Box office Top 20: ‘Night School’ is No. 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish's "Night School" opened with $27.3 million in North American ticket sales, making it the first straight-up comedy to debut No. 1 at the box office since Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" in April 2016.
Fall Preview: Robert Redford rides into the sunset
NEW YORK (AP) — In "The Old Man and the Gun," the elderly bank robber Forrest Tucker, played by Robert Redford, walks up to a bank teller, smiles, says a few words in a kindly manner, and collects a heap of money. Later when the teller is interviewed by the police, she'll sound a little bewildered describing the encounter. "He was a gentleman."
Cracker brings eclectic, rocking sound to Dells Kilbourn City Live
They’re an American band, and they’re not Grand Funk Railroad. But they insist they always rock.
That’s probably the easiest way to describe Cracker, the band set to kick off the evening’s slate of entertainment Sept. 30 at the second annual Kilbourn City Live Music Festival.
Led by long-time songwriting team David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, Cracker will take the Kilbourn City Live stage at 7 p.m., serving as the day-long, free event’s co-headliners, with Smash Mouth performing at 9 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Star Wars actor Adam Driver will screen and talk about his film, "Paterson," at a new film festival this month in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Cinema Society announced Wednesday that Driver is among the actors and filmmakers participating in the society's inaugural three-day festival starting Aug. 24.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Musicians are offering a reward for information about a burglary at a popular music venue in Georgia.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A burglary at a popular music venue in Georgia has rallied prominent musicians to provide a reward.
Movie review: Most people will see through ‘A Ghost Story’
Do you like pie? Do you like watching people eat pie? Would you pay to watch Rooney Mara scarf down half of a pie before then relieving herself of said pie?
When watching as a film's star eats and then vomits up pie is the most memorable moment of a movie, something has gone wrong.
"A Ghost Story" is meant to be a lyrical ode to love and loss and our fragile existence and connection to one another.
Q&A: Casey Affleck goes under a sheet for ‘A Ghost Story’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Affleck plays the ghost in the new David Lowery film, "A Ghost Story." For most of the movie, expanding wide Friday, he's silent and cloaked in a white sheet with eye holes cut out as he returns to his home to look in on his still-living partner played by Rooney Mara. It's a weird, wild, sometimes funny and breathtakingly gorgeous film that will leave you thinking about the big ideas of love, life, eternity.
Rooney Mara feels "grossed out" by pie.
The 32-year-old actress was forced to eat the sweet pastry treat whilst filming for David Lowery's 'A Ghost Story' in 2016, and has said the on-set snack was her first ever taste of pie, as well as her last.
Review: ‘A Ghost Story’ casts a bizarre spell
A fatal, off-screen car crash interrupts the picturesque, suburban lives of a young married couple in David Lowery's "A Ghost Story," marooning the deceased husband musician (Casey Affleck) in a kind of purgatory as a watchful, mostly benign ghost.
‘Pete’s Dragon’ weaves its magic on cast and crew
"The word magic is a wonderful part of film vocabulary, and I think it should be kept alive," says Robert Redford, one of the stars of the newly reimagined version of Disney's "Pete's Dragon."
Old-fashioned movie magic is a large part of the appeal of the film, so director David Lowery, who's known for the gritty and dark "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (2013), wouldn't seem an obvious choice to helm a children's adventure.
“Pete’s Dragon” NEW
A skeptical forest ranger in the Pacific Northwest meets a young boy who claims to be friends with a large-winged reptile in this reimagining of the 1977 film. With Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley. Written by David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks, based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein. Directed by Lowery. (1:42) PG.
“Sausage Party” NEW
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Review: ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (pleasantly) stays earthbound
NEW YORK (AP) — After an exhausting summer buffet of set pieces, superheroes and whatever s-word you might use for "Suicide Squad," the gentle "Pete's Dragon" is a welcome palate cleanser. Where other summer movies are chest-thumping, it's quiet; where others are brashly cynical, it's sweetly sincere; where others are lacking in giant cuddly dragons, "Pete's Dragon" has one.
Family films span generations for Bryce Dallas Howard
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryce Dallas Howard remembers as a child watching the 1977 film "Pete's Dragon" on repeat until the VHS was worn out. She even hung onto her old "Pete's Dragon" board book to read it to her two children. So when she heard there was a script for a new take on the fantastical story of a little boy and his dragon friend, she actively sought it out.
What started as pure, sentimental curiosity led to a starring role in Disney's new version of "
Jennifer Seals Jennifer Seals died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are pending with Memorial Funeral Home of Corinth. William David Lowery IUKA – William David Lowery, 43, of Iuka died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Survivors include his wife Amy Lowery; his sons, Shelby Lowery and Corey Belue; three sisters, Linda Bonds (Bobby), Diane Maxwell (Bobby) and Laura Dees (Ronnie); his brother, Steve Lowery (Lynn); one grandson, Easton...