| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:22 AM
"Sleepy Hollow." A resurrected revolutionary war hero, a double-ax wielding horseman (headless), ghost trees, Colonial witches, an authority-defying female cop and at least one very funny Starbucks joke? Long before you can say, "Oh, did we mention the...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Granddaughters can be unnerving.
Eclipsing even the considerable skills honed by their mothers and grandmothers over the decades, granddaughters can cut their grandfathers down to size in a single unguarded moment.
The other day, for instance, my 7-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:57 PM
White House Down
If you see just one terrorists-take-over-the-White-House thriller this year, make it "White House Down."
From the earnest but earnestly funny president in jeopardy (Jamie Foxx) who doesn’t like bad guys...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 12:34 PM
The coming week in television presents some big mysteries:
How will Heidi Klum and Mel B perform as judges on "America's Got Talent"? The new season starts at 9 p.m. Tuesday on NBC. Returning are judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel and host Nick...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Irish singer Jordan O'Keefe's performance on Britain's Got Talent reverberated with a global audience online, attracting more than 1 million online views since the televised semifinal competition Saturday.
With the help of Attraction, a Hungarian...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
USA has done extremely well by offering what are known as "blue-sky shows," programs with a built-in excuse to showcase breezy beachside locales and buff bodies -- usually (and in this case) as a backdrop for crime and espionage. By that measure,...
| Jun 28, 2013
If you see just one terrorists-take-over-the-White House thriller this year, make it "White House Down." Even if you saw the dour and bloody "Olympus Has Fallen," which has a lot in common with "White House Down," you owe it to yourself to check out...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Universal Pictures announced Friday that the studio has reached $1 billion at the overseas box office.
This is the earliest the studio has reached that $1 bil milestone in history, besting a previous benchmark set in 2012.
The latest installment in...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"Graceland," an original crime drama premiering June 6 on USA Network, isn't set in Memphis.
Instead, the location is sunny and sexy Manhattan Beach, where agents with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
| May 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
With a softer-than-expected $84.1 million four-day Stateside tally, Paramount's "Star Trek Into Darkness" reinforced this weekend where the franchise's strengths lie -- with fanboys -- and with whom the series needs to improve -- most everyone else.
| May 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
An essay in the program for Los Angeles Opera's new production of "Tosca," which opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night, begins by quoting Benjamin Britten on Puccini's opera. The British composer, Joseph Berger writes, was "'sickened'...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Local youngsters shone Sunday afternoon at Hagerstown’s City Park as the latest installment of Arts in the Park featured singers and musicians from Walker Performing Arts.
Approximately 100 people gathered around the park’s band shell to...