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  • Star Wars
    Movie Prop Fails - When it all goes wrong
    Props and costumes often make the movie. Think: Obi-Wan’s lightsaber, or Dr. Who’s Cybermen suit.But when those pesky props mess up onscreen, the moment is caught forever.Star Wars: (caught) a little short for a StormtrooperSome attain...
  • Shutting down
    'The Interview' is over as Sony pulls film
    A new face of terror and what to do with a threat has faced Hollywood with the Sony hack. And now Sony has pulled the film. Sony has now announced that it will pull "The Interview." Variety has the full statement here. In part, it reads:...
  • Ruling the box offie
    'Exodus' escapes to the top
    It was a parting of the ways at the top as "Exodus: Gods and Kings" takes over the box office over the weekend. "Mockingjay" parted ways after three weeks on top.But, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," depending on how one...
  • Parting the sea
    Will audiences part ways with 'Exodus'?
    Some may say "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is off to a fine start with $1.3 million on those earlier showings, as it goes wide today (Dec. 12), but it doesn't feel that wayWith many movies that figure is solid, but with an epic, is it...
  • Up early
    Golden Globe comedy category thrown a curve
    As the digesting of the Golden Globe nominations happens, a comedy cry can he heard.Sure, "Birdman" leads all movies with 7 nominations, there is much more. Of course there is, because the Globe folk also honor television shows.When...
  • Armadillo Christmas Bazaar brings music and fine art to Austin
    Armadillo Christmas Bazaar brings fine arts and music to Austin
    (Austin, TX) The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, one of Austin’s longest-running iconic events returns December 16-24, from 11am to 11pm daily at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704.With nearly four decades of...
  • Big day
    Stars reap multiple SAG nominations
    Benedict Cumberbatch had a good day when it comes to the Screen Actors Guild.He not only was nominated for Male Actor, but grabbed one for his TV work as well. Add in the ensemble for "The Imitation Game" and that comes to three. Not bad...
  • Grammy nominations
    Sam Smith is having a big Grammy nomination day
    Sam Smith is having a good day. As the Grammy Awards nominations play out, Smith is the headline so far. He has been nominated for best new artist, record of the year, song of the year and pop solo performance and pop vocal album.The song is "...
  • Tournament News
    Tournament of Roses Foundation applications for 2015 grants are open
    The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation announced in an emailed press release on Tuesday that from Nov. 4, 2014 through Jan. 29, 2015, it is accepting applications for grants in the categories of performing and visual arts, sports and...
  • National YoungArts Foundation launches "Outside the Box" free performance series
    National YoungArts Foundation launches "Outside the Box" free performance series
    On Saturday, October 25, the National YoungArts Foundation hosted "Outside the Box," the first of a series of free performances by YoungArts alumni. Grammy award-nominated musician Dave Eggar, joined by dancers, Michele de la Reza,...
  • Battle brewing
    'Nightcrawler' fails to beat out 'Ouija'
    UPDATE: "Ouija" was able to edge out "Nightcrawler" to take the Halloween weekend box office crown. The winner was "Ouija" with $10.7 million while "Nightcrawler" hauled in a paltry $10.4 million.EARLIER: It...
  • Crawling into theaters
    Hollywood takes Halloween off
    A funny thing happened on the way to Halloween this year. For the most part, Hollywood is ignoring it, much like one other holiday this past year.That would be July 4. That is correct, two holidays that, in the past, garnered much more attention....
  • Ferocious 'Fury'
    'Fury' beats down 'Gone Girl' for a win
    It was a World War II drama that took the lead with a fury at the box office. It ended up being an easy win over a two-time winner and a Halloween-themed film.Brad Pitt and his R-rated "Fury" stormed to the top with $23.5 million as it...
  • Strong hold
    'Dracula Untold' takes bite out of 'Gone Girl' win
    "Gone Girl" went on and won another tight box office race as it fended off "Dracula Untold." The numbers were not as close as last week's race, but it was still good for the box office."Gone Girl" took in $26.8...
  • Ben gets the buzz
    Battle of young and old at the box office
    All the buzz right now is for "Gone Girl," and rightly so, but that doesn't mean an easy win at the weekend box office. It will be a battle between young and old at movie theaters.Ben Affleck and Rosumund Pike tackle "Gone Girl...