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By AARON CHESTER | January 31, 2008
Jeff Daniels may be best known as an actor, but he has been singing, writing songs and playing guitar for much of his life. He calls his songs his diaries and has more than 250 of them. "If William Shatner Can, I Can Too" and "The Dirty Harry Blues" are a couple of notable titles. Daniels will perform his personal, comedic music at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, tonight at 8. Tickets are $29.50. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramshead tavern.com.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, a key venue in the blossoming Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, is getting a new president with a history of sparking the redevelopment of an arts community. Ron Legler, president of the Florida Theatrical Association in Orlando and a former chairman of the Downtown Arts District in that city, will succeed Jeff Daniel as Hippodrome president. He is scheduled to start in early May. "I'm very much a community person, as interested in community arts — music, dance, everything — as in Broadway tours," Legler, 46, said.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | May 30, 1997
Boy oh boy, was "My Cousin Vinny" a mistake for director Jonathan Lynn.The pacing was sure, the performances hilarious, the script crisp and clever. Altogether an enjoyable time at the movies.So naturally, when Lynn returns to courtroom farce, as he does in "Trial and Error," what other film is it going to be compared with? You got it. And next to "My Cousin Vinny," "Trial and Error" is cruel and unusual punishment.The film is out of calibration. Performances are either too broad or too flat.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
Baltimore was again front and center at the Emmy Awards telecast, with two major comedy awards going Sunday night to HBO's "Veep," the locally made series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer. Louis-Dreyfus, the most honored comedy actress in TV history, won as best actress in a comedy for the second year in a row, while Tony Hale grabbed the Emmy as best supporting actor. "House of Cards," which is also made in Maryland, won the Emmy for best direction in a drama series for the work of David Fincher in Episode 1 of the groundbreaking Netflix political thriller.
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By Drew Jubera and Drew Jubera,Cox News Service | October 9, 1993
Turner Pictures' $20-million "Gettysburg," which opened at theaters nationwide yesterday, is as close to moguldom as Ted Turner can get. For now, at least.It's his "Birth of a Nation" meets "Ran": a four-hour plus adaptation of "The Killer Angels," the 1975 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Shaara about the men behind one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. history. It has an all-star, all-guy cast that includes Martin Sheen (Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee), Tom Berenger (Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | March 30, 2007
F. Scott Fitzgerald said "Action is character." In The Lookout, Scott Frank's writing-directing debut, he tries to capture character in inaction. Set in Kansas City, Kan., and bleak environs that could use a splash of blood, The Lookout is a heist film that climaxes in a flurry of bullets and collapsing bodies. But for long periods, the pivotal figure becomes passive and the most fascinating one gets stuck off-screen. The Lookout (Miramax) Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels. Directed by Scott Frank.
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 9, 2005
Imaginary Heroes is a tale of two brothers. One is an Olympics-ready swimming champ, a blond Adonis, a kid his father has built his life around. The younger brother is a confused, depressed loner, unsure about his sexuality, his place in the world, even his place in his family. That's because the older brother, the athlete with everything going for him, has killed himself. Everybody in this family, the creation of writer-director Dan Harris, is in a different form of mourning. Tim (Emile Hirsch)
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By [SAM SESSA] | February 1, 2007
Skatepark The lowdown -- Support a local cause and head to the Skatepark of Baltimore Benefit Show at the Sidebar Tavern on Saturday. The entertainment includes Evancipation from the Washington-based drum 'n' bass/electronica group Robot Death Squad, ODJ of Dirtbox Radio, local reggae and drum 'n' bass outfit Riddim Ryderz and Alpha DJ. If you go -- Doors open at 9 p.m. The venue is at 218 E. Lexington St. For more information, call 410-659-4130 or...
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By Lou Cedrone | October 22, 1990
Sometimes, a good little film gets lost in the shuffle. ''Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael'' is one such film. It is certainly not an exceptional movie. It doesn't tie up as neatly as it should, but it does have charm and a very soft sense of comedy.Wynona Ryder stars as Dinky Bossetti, a 15-year-old girl who begins to believe that she is the daughter of a local girl who left town to make it as a celebrity.Dinky, a misfit, is mistreated by all her school mates, but she finds all the company she needs in her animals, dogs, pigs, goats.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | October 25, 1991
"The Butcher's Wife" is the souffle that doesn't souffe, the bouffant that doesn't bouff, and the bubble that doesn't bub. It just sits there, rub-a-dub-dub, dead in the tub.The movie takes off from an interesting proposition, which it then fails utterly to follow through on. It seems that by a warp in the universe's design, among a set of three possible couples, each individual is somehow indexed to the wrong partner, by a factor of one or none (two are alone). The process of the movie is the shenanigans by which each, in his or her way, gets unstuck from the wrong boy or girl or from no boy or no girl, and lined up with the appropriate one.Moliere could do this.
