posted: 02/28/2014 2:33 a.m.
Short films that take top honors at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will now become Academy Award contenders, said Susan Altrui, chairman of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:19 a.m.
A few weeks ago a friend, commenting on something I’d written, directed me to “The Stolen Child,” a poem by W.B. Yeats based on an Irish legend about faeries beguiling human children and luring them away from their parents. The first three stanzas end with the lines: Come away, O human child!
posted: 02/28/2014 2:16 a.m.
While Liam Neeson may be carrying this airborne thriller on his broad shoulders, he can’t do much to prevent Non-Stop from being a nonstarter. Neeson and his booming Irish baritone are stuck with a script that’s loaded with more red herrings than a fish processing plant.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:15 a.m.
It is perhaps fitting that in this season of lax remakes and lazy re-imaginings from Hollywood studios, we have perhaps the granddaddy of them all: The story of a humble Jewish carpenter who went on to become a messiah. Or at least that’s how the liner notes of this partisan Lightworkers production have it.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:13 a.m.
The 86th 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.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:08 a.m.
Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron (PG-13, 91 minutes) Although outer space thriller Gravity loses much of its sweeping visual impact when viewed on a small screen, it’s still a spectacular ride.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:06 a.m.
The Lego Movie, the animated film from Warner Bros., held off two new releases and returning features to lead ticket sales in U.S. and Canadian cinemas for a third straight weekend.
posted: 02/28/2014 2:04 a.m.
At area theaters 82 ABOUT LAST NIGHT, R Not a remake but a “modern reimagining” of the 1986 film, following new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom. (100 minutes)
posted: 02/28/2014 2:01 a.m.
Such is the importance of language to Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi that he uses a translator when he conducts interviews in English.
posted: 02/28/2014 2 a.m.
(opening dates are tentative) 300: Rise of an Empire, R So, although all 300 Spartans died by the end of the first movie, since when has that ever stopped the making of a sequel? The Spartans’ heroic sacrifice has delayed the armies of Persian Emperor Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) just long enough for Athenian general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) to try to unite all Greece against the invaders.
posted: 02/28/2014 1:59 a.m.
New this week Non-Stop 74 PG-13 Liam Neeson plays an air marshal faced with cryptic text messages demanding that the government transfer $150 million into an offshore account; until it happens, every 20 minutes a passenger on his flight will be killed.
posted: 02/28/2014 1:58 a.m.
Happy birthday. Love is the theme in this new chapter, and the next four weeks of romance set the tone. In March, you’ll contribute to a circle of people you admire.
posted: 02/28/2014 1:57 a.m.
DEAR READER: Many folks join gyms after the first of the year. Here are a few quick hints for not only finding the right gym for you, but also for being a good gym customer: When looking into joining a gym, ask for a free trial. Some gyms will let you have a week free, or at least try a class to see if you like it. Ask if they have any discounts.
posted: 02/28/2014 1:56 a.m.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My aunt gave me a book for Christmas about astrology, and how to tell the future from the stars. She’s into things like that big time, but my mother says I shouldn’t even open the book.
posted: 02/28/2014 1:56 a.m.
1. Sang with lips closed 2. A season 3. Ringo Starr, for one 4. A connoisseur of fine food and drink