posted: 03/09/2014 12:08 p.m.
NEW YORK — The stylish combat film "300: Rise of an Empire" topped the box office with a strong debut of $45.1 million seven years after the original "300" became an unlikely sensation.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:34 a.m.
Lineup of guests for today’s TV news shows: ABC’s This Week — Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas ; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. 8 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock. .
posted: 03/09/2014 1:46 a.m.
Let’s all channel our inner Carl Sagan and say it together : “Billllions and billllions of stars.” That famous phrase comes from the legendary late astrophysicist’s iconic PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The 13 episodes ran in 1980 and now it’s time for an ambitious update.
posted: 03/09/2014 1:45 a.m.
(This column represents on-air summaries for the week of March 3-7.) The Bold and the Beautiful: Brooke was eager to leave Paris and get back home to Ridge, who went to the park with Katie and professed his love.
posted: 03/08/2014 2:34 a.m.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf hollered for well-deserved attention Friday night at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre in Little Rock.
posted: 03/08/2014 1:48 a.m.
Sometimes it's worth twisting an old saying into a new one — such as "If at first you DO succeed, try, try again to do it even better" — especially to describe a theatrical triumph at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. The Rep took on Les Miserables again, and have again done themselves proud, after first presenting the show in its 2008-09 season.
posted: 03/07/2014 8 a.m.
Singer-songwriter James Taylor will be stopping in central Arkansas in August.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:19 a.m.
The latest entry in the Zack Snyder School of Implausible Physics Series actually features the work of one of his acolytes, director Noam Murro, heavily influenced by Snyder, the CGI master of style and witless spectacle over substance. It must be said that, as a director, Snyder, who settled for producing and co-writing the screenplay this go-round, possesses a keen visual acuity.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:17 a.m.
Producer Jay Ward’s Saturday morning cartoons might not have been much to look at, but clever writing and a sense of warmth helped make up for the shortcuts the animators had to take.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:15 a.m.
We went to the opening reception for the Old State House’s current exhibit, “Lights, Camera, Arkansas,” when it opened in June and — as is usually the case at openings — I didn’t really see much of the exhibit.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:14 a.m.
The Little Rock Film Festival, in collaboration with the Central Arkansas Library System, will offer a special screening of the 1981 film comedy Stripes to honor the film’s late writer-director-co-star Harold Ramis, 7 p.m. today in the Ron Robinson Theater, Arcade Building, President Clinton and River Market avenues, Little Rock.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:14 a.m.
Cold Comes the Night, directed by Tze Chun (R, 90 minutes) Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) plays the always watchable bad guy in the decent low-budget thriller Cold Comes the Night, in which self-reliant single mom Chloe (Alice Eve) and her daughter Sophia (Ursula Parker) run a crummy motel on a lonely highway in upstate New York, where corrupt cop Billy Banks (Logan Marshall-Green ) takes advantage of Chloe’s deteriorating financial situation.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:12 a.m.
Non-Stop, featuring Liam Neeson as a sky marshal battling a ransom-seeking terrorist in-flight, opened as the top-grossing film in U.S. and Canadian cinemas, toppling The Lego Movie from a three-weekend run as No. 1.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:11 a.m.
At area theaters 82 ABOUT LAST NIGHT, R Not a remake but a “modern reimagining” of the 1986 film, following new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom. (100 minutes)
posted: 03/07/2014 2:08 a.m.
You might assume doing a sit-down interview with Jesus, Mary and mega-producer Mark Burnett would be a bit daunting, but as it happens, it’s a breeze.