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By AARON CHESTER | January 31, 2008
Jeff Daniels may be best known as an actor, but he has been singing, writing songs and playing guitar for much of his life. He calls his songs his diaries and has more than 250 of them. "If William Shatner Can, I Can Too" and "The Dirty Harry Blues" are a couple of notable titles. Daniels will perform his personal, comedic music at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis, tonight at 8. Tickets are $29.50. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramshead tavern.com.
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January 3, 2008
Just announced The O'Jays, The Whispers and Jeffrey Osborne -- 1st Mariner Arena on Feb. 14. On sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Laurie Berkner Band -- The Music Center at Strathmore on March 30. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster .com. OneRepublic -- Rams Head Live on Jan. 31. Also, Carson's Feel Good Fest featuring Adam Duritz is there Feb. 1. 410-244-8856 or ramsheadlive.com. OK Go -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Jan. 12. Also, Angels and Airwaves is there Feb. 10. 800-955-5566 or tickets.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | March 30, 2007
F. Scott Fitzgerald said "Action is character." In The Lookout, Scott Frank's writing-directing debut, he tries to capture character in inaction. Set in Kansas City, Kan., and bleak environs that could use a splash of blood, The Lookout is a heist film that climaxes in a flurry of bullets and collapsing bodies. But for long periods, the pivotal figure becomes passive and the most fascinating one gets stuck off-screen. The Lookout (Miramax) Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels. Directed by Scott Frank.
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By [SAM SESSA] | February 1, 2007
Skatepark The lowdown -- Support a local cause and head to the Skatepark of Baltimore Benefit Show at the Sidebar Tavern on Saturday. The entertainment includes Evancipation from the Washington-based drum 'n' bass/electronica group Robot Death Squad, ODJ of Dirtbox Radio, local reggae and drum 'n' bass outfit Riddim Ryderz and Alpha DJ. If you go -- Doors open at 9 p.m. The venue is at 218 E. Lexington St. For more information, call 410-659-4130 or...
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | October 13, 2006
In Infamous, a bevy of New York City socialites, a flock of Holcomb, Kan., solid citizens and at least one killer circle around Truman Capote (Toby Jones) like brightly colored gypsy moths around a flame. Why did writer-director Douglas McGrath call this Infamous? A better title might be Irresistible. This is the musical-comedy version of Capote, complete with Gwyneth Paltrow doing a Peggy Lee imitation on a Cole Porter song, a Greek chorus of high-society gals (Sigourney Weaver, Isabella Rossellini and Hope Davis)
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By CHRIS HEWITT and CHRIS HEWITT,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 2, 2005
Even an actress as versatile as Laura Linney occasionally gets a "Don't call us, we'll call you." For instance, Linney is dying to reteam with Kinsey director Bill Condon on his next project. But it ain't happening. "I keep telling Bill to cast me in Dreamgirls, but he just isn't doing it," chuckles Linney, who would be a stretch for any role in the all-black musical about a group very much like the Supremes. But, in general, Linney says, "I haven't really found myself in a situation where I thought a role was forbidden to me. I have been asked to do some press things that were outside of my comfort zone, but, in terms of the acting stuff, I've never worried about that."
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | August 9, 2002
Blood Work pits Clint Eastwood as a retired FBI profiler with a rare blood type - and a recent heart transplant - against the man who shot his female heart donor. The title is an apt pun for the hero's medical and detective operations. If you put the word Tired first, it would perfectly describe the movie. As written by Brian Helgeland (from a novel by Michael Connelly) and directed by Eastwood, this low-key L.A. thriller mixes the forensic detective work done with more sophistication on half a dozen current TV shows with an ultimate solution culled from the bottom half of a B-film double-bill.
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 18, 2005
Agood children's movie isn't afraid to be a little wistful. You can have your dog-run-riot-in-the-supermarket scene, your kiddie name-calling. But add a tinge of sadness and regret and you're on to something. Because of Winn-Dixie gets that. Kate DiCamillo's award-winning novel about a girl and the dog she found at a supermarket has been charmingly adapted by the folks who produced Holes, which is the new yardstick against which smart kids' entertainment is judged. Winn-Dixie is occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 9, 2005
Imaginary Heroes is a tale of two brothers. One is an Olympics-ready swimming champ, a blond Adonis, a kid his father has built his life around. The younger brother is a confused, depressed loner, unsure about his sexuality, his place in the world, even his place in his family. That's because the older brother, the athlete with everything going for him, has killed himself. Everybody in this family, the creation of writer-director Dan Harris, is in a different form of mourning. Tim (Emile Hirsch)
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 18, 2005
Agood children's movie isn't afraid to be a little wistful. You can have your dog-run-riot-in-the-supermarket scene, your kiddie name-calling. But add a tinge of sadness and regret and you're on to something. Because of Winn-Dixie gets that. Kate DiCamillo's award-winning novel about a girl and the dog she found at a supermarket has been charmingly adapted by the folks who produced Holes, which is the new yardstick against which smart kids' entertainment is judged. Winn-Dixie is occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.
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