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Matt Damon, the Bourne films have been like a lifeblood. "I was kind of inoculated for that five- or six-year period when I made the first three.

Music review: Underwood show showcases talent still fit for an Idol

posted: 04/30/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

TV's American Idol has hung up its microphone for good, but Carrie Underwood, one of the show's brightest products, marches on.

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band play free concert at Little Rock Air Force Base

posted: 04/29/2016 5:35 p.m. Discuss

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, a cover band associated with the actor's charity foundation and the United Service Organizations, was scheduled to hold a free concert for military members and their families at Little Rock Air Force Base on Friday night.


posted: 04/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Rules are good things for young artists; they establish conventions that may be leaned into or subverted. It is in many respects easier to write a sturdy sonnet than successful free verse -- limitless options may invoke anxiety and paralysis. And so a genre film might be a useful enterprise for an aspiring young filmmaker, not only because there is a reliable audience for such products but because they impose certain imperatives: It becomes the filmmaker's job to ratchet tension and to startle, to deliver unto the audience thrills and shivers. It is not something you want to think too much about.

Names and faces

updated: 04/29/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Singer Katy Perry will be lighting up the French Riviera like fireworks next month: The singer will perform at amfAR's annual "Cinema Against AIDS" event, the glitzy A-list fundraiser held annually during the Cannes Film Festival.


posted: 04/29/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Everybody Wants Some!! 83 R In 1980 Texas, a college freshman (Blake Jenner) meets his new teammates (Will Brittain, Ryan Guzman), who turn out to be more interested in parties, disco and chasing skirts than baseball. With Zoey Deutch, Tyler Hoechlin, J. Quinton Johnson, Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell; directed by Richard Linklater. (117 minutes)

Review: Papa Hemingway in Cuba

posted: 04/29/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Papa Hemingway in Cuba is reportedly the first Hollywood film to be shot on the island since 1959. The Almighty has blessed Cuba with captivating scenery, which belies over a century of human turmoil there. It's too bad the people who stand in front of this scenery in this film aren't that interesting.

Home Movies

posted: 04/29/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Phoenix, directed by Christian Petzold (PG-13, 98 minutes)


posted: 04/29/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Captain America: Civil War, PG-13 Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the Avengers' actions lead to collateral damage, with the superheroes having to choose sides -- with Captain America (Chris Evans), who believes they should remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), who supports oversight.

Review: Mother's Day

posted: 04/29/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

After subjecting the world to Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve and now Mother' Day, it's easy to wish that Garry Marshall would make Arbor Day. Having forgotten how to make likable or even engaging human characters, it seems as if he might make a more enjoyable and dynamic movie about trees.

Jungle Book stomps Huntsman

posted: 04/29/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- Disney's live-action remake The Jungle Book retained the top spot at the box office, icing out a host of holdovers.

Director: Linking violence, loss

posted: 04/29/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The night before I interview writer/director Jeremy Saulnier, I have a nightmare where I'm being pursued by a large man wielding a long blade.

Review: Everybody Wants Some!!

posted: 04/29/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

There is a telling scene about halfway through Richard Linklater's new film about a group of guys on a Texas college baseball team, circa 1980, on the eve of the new school year.

Super Quiz: Republic of Ireland

posted: 04/29/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

1. Name Ireland's only land neighbor

Helpful Hints

posted: 04/29/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: When I travel, bringing along my night light is a must. Mine comes on when the lights go off or it gets dark in the room. It's a lifesaver, since it is difficult to get a good night's rest in a hotel.





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