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Philip Martin

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Jennifer Christman

Weekend Editor, Columnist: Jennifer Christman

3 theaters in 3 towns, 3 wishes to save them

posted: 07/06/2015 5:18 a.m. Comment 1

It's a tale of three Rialtos in Arkansas: the Rialto Theater in Searcy, the Rialto Community Arts Center in Morrilton and the Rialto Theater in El Dorado.

Names and Faces

updated: 07/05/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

The childhood home of actor Dick Van Dyke could be torn down after a central Illinois city condemned the dilapidated building. The News-Gazette of Champaign, Ill., reports the 89-year-old actor took to Twitter last week to call attention to the Danville home he and his brother Jerry lived in during high school after relocating from Missouri.

Names and faces

updated: 07/03/2015 6:08 p.m. Discuss

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office declined Thursday to file felony charges against Sean "Diddy" Combs for a confrontation last month at the University of California-Los Angeles, where his son plays football.

Review: Lead role should have been Dying Girl and not self-absorbed Me

posted: 07/03/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

If you know anything about film critics -- or, failing that, any group of outspoken, obnoxiously opinionated cranks -- you know they can be a fickle bunch, prone to taking one person's glowing review and treating it as a kind of gauntlet thrown needing to be rejoined.

Author: Teen tale hits home

posted: 07/03/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

"I wrote two books before Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and they weren't published, and they shouldn't be published. They're not very good," says novelist and screenwriter Jesse Andrews.

Review: Terminator Genisys

posted: 07/03/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Before he became known primarily for doomed lovers and icebergs, and blue-skinned alien erotica, James Cameron was purely a kick-butt action film director.

Review: Magic Mike XXL

posted: 07/03/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

If the old "Hey, kids, let's put on a show!" MGM musicals that starred Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland featured disrobing and a few moves that make twerking look mild, they might resemble Magic Mike XXL.

Home Movies

posted: 07/03/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

While We're Young, directed by Noah Baumbach (R, 94 minutes) Writer/director Noah Baumbach, who specializes in crafting intensely focused inspections of irritating people in films such as 2005's The Squid and the Whale, 2007's Margot at the Wedding and 2012's Frances Ha, has here created a funny, satirical and jarringly revealing look at what's coming for self-absorbed types headed into their 40s.

Stuffing knocked out of Ted 2

posted: 07/03/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Seth MacFarlane's sophomoric brand of comedy is still going strong on television, but moviegoers seem to have tired of it: Ted 2 collapsed at the weekend box office, taking in about $36 million, or 50 percent less than analysts had projected based on pre-release tracking surveys.

MST3K's Nelson still mocks movies

posted: 07/03/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

"I occasionally get the question, and there's an implication in it," Michael J. Nelson says. "'Why don't you do anything else?' They usually ask it nicer than that."

Commentary: Cheetos aren't only cheesy part of Magic Mike

posted: 07/03/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Magic Mike XXL sure was ... a movie.


posted: 07/03/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

(opening dates are tentative) The Gallows, R Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the small-town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary -- and find out that some things are better left alone.


posted: 07/03/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

New this week Faith of Our Fathers PG-13 Two young men (David A.R. White, Kevin Downes) whose fathers went to Vietnam in 1969 meet as strangers while on a journey to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Helpful Hints

posted: 07/03/2015 1:40 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I know you have written about hummingbirds, and I have a question: Is it necessary that the nectar be red?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/03/2015 1:40 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Course corrections may be necessary next month, and you'll quickly switch to the path that's best for you. Your resources blend in interesting ways. September shows you extremely creative, and love has something to do with this. January brings a new mentor. Aquarius and Aries people adore you.

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