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Sultry, husky-voiced movie star of '40s Lauren Bacall dies at 89

Subscriber onlyLauren Bacall, whose husky voice and smoldering on-screen chemistry with her husband Humphrey Bogart made her a defining movie star of the 1940s, died Tuesday at age 89. Continue reading...

A hollow shell

Online reviews indicate Michael Bay-produced version sucks life right out of Ninja Turtles

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Zach Braff has 47,000 bosses

Like many actors, especially those of his generation, Zach Braff has his fans and his detractors. In his case, however, the detractors are more vociferous and scathing (Slate once published a piece titled, "Why I hate Zach Braff"), and his fans more fanatical and supportive, than most -- hence his ability to have his newest film, Wish I Was Here (according to Braff, the grammar mistake is intentional), a dramedy about a father in his mid-30s whose career and marriage are on the rocks and whose own father is dying of cancer, successfully use crowdsource funding for a significant amount of the budget. Continue reading...

Home Movies

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Into The Storm

While Into the Storm deals with tornadoes that flatten whole towns in seconds, it generates all the excitement of a mild breeze. Continue reading...

Guardians zaps August record

LOS ANGELES -- A raccoon in space and a talking tree with a limited vocabulary may not seem the stuff of box-office magic, but Guardians of the Galaxy exceeded expectations with an estimated $94.3 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters last weekend. Continue reading...

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Food is memory, Helen Mirren says

SAN FRANCISCO -- "Chocolate," purrs Dame Helen Mirren. "I have an incredible memory of the first time I had chocolate. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Americana

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COMING ATTRACTIONS

Let's Be Cops, R Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations, but they'll have to put their fake badges on the line when they become entangled in a real-life web of mobsters and dirty detectives. With Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, Andy Garcia; directed by Luke Greenfield. Opens Wednesday Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. Dare to put many new items on your agenda this solar year because you're entering a cycle of firsts. First times are memorable times, and cosmic alignments will lace your early experiences with luck. This month brings a business deal. Next month brings a romantic commitment. November's material reward will satisfy. Cancer and Libra adore you. Continue reading...

Arkansas postcard past

Oak Grove, circa 1910 Five men and a dog pose in front of the Carroll County rural community's W.A. Bailey & Son General Store. At least 10 Arkansas towns or populated places are named Oak Grove. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I've always assumed I'd go to heaven when I died, but I had some serious heart problems recently and now I'm wondering if I'm right. I've always gone to church and tried to be a good person, but now I'm not sure if I've been good enough. How can I know? Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: How many fire extinguishers are in your home? If you live in a house, you should have several: at least one in the living areas, one in the kitchen and one in the garage. If you live in an apartment or condo, you should have a fire extinguisher, maybe even two. Continue reading...