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Review: Begin Again

updated: 08/29/2014 2 a.m. Discuss

An old-fashioned movie musical disguised as a featherweight urban rom-com, John Carney's Begin Again is a movie you'll have to meet at least halfway. No, characters don't break into song on the streets of New York or tap-dance through the rain, but it's a movie that very much relies on its musical component to engage its audience.

Charlie McDowell finds his own identity

posted: 08/29/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

You may never have heard of director Charlie McDowell before but you probably know his family. His father is A Clockwork Orange star Malcolm McDowell, and his mother is Newport-born Oscar-winner Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard). His stepfather is Cheers and C.S.I. star Ted Danson, and his sister, Lilly McDowell, has appeared in Sons of Anarchy and the 2008 film Made of Honor.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

posted: 08/29/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

(opening dates are tentative) The Identical, PG Identical twin brothers born during the Depression and then separated share a common passion for music that decades later causes their lives to unknowingly intersect.

Previews

posted: 08/29/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

New this week The November Man 81 R Pierce Brosnan plays a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent lured out of his quiet retirement in Switzerland to protect a valuable witness (Olga Kurylenko) -- which puts him in the crosshairs of a former friend and CIA protege (Luke Bracey).

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/29/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: My son's preschool had firefighters come to the school. I stayed for the presentation and learned stuff, too.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/29/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. This is a year when you master your craft and make money at it. Know your work, show up on time, and bring your sense of humor. This is the professional way, and it will get you hired again and again. Next month brings a windfall.

On Christianity

posted: 08/29/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: When we got married 40 years ago, it seems like my husband and I talked all the time about everything under the sun. But now we sometimes go for hours without saying much of anything. We still love each other very much, but has something gone wrong?

Super Quiz: The United Kingdom

posted: 08/29/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

1. Name of the royal house

MovieStyle: Brosnan, post-Bond

posted: 08/28/2014 11:16 a.m. Discuss

It’s been a dozen years since Pierce Brosnan last played James Bond, and in that time he’s (mostly) pursued some interesting roles seemingly designed to erase our image of him as a pretty boy TV star punching above his weight in the movies.

Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

posted: 08/28/2014 9:16 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.

The Weekend Ten

posted: 08/28/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

1 MACHO Labor Day Weekend gets some serious horsepower at the annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races, Friday-Sunday.

Another Round raises the bar

posted: 08/28/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

At first glance, what you see as you walk through the front door of Another Round Pub & Grill (which, by the way, a friendly staff member opens for you) is, well, just another pub and grill.

Calendar

posted: 08/28/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets."Acansa Festival: Poet in Copper: Engravings by Evan Lindquist," 5-Oct. 26.

Fast Forward

posted: 08/28/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Classic rock: A rocking story of the city across the Mississippi takes up residence in Little Rock when the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., presents the musical Memphis, Sept. 5-28.

The TV Column: Mom airing on TBS; new CBS run starts Sept. 29

posted: 08/28/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

One good use of air conditioning when it's blistering outside is to revisit TV series overlooked in the chaos of last fall.

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