Movie review: 'Arabian Nights: Vol. 1 � The Restless One' is ambitious portrait of Europe in crisis

The subtitle tells the truth; here is a wonderfully restless movie. To the critic-turned-filmmaker Miguel Gomes, Portugal has become a socially unjust excuse for a "bread and water" existence. His feelings about the state of his nation inform every seemingly clashing element of his three-part, si... Read more

Movie review: A portrait of 1960s' 'Troublemakers' who changed the art world landscape in a big, big way

An involving and exciting inside look at some of the most middle-of-nowhere outdoors art ever made, "Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art" is a brief 72-minute documentary that covers a lot of territory, both literally and figuratively. Read more

Jason Sudeikis is an everyman for the early 21st century

When Jason Sudeikis was making the Farrelly brothers' 2011 comedy "Hall Pass," writer-director Peter Farrelly told the comic actor he reminded him of Jack Lemmon, the everyman Oscar winner who was equally adept at comedy and drama. Read more

Movie review: In 'Rams,' hardheaded Icelandic brothers clash with each other but love their animals

"Rams" is named not only in honor of the sheep that are central to its story but also because of two men, as hardheaded and rambunctious as they come, who are devoted to the sheep but can't stand each other. Read more

TV time: Make screen time count with TV that can actually teach kids quality lessons

When kids' TV shows bill themselves as educational, lots of parents take their word for it. But how many of these shows are backed by childhood-development principles, quality research, and an understanding of how kids learn best from media? Actually, quite a few. From social-emotional learning t... Read more

Review: Spike Lee's 'Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall' really shakes it down

The title of Spike Lee's "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall," an exhilarating new documentary on Showtime, could not be any plainer or more accurate. It's the story of how a child prodigy and pre-teen idol became a world-conquering solo artist, from the Jackson 5, to the Jacks... Read more

Coldplay's latest video criticized for portrayal of India

India Coldplay Criticized

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British rock band Coldplay's latest music video has triggered a debate in India over its portrayal of the country with critics accusing its producers of showing stereotypical images of India with Hindu holy men, peacocks and colorful festivals. Read more

Gymnast Tweddle injured training for winters sports TV show

Britain Tweddle TV Show Injury

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Beth Tweddle, a former Olympic bronze medalist in gymnastics, is recovering in an Austrian hospital after undergoing neck surgery following a fall while training for a winter sports reality television show. Read more

Flavor Flav to face Vegas judge in DUI, speeding, pot case

The entertainer Flavor Flav is due to face a Las Vegas judge on misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding and marijuana possession charges stemming from a vehicle stop last May. Read more

Spain: Madrid city calls for release of puppeteers

Madrid city hall apologized Monday to parents for exposing their children to a violent puppet show, but says jailing the puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism was disproportionate. Read more

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