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MOVIE REVIEW: With Chadwick Boseman in the lead, 'Black Panther' pounces on pop culture

The first appearance of the Black Panther character in Marvel comics was back in 1966, in an issue of Fantastic Four, in which T'Challa, the king of the fictional African country of Wakanda, tests the powers of the American superhero quartet. Continue reading...

Irreplaceable You

What's the best reaction to news that a young adult is the victim of terminal cancer? There are practically endless responses, and it seems most of them are explored -- with great earnestness but little success -- in Irreplaceable You. Continue reading...

Early Man

Nick Park can transform lumps of clay and plasticine into pure delight and make it look deceptively easy. With Chicken Run and the Wallace and Gromit series, Park and his cohorts at the Bristol, England-based Aardman studios create stop-motion animated movies that are unapologetically British and all the more charming for it. Continue reading...

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Wonder, directed by Stephen Chbosky Continue reading...

Fifty Shades dominates weekend

Following a lackluster Super Bowl weekend for theaters where films opening around Christmas dominated the box office, this past weekend's three new wide releases all debuted at the top of the chart, led by Universal Pictures' Fifty Shades Freed. Continue reading...

Boseman's Black Panther has the power and purpose

Long before he was cast as the first black superhero of the modern Marvel era, and before he brought the Avengers-adjacent King T'Challa of Wakanda to life in his own groundbreaking stand-alone tentpole, Chadwick Boseman was keeping notes on what a Black Panther movie should be. Continue reading...

Native Arkansan filmmakers put Van Buren in spotlight

Thanks to tax breaks, a lot of movies these days are either set or shot in cities like Atlanta, New Orleans or Albuquerque. Arkansas doesn't offer those kinds of incentives, but that didn't stop rookie feature writer-director Devon Parks from transforming the town of Van Buren to the way it looked at the dawn of the 20th century. Continue reading...

Flashback: Destination Moon

As a kid in 1950, my family and I lived on a farm in Washington County, so I did not see many movies. But that year we went to the relatively new Ozark Theater on College Avenue in Fayetteville to see Destination Moon. (This movie, in color, envisions the first human mission to land on the moon, at a time before humans were actually sending rockets into space. As with the later, real human lunar missions, there were issues galore in getting there and back.) Continue reading...

Coming movies

Annihilation, R A biologist searching for her missing husband while on an expedition with a secret agency discovers a dangerous creature lurking in the wilderness. With Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, David Gyasi, Sonoya Mizuno; directed by Alex Garland. Feb. 23 Continue reading...

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Black Panther Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: There is a new computer/cellphone attack to be leery of called "Combosquatting." Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. It's said you can't lead where you haven't traveled -- patently untrue. Look at all of the exploration missions that have proven otherwise! This year will be such a mission. Not only will you have the pleasure of finding new places, emotional states and manners of being, you'll also bring others on your journey. Continue reading...

On Christianity

Subscriber onlyDEAR REV. GRAHAM: Where do evil thoughts and ideas come from? Does the devil put them in our minds? I'd hate for anyone to know what's actually going through my mind sometimes. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Weather and seasons

1. Cirrus and cumulus are types of _______. Continue reading...

Coming movies Northwest Arkansas

Annihilation, R A biologist searching for her missing husband while on an expedition with a secret agency discovers a dangerous creature lurking in the wilderness. With Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, David Gyasi, Sonoya Mizuno; directed by Alex Garland. Feb. 23 Continue reading...

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