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Review: By the playbook: Film about former Razorback Burlsworth scores with authenticity

posted: 08/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Greater tells the story of University of Arkansas standout Brandon Burlsworth, who is touted in the film's promotional materials as "the greatest walk-on in college football history." He may well have been.

Burlsworth rouses 'big brother' actor

posted: 08/26/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

For those who didn't live in Arkansas during the 1990s, the story of Razorback offensive guard Brandon Burlsworth sounds a myth, even though he grew up under modest circumstances in Harrison before becoming an All-American and a draft pick for the Indianapolis Colts.

PREVIEWS

posted: 08/26/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Don't Breathe 88 R A group of friends who break into the house of a wealthy blind man thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist discover they're badly mistaken. With Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang, Emma Bercovici; directed by Fede Alvarez. (88 minutes)

Review: Hands of Stone

posted: 08/26/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Boxing has many rules and stipulations.

Review: Southside With You

posted: 08/26/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

A sweet and minor bit of hagiography, Southside With You is a subtler but still freighted counterpart to political broadsides like Dinesh D'Souza's regrettable Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. It's radical in that it invites us to consider two political lightning rods as people first.

Ben-Hur stalls right out of gate

posted: 08/26/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- The big-budget reimagining of Ben-Hur crashed and burned at the box office, weighing in as one of the biggest flops of the summer during a weekend in which holdovers Suicide Squad and Sausage Party maintained their top spots.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

posted: 08/26/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Equity, R An investment banker (Anna Gunn) tries to work her way up the Wall Street ladder as a prosecutor (Alysia Reiner) keeps an eye out for corrupt practices. With Sarah Megan Thomas, James Purefoy, Samuel Roukin, Craig Bierko, Nate Corddry, Nick Gehlfuss; directed by Meera Menon. (100 minutes) Sept. 2

Helberg makes it to Carnegie Hall with Florence

posted: 08/26/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Being a featured player on one of the more popular TV comedies of the last decade can be a decidedly mixed blessing for an actor: On the one hand, you've made your fame and fortune and, through the magic of syndication, you will be getting handsomely paid for years to come, long after the show is finally retired; on the other, you run the risk of forever being pigeon-holed by that single role (just ask Michael Richards), and won't get as much of a chance to spread your wings as some of your lesser-known colleagues.

Super Quiz: Things Named After Places

posted: 08/26/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

1. Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/26/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I wanted to add to a reader's hint. Anna S. suggested taking pictures of the odometer to keep track of her mileage.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/26/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. In the past you've felt you were doing what was necessary for survival, but this year is all about thriving. You'll live in lifted emotion and higher thought. Because of the love and support of your inner circle and a tranquil domestic environment, you can take chances and fly.

On Christianity

posted: 08/26/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Are science and religion opposed to each other? I'll be entering college in a few weeks, and I hope to become a doctor someday. But I'm a committed Christian, and I'm wondering what kind of problems I might have to face in some of my science classes.

NW PREVIEWS

posted: 08/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Don't Breathe 88 R A group of friends who break into the house of a wealthy blind man thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist discover they're badly mistaken. With Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang, Emma Bercovici; directed by Fede Alvarez. (88 minutes)

NW COMING ATTRACTIONS

posted: 08/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Morgan, R A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) travels to a remote, top-secret location to investigate a bio-engineered child (Anya Taylor-Joy) who has begun to become dangerous. With Rose Leslie, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Giamatti; directed by Luke Scott. Sept. 2

Arkansas film festival will focus on gay community

posted: 08/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

There's an unfortunate tendency among many to pretend that the only places worthy of cultural attention are the (perhaps too) large metropolitan centers -- your New Yorks, Chicagos and Londons. (After all, who wants to land in "fly-over country"?) But, wherever there are people, there exists a great multiplicity of experiences and voices, desperate to be heard. And wherever there are voices, there are those eager to listen.

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