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“The Longest Ride”

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:43 am

Associated Press Ever since “The Notebook” made moviegoers swoon in 2004, Nicholas Sparks’ name has been synonymous with teary-eyed romance. The author’s latest novel adapted for the big screen, “The Longest Ride,” is no exception, offering two love stories at once. But the most heartfelt affair here isn’t between its impossibly good-looking stars; it’s shared by a couple 70 years their senior through a story told in flashbacks. Sophia (Britt

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  • PBS’ ‘Wolf Hall’: 16th-Century Powerbroker Makes His Play

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

    ASSOCIATED PRESS lynn elber Sure, “Downton Abbey” is easy to love with its romance, high fashion and Ye Olde McMansion. But, PBS’ “Wolf Hall” boasts its own seductive strength, courtesy of a 16th-century powerbroker who would be at ease in “House of Cards” and the dashing English king he serves. Drawn from Hilary Mantel’s pair of award-winning historical novels that follow Thomas Cromwell as he maneuvers his way through the

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  • “Home”

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

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    In “Home,” the latest adventure from DreamWorks Animation, the misfit alien at the center of the movie is called Oh. That’s because “Oh” is everyone’s reaction when this character (voiced by Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory”) makes one of his desperate, over-the-top attempts to fit in and make friends with humans. The film, adapted from Adam Rex’s beloved kids book “The True Meaning of Smekday,” tells the story

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  • ChattState April and May Fine Arts Calendar

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:56 pm

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        As the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at Chattanooga State Community College finishes up the spring semester, they are offering several more musical performances and theatrical productions to end the season. All events are free, open to the public, and presented at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre, 4501 Amnciola Highway. Chattanooga State students will display their visual artworks in the Humanities Theatre Gallery beginning April 9 at 5:30

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  • “Insurgent” Seizes Top Spot; “The Gunman” Misfires

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:01 am

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    By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.” The second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters, according Rentrak estimates Sunday. Penn’s geopolitical thriller stumbled with only $5 million. While the second films in both the “Hunger Games” and the “Twilight” series boasted opening weekend gains

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  • “The Sound Of Music” Film Clebrates A Golden Anniversary

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

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    The hills are alive with the sound of a big, lucrative anniversary. The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and its star Julie Andrews can’t quite believe it. “This is a lovely moment to mark. I’ve been saying all along it’s like a very bad joke because surely it was only 30 years ago —

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  • Horoscopes 3-19-15

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

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    AQUARIUS (Jan 20– Feb 18): Some misunderstandings could cause confusion at home today, Aquarius. Your natural tact and diplomacy will certainly come in handy. Artistically, you may be inspired to work on a painting or short story that’s been in your head for a while. Even though you don’t pay much attention to your artistic abilities, they may be responsible for some new career opportunities coming your way.   PISCES

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