Arts & Entertainment

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

Oscar snubs bring unexpected drama

NEW YORK – In this year's Oscar nominations, the director’s seat was the hot seat.In the now heavily analyzed awards season, unequivocal snubs have become less common as the field is more...

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

What’s new in Hollywood?

LOS ANGELESIt’s not really news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is back this year. Everybody else in Hollywood is, too, so why not the former California governor?Schwarzenegger’s back with this month’s...

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

‘Lincoln’ leads Oscars with 12 nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Steven Spielberg has matched his personal best at the Academy Awards: 12 nominations for his Civil War saga “Lincoln,” including best picture, director and acting honors for...

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

Seth MacFarlane to announce Academy Award nominations

LOS ANGELES – For the first time in 40 years, the host of the Academy Awards will help announce the Oscar nominations.Academy officials say Oscar host Seth MacFarlane will join actress Emma Stone...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Former governor plans to leave

LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she soon will leave Current TV, where she has hosted a public affairs program for the last year.Granholm made the announcement in a...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

French actor gets Russian citizenship

MOSCOW – The Kremlin has cast Gerard Depardieu in one of the most surprising roles of his life – as a new Russian citizen.The announcement Thursday that President Vladimir Putin has approved...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Now Showing for Jan. 4-10

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. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Life taking Williams from D-line to A-list

Nothing has worked out the way Garrett Williams had hoped, and he couldn’t be happier about it.“I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing,” Williams said Friday at the Lost Dog Bar & Lounge where he...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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