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On Film: Winners and losers: Panel picks its faves for Oscar glory

posted: 02/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The 89th annual Academy Awards will be broadcast Sunday night. As is our custom, we've assembled some highly invested industry observers and award mavens to help you -- yes, you, dear reader -- win your Oscar night party pool.

Review: I Am Not Your Negro

posted: 02/24/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary by Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck, has become one of the favorites to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film at the Oscar party Sunday night. That this will matter much is not clear. Few of us recall the past winners in the category, and a shiny statue is unlikely to compel those otherwise disinclined to see a movie about one of America's last public intellectuals -- a black gay writer who died in 1987.

Home Movies

posted: 02/24/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Manchester by the Sea, directed by Kenneth Lonergan

Big budget Great Wall not so great

posted: 02/24/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

In an embarrassment for Dalian Wanda Group, the Chinese conglomerate determined to become a global film superpower, its first mega-budget production, The Great Wall, fizzled in its North American release over the Washington's Birthday four-day weekend.

Review: Get Out

posted: 02/24/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

If tragedy plus time equals comedy; immediacy plus racial politics equals horror. At least it does in the hands of the talented Jordan Peele -- who, along with partner Keegan-Michael Key, formed the dynamic comedy duo Key & Peele -- and frankly, it couldn't have come at a more poignant time.

At long last, Girls star does Get Out

posted: 02/24/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

It has been three days since Allison Williams dyed her hair blond. Before then, she'd spent the entirety of her 28 years as a brunette. Sitting at a booth encased by mirrored walls, she's still startled when she catches a glimpse of her reflection.

Previews

posted: 02/24/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

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Coming movies

posted: 02/24/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Before I Fall, PG-13 A popular teen reliving the day she dies in a car crash makes changes in an attempt to affect the outcome, and in the process, tries to make up for previous heartless, self-absorbed behavior. With Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Jennifer Beals; directed by Ry Russo-Young. March 3

Helpful Hints

posted: 02/24/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: It was bound to happen! With new technological devices such as cellphones, tablets, etc., we have a new "ailment" with its very own name: text neck!

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 02/24/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. It's said that a smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, but there will be plenty of time for learning to handle life's storms later. Enjoy the glassy sailing now! You'll make money and feel the warmth of love. June's challenges strengthen family bonds. September begins a thrilling educational process.

On Christianity

posted: 02/24/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My wife gets after me because of my bad language, and I admit I probably swear more than I should, but what difference does it make? No one thinks much about it anymore, as far as I can tell.

Super Quiz: Common surnames

posted: 02/24/2017 1:40 a.m. Discuss

1. Hank, Venus, Tennessee

PREVIEWS Northwest Arkansas

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Review: Rock Dog

posted: 02/24/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Rock Dog, an ungainly animated fable about a Tibetan mastiff who longs to be a guitar-shredding rocker, never really comes to heel.

COMING MOVIES Northwest Arkansas

posted: 02/24/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Before I Fall, PG-13 A popular teen reliving the day she dies in a car crash makes changes in an attempt to affect the outcome, and in the process, tries to make up for previous heartless, self-absorbed behavior. With Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Jennifer Beals; directed by Ry Russo-Young. March 3

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