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 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: 12/06/2013 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.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:16 a.m.
At area theaters 82 ABOUT TIME, R A young man, scion of a family where the men have the ability to travel through time, can’t change history, but he can change his life by traveling back and getting a girlfriend — a task that’s not as easy as it seems. (123 minutes)
posted: 12/06/2013 12:13 a.m.
Winter is coming, and so are auditions.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:11 a.m.
It started with Jackie Robinson rounding the bases for home in 42 in the spring and is ending with Nelson Mandela leaving jail for home in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in the winter.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:08 a.m.
(opening dates are tentative) Angels Sing, PG Thirty years after a tragic accident crushed his childhood Christmas spirit, a man must make amends with his past when tragedy looms for his young son.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:07 a.m.
New this week Out of the Furnace 79 R Christian Bale plays a steelworker who cares for his terminally ill father by night and puts his life on the line to seek justice for his brother (Casey Affleck), just home from serving time in Iraq, who has mysteriously disappeared after getting lured into a nefarious crime ring.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:06 a.m.
Happy birthday. Your personal magnetism is amplified. You’ll use this charisma surge to create a reversal. You’re good at building things and relationships in 2014.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:05 a.m.
DEAR HELOISE: This is not a household hint, but a suggestion for the good-hearted people who arrange fundraising drives for worthy causes: Keep it simple. Make it quick and easy for donors to write and send their checks.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:05 a.m.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I’m already depressed about Christmas. Last year, we resolved not to spend as much money or get as busy, but I can already tell that it’s not going to happen. How we can make Christmas what it ought to be, instead of this rat race? — E.W.J.
posted: 12/06/2013 12:04 a.m.
1. Pisa 2. Liberty Island 3. Keystone, S.D. 4. Easter Island