A short time ago, in a city not far away, Star Wars creator George Lucas decided to build a museum to house his movie memorabilia and his art collection.
There's just one looming question: Where should it go?
Lucas says he'll spend $300 million of his own money to build the proposed Lucas Cultural Arts Museum and will provide a $400 million endowment after his death. In addition to holding Skywalker artifacts galore, the museum would also host Lucas' private art collection, featuring works by Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth, among others.
If there's any doubt that 22 Jump Street is a cartoon dressed in live-action clothing, it should disappear completely when Channing Tatum's lovably lunkheaded Detective Jenko is puzzling over an obvious set of connected clues when â€“ DING! â€“ the answer suddenly comes to him. That "Ding" is literal â€“ the sound is just an office noise from somewhere in the formerly abandoned Vietnamese church where his investigative unit is based.
Editors' Note:An earlier version of this post, as well as an accompanying breaking news alert, incorrectly stated that Ruby Dee had won an Oscar for her role in American Gangster. Dee was nominated for the award but did not win.
Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on stage and screen at a time when African-Americans had few such opportunities, has died at age 91.
â€śHow To Train Your Dragon 2â€ť is a rare sequel that lives up to the original, here in both visual quality and tone. Sometimes, animated sequels tend to go off the razzle-dazzle rails in an attempt to prove their worth (see: â€śShrekâ€ť franchise), but HTTYD2 eschews flash in favor of keeping with the spirit of the first film, a great animated adventure with heart.Â
More than 80 percent of people diagnosed with full spectrum autism are under age 21, raising concerns about what will happen to this â€śgreat waveâ€ť of kids when they reach adulthood.
One new program in Michigan is trying to give young people with autism the skills to they need get a job by training them in the movie business. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Kate Wells of Michigan Radio reports from the set.
It's a writer's fantasy. You author a book. It hits the young adult jackpot. It sells 10 million copies. Hollywood actors fight for parts in the movie.
Welcome to John Green's reality. Not too long ago, in New York City, he introduced a screening of the film based on his novel, The Fault in Our Stars, to an audience of hundreds of teenagers ecstatically screaming his name. They cried copiously throughout the film, which follows a romance between two teenagers with cancer.
You normally hear Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviewing new movies, but this week, we're talking about old films with him instead. That's because he's written a new book called Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film. In it, he offers up tidbits of Hollywood history and behind-the-scenes drama, as well as his critical analysis of some of the world's greatest movies â€” some familiar, some obscure.
With close to 200 appearances on screen, Harry Dean Stanton is one of our best character actors, and itâ€™s often through his quiet moments that he does great work, from a rare starring turn in Wim Wendersâ€™ â€śParis, Texas,â€ť to a blue-collar space engineer in â€śAlien," to Lyle Straight, brother of Alvin Straight in David Lynchâ€™s â€śThe Straight Story,â€ť to the sympathetic father of Molly Ringwald in â€śPretty in Pink.â€ť