There's plenty to like about Olney Theatre's production of "Hate Hamlet." Playwright Paul Rudnick's plot is hokey but fun: A TV actor is reluctantly cast as the lead in a Central Park production of "Hamlet," and the ghost of John Barrymore materializes to coach him. Olney's cast, headed by Richard Bauer as Barrymore, clearly exults in this affectionate theatrical spoof, and that exultation is showcased in one of the theater's best physical productions. Curtain times at Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road (Route 108) in Olney, are today at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18-$23. Call (301) 924-3400.
@ "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid" not only stars a 2 1/2 -year-old, but it appears to have been written and directed by 2 1/2 -year-olds. But that's not bad, that's good. Hapless inventor Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) accidentally blasts his youngest boy with growth electricity (or something) and the kid gets gigantic. The movie ends up being like a '50s monster movie overdosed on pabulum. ** 1/2 . PG.