Feature and TV films

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z FOUR STAR FILMS Top rated movies and made-for-TV films airing the week of the week of March 25 - 31 On the Waterfront 1954 Saving Private Ryan 1998 The Dark Knight 2008 Almost Famous 2000 Stand by Me 1986 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Pulp Fiction 1994 Beauty and the Beast 1991 The Thing 1982 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 Titanic 1997 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Unforgiven 1992 Forrest Gump 1994 WALL-E 2008 Aliens 1986 Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z BOX OFFICE HITS Movies that scored big at the box office, airing the week of the week of March 25 - 31 Cleopatra 1963 Mission: Impossible 1996 Philadelphia 1993 Scream 1996 Mission: Impossible 2 2000 Boyz N the Hood 1991 The Fugitive 1993 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 2011 Demolition Man 1993 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985 Witness 1985 Steel Magnolias 1989 Deep Impact 1998 Pearl Harbor 2001 Hitch 2005 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 2012 The Incredibles 2004 Wreck-It Ralph 2012 The Hunt for Red October 1990 Grown Ups 2010 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 Frozen 2013 Moonstruck 1987 Saving Private Ryan 1998 Bull Durham 1988 Hulk 2003 The Dark Knight 2008 Groundhog Day 1993 Chicago 2002 The Others 2001 The Nutty Professor 1996 Stand by Me 1986 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Waterworld 1995 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 The Prince of Tides 1991 Jaws 2 1978 Speed 1994 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 The Day After Tomorrow 2004 The Martian 2015 Conan the Barbarian 1982 A Continue Reading

11 TV shows that are off the air, but people wish there were one more season of

Travis Clark, provided by Published 8:10 am, Saturday, February 17, 2018 "Firefly" Netflix has managed to breathe new life into a number of TV shows thought dead, including "Arrested Development," "Gilmore Girls," and "Full House." And networks have done the same, rebooting classics like "Will & Grace" and "Roseanne." But there are still shows that fans wish had one more season — the guilty pleasures or cult-classics that didn't get enough attention, but gained a loyal following. On Friday, Reddit users responded to a question about which cancelled TV shows they loved, and would like one more season of. The results ranged from sci-fi one-season wonder "Firefly," to comedies that didn't gain the audience they deserved, such as "Pushing Daisies." Recommended Video: Now Playing: Firefighters battled wildfires raging northeast of Athens for a third day on Tuesday as Greece asked for help from its European partners to prevent them from spreading. The fire started in Kalamos, a coastal holiday spot some 45 km (30 miles) northeast of the capital, and has spread to three more towns, damaging dozens of homes and burning thousands of hectares of pine forest. A state of emergency has been declared in the area. “The blaze is advancing with great speed. Because of the scale and intensity of the wildfires, the country submitted a request for aerial means,” fire brigade spokeswoman Stavroula Maliri told a press briefing. Cyprus offered a group of 60 firefighters and a Greek airforce plane was headed there to pick them up. But a request for two pairs of CL-415 firefighting aircraft was turned down by France as it had to deal with its own wildfires, she said. Three firefighting planes and six water-throwing helicopters operated through the day, assisting 210 firefighters and about 100 military personnel battling the blaze on the ground near the town of Kapandriti. Rugged terrain dotted with small communities made the Continue Reading

‘Lethal Weapon’ Spoilers: Swoosie Kurtz, Bre Blair, Aaron O’Connell To Guest Star

Swoosie Kurtz, Bre Blair and Aaron O’Connell will all appear in the next episode of “Lethal Weapon.” According to the synopsis for Season 2, episode 15 of the Fox series, Kurtz, Blair and O’Connell will play the roles of Ruthie, Ali and Derek, respectively. Details on their characters are being kept under wraps, but the three are likely involved in a local jewelry heist that Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) and Riggs (Clayne Crawford) investigate in the episode. Kurtz is best known for her role as Joyce Moranto on the hit CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly.” The 73-year-old Emmy and Tony Award winner also appeared on the NBC drama “Sisters,” Showtime comedy “Huff” and ABC fantasy series “Pushing Daisies.” On the film side, Kurtz starred in “Bubble Boy,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Liar Liar” and “Reality Bites.” Blair currently recurs as Annie Kay on CBS’ action series “S.W.AT.” Her other recent TV credits include Showtime’s “Shameless,” NBC’s “Game of Silence,” and CW’s “The Flash.” “Mike & Molly” alum Swoosie Kurtz will play the role of Ruthie in Season 2, episode 15 of Fox’s “Lethal Weapon.” Photo: Fox/Erik Voake O’Connell, meanwhile, rose to prominence for his portrayal of Wyatt Cryer on OWN’s crime drama “The Haves and the Have Nots.” Aside from his upcoming stint on “Lethal Weapon,” the 31-year-old actor will also be seen next in Pasha Patriki’s action thriller film “Black Water,” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren in the lead roles. In the trailer for the next episode of “Lethal Weapon,” Murtaugh appears to have located the person behind the heist. Murtaugh tells the suspect to step out of his car. But instead of following the detective’s order, the suspect tries to Continue Reading

