Dinner and a movie.
Yes, I realize it represents a profound failure of imagination, but this was the date I had proposed to my wife for Valentine’s Day this week. But sometimes life’s obligations (not to mention two kids) limit your options for an evening out, so you flail around, punt and resort to an old standby. It still beats takeout and loading the dishwasher, right?
Film and Television
Dinner and a movie.
Any kid who ever tap-danced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for “Annie” can only dream of being as beloved — or as important — as Shirley Temple.
With two weeks to go before Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” premieres on NBC, the new talk show host has revealed his old “Saturday Night Live” colleague Fred Armisen will be joining him as bandleader.
LOS ANGELES — Fox has X’d out “The X Factor.”
Once seen as the next “American Idol,” Fox has canceled the “The X Factor” after three seasons of shuffling judges and low ratings for the musical talent show.
Do romantic comedies have double standards when it comes to cheaters? Find out in this edition of “Frankly, My Dear,” where Taylor Griffin and Taylor Rexrode discuss this as well as the life and death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. This week’s “Trailer Trash” revolves around the upcoming romance drama, “Endless
By Kat Worrall Reporter Today marks the 100th birthday of one of Waco’s oldest buildings, the Waco Hippodrome. The Hippodrome, first opened on Feb. 7, 1914, has survived fires, tornados, openings and closings, and is expecting another grand opening in 2014. Owners Shane and Cody Turner began renovating the Hippodrome
NBC is preparing to remake its late-night lineup as Jay Leno exits as host of “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” today and Jimmy Fallon begins as host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Feb. 17 (at midnight its first week following Olympics coverage, then moving back to its regular 11:35 p.m. time slot). On Feb. 24, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (12:35 a.m.) debuts.
Cinema owners have long complained about the length of movie trailers. Now they’re clamping down. New guidelines issued Monday by the National Assn. of Theatre Owners call for limiting the length of movie trailers to two minutes. The guidelines, which the trade group said were designed to “maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the industry’s marketing efforts,” also call for restricting marketing time for trailers to 150 days prior to the release date of the film, and 120 days for all other in-theater marketing materials. Two exemptions per distributor per year would be allowed for both trailer length and marketing lead time.
With the runaway success of “Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn has arrived.
After more than a year on bestseller lists, her deliciously poisonous ode to a marriage gone bad is heading to the big screen with Ben Affleck starring, David Fincher directing and Flynn writing the screenplay.
Hollywood, we have liftoff.
The 3-D technological wonder “Gravity” and con-artist comedy “American Hustle” each picked up 10 Oscar nominations Thursday, including for best picture. The field of nine top nominees also includes “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Nebraska,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Her” and “Philomena.”