-13). Directed by Steven Spielberg, this animated tale is about a young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell), and his faithful dog, Snowy, who face numerous adventures while fighting off shady characters. With...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Six seniors at Hereford High School have something in common with former president Gerald Ford, director Steven Spielberg, astronaut Neil Armstrong and Walmart founder Sam Walton.
They all are Eagle Scouts.
On Jan. 7, Boy Scout Troop 1908 held an...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:16 AM
What the Smurf?
I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that the endless promos for the upcoming “Smurfs” movie have been painful. I mean, even Neil Patrick Harris can’t save the day here.
But the relaunch of “The Smurfs&...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 8:49 AM
When the western and science fiction genres meld in "Cowboys & Aliens," the entertaining result makes the Wild West seem even wilder. It's a wildly preposterous movie, which is exactly what makes it ideal for summertime viewing in an air-conditioned...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2012
Oscars comedy: Let's not take the Academy Awards too seriously
We could ask "who will win?" But we'd rather ask a panel of funny folks -- including the likes of "Happy Endings" star Casey Wilson and "Chelsea Lately" writer Sarah Colonna -- who should...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 11:57 AM
We've waded through the fall TV schedule — and made it out alive!
We also found five upcoming shows we'll actually watch (sorry "Charlie's Angels." Not you.). Here's our top five.
"2 Broke Girls" (9:30 p.m. Sept. 19, CBS): Hint: It's about two...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers a selection of reader questions about the Ravens' 26-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Bob K.: How can a team look so good against an excellent team last week (Steelers) and so horrible against an...