20 big-name celebrities you can see in Indiana this fall

A blockbuster concert lineup at Bankers Life Fieldhouse dominates our list of the 20 most fascinating people visiting Indiana this fall. Ed Sheeran, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson and Katy Perry will perform at the Downtown arena between Sept. 8 and Dec. 9.Elsewhere, the roster features filmmaker Rob Reiner, iconic comedian John Cleese and award-winning author Colson Whitehead.Here's the list, in chronological order: Malala YousafzaiClaim to fame: The youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize at age 17 in 2014, Yousafzai was attacked by the Taliban for her outspoken advocacy for education. After recovering from being shot in the head and neck, Yousafzai co-wrote the book "I Am Malala" and launched the Malala Fund — which supports her mission of educating girls.Current project: Yousafzai announced this month that she will enroll at England’s University of Oxford.Worth repeating: “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful," she said during a 2013 speech at Harvard University.See her: Yousafzai will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at DePauw University’s Neal Fieldhouse, 702 S. College Ave., Greencastle, admission is free, DePauw.edu, (765) 658-4800. Ed SheeranClaim to fame: This 26-year-old English singer-songwriter has launched five songs into the Top 10 of Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart. Sheeran also made a notable cameo appearance in a recent episode of "Game of Thrones."Current project: On tour to promote 2017 album "Divide," a project known for hit singles "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill."Worth repeating: "Most ginger-haired people I know are very outgoing and comedic," Sheeran told Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year. "They basically say the joke before you can. Like, my first album is orange. There's a reason it's orange — I'm getting there before you can."See him: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., all tickets sold, Ticketmaster.com, Continue Reading

Get with the programs: A day-by-day guide to the networks’ new shows this fall

We're at that magical time again, when each of the broadcast networks offers up fresh programming for the masses.MONDAY: HART OF DIXIECW, 8 p.m. (9/26)What is it? While struggling to make it as a doctor in New York City, Zoe Hart learns she has inherited a Southern medical practice. There she's a fish out of water, and not well liked. She falls for a Southern guy, though the debutantes hate her guts.Who's in it? Rachel Bilson, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel, Scott Porter, Jaime King.TERRA NOVA Fox, 8 p.m. (9/26)What is it? Steven Spielberg's version of "Jurrasic Park" for TV. Okay, it's not that simple. It follows a family from the year 2049 as they head back 85 million years to rebuild society. Oh, yeah, there are dinosaurs then, too.Who's in it? Stephen Lang, Jason O'Mara, Christine Adams, Shelley Conn, Mido Hamada, Landon Liboir on, Alana Mansour, Allison Miller and Naomi Scott.Should you care? This project has been in the works for more than a year and has Spielberg's name attached (then again, so did "Seaquest DSV"). It has great special effects, though could use better storylines.2 BROKE GIRLSCBS, 9 p.m. (tomorrow)What is it? Set in a Brooklyn diner, the series pairs two mismatched women trying to find their way to financial freedom as waitresses. One is a hardened hash slinger, the other a trust fund princess. Together they want to open a cupcake business.Who's in it? Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Jonathan Kite, Garrett Morris and Matthew Moy.Should you care? Dennings and Behrs have great chemistry and the show is from the minds of Whitney Cummings ("Whitney") and Michael Patrick King ("Sex and the City").THE PLAYBOY CLUB NBC, 10 p.m. (9/19)What is it? The show is stylized drama set in Hugh Hefner's world in the '60s when a bustling Playboy Club set Chicago atwitter. It's more than just a show about scantily clad women in the iconic bunny suits, apparently. There's a murder mystery as well.Who's in it? Eddie Cibrian, Amber Heard, David Krumholtz, Jenna Dewan, Continue Reading

Summer TV guide: Hot shows to watch, from ‘Nurse Jackie’ to ‘Top Chef Masters’

