posted: 12/08/2013 11:40 a.m.
In its second weekend at the box office, the Disney animated tale "Frozen" cooled off "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and the lone new release "Out of the Furnace."
posted: 12/08/2013 1:50 a.m.
Lineup of guests for today’s TV news shows: ABC’s This Week — Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio. 8 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:58 a.m.
We can credit Fox’s Glee and the feel-good movie Pitch Perfect with making a cappella extra cool in recent years.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:56 a.m.
What is it? Vikings, Season 1, nine episodes on three discs from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment When? Now How much? $59.99 (Blu-ray ) Vikings as in the Nordic folks who plundered and pillaged their way through Northern Europe in the Dark Ages? The very same, although this History channel series fleshes them out a bit.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:54 a.m.
Fiddler Mark O’Connor and colleagues Carrie Rodriguez (vocals/violin/tenor guitar), Cia Cherryholmes (vocals/ banjo), Forrest O’Connor (vocals/mandolin), Joe Smart (guitar) and Kyle Kegerreis (bass) will provide the music for Mark O’Connor and Friends — An Appalachian Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Riceland Hall, Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:51 a.m.
Straight out of Festus, Mo., the Bottle Rockets blazed like rural rock ’n’ roll philosophers across the Midwest expanse. Mixing rock with a little bit of country and punkish attitude, the group — original members Brian Henneman, Mark Ortmann, Tom Parr and Tom Ray — became part of the alt-country tribe that rose up in the late ’80s and early ’90s and included Uncle Tupelo, Old 97s, The Jayhawks, Whiskeytown, the Drive-By Truckers and more.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:41 a.m.
A large part of my job these days consists of watching movies and then trying to find something interesting to say about them.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:27 a.m.
When History Channel gambled by broadcasting the six-hour, three-part Hatfields & McCoys last year, A&E Networks executives held their breath.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:25 a.m.
(This column represents on-air summaries for the week of Dec. 2-6.) The Bold and the Beautiful: Rick and Caroline’s big announcement at Thanksgiving stunned all. Pam and Charlie had their first kiss. A tender moment between Eric and Donna raised Quinn’s jealousy.
posted: 12/07/2013 11:20 p.m.
Because of Winn Dixie is a win.
posted: 12/06/2013 4 p.m.
Parrotheads will have to miss their "Cheeseburger in Paradise" on Saturday as the weekend's winter storms have forced the cancellation of singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett's "Songs from St. Somewhere" concert at Verizon Arena, officials announced Friday in a statement.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:29 a.m.
With a title like Out of the Furnace, it would be reasonable to expect that director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) new offering would be loaded with tense showdowns, scenes of nail-biting suspense and powerful resolutions.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:25 a.m.
The whole point of being American is being able to reinvent oneself.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:24 a.m.
Halfway through Out of the Furnace comes a scene in which Rodney (Casey Affleck) goes to visit his older brother Russell (Christian Bale), who is serving a prison sentence for vehicular manslaughter.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:21 a.m.
Good Ol’ Freda, directed by Ryan White (PG, 86 minutes) Freda Kelly was a shy Liverpudlian 17-year-old in the early 1960s when she was asked by a guy named Brian Epstein to work as a secretary for a local band he was managing.