This past June John Lennon’s remastered post-Beatles oeuvre became available on 180-gram vinyl as a nine-LP box set, John Lennon, ‘Lennon’ (Capitol). This week, the albums can be purchased as individual LPs.
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They say pot makes you paranoid. In Mike Howell’s case, apparently not enough.
“Little Boy”: 2 stars. The film is guilty of trying too hard. Had it just focused on a youngster’s heartbreaking efforts to get his father home from World War II, it would have been a touching tale.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 16, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.
THE ROYALS: Sex, drugs and scandal vex (fictional) modern U.K. monarchy in E!’s delish new soap hit. Elizabeth Hurley steals scenes as the scheming queen-on-wheels, with Vincent Regan the king who’s had enough, William Moseley and Alexandra Park their tabloid-bait heirs. Plus: Joan Collins! (Season 2 starts in November.)
The Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Aug. 10:
Netflix continues to make inroads in the movie space. Last week it announced it had acquired “Mascots,” a new movie from Christopher Guest about, well, just that. And this fall it will release Cary Fukunaga’s new movie, “Beasts of No Nation.”
A funny thing happens when you watch “Straight Outta Compton,” the biopic charting the rise and fall of trailblazing rap group N.W.A. The story focuses on three of the group’s members — Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and Ice Cube — and one of the first things you notice is how similar the actor playing Cube looks to his real-life counterpart.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 2, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.
Kathie Lee Gifford’s colleagues at NBC’s “Today” paid tribute to the life of her husband, football legend and broadcaster Frank Gifford, who died Sunday.
LOS ANGELES — Like an android that has achieved human consciousness, Jon Stewart is often discussed as if he were an emerging species, the first of his kind — a comedian who became a political force, an entertainer who often functioned as a journalist.
If there’s one idea that “A LEGO Brickumentary” wants to express, it’s that those little plastic bricks aren’t just child’s play. The documentary about everyone’s favorite construction block toy seeks to educate audiences about the limitless possibilities contained within the very simple design. Just add imagination and see what happens. Directed by documentary vets Keif Davidson and Daniel Junge, with narration by Jason Bateman, “A LEGO Brickumentary” opens up the world of LEGO, along with the people and mini-figurines that populate it.
One of the many talents of Tom Cruise is the ability to elevate a ho-hum movie format into a goodie box of creative surprises. To me, that’s a skill that even tops doing his own stunts. Cruise has sometimes been a cocky 7 out of 10 as a performer, but as a movie-developing producer he’s dependably a 9.5. His “Mission: Impossible” series has transformed traditional action espionage into high-concept team stories with a crew of clever protagonists, snappy dialogue and gravity-defying stunts.
On the season finale of “The Bachelorette” Monday night, 29-year-old dancer Kaitlyn Bristowe accepted a marriage proposal from 28-year-old personal trainer Shawn Booth, naming him the winner of the season. Minutes earlier, she dumped the runner-up, 34-year-old software sales executive Nick Viall, who angrily left in a limo ride of shame.