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‘Only Living Boy’ starts strong, goes off rails

It’s hard to know what to make of the protagonist of “The Only Living Boy in New York,” a dour but idealistic aspiring writer in his early 20s who, when he learns that his father is having an...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

New novels bring thrills to West

Now is a great time for fans of characters and books about the West. Two of the best writers who shine a light on our part of the nation have published new novels. C.J. Box’s Paradise Valley,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Did ‘Thelma & Louise’ move the needle for female-led films?

NEW YORK – When Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon clasped hands, stepped on the gas and flew over the canyon ridge in that memorable ending to “Thelma & Louise,” many in Hollywood believed they were...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Real-world walkers? ‘The Walking Dead’ is getting the Pokémon Go game treatment

Last year, it was the augmented-reality challenge of Pokémon Go that brought new life to geo-gaming. This year, AMC is hoping that terrain-based gamers will muster the same excitement for the dead....

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

No great ‘Leap!’: Tale of an aspiring ballerina falls short by recent animated-fare standards

Anyone who’s ever dreamed of tutus, tights and toe shoes will likely get a kick out of “Leap!” But the Weinstein Co.’s first animated film under the Mizchief banner – the tale of a determined...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

All the times Jon Snow nearly died (and the one time he did), ranked

During last week’s nail-biter “Game of Thrones” episode, Jon Snow nearly died not once but twice. As usual, he managed to escape (somewhat) unscathed. That’s kind of his M.O., isn’t it? He narrowly...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Here’s why a Joker movie could work – even without Jared Leto

Why so serious? The Joker may be getting his own movie, that’s why. Deadline and Variety are reporting that “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips is negotiating with Warner Bros. and DC...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

American holds onto Air Guitar World Championship title

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Matt “Airistotle” Burns is the best when it comes to pretend playing guitar. The American successfully defended his title at the 22nd Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu,...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Twitter retaliation: Stephen King blocks Trump from ‘It’

BANGOR, Maine – Stephen King is retaliating against President Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter. In a post late Thursday, the Maine horror author said he would block Trump from seeing the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Wonder Woman’ director slams James Cameron’s criticism

LOS ANGELES – The director of “Wonder Woman” says James Cameron’s criticism of the film is “unsurprising” because he can’t understand it. In an interview with British newspaper The Guardian,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

How Dick Gregory changed stand-up forever

Dick Gregory’s big break almost didn’t happen. The national press was buzzing over his killer 1961 performance at Chicago’s Playboy Club, where as a last-minute substitute, he played before an...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Book World: Actor Bruce Campbell offers an engaging master class in schlock

“Frankly, I can never be far enough from Hollywood,” wrote lantern-jawed Bruce Campbell in his 2001 memoir If Chins Could Kill. Now, in this variety pack of “further confessions” titled Hail to the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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