Arts & Entertainment

Netflix betting on ‘House of Cards’

NEW YORK – In Netflix’s bid for a flagship original drama of its own – a “Sopranos” to its HBO – the subscription streaming service is presenting a high-class adaptation of a British political...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Chinese moviegoers see cut versions of movies

BEIJING – Nearly 40 minutes have been chopped from the Hollywood film “Cloud Atlas” for Chinese audiences, deleting gay and straight love scenes to satisfy local censors despite a movie-going...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Study: Women’s shots are better in indie films

PARK CITY, Utah – Despite equal representation of male and female filmmakers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a new study shows there has been little change in the number of women working as...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Shooting stars

Last year, the Billy Goat Saloon gained national recognition as “Dive Bar of the Month” on the Internet. Now, the Gem Village institution is going for movie-star celebrity.Epiphany Pictures, a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movie defends fracking

PITTSBURGH – “FrackNation” is a new documentary that attacks opponents of fracking for gas and oil, but it also raises a bigger question: Is it possible to criticize environmentalists without being...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Filmmakers descend on Park City

PARK CITY, Utah – It’s that time of year again when a tiny ski-resort town becomes the place to be for anyone in show business – stars and directors, distribution executives, musicians, unknown...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Now Showing for Jan. 18-24

Back Space Theatre1120 Main Ave., www.thebackspacetheatre.orgBeasts of the Southern Wild. HHHH A settlement off the New Orleans coast lives like a Third World country. Which, it turns out, ain’t so...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Redford finds Sundance more of a chore

PARK CITY, Utah – Everybody wants a piece of Robert Redford. Young filmmakers talking him up for advice on the street. The flight attendant on an airplane who mentions her son has this idea. The...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Pacino set to portray disgraced Joe Paterno

LOS ANGELES – Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach.Producer Edward R. Pressman confirms Brian De Palma will direct “Happy Valley,” the tentative title...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Local author’s book to meet Fox TV

What’s in a name? For Durango author Blake Crouch, it is the kind of break that takes a writer to the mythical “next level.” By almost any measure, Crouch has already achieved remarkable success in...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Golden Globes prove quirky

NEW YORK – It was elegant, eloquent, genteel and classy.Wait – that was “Downton Abbey,” airing Sunday night on another network.On NBC, it was “The 70th Annual Golden Globes Awards” – the yearly...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Twilight’ finale, Adam Sandler lead Razzies’ worst-of list

LOS ANGELES – The “Twilight” finale had better reviews than the franchise’s previous four movies, but you’d never know it from the Razzie nominations singling out Hollywood’s worst of the year.“The...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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