| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:56 PM
One minute, Anne Mekalian's brain is telling her prosthetic arm to unstack a set of multicolored plastic cones, and the shiny black metal limb is listening. Every now and then, the plastic clatters to the table, but quickly the cones are separated and...
| 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...
| May 3, 2012
"Lovely Molly," the horrific tale of a woman either demonically possessed or tragically insane, may be the film that makes Eduardo Sanchez someone other than one of the guys responsible for 1999's "The Blair Witch Project."
Which would be fine with the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:35 AM
It’s always "expect the unexpected" when it comes to politics but on a recent night, Steve Schuh found himself personally entangled in the unfortunate.
The Republican nominee for Anne Arundel County executive said he came upon a Honda Odyssey that...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Rob Caprilozzi saw "Jaws" when he was a little kid and it scared him so much he refused to go swimming for a long time.
"You could put me in a pool and I'd be positive there'd be a shark in there," Caprilozzi says.
He saw "Alien" a few years later....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Dick Smith, known as the "Godfather of Makeup," has died at age 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend's passing on Thursday morning.
The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:30 PM
CinemaWest will launch "The Letters," a biopic based on the life and legacy of Mother Teresa, in the U.S. on Sept. 5 in honor of Mother Teresa's Feast Day.
The film stars Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow and Rutger Hauer.
The drama, filmed primarily in...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Seven new faces are headed to a galaxy far, far away to shoot "Star Wars: Episode VII," the J.J. Abrams reboot of the classic space-opera franchise: John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow....
| Apr 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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Director William Friedkin was riding the hot streak of "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" when he attempted his most ambitious project to that point: a remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot's...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:32 PM
At this time of year the cinematic conversation usually is centered on Oscar front-runners, or the best titles that screened […]...
| Oct 26, 2013
"Carrie" is back, and the billboards all over town give notice that she's out to instill fear in us. But with all the ways to see movies these days, and all the many franchises of hit horrors, there's plenty of cinematic fear to go around.
Here are a...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For the last four decades, William Peter Blatty's demonic possession thriller, "The Exorcist," has ranked as the ultimate in scare fare. His 1971 novel sat atop the New York Times bestseller list for more than four months, and director William Friedkin'...