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1 hr ago | The Town Talk

Cal Thomas: 'The Giver' a tale of what could happen

With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Barack Obama isn't alone in having a bad summer.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Lois Lowry

4 hrs ago | Aurora Advocate

Porthouse's talent-packed 'Oliver' a charming production

The story is a familiar one for fans of Charles Dickens, whose book "Oliver Twist" was the inspiration behind the musical.


Related Topix: Charles Dickens, Stow, OH, Dance, The Artful Dodger, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Kent, OH, Entertainment

Thu Jul 31, 2014

GYPSY Movie Finds New Scribe; Barbra Streisand to Star AND Direct?

As BWW previously reported , Matthew Warchus will not be joining Barbra Streisand as helmer for Universal's upcoming GYPSY big-screen adaptation, but now Nikki Finke writes that Babs could be considering a dual role as 'Mama Rose' and director for the project.


Related Topix: Gypsy, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Musical Movies, Funny Girl, Funny Lady, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Short, Nuts, Celebrities, Barbra Streisand

Deseret News

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: The biggest announcements from this yeara s convention

Braden Schreiter, 4, as Thor, rides on his father Justin Schreiter's back on Day 3 at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Diego.


Related Topix: Star Wars, Attack the Block, Monsters, Mad Max, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies

'Agatha Christie's Poirot Fan Favorites Collection' DVD Review:

This is a treat for the Hercule Poirot fan. This collection allows a person to view the beginning of a twenty year career that has brought us some memorable moments.


Related Topix: Poirot, Entertainment, Drama, Television, David Suchet, Agatha Christie

Cybercast News Service

Starz' 'Outlander' brings novels to life vibrantly

Never mind that it's a rip-roaring fantasy. Claire, a lovely British Army nurse on a second honeymoon in Scotland, is mysteriously swept from 1945 back to 1743, plopped into a strange and alien existence, including marriage to a dashing Scottish warrior, even as she struggles to return to "modern" times and the husband she left behind.


Related Topix: Wedding, Diana Gabaldon, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television

Watford Observer

Dozens attend outdoor cinema screening in Watford town centre

Watford's first ever Big Screen event drew in the crowds yesterday with dozens turning out to watch blockbuster Sherlock Holmes in The Parade.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Comedy Movies, Music!, Thriller, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Marilyn Monroe

The Austin Chronicle


Spoon needed a hiatus. Daunted by the unprecedented commercial success that accompanied 2007 career milestone Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga , the band threw longtime producer Mike McCarthy out with the bathwater for 2010's Transference , a work of subtle desperation that lacked focus and clarity.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Spoon, Ann-Margret, Music, Entertainment

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Dark Horizons News

Elle Fanning To Play Author Mary Shelley

Elle Fanning has come aboard to star as Mary Shelley in the period drama "A Storm in the Stars" from acclaimed female Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour .


Related Topix: Maleficent, Elle Fanning, Mary Shelley, Wadjda

San Jose Mercury News

Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is a blast

In this season alone, we've seen our fair share of terrific comic-book-to-film creations, from the smart "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" to the satisfying "X-Men: Days of Future Past."


Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Parks and Recreation, Entertainment, Television, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Hot Chicks, Dave Bautista

The Las Vegas Sun

Star Trek's' Walter Koenig still secure playing Chekov

Walter Koenig, shown portraying Pavel Chekov during his run in "Star Trek" from 1966-1969, will be a featured speaker during the Star Trek Convention at the Rio, which runs Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 3. Walter Koenig is an easygoing sort - until you question the Russian accent, which he exaggerated on a famous TV show a long time ago.


Related Topix: Star Trek, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Walter Koenig, The w's, Pop/Rock, Celebrities, William Shatner

The New York Observer

James Franco Takes His Directorial Meat Cleaver to Cormac McCarthy's 'Child of God'

What did we do to deserve James Franco? A good actor who sees himself as director, writer, poet, artist, visionary and God only knows what else, he thinks he's Orson Welles.


Related Topix: As I Lay Dying, John Steinbeck, Sevier County, TN


Dr. Seuss is on the loose again in new collection

From the literary lost and found like the ones in the back of elementary school classrooms come four "new" illustrated stories by Dr. Seuss that will be published for the first time collected in a book.


Related Topix: Dr. Seuss, Family, Kids, Louisville, KY

WSJ Media and Advertising

Producer Says New Starz Series 'Outlander' Not Easy to Shoot

The weather and the use of horses are the biggest challenges in shooting "Outlander," a new television show based on the popular series of novels set in Scotland in the mid-1700s, said executive producer Ronald D. Moore.


Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon, Advertising

River Front Times

Stray Dog Theatre's Funny Girl Stumbles With Miscast Lovers, Curse of Barbra Streisand

There are really two stars in any revival of Funny Girl , the much-lauded but rarely produced musical now playing at Stray Dog Theatre: Barbra Streisand and whoever else happens to be cast in the role of Fanny Brice.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Musical Movies, Funny Girl, Celebrities, Barbra Streisand, Ziegfeld Follies

Evening Times

Downton Abbey actress in talks to appear in BBC's War and Peace adaptation

The 25-year-old blonde - who plays rebellious Lady Rose in the hit ITV period drama - would star as heroine Natasha Rostova, the part taken by Audrey Hepburn in the 1956 film version of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel.


Related Topix: Audrey Hepburn, Celebrities, Jane Austen, Arts, Literature

Canberra City News

Courtroom drama "The Burning" focuses on father and son at the Q

MOST theatregoers are well-acquainted with Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and John Whiting's "The Devils," based on a book by Aldous Huxley, but now it's time for Canberrans to see "The Burning," by admired local playwright Duncan Ley, opening tomorrow at The Q. Like "The Devils," it's set in the early 1600s, this time in Germany, where a gripping ... (more)


Related Topix: Arthur Miller, Australia, World News,

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Fox News: 'Blacks' in the ghetto are taught it's OK to smoke weed

Don Cannon protests on the steps of New York City Hall in support of the proposed Fairness and Equity Act, which would attempt to reform racially biased arrests in regards to marijuana possession in New York state The drug war is a debate that the left, right and those in between have been having for years.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, The O'Reilly Factor, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Bill O'reilly

Movie critic: Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is a big turnoff

The one thing you must never admit when you are a film critic is that a film has turned you on.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Marilyn Monroe

The Daily Beast

Middle-Earth's Heart Of War By John Garth

It's sixty years since the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's first volume of The Lord of The Rings .


Related Topix: J.R.R. Tolkien