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MOVIE REVIEW: A wizard, a witch, a boy wonder and lots of eye candy sure to thrill the kids in 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls'

Subscriber onlyEli Roth got his start making gruesome thrillers like Cabin Fever and Hostel, but in his surprisingly kid-friendly new feature he trades dismemberment for Harry Potter-esque wizardry gone wild. Continue reading...

Life Itself

Subscriber onlyImagine going to a museum and being preoccupied with the frames instead of the paintings inside them. That's roughly the experience of sitting through Life Itself. Continue reading...

The Riot Act

Subscriber onlyThe Riot Act, a theatrical release from Northwest Arkansas-based media company Hannover House, is an enjoyable Western thriller (there's a Deadwood meets The Phantom of the Opera vibe) allegedly based on a true story -- more likely a true legend -- about Van Buren's King Opera House, which is prominently featured and becomes a kind of character in the film. Continue reading...

James Dean's early demise part of his legacy

Subscriber onlyI have made great strides in my craft. After months of auditioning, I am very proud to announce that I am a member of the Actors Studio. Continue reading...

Home Movies

Subscriber onlyDamsel, Continue reading...

The Predator comes out on top

Subscriber onlyFor the first time in weeks, the weekend box office was dominated by three new releases, signaling an unofficial start to the fall movie season. Continue reading...

Assasination Nation

Subscriber onlySam Levinson's unpleasant Assassination Nation is a film that tries so desperately to capture the current teen zeitgeist it hurts your teeth to watch. Continue reading...

Farenheit 11/9

Subscriber onlyGiven his far-left leanings, you would naturally assume liberal provocateur Michael Moore would be all in on tearing into the Trump era, with its presumed agenda of racism, classism, misogyny, and despotism -- and you would not be wrong in that assumption. Continue reading...

Remembering Hames Ware

Subscriber onlyFor several years I belonged to an informal "Saturday Club" that met irregularly for lunch at Burge's in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood. Continue reading...

Coming attractions

Subscriber onlyHell Fest Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

Subscriber onlyDEAR HELOISE: We inherited my uncle's camper, and the sink has rust stains. Do you have a cleaning formula I can use? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Names as book titles

Subscriber only1. _______ Eyre Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You'll perform tremendous feats in May. Your devotion brings someone up. A team will help you achieve a personal goal in July. Continue reading...

MOVIE REVIEW: Disappointing 'Predator' continues downward spiral of sequels

Deservedly or not, Shane Black has a reputation for clever, entertaining Hollywood-style films: He blazed his career early with the success of his scripts for the Lethal Weapon series, which landed him in very lucrative territory for subsequent scripts, but partying too hard and audience apathy for a couple of his other, more expensive scripts (including The Last Action Hero, which was famously one of the few bombs Arnold Schwarzenegger ever starred in) cooled his career considerably. He made a comeback of sorts with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang a few years later, and got back in Hollywood's good graces with writing and directing Iron Man 3, and, most recently, The Nice Guys. Continue reading...

Darkness prevails in Toronto

The relationships between parents and children play out on screens at every film festival, of course, though some years it has been the absence of children that has propelled the drama. This year, the Toronto International Film Festival has screened a number of films concerned with the idea of what makes us parents in the first place, and how best to serve and protect those young souls under our care. Continue reading...

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