Former Superman Routh in several CW series, including The Flash

Q: I recently watched the finale of “Supernatural.” They really did a great job with the way they ended it. Now that the series is over, I know Jared Padalecki is going to be on the new “Walker, Texas Ranger,” but does Jensen Ackles have anything in the works? — K.L. A: As far as his acting career goes, Ackles, […]


Odd, adult Santa tale is a dark and quirky mixed bag of tricks

There are, quite ­literally, hundreds and hundreds, if not ­thousands, of Christmas movies in the world. And, every year — as sure as we know the sun will come up tomorrow — there will be at least a dozen or more XMass Flicks, alternating between spreading joy and/ or making some of us cringe. This year, of course, is no […]

Trebek’s final ‘Jeopardy’ episodes to air early next month

Q: When will Alex Trebek’s final episodes of the game show “Jeopardy” air? I want to make sure I don’t miss them. — C.K. A: Alex Trebek passed away from pancreatic cancer in ­early November, but he forged ahead during his struggle with the ­disease and filmed many ­episodes of the syndicated game show. From Dec. 21- 28, “Jeopardy” will […]


Yet another spin on the whole horror/comedy hybrid

Humour is hard. Horror is hard. Put ’em both together, and it would seem writers would be setting themselves up for a doubly difficult situation. About 20 years ago, horror master Wes Craven found a perfect blend of these genres, however, in the semiclassic, “Scream, which was penned by the “Dawson Creek” creator Kevin Williamson. It was funny. It was […]

‘The Nutcracker’ comes to the Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Ballet Pensacola invites you to experience the magic of “The Nutcracker” at the historic Pensacola Saenger Theatre Dec. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m, 19 at 11 a.m., and December 20 at 1:30 p.m. Ballet Pensacola’s production of The Nutcracker, featuring a cast of over 100 dancers, hits the Saenger stage December 18 and 19 at 7 p.m., 18 at […]

Retta goes from being a doctor to star in series ‘Good Girls’

Q: I recently started ­watching the show “Good Girls.” A lot of it is hard to believe, but the three lead ­actresses are so good, I’m willing to overlook the details. I recognize Christina ­Hendricks and Mae ­Whitman from “Mad Men” and ­“ Parenthood,” but what has Retta been in? Also, what’s her full name? — F.L. A: Retta, who […]

‘Hillbilly Elegy’

Southern melodrama sadly misses its ambitious, Oscar-baiting dreams

When you take the considerable ­talents of Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Ron ­Howard and bring them ­together on a film project, like ­Netflix did for this movie, ­“ Hillbilly ­Elegy,” you have got to think the odds would be pretty good that the final product would, most likely, be ­something worthwhile and what local legendary film ­exhibitor Jim Norton […]

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is set to be released Christmas Day

Q: When is the new ­“ Wonder Woman” movie coming out? Will it be in theaters or just pay-per-view at home? I really want to see it on the big screen. I miss going to the movies. —Y.G. A: Some cinemas are still open across the country, but there aren’t many new releases. Many are showing re-releases with limited seating. […]

Sofia Coppola following in her father’s footsteps

Q: Is Sofia Coppola still directing movies? Also, what about her father, the ­legendary Francis Ford Coppola? — M.D. A: Despite her family ties, Sofia Coppola did not have a good start in show business. She was slammed by ­critics and audiences alike back in 1991 when she was cast in her father’s disappointing “The Godfather: Part III” ­after ­actress […]

‘ Yellow Rose’

Filipino country artist coming-of-age story is just about pitch perfect

Even in these times, there are a lot of ­choices for people who enjoy movies. This is a truly wonderful, ­glorious thing. With a ­relatively small amount of ­effort, within a few ­keystrokes, you can find something that will match your mood, tastes or ­individual, specific whims on any given, random day. I like many different colors and flavors of […]

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