The greatest praise you can heap on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is that it doesn’t just work as a superhero movie. It works as a movie.
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Prepare to be transported to an era when staying in a hotel was considered exotic, romantic, even something of an adventure, and not just another sleepless night because you can’t stop worrying about the potential for bedbugs or who did what to whom on that bedspread that keeps brushing up against your lower lip.
Apparently, every ounce of innocent, sweet-natured joy that made 2011’s “The Muppets” such a whimsical burst of nostalgia can be traced back to one person.
Since it’s based on the long-running series of video games, the makers of “Need for Speed” were stuck with the title. Yet speed is the one thing the movie doesn’t lack.
The mystery surrounding 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s use of light and how he was able to produce such photorealistic paintings has baffled art historians for centuries.
If the 1996 comedy “Multiplicity” taught us anything, other than moviegoers preferred Michael Keaton in smaller doses, it’s that a copy is infinitely inferior to the original.
You’ll never see Tiger Woods leave the PGA Tour to spend his days playing putt-putt.
You might think the marketing campaign for a movie called “In Secret” would play things a little close to the vest.
From Coke to Bruce Jenner’s face, there are decades of proof that newer doesn’t mean better.
I said there was a Society of Men among us, bred up from their Youth in the Art of proving by words multiplied for the Purpose, that White is Black, and Black is White, according as they are paid. To this Society all the rest of the People are Slaves.
You expect something called “The Lego Movie” to sell toys. You just don’t expect it to do so while offering up a subversive indictment of mindless consumerism.
Let’s cut to the chase: If Big Brother wants you, he’s got you, telephone metadata notwithstanding. This disconcerting fact of modern life has been true more or less since the invention of the camera, the microphone and the tape recorder.
If a Lifetime movie had a one-night stand with a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, and their Afterschool Special love child were weaned on a steady diet of “Teen Mom,” “Davey and Goliath” and “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” it might grow up to look a little something like “Gimme Shelter.”
Paul in his letter to his protege Timothy, endeavors to encourage this young preacher, for the work of ministry can sometimes be very discouraging and disappointing. II Timothy 4:1-4.
He must have been a professional laugher.
Having clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite archenemy.
My parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In a world that coined the term “starter marriage,” such accomplishments are all-too rare. While I have an obvious bias, I believe they deserve a lot of praise for holding fast those five decades.
Arkansas has seven constitutional officers: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor and land commissioner. In the past year, two of them, first Treasurer Martha Shoffner and then Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, have been forced to resign due to financial improprieties.
To paraphrase Tolstoy, every successful small business shares the same traits. And they all begin with high-quality employees. I’m thinking of three local establishments where I’ve traded for years: an auto repair garage, a dentist’s office, and a one-size-fits-all country store where I buy cattle and horse feed.
He tells her jokes and runs through subway tunnels like a maniac just to make her laugh.
Laura Salcedo is an accomplished trainer. She started as a group exercise instructor and has since moved into personal training.
It may seem a little soon to start looking ahead to some of the big movies for next holiday season.
Here are some comforting words for the New Year: “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true” (Revelation 21:5).
There’s a verse, Proverbs 22:24, that says in the King James Bible, “Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go.”