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Review: Fortysomething pair risk alienation as they pursue lost youth

posted: 04/17/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Noah Baumbach has been documenting his own life passage in narrative films ever since his post-college debut, 1995's Kicking and Screaming, so it makes all kinds of sense that his new film posits the disconcerting conundrum of the mid-40s adult who finds his life becoming ever more staid, even as the desire to retain the last fringes of his youthful self begins the inexorable retreat into actual maturation. For many of us, this comes almost entirely against our wills: Before we know it, our minds are dulled, our bodies betray us, as our children begin to sap our lives right from under us.

Ex-punk musician identifies with film

posted: 04/17/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

"I'd love to go Hollywood. I need to exercise more, focus on my center, work on my core. I need to get grounded," says former Beastie Boy Adam "King Ad-Rock" Horovitz. "You know what I'm saying?"

Review: An Honest Liar

posted: 04/17/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Magic is a science that involves misdirection and misinformation, the subverting of an audience's expectation by sleight of hand or the manipulation of light through reflection and refraction. It is by definition a presentation of illusion as reality, of the impossible as the truth. Because human beings often act irrationally and believe wishfully, any expert practitioner might convince a portion of the population that he owns supernatural or at least extrasensory powers. Because people are gullible and desperate to believe, the potential for abuse of magic is tremendous.

Tribeca Film Festival goes home

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The Tribeca Film Festival, one of MovieStyle's favorite annual destinations, has returned to Tribeca.

Furious again blows past rivals

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Furious 7 again raced to the top spot at the box office last weekend.

Full-time debunker started young

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"I have a specific expertise. It's a strange expertise, how to fool people, but I know how it's done, and I know how to avoid the effects of it," says former illusionist and now full-time debunker James "The Amazing" Randi. "I've been around, and for 86 years, I've been doing this kind of thing. I think I started at birth. I didn't waste any time in between."

The dirt of it

posted: 04/17/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

With nine(!) films opening in central Arkansas today, we couldn’t fit everything into this week’s issue of MovieStyle.

PREVIEWS: New this week

posted: 04/17/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

Unfriended 78 R Six high school friends are stalked over the Internet by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video. With Shelley Hennig.

COMING MOVIES

posted: 04/17/2015 1:41 a.m. Discuss

(opening dates are tentative) The Age Of Adaline, PG-13, Adaline (Blake Lively) ceases to age following an accident, but keeps her condition a secret while embarking on a number of incredible adventures throughout the 20th century.

Helpful Hints

posted: 04/17/2015 1:40 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I saw a suggestion sent in by a reader for leaving a baby sitter a list of instructions. Certainly, having this list available is important, but the most important information, which should be posted by every telephone, is the address of the residence.

Horoscopes by Holiday

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Happy birthday. You push yourself this year, and it's by exploring your fears that you'll learn your courage. A rather arbitrary action in May leads to remarkable luck. It won't always be easy to keep your commitments in relationships, but the sheer joy and beauty you experience this summer will make you glad you did.

On Christianity

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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I know Christians like to say that Jesus willingly went to the cross for us, but I'm not so sure. I decided to read the Bible some before Easter, and I don't think Jesus had any choice. He didn't choose to die; the Roman soldiers caught Him and killed Him.

Super Quiz: American Novelists "B"

posted: 04/17/2015 1:39 a.m. Discuss

1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

HOME MOVIES

posted: 04/17/2015 1:39 a.m. Discuss

The Babadook, directed by Jennifer Kent (not rated, 93 minutes) Genuinely unsettling, Australian director Jennifer Kent’s first feature, The Babadook, is an elegant horror film that viewers may find hard to forget.

PREVIEWS: New this week Northwest Arkansas

posted: 04/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Unfriended 78 R Six high school friends are stalked over the Internet by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a bully to kill herself one year earlier.

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