posted: 09/19/2014 2:19 a.m.
The Boxtrolls, PG A community of quirky, mischievous creatures have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy (voice of Isaac Hempstead Wright), who must go above ground to save them from a villain (voice of Ben Kingsley) plotting to get rid of the Boxtrolls. Animated. With voices of Elle Fanning, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Tracy Morgan, Simon Pegg; directed by Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable. Sept. 26
posted: 09/19/2014 2:18 a.m.
The Fault in Our Stars, directed by Josh Boone
posted: 09/19/2014 2:17 a.m.
LOS ANGELES -- No Good Deed swam past Dolphin Tale 2 last weekend, as both films gave the box office a much-needed boost after a summer slump.
posted: 09/19/2014 2:13 a.m.
At area theaters
posted: 09/19/2014 2:13 a.m.
The Last of Robin Hood opens in 1959 with the death of "the hero of a generation, equally known for his swashbuckling in public and in private," Errol Flynn at age 50. We quickly learn of the salacious details -- Flynn died in the arms of a "much younger girlfriend" -- via the device of a behatted radio reporter talking down his skinny microphone into his reel-to-reel tape recorder as he awaits the girl's imminent arrival at a Hollywood airport. As she disembarks, popping flash bulbs and probing questions cause the girl to swoon.
posted: 09/19/2014 2:08 a.m.
Every year the Toronto International Film Festival packs 300 films into its highly compressed 10-day run in early September, and every year, no matter how many of these films you get to see -- and I knew a noncritic fan who claimed to have seen 30 in five days, which is pretty scary when you do the math -- you will always leave with the vague, unsettling feeling of still having missed a lot. It's like attending a fascinating lecture while suffering through a narcolepsy episode.
posted: 09/18/2014 11 a.m.
Say what you will about Kevin Smith, he’s never been about putting out generic B-movies.
posted: 09/18/2014 8:33 a.m.
NEW YORK — A familiar face is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live."
posted: 09/18/2014 4:06 a.m.
After a series of tweets from Rihanna criticizing CBS for dropping her song from last week's premiere of Thursday Night Football, the network has decided to remove the song from its telecasts for the remainder of this season. CBS issued a statement Tuesday saying it was "moving in a different direction" with the opening montage for its Thursday night games.
posted: 09/18/2014 2:05 a.m.
1 BEATLES This year’s Beatles at the Ridge Festival, Friday-Saturday in downtown Walnut Ridge, just off U.S. 67/167, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s September 1964 stop at the Walnut Ridge airport.
posted: 09/18/2014 2:02 a.m.
Legends Bar & Grill at Back Achers Ranch offers dinner with a show. And the show is free.
posted: 09/18/2014 1:59 a.m.
Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ACANSA ARTS FESTIVAL Tuesday-Sept. 28, locations in central Arkansas. Performances, exhibits, demonstrations. Tickets: $20-$30, VIP $50. (501) 663-2287 or acansaartsfestival.org
posted: 09/18/2014 1:58 a.m.
Things to do next week and next month. Next week Spinning wheels: Cyclists from across the country will zoom their way through central Arkansas as the Big Dam Bridge 100 returns Sept. 27.
posted: 09/18/2014 1:56 a.m.
For those who still didn't get the memo, here it is one more time: A&E has canceled Longmire after three seasons.
posted: 09/18/2014 1:54 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment in the arts: Community concert The Conway Symphony Orchestra will offer a community "Anniversary in the Park" concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Simon Park, Front and Main streets, Conway.