• 2015 NYFF - "Brooklyn" Special Screening

    Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    John Crowley attends a special screening of "Brooklyn" during the New York Film Festival, at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in New York.

  • ‘Pan’ director channels inner Kazam

    Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    NEW YORK — When British filmmaker Joe Wright was about 10, he created a character named The Great Kazam and began performing magic tricks in public. Wright, the director of the new Peter Pan story “Pan,” was basically a busker, hauling his equipment out to a square in Covent Garden to perform amazing feats for passersby. “I was very fat and totally uncool, and I didn’t care at all what anyone thought of me. But I was also very excited by anything and everyone, and I was free,” Wright recalled at a hotel cafe here on a recent afternoon. “And then adolescence happened, and suddenly I wanted the approval of everyone, and I stopped being open and stopped being creative, and I told Kazam he … should just keep his m

  • Judge OKs Muslim film ads rejected by New York subway agency

    Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge gave a green light Wednesday to light-hearted subway advertisements promoting a documentary about American Muslim comedians, saying a transportation agency improperly labeled them political in nature. The ads for the 2013 film "The Muslims Are Coming!" were rejected this year by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the subway system and the rest of the nation's largest mass transit network. The MTA, which had first approved the ads, later concluded they violated its new ban on political ads. Judge Colleen McMahon said the advertisements, created by two Muslim comedians, were not primarily political.

  • Steelers hoping for more from passing game against Chargers

    Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The catch was difficult. Well, difficult for most receivers not named Antonio Brown. If the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro is being honest, he's still kind of stunned he let a potential touchdown pass from Michael Vick get away in last Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to Baltimore. Sure, Vick's pass was a little late. And yes, Brown had to drop to the ground in an attempt to come up with it. Still, the pass hit both of his hands. For Brown, that's one more than he sometimes requires to come down with the ball. A minor chance at redemption came in overtime. Facing fourth-and-1 at the edge of field goal range, the Steelers opted to go for it.

  • BRIEF: ASU's Latino American series to feature filmmaker

    Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - Emmy-nominated filmmaker John J. Valadez is screening his new 30-minute film for PBS, “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta,” Thursday at Angelo State University as part of its “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” series. The film uses both fiction and documentary storytelling to reveal and revisit the history of lynching of Mexican-Americans in the Southwest, according to an ASU news release. The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 100 of the Mathematics and Computer Science Building, 2200 Dena Drive. It is free and open to the public. For more information visit angelo.edu/latinoamericans or call 325-942-2324.

  • Atomic bomb test subject of new 'Manhattan' season

    Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — After the first season of WGN America's "Manhattan," actor John Benjamin Hickey sought to learn more about the Manhattan Project. He and co-star Ashley Zukerman read about the Tularosa Basin Downwinders — descendants of a small New Mexico Hispanic village near where the U.S. Army first tested the atomic bomb on July 16, 1945. They studied the aftermath of the bomb's creation on the scientists. Next week marks the debut of the second season of WGN America's drama "Manhattan," and Hickey said viewers can expect more complicated characters wrestling with moral questions of creating a bomb that could wipe out humanity.

  • Halloween movies/TV shows on Blu-ray, DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    From classic monster movies to tamped-down horror for teens and small fry, a bevy of new Blu-rays and DVDs are out with Halloween themes.

  • All you ever wanted to know about food and farming

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Food Tank, a think tank devoted to helping the impoverished around the world establish sustainable farming practices, sent me this reading list yesterday. I'm only vaguely familiar with a few of the books, but that's not such a bad thing; now I've got a bibliography to guide me through all things food-related ... and you do, too. "A Taste of Generation Yum: How a Generation’s Love for Organic Fare, Celebrity Chefs and Microbrews Will Make or Break the Future of Food" by Eve Turow In 2012, Eve Turow set out on a mission to discover just why Millennials are so passionate about food.

  • 10 must-read quotes by famous Oklahomans

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    Believe it or not, Oklahoma is the birthplace to many people who have gone on to become celebrities and whose names are recognized worldwide. Whether a political activist, a musician, an actor or an author, these Oklahomans have left their mark on the rock we call Earth. Here are 10 must-read things said by famous Oklahomans. [pagebreak] No. 10 - Chelsea Manning Better known as Bradly, Chelsea Manning, of Crescent, Okla., made worldwide news when it was revealed the she had provided top secret military information

  • Bert Seabourn exhibit in Oklahoma City includes satirical, tribal, animal themes

    By John Brandenburg For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Subjects range from realistically handled to gently satiric and more spiritual tribal themes in the “Bert Seabourn: American Expressionist” exhibit at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Oklahoma City.

