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'Heaven Is For Real'

‘True’ story of boy’s dying and meeting Jesus is faithfully based on book

You might already be familiar with the particulars of Heaven Is for Real. Continue reading...

If heaven exists, what about hell?

They warned us about the Burpos. Continue reading...

'Transcendence'

As futuristic thrillers about the rise of the machines go, Transcendence is somewhat elevated by a classy cast and smoothly integrated CGI. But it lacks any genuine philosophical heft. Continue reading...

Bears

Parenting is never easy, but it’s especially challenging for a single she-bear named Sky. Watching her try to keep herself and two adorable cubs named Scout and Amber alive makes for gripping viewing in the latest Disney nature offering, Bears. Continue reading...

Captain America is again No. 1

Captain America: The Winter Soldier led ticket sales for a second week, holding off Fox’s Rio 2, as audiences rewarded Hollywood studios for releasing their biggest films early. Continue reading...

Film clips

At area theaters 82 ABOUT LAST NIGHT, R Not a remake but a “modern reimagining” of the 1986 film, following new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom. (100 minutes) Continue reading...

PREVIEWS

New this week Bears 87 G From Disney nature, a year in the life of two Alaskan mother bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. Continue reading...

COMING ATTRACTIONS

(opening dates are tentative) Brick Mansions, PG-13 In this remake of the 2004 French film District B13, an undercover cop (the late Paul Walker) seeking his father’s killer teams up with a fearless ex-con (David Belle) to stop a sinister plot to devastate a dystopian future Detroit where abandoned mansions now house the most dangerous criminals behind a colossal containment wall. Continue reading...

HELPFUL HINTS

DEAR HELOISE: Could you please reprint what “organic” means? Continue reading...

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

Happy birthday. You’ll enjoy a minor degree of fame over the next 10 weeks, and if you choose, you can turn it into more. Continue reading...

ON CHRISTIANITY

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why is the day on which Jesus died called “Good Friday” ? I don’t see anything good about it, to be honest. — J.W. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Science

1. What is a tiglon? 2. For what is LOX an acronym? 3. Which mathematical instrument was made obsolete by the pocket calculator? 4. What is the only rock that oats in water? Continue reading...

HOME MOVIES

Subscriber onlyThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by Ben Stiller (PG, 125 minutes) An ambitious, whimsical but not-quite-successful remake of a 1947 film based on James Thurber’s story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty concerns a chronic daydreamer (Ben Stiller) who enlivens his uneventful existence by escaping into a world of fantasy filled with heroism, romance and action. Continue reading...

Joe

Subscriber onlyJoe 88 Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter Director: David Gordon Green Rating: R, for violence, disturbing material, language and some strong sexual content Running time: 118 minutes A cynic might suggest that there is a certain degree of calculation behind Joe, David Gordon Green’s latest Southern Gothic thriller. Continue reading...

Draft Day

Draft Day is not about playing football. It’s about who plays football. And where. Continue reading...

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