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Review: A Most Wanted Man

posted: 07/25/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

You can sense a John le Carre spy novel adaptation, often before his name turns up in the credits. The hero's cynicism at war with his skepticism, the professionalism at war with personal demons -- in the spy master's gloomy, overcast world they're all spies "Who Came in From the Cold."


posted: 07/25/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

At area theaters

Arkansas postcard past

posted: 07/25/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith, circa 1924 Established in 1853 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Anne's Academy educated young Arkansans for 120 years. A notable example of Romanesque architecture, this building was constructed in 1901. It was demolished in 1974, a year after the school closed.

On Christianity

posted: 07/25/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I'd probably enjoy my job more if it weren't for my boss. He's always criticizing me and pointing out things he thinks I could have done better, and he never has a good word to say about anything. I need the job, but this is really getting me down. How should I react?

Apes still in box office primacy

posted: 07/25/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- A raunchy romantic comedy, an anarchy thriller and an animated kids' flick couldn't unseat the evolved primates ruling the box office.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/25/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. This year brings demanding standards, which you rise to fulfill. Relationships thrive as you grow in spiritual generosity. August rewards tenacity. The breakthrough will happen just after you've been tempted to give up, but you persevere. Family grows in September. Financially, October, May and June are the best months. Aquarius and Aries people adore you.

Home Movies

posted: 07/25/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss


Review: And So It Goes

posted: 07/25/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Throughout his career Michael Douglas has often played contemptibly selfish men in need of humbling or redemption. If you've already seen him play such a character in Wall Street or Solitary Man, you've seen him do it in a more interesting story, giving a more nuanced and engaging performance.

Review: Lucy

posted: 07/25/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Luc Besson has made a movie based on the conceit that human beings only use 10 percent of their brains. There's nothing in Lucy to disprove the premise.


posted: 07/25/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Get on Up, PG-13 Chadwick Boseman plays James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," in this bio-pic. With Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd; directed by Tate Taylor. Aug. 1


posted: 07/25/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

And So It Goes

MovieStyle: Halfway there …

posted: 07/24/2014 11 a.m. Discuss

We passed the year’s halfway mark on July 2, folks.

Chickasaw Nation aims to cast film

posted: 07/24/2014 9:13 a.m. Discuss

TULSA — The Chickasaw Nation plans a casting search in Tulsa for Native American actors to star in a film about a trailblazing tribal entertainer.


posted: 07/24/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss


Selected restaurants

posted: 07/24/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Weekly listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges. Restaurant reviewers' visits are anonymous and all expenses are paid by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Bargain means a meal (without beverage or dessert) is typically less than $12. Moderate is $12 to $25. Expensive is $25 and up. To read recent restaurant reviews in their entirety, visit


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