It's hot outside, you don't have any money to take a vacation to somewhere with a cool breeze and you're wondering what ever happened to that kid with the funny hair from "American Idol" a couple seasons ago. Well, a plethora of original, and returning, summer television shows can help you with all of those issues - providing cheap, quality entertainment right in your own living room. So crank the window fan up to 11 and start plugging these dates into your DVR. (By the way, "Idol's" Sanjaya Malakar is in the jungle with only three pairs of underwear - read on and you'll see what we mean.) NEW Series "The Listener" Thursday at 10 on NBC: Toby Logan, played by Craig Olejnik, has a gift: He can read people's minds. And so the 25-year-old paramedic uses his telepathic talents to help solve crimes on the job, but keeps his secret hidden from everyone around him. "Royal Pains" Thursday at 10 on USA: Mark Feuerstein stars as Hank Lawson, a "concierge doctor" serving the rich clientele of the Hamptons for the summer. The series also stars Reshma Shetty, Jill Flint, Christine Ebersole and Campbell Scott. "Web Soup" June 7 at 9 on G4: Former "Singled Out" host Chris Hardwick helms this viral video version of E!'s "The Soup." Hardwick offers a weekly breakdown of the best - and worst - the Web has to offer. "Nurse Jackie" June 8 at 10:30 on Showtime: This half-hour dramedy features "The Sopranos'" Edie Falco as a self-medicating New York City ER nurse who's good at her job, but bad at life. It's funny and wry at times, heartbreaking at others. "Meteor" June 11 at 8 on NBC: A meteor the size of Mount Everest is headed straight for Earth and no one is listening to the scientists who are predicting mankind's doom. This four-hour miniseries features Christopher Lloyd, Marla Sokoloff and Jason Alexander. "Hawthorne" June 16 at 9 on TNT: Jada Pinkett Smith stars as Christina Hawthorne, the chief nursing officer at Richmond Trinity Hospital, who Continue Reading

New on DVD: ‘Watchmen,’ ‘Coraline,’ ‘Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season’

"Watchmen" (R, $28.98) didn't quite make the earth-shattering impact expected, perhaps because the story is so bleak. But that edge is likely to appeal to fans of Alan Moore's graphic novel, on which this gritty vision of vigilante superheroes is based. Kids get their own darkly twisted adaptation tomorrow, in Henry Selick's animated "Coraline" (PG, $29.98). Though it falls short of Neil Gaiman's original book, this tale of a neglected little girl caught in an alternate reality is a visual masterpiece, with each scene outdoing the last. If you're hoping for something lighter, take a chance on "The Great Buck Howard" (PG, $26.98), which didn't earn much attention when it came out last March. Nevertheless, John Malkovich is terrific as a has-been magician staging a desperate comeback with help from bemused assistant Colin Hanks. The TV shelf is bound to buckle a little this week, with so many releases on their way. "Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods" (unrated, $26.98) offers fans a chance to revisit the pilot episode of the long-running sci-fi series. "Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season" (unrated, $39.98) brings one last chance to say goodbye to this quirky dramedy, and "Prison Break: The Final Break" (unrated, $26.98) wraps things up with a made-for-TV movie. Still going strong, "Monk" (unrated, $59.98) is up to its seventh year, and "Psych" (unrated, $59.98) has hit season three. "Jon & Kate Plus Eight: Season 4, Volume 2" (unrated, $19.95) is subtitled "The Big Move," which frankly just seems depressing in retrospect. But you'll find plenty of laughs in the demented British comedy "The Mighty Boosh" (unrated, $29.98), which is finally available in all three seasons. Looking backward, we've got "Charlie's Angels: The Complete Fourth Season" (unrated, $39.95), but surely we're not the only ones who lost interest once Shelley Hack came aboard. More promising is the first season of "Hotel" (unrated, $49.99), which rivaled "The Love Boat" for guest Continue Reading

