posted: 12/05/2013 11:12 a.m.
Things are a little quiet (too quiet) out there in the cineplexes this week, only the Rust Belt noir Out of the Furnace and the documentary The Punk Singer are opening in area theaters.
posted: 12/01/2013 1:12 p.m.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned a prodigious $75 million, while 3-D animated musical "Frozen" opened with $67 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
posted: 12/01/2013 12:35 p.m.
Television viewers in Bismarck, N.D., were treated to some real class this weekend when none other than the great Ron Burgundy read them the news.
posted: 12/01/2013 4:31 a.m.
Paul Walker, the star of the Fast & Furious movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed two people north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.
posted: 11/29/2013 3:21 a.m.
There often comes a time for popular actors, where their unceasing pursuit of fame and success — spurred on tirelessly by their agents, managers and the big studios bankrolling their features — begins to draw diminishing returns.
posted: 11/29/2013 3:16 a.m.
“I was kind of hoping you wouldn’t ask me that,” says Stuart Greer, a giggling 53-year-old actor about how he has managed to make a living while living in central Arkansas.
posted: 11/29/2013 3:14 a.m.
It’s probably not that surprising to find out that Homefront was supposed to be a vehicle for Sylvester Stallone. After all, he wrote the screenplay from Chuck Logan’s novel.
posted: 11/29/2013 3:13 a.m.
It seems Langston Hughes’ play Black Nativity would be tricky to adapt to the big screen. It’s a collection of voices discussing the birth of Jesus that combines traditional gospel hymns with Hughes’ poetic recounting of the first Noel.
posted: 11/29/2013 3:11 a.m.
RED 2, directed by Dean Parisot (PG-13, 116 minutes) This sequel to 2010’s RED (an acronym that stands for “retired, extremely dangerous” ) is an obvious yet refreshingly competent baby boomer action comedy about retired CIA field agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), who reunites with his team of elite professional operatives for a global romp to Paris, London and Moscow to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
posted: 11/29/2013 3:09 a.m.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the sequel about teens fighting to the death in a totalitarian world, took in $158 million in weekend cinema sales for studio Lionsgate.
posted: 11/29/2013 3:08 a.m.
At area theaters 82 ABOUT TIME, R A young man can’t change history, but he can change his life. (123 minutes)
posted: 11/29/2013 3:02 a.m.
(opening dates are tentative) Out of the Furnace, R Christian Bale plays a steelworker who cares for his terminally ill father by night and who puts his life on the line to seek justice for his brother (Casey Affleck), just home from serving time in Iraq, who has mysteriously disappeared after getting lured into a nefarious crime ring.
posted: 11/29/2013 3:01 a.m.
New this week The Book Thief 87 PG-13 An extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee whom they are hiding under the stairs.
posted: 11/29/2013 2:52 a.m.
Happy birthday. The next four weeks are sociable, and you’ll take unique samplings of life. Your imagination is stirred in January.
posted: 11/29/2013 2:52 a.m.
DEAR HELOISE: When we traveled to a rented beach house, I put five laundry-detergent pods and five dryer sheets in an empty plastic container from a powdered drink mix and packed it in my checked luggage. When we got there, we didn’t have to go out to buy more laundry supplies than we needed, and I had a container to bring shells home in!