| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop has canceled her scheduled appearances this week with the ensemble. Her mother, a cellist who spent several decades in the New York City Ballet Orchestra, died late last week in upstate New York at...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:50 AM
The most towering figure in Hollywood history wore ill-fitting clothes, including shoes several sizes too big, and never said a word. Beginning Saturday, he'll be spending a year at Baltimore's Charles Theatre.
Charlie Chaplin, a British expatriate who...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:30 AM
In the ever-changing landscape of Los Angeles, there's one longtime tradition that remains: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Tuesday matinee at the Bing Theater. The matinee screenings attract both a senior crowd with its $2 admission as well as...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman was honored with the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 7. The legendary actor participated in a question-and-answer session with his "Last Vegas"...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:56 PM
It's a Small World, the 50-year-old Disneyland attraction with the singing automatonic children, is reportedly being turned into a movie.
Deadline.com reported that Jon Turteltaub has been hired by Walt Disney Studios to direct the movie based on the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke.
The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
With sporting events dominating TV over Thanksgiving weekend, Warner Bros. is making a major push for its Robert De Niro-Sylvester Stallone box comedy "Grudge Match."
It opens Christmas Day against four other nationwide launches: Fox's "The Secret Life...
| Dec 24, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
After enough belly flops, a pencil dive looks all right. And that's what "Grudge Match," a generic but decent step up from something like "Escape Plan" or "The Big Wedding," is: The pencil dive of movies, only set in a boxing ring....
| Dec 24, 2013
"Grudge Match" is a sort of "Punchy Old Men," a slow-footed high-concept comedy that pairs up the screen's greatest pugilists, circa 1981, for a few slaps and a few laughs.
Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone square off as aged boxers brought back...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Few of us will know what it means to have a genuine legacy, something that really needs to be cared for, protected, regarded. Performers such as Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone must know that issue all too well, each having created a coterie of...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Cinema was just emerging from its infancy when Charlie Chaplin created his comic character the Tramp a century ago. With his bowler hat, baggy pants, endearing little mustache, exaggerated shuffling walk and cane, the Little Tramp was an instant star....
| May 8, 2013
| 8:03 PM
During the car-crazy 1950s in Southern California, Dean Jeffries was one of the first hot rodders to chop, channel and soup-up automobiles. His distinctive paint jobs and sculpted body work attracted many admirers to his auto shop, including the likes...