Alex Trebek has questions

April 30, 2012

By Dan Zak of the Washington Post WASHINGTON – If 6,300 episodes of Jeopardy! count as scientific data, human beings can be classified as a cordial and sedate species, partial to demure wardrobes and simple haircuts. Each human displays a …

War Witch, Una Noche win top honors at Tribeca

April 29, 2012

Missed War Witch but loved Una Noche. The festival wraps up today. By Jake Coyle of the Associated Press NEW YORK — The African child soldier drama War Witch won best film and its 15-year-old star earned best actress Thursday …

The Raven: EAP action man

April 27, 2012

The Raven Grade:87 Cast: John Cusack, Brendan Gleeson, Alice Eve,Luke Evans Director:James McTeigue Rating:R, for violence Running time: 110 minutes By Roger Moore for the Orlando Sentinel The image of Edgar Allan Poe passed down to us is that of …

Safe: a wolf in homeless clothing

April 27, 2012

Safe Grade:83 Cast: Jason Stratham, Catherine Chan, James Hong, Chris Sarandon Director: Boaz Yakin Rating: R, for language and violence Running time: 94 minutes By Piers Marchant for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette It serves Jason Statham well, his diminutive physical stature. …

A video postcard from Steve Hofstetter: How to handle a nasty drunk

April 26, 2012

Once (and probably future) BDA contributor Steve Hofstetter sends along this slice of life from his Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City, NY.

DVDs of the Week: Ti West’s The Innkeepers and Let the Bullets Fly

April 25, 2012

Your monkey is aware that he owes you a couple of Home Movies columns. And I will probably get around to running a make-up column soon. But you can’t accuse me of slacking, can you? Anyway, this is a rather …

Aiden Rose at Community Bakery

April 25, 2012

This is a program note for my fellow Arkansans. The art of Aiden Malcolm Rose, creator of Kung Fu Cat, will be featured throughout the month of May at Community Bakery, 1202 South Main Street in Little Rock. Aiden’s press …

First Look: Peter Jackson unveils Hobbit scenes

April 25, 2012

First Look: Peter Jackson unveils ’Hobbit’ scenes %reldate(2012-04-25T02:44:47 Eds: Edits 3rd paragraph to reflect that filming has been completed By Cristina Silva of the Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit is preparing to leave the shire. The …

Kool A.D.’s 51 mixtape

April 25, 2012

51 by Kool A.D. Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri has, through his Greedhead label, been cranking out consistent releases since DR’s first full-length, Relax. DR’s Victor Vazquez aka Kool A.D’s lastest is a Bay Area-centric tape featuring fellow Californians Young L, …

Lucero covers Bowie’s “Modern Love”

April 24, 2012

Lucero covers David Bowie via our friends at the Onion A.V. Club