  • Poet to read at Norman gallery

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Poet Wai-lim Yip will read from his work Monday in Norman as part of a series of poetry readings sponsored by the University of Oklahoma.

  • Theater review: Jewel Box offers suspenseful, fun take on murderous classic in Oklahoma City

    By Anna M. Holloway For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City's Jewel Box Theatre offers a suspenseful and fun take on "Dial M for Murder."

  • Harry Potter, in stores Tuesday, Oct. 6

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    A couple weeks ago, I let you know about a new illustrated version of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The version features drawings or paintings by Jim Kay, who was handpicked by Potter creator J.K. Rowling. She had this to say in a news release: "Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honored and grateful he has lent his talent to it." Words are fine and all, but I just got my hands on a copy of the book, and wow, is it ever gorgeous. Kay's illustrations bring a new appreciation of Rowling's breakthrough kids' novel. Everyone who followed the adventures of Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest will want a copy of this book, which will be

  • Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond juggles new cookbook, cookware, show

    BY JESSICA RODRIGO, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Ree Drummond has stayed busy since her last cookbook was published in 2013. But she’s not just cooking these days. The Oklahoman perhaps known best for her blog, The Pioneer Woman, splits her time between filming new episodes of her Food Network show, writing a new cookbook and releasing her new cookware line. In September her personal brand of cookware and dishware, complete with cutlery, mugs and cast iron pans adorned with butterfly knobs was released. It’s a line that expresses the same personality found on her blog. The bowls and plates have colorful palettes and various patterns from flowers to polka dots.

  • Every new movie and TV show you can stream on Netflix this week (October 4 – October 10)

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock..

  • Blake Shelton Talks Weight Loss, 'Crisis and Chaos in Personal Life'

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Blake Shelton opened up about his divorce from Miranda Lambert, saying he's doing better after a rough summer, Good Morning America reports. "I'm good, I'm not in rehab," he joked about tabloid reports during an interview with CMT's Hot 20 Countdown. "I have to pick up a magazine every now and then to see what's going on with my alter ego, I guess."

  • 'Fast & Furious 8' Is Looking At A Surprising Choice To Lead The Franchise

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    There has been a lot of talk over the last week or so about the director situation on "Fast & Furious 8," the upcoming installment in what has become a multi-billion dollar franchise. There have been a number of names floating around that could possibly take the helm, but now it looks like they’re circling a rather unexpected candidate for the job: "Straight Outta Compton" director F. Gary Gray, CinemaBlend.com reports.

  • Campaign targets sexism on the red carpet

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    For those of you who don’t know, the #askhermore campaign, launched in late 2014 by the Representation Project, tackles gender bias on the red carpet and encourages media to go beyond appearances and ask actresses about their accomplishments and future projects, Yahoo Style reports. The campaign has been endorsed by Hollywood bigwigs like Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler and Connie Britton, and the hashtag has reached over 4 million people, according to social media tracker Keyhole. 

  • Petition Demands 'Maze Runner' Cast Apologize for Stealing Artifacts From Burial Site

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    The cast of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials has come under fire for stealing ancient Pueblo artifacts while filming at a Native American site in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  A Care2 petition demanding that Dylan O'Brien, director Wes Ball and other cast members apologize for disrespecting the Pueblo community was started by 19-year-old fan Maeve Cunningham after O'Brien admitted that he and other co-stars took things from the filming site (despite being given strict orders not to) during an interview on Live! With Kelly and Michael (see below). The petition has so far garnered more than 21,000 signatures.

  • 10 popular movies described in truly misleading ways

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Movies are fantastic. They let us escape reality for a few hours, they provide us entertainment and they remind us of the artform that is film. But have you ever been stumped at how to describe a movie as not to spoil anything, and then you just end up making the movie sound like a total trainwreck or snorefest? It happens, don't hate yourself for it. Everyone does it. In fact, here are 10 misleading/disastrous descriptions of popular movies (as seen on reddit). No. 10 - Nananananananananananana...