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Draft Day, directed by Ivan Reitman (PG-13, 110 minutes) Draft Day is not about playing football. It's about who plays football. And where. Continue reading...

Guardians was busy over holiday

Guardians of the Galaxy, the hit movie about a group of misfit superheroes, stayed atop U.S. and Canadian theaters as Hollywood finished the worst summer for ticket sales since 2006. Continue reading...

FILM CLIPS

At area theaters 77 AS ABOVE, SO BELOW, R A team of explorers venturing into the uncharted miles of twisting catacombs beneath the streets of Paris uncovers a dark secret that leads to terror and madness. Continue reading...

Land Ho!

A couple of weeks ago, during the podcast we've started doing for our public radio station, we touched on the subject of plot-light movies such as Richard Linklater's Boyhood and Guardians of the Galaxy. As obviously different -- and excellent in their own ways -- as these films are, neither is as much about what happens as the way in which it happens. Continue reading...

Yves Saint Laurent

There's a remote feeling to Jalil Lespert's bio-pic of Yves Saint Laurent, the French fashion designer who died in 2008, that suits the world the man apparently lived in -- the louche luxury of what used to be called the "jet set." While at no point should we imagine that we actually learn much about "the genius" at the center of the story, it might be enough to vicariously experience the furious flutter of the beautiful exotics who populate the ateliers and nightclubs in which he dwelt. Continue reading...

Green is incurable thespian

This year Seth Green turned 40 and also marked another anniversary: He has spent 30 of those years in show business, since making his debut in The Hotel New Hampshire (1984). Continue reading...

COMING ATTRACTIONS

(opening dates are tentative) Dolphin Tale 2, PG Another true story inspired by the life of Winter the dolphin (a resident of the Clearwater, Fla., Marine Aquarium who plays herself in the film), with a new baby dolphin named Hope who was rescued by the aquarium in 2010. Continue reading...

PREVIEWS

New this week Forrest Gump 88 PG-13 An "IMAX Experience" reissue of this Oscar-winning film with Tom Hanks as an Alabamian of limited IQ who nonetheless frequently, and repeatedly, leaves his mark on history, as well as on all who meet him. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: When traveling, take a small hanging pouch with several zipper compartments for toiletries and makeup to hang in the bathroom. Also, take a large hanging pouch with four compartments for underwear, socks, shirts or anything you use on a regular basis to hang in the closet. No need to use drawers, and it packs easily in the suitcase. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. The best things in life are not free. This month you'll invest in something that makes you happy. Next month, family needs your help, and you'll be a better person for the effort. December is the best month for locking down a deal. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I'd always looked forward to retirement, and had done a lot of financial planning to be sure we'd be comfortable. But I've been retired two years now, and I'm bored to death. Does the Bible say anything about retirement? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: World War II

1. By what names were the two opposing military alliances known? Continue reading...

Still Fighting

Military movie serves as reminder of ongoing conflicts

Subscriber only"I could write a book," says Pamela Palmer about the many things she's seen as a former military wife and a current supporter of the armed forces. Continue reading...

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