New on DVD for week of September 16

With the Emmys just around the corner, it only makes sense that the small screen is heavily represented among Tuesday's DVD releases. Does the first season of "Pushing Daisies" (unrated, $29.98) really deserve its dozen Emmy nods? Now's your chance to find out. And we'd give every award available to the opening episode of "Torchwood's" second season (unrated, $79.98), in which James Marsters ("Buffy's" Spike) makes a terrifically unexpected visit. Among the other new shows, you'll also find the first seasons of "Private Practice" (unrated, $39.99), "Chuck" (unrated, $39.98) and "Dirty Sexy Money" (unrated, $39.99), and the third season of "Criminal Minds" (unrated, $55.98). And we're not done yet: Nostalgists may be interested in both the eighth season of "Will & Grace" (unrated, $44.98) and the complete series set (unrated, $249.98); volume one of "Cybill: The Collector's Edition" (unrated, $24.98); the five disks of fan favorites featured in the decades-spanning "Star Trek: Alternate Realities" (unrated, $39.98); and the third volume of "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (unrated, $49.98). There are several big movies out Tuesday, though it's actually the small ones that are most memorable. Slinking in from the multiplex are a number of regrettable releases: the Al Pacino thriller "88 Minutes" (R, $28.96), the Mike Myers comedy "The Love Guru" (PG-13, $34.99), "Speed Racer" (PG, $28.98) and the generic wedding rom-com "Made of Honor" (PG-13, $28.96). On the other hand, we also have one of the best movies of the year: the heartwarming, and occasionally heartbreaking, documentary "Young @ Heart" (PG, $27.98), about an aging musical chorus. In addition, there is the bleak drama "Snow Angels" (R, $27.98), featuring excellent work from Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell. Tim Robbins does a nice job as a fed-up New Yorker in "Noise" (unrated, $26.97), and Lisa Kudrow impressed critics in the off-kilter dramedy "Kabluey" (PG-13, $24.96), about an overwhelmed mother Continue Reading

Writer’s strike? Remotes Down, Joysticks Up

Who says there's nothing new on your TV? Not video gamers. As the Hollywood writers strike drags toward 2008, the video game industry is hoping a lack of fresh episodes in prime-time could motivate more people to pick up video game controllers instead of remotes — especially with the millions of Wiis and copies of "Call of Duty 4" under Christmas trees this holiday season. "If you're a fan of network programming, maybe seeing another repeat of 'Pushing Daisies' or 'Cold Case' will inspire you to finish that level of 'Ratchet and Clank Future' instead," suggests Joseph Olin, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Because game publishers rely almost completely on nonunion talent to create video games, the Writers Guild of America walkout, now in its eighth week, hasn't been an issue for the gaming industry. Only a handful of game writers are represented by the WGA, and they fall outside of the jurisdiction of the current strike. "There's a much better relationship between game developers and publishers than there appears to be in terms of all the polemics between the writers, producers and studios," says Olin. During the five-month writer's strike in 1988, gamers were just beginning to become infatuated with "Tetris" — not exactly a narrative form. In the 20 years since the addictive bricks fell, plot and Hollywood have both become integral parts of interactive entertainment. With new games now pegged to almost every major blockbuster movie, most of the major studios — Warner Bros., Walt Disney Co. and Sony Corp., for example — now have their own gamemaking divisions. Two years ago, however, a tussle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley threatened a strike of its own. The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists voted to strike against game publishers after they rejected an agreement seeking to boost pay for voice acting in games. Ultimately, game publishers refused Continue Reading

Fall 101: The best things to do, see, hear, taste, buy & experience this season!

LITTLE RED LIGHTHOUSE Head below the George Washington Bridge to Fort Washington Park and tour Manhattan's only remaining lighthouse as part of the 15th annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival on Sept. 15. There are celebrity readings and hayrides, too. Call (212) 360-8737. SCOTT ON She's had a period of silence and a recent divorce, but Jill Scott isn't giving up her R&B crown quite yet. The tunes on her album "The Real Thing," out Sept. 25, are as soulful and sexy as ever. Also, be sure to catch her big-screen debut in Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?" (out Oct. 12) to see how she's shaping up for an even bigger film role - in "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," currently in production. TOOTHY ENCOUNTERS They're back! (Again.) A fresh crop of blood-sucking vampires hits both big and small screens. The monsters chase Josh Hartnett in director David Slade's "30 Days of Night," out Oct. 19, in which Hartnett's efforts to enforce the law (and battle evil) in an Alaskan town are challenged by deep winter darkness that allows the fiends to roam free. On CBS' "Moonlight," premiering Sept. 28, Alex O'Loughlin smolders his way into the role of Mick St. John, a private investigator who happens to have a rather thirsty past. Still as youthful as the day he was bitten by a nasty ex-girlfriend, St. John can't stand fellow vampires who quaff human cocktails. He wiles away his infinite days trying to help the living with his acute crime-solving skills, but all could change forever when an intrepid mortal reporter (Sophia Myles) catches his eye. CELEB SMACKDOWN TMZ Gossip Web site TMZ takes its tricks to television Sept. 10 with a nightly newscast promising to be anything but tame. "We don't do red carpets, we don't do junkets," the site's mastermind, Harvey Levin, has said of its celeb coverage. "We're going to be fair, but we're not going to fear publicists." In fact, it's the publicists who should be scared. In New York, "TMZ TV" airs on WNYW/Ch. Continue Reading