BATTLESHIP * The massively budgeted, heavily hyped and supremely awful Battleship isn't the first time the Hasbro game has been seen in some form on the big screen. In 1991's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, one sequence spoofs the classic chess match from Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal by having The Grim Reaper play the board game against Ted ("You have sank my battleship!" the Reaper bitterly concedes). And in 2004's Harold & Kumar Go ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Broadcast television networks are determined to make you laugh. The resurgence of situation comedies is the clearest trend to emerge from TV's helter-skelter week of fall schedule announcements that just concluded. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will have 30 half-hour comedies on the air at the beginning of next season - 32 by November - compared to 17 at the opening of a new season five years ago. Tuesday alone is ...
NEW YORK (AP) - The metaphor is an easy one, overused and perhaps even a bit overwrought. We are forging forward into a digital frontier, leaving convention behind, traveling without guides into an uncharted virtual land where progress and profits are forever around the next bend.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to "married" on Saturday.
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 ...
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Oct. 23 to Nov. 21: A new development could snarl travel schedules or other holiday-linked projects. Some flexibility might be called for to deal with the problems before they get too far out of hand.
The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced a fall photo contest open to amateur photographers.
The 1985 sci-fi novel "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card won both the Hugo and Nebula awards in its day. A big-screen adaptation has been a long time coming - and it's finally here.
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Oct. 23 to Nov. 21: Be careful about joining a colleague's plan to solve a workplace problem. Investigate it thoroughly. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a predicament with other associates.
SAVANNAH - The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour to the Savannah Civic Center at 7 p.m. March 13, 2014.
What do you get when you re-team Niels Arden Oplev, the director of the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," with his star, Noomi Rapace, and add in a dash of Colin Farrell?
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STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has embarked on a journey on which no Eagle has ever gone before.
A workshop for beginning digital photographers will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Fort King George State Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Road SE in Darien.
Oct. 23 to Nov. 21: Before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise.
SAVANNAH - Best-selling authors Scott Turow, Mitch Albom and Eben Alexander will headline the 2014 Savannah Book Festival, set for Feb. 13-16.
Children, parents and pets dressed Friday in costumes ranging from scary to super hero for the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's largest annual downtown event, the Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night.
Halloween happens later this month, and I'm getting into the spirit by catching all new episodes of "The Walking Dead." The most-watched drama in basic cable history belongs to the AMC network and kicked off its fourth season earlier this month.