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ON FILM: Movies like 'Transformers: The Last Knight' have an audience, but many of us aren’t in it

My friend saw 47 Meters Down and Rough Night over the weekend. He, quite reasonably, asked me what I thought of them. (He didn't like either one.) Continue reading...

Transformers: The Last Knight

Michael Bay clearly takes pride in making movies critics don't like. Continue reading...

Previews

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COMING ATTRACTIONS

Baby Driver, R A talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) -- who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game -- decides after meeting the woman of his dreams (Lily James) to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break, until he's coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). With Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, Paul Williams, Flea; directed by Edgar Wright. Opens Wednesday Continue reading...

Hollywood dystopia or a lens into future?

Since the plagues of the Old Testament, we have contemplated the Apocalypse, the world rising in vengeance as men, women and children scurry across the brutal landscape of a lost paradise. Skies rain hail, locusts swarm, rivers turn to blood, darkness falls. Continue reading...

Cars 3 smokes Wonder Woman

LOS ANGELES -- Racing to the top, Walt Disney Co.'s Cars 3 unseated Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman after a two-week box-office reign. Continue reading...

Home Movies

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Pixar tunes up its Cars franchise, keeps it going

In Hollywood, as it is everywhere, no one escapes from the ravages of time. Not the beautiful people who walk the red carpets. Not the power players who pull the strings in the executive suites. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Cities in song titles

1. "Autumn in _________" Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: How do you kill dust mites? I just moved into my first house, and I don't want any dust mites in my house. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. You'll thrive in many kinds of relationships this year. You'll have an easy give-and-take with some. For others it's a give and give, and this will teach you and grow your heart. You'll be repaid in July. Travel attracts new business in October. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I never got along very well with my parents, and when I rebelled and left home I thought I was finally free. Well, I've done everything I ever wanted to do, but now I'm miserable and almost broke. I ought to go home, but I can't bring myself to do it. I don't know why I'm writing, but I guess you could pray for me. Continue reading...

NW COMING ATTRACTIONS

Baby Driver, R A talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) -- who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game -- decides after meeting the woman of his dreams (Lily James) to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break, until he's coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). With Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, Paul Williams, Flea; directed by Edgar Wright. Opens Wednesday Continue reading...

Arkansan filmmaker's '45 RPM' has local screening

Filmmaker Juli Jackson reckons that growing up in Paragould had something to do with her love of road movies. Continue reading...

Back on track

Not just high-octane fun for kids this go-round, third Cars entry gains traction with adults with in-jokes, buffed-up plot

Pixar's animated movies may be cute and earnest, but much of their appeal is that they tackle subjects that frustrate adults. Both Up and the Toy Story trilogy took issues of aging and mortality head on. Continue reading...

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