WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama can hold his own when it comes to pop culture: He's up on "The Avengers" superheroes, has a handle on the Kardashians and says he catches up with TV hits during long flights on Air Force One. But the president punted to wife Michelle when he was asked about the erotic fiction book "Fifty Shades of Grey."
LAS VEGAS (AP) - On one of the many days Leo Dunson wanted to die, the Iraq veteran put a gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. The loaded weapon misfired. For the troubled former soldier, it was another inexplicable failure, like his divorce or inability to make friends after returning from the war. In a Las Vegas recording studio, Dunson rapped about his life: "What's wrong with me? Got PTSD. These pills ain't ...
When producer Al Brodax, director George Dunning and a team of 200 animators made Yellow Submarine in 1968, there was no such thing as home video. Your movie was crafted for the big screen, and the big screen only, and only after it had run its course would it go -maybe - to network television for a prime–time showing or two.
DARK SHADOWS **1/2 My mother - God rest her soul - liked her celebrities sexy and larger than life: Tyrone Power, Burt Reynolds, Bobby Kennedy (this despite her being a lifelong Republican), Tom Jones and, above everyone else, blonde, blue-eyed, beautiful Robert Redford. And yet my early childhood memories insist that the only poster she personally hung in our house, which was otherwise tastefully decorated with landscape paintings and family portraits, was of Barnabas Collins, ...
This is the story of two movies - one is going into theaters all over the country in June, the other straight to DVD rental purgatory this month.
ATLANTA (AP) - In the past month at a metro Atlanta public library you could have: listened to a barbershop quartet, taken a yoga or line dancing class, had a soda and a snack, received help preparing your taxes or homework, learned needlepoint, attended an open-mic poetry slam, gotten a mammogram screening, run your small business from a corner desk, learned how to give your newborn a massage or mastered the art of tai chi.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gregg Allman thinks about his late brother Duane every day. And once in a while, he can feel his presence.
NEW YORK - They're young and old, doctors and churchgoers, gay and straight - and those are just the men who have devoured oh-so-naughty "Fifty Shades of Grey," an erotic trilogy that has earned millions of women fans in a matter of weeks.
THE AVENGERS ***1/2 A devotee of the Marvel Comics Universe, writer-director Joss Whedon obviously approached his assignment on The Avengers with the proper degree of reverence. And it goes without saying that the nation's fanboys and fangirls are equally reverential as they line up to gaze in wonder at the first film of the 2012 summer movie season. Luckily, the characters on screen feel absolutely no need to exhibit a similar measure of respect and ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Describing the new Zac Brown Band album is anything but simple. "It's your basic country-Southern rock-bluegrass-reggae-jam record," Brown joked. "Uncaged" is out July 10 and Brown says its 11 tracks further push the boundaries of what fans can expect from the Atlanta-based band. Brown wanted to keep most of the surprises on the band's follow-up to 2010's "You Get What You Give" under wraps in a Tuesday afternoon phone interview. He ...
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN *** Of all the nomination flubs made this past January by the Academy of Harvey Weinstein Arts and Sciences - no Michael Fassbender; only two nominated songs; Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close absurdly in the running - the most egregious mistake was arguably the lack of a Best Actress nod for Tilda Swinton. Her performance in the chilling drama We Need to Talk About Kevin was the best given ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - As superhero summers go, this one is truly super. Amid one of the most-promising box-office seasons Hollywood has ever served up, three movies stand above the rest. The first weekend in May brings "The Avengers," the ensemble adventure teaming Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man with such fellow Marvel Comics heroes as Thor, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk. "The Amazing Spider-Man" follows over the Fourth of July as Marvel's web-slinger gets ...
THE THREE STOOGES *1/2 Can anyone who isn't a Stooge fan possibly enjoy The Three Stooges? More to the point, can anyone who is a Stooge fan possibly find merit in this Farrelly misfire? As a longtime groupie of the comic trio of Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard (the last-named eventually replaced in succession by Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Joe DeRita), I'm the proud owner of all the shorts The Three Stooges ...
Attention all clerics, sorcerers and other defenders of the realm: Your presence is required in the ancient citadel. Please make haste.
Saturday, April 21 is Record Store Day. It's an internationally–recognized celebration of the (few remaining) independent vinyl retailers, and certain labels (both the big–bucks and indie variety) put out special, limited edition singles, EPs and albums to mark the occasion. Collectors snap 'em up. For others, they're ... curiosities.
"Jack Reacher," which is new to home video, is a film that has much more to offer than I expected.
The recently signed Rural Tourism Protection Act helps Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites meet budget challenges and aids communities dependent on the tourism provided by the state's parks, historic sites or outdoor recreation areas within their communities, according to state Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, who wrote the bill.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
April 20 to May 20: Bravo to the determined bovine. While others might give up, you continue to search for answers. Expect your taurean tenacity to begin paying off by week's end.
Four of Georgia State Parks' lodges and resorts are or soon will be under new management, according to State Parks Director Becky Kelley.
The Liberty Theatre Company will perform Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" at 7 nightly May 17-18 and at 2 p.m. May 19 at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. Doors open a half-hour before showtime.
"Iron Man 3" currently is the No. 1 film in the world. You had to be a superhero this past week just to find a showing that wasn't sold out.
April 20 to May 20: Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely explanation helps put it all back on track.
Hinesville saxophonist Bernard Rose will commemorate the release of his second studio album next month, but he also hopes his music will help him pay it forward.
Tybee Island will host the 2013 Extreme Volleyball Professionals Beach Bum Open, featuring professional and amateur beach volleyball players competing for cash prizes and awards.
ATLANTA - The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding its fourth annual online photo contest to coincide with Preservation Month in May. This year's theme is "The Civil War in Georgia."
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