| Mar 1, 2012
The new animated feature "The Lorax,"known in its entirety as "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" to keep it straight from "John Grisham's The Lorax," does a few smaller things right but the bigger things not quite. I've come to fear these movies. I love Seuss so...
| Feb 16, 2012
The Friendship Banquet and Auction, previously scheduled for Saturday at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church has been postponed.
The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 24, same time, same location. Tickets already sold are good for the new...
| Feb 9, 2012
In its own sweetly bombastic way, the 2008 remake of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" did the job, the job being a 21st-century 3-D bash starring Brendan Fraser — an actor who gives his all to the green screen, every time — and loosely...
| Feb 9, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
FYI: When punching a lizard in the face, it’s called giving him “the thunder cookie.”
At least, that’s what Hank (Dwayne Johnson) calls it when protecting his stepson Sean (Josh Hutcherson, reprising his role...
| Aug 2, 2012
Visit the Hagerstown City Park Sunday for the summer concert series to enjoy a musical performance by the Hagerstown Municipal Band at Peter Buys Band Shell.
The event begins at 7:30 p.m.™and is free and open to the public. For more information...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:45 AM
As someone who does not have kids, I can attest to the fact that parents of small children love being told what they are doing wrong by the childless.
Whenever I offer advice, parents smile so broadly! And listen so closely! Occasionally, blinded by...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Here's the historical designation of the new animated film "ParaNorman": It's the third feature made in the painstaking stop-motion process — consciously unrealistic, herky-jerky and rough-hewn, in the George Pal "Puppetoons" or Tim Burton "Corpse...
| Oct 4, 2012
Before things took off with "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and "Beetlejuice," Tim Burton made a live-action black-and-white film, in 1984, called "Frankenweenie." You can find it on YouTube. It's really good.
Just about everything we now know as...
| Oct 11, 2012
Wait a sec. How did the Kevin James mixed martial arts movie end up a more convincing portrait of the plight of the American public school teacher than "Won't Back Down," a film that's actually about that subject?
"Here Comes the Boom" begins not well,...
| Sep 27, 2012
Bored and visibly sneering as she fiddles with her cellphone while sitting at her desk, the grade school teacher barely takes notice of the sweet young girl challenged by learning disabilities. The student stands nervously before the blackboard,...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:59 AM
"Wreck-It Ralph," the exhaustingly dazzling new Walt Disney Animation Studios feature, qualifies as the most manic baby sitter in town, clever and detailed in its kaleidoscopic depiction of the private lives, seething resentments and yearning dreams of...