In a world of on-demand video and movies shrunken to the size of smartphone screens, home-entertainment releases need something special to stand out. The following box sets offer more than movies for every cinephile on your holiday list.
Alexa Davalos has handled her share of rough-and-tumble action in movies including "The Chronicles of Riddick," ''The Mist" and "Clash of the Titans."
Walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and there is no reason to fear evil, but Max Brooks and Mark Waid have taken the 23rd Psalm and made it real: A nexus where hell and earth meet and evil is poised to explode into the world of man.
Elected and business leaders are vowing to no longer let Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine jazz district limp along.
Nobody ever accused Spike Lee of an overabundance of subtlety. He's an unapologetically bold filmmaker, one who hasn't shied away from using a tattered American flag or a "Dead End" sign as hard-to-miss metaphors. But this also works to his benefit: Lee's films rarely fail to leave an impression.
Holly Maniatty creates music — for the deaf.
"A Permanent Member of the Family" (Ecco), by Russell Banks
Russell Banks has long been criticized as being too depressing, too edgy, too dark. But one could argue that life is also many of those things and struggle is often a key to hope and future happiness. These are the moments that Banks chooses to focus on in "A Permanent Member of the Family," his new collection of 12 short stories, six of which haven't previously been published.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother say they will host an online show so they can take their message straight to “Ford Nation,” the term they use for the embattled mayor’s conservative suburban supporters.
Logic, it turns out, isn't always the way to go, at least not for Kenny Loggins.
A western Pennsylvania rocker whose biggest hit was "The Rapper" is suing Sony for allegedly not paying royalties for sampling a lesser-known song that wound up on a rap record, "Letter to the King."
The Miami neighborhood where inaugural poet Richard Blanco grew up, in many ways, resembles Cuba his family left behind.
A child is born, a family is healed, and a sermon on forgiveness is delivered with sledgehammer subtlety in "Black Nativity," a bold but clumsy attempt to bring Langston Hughes' popular musical to life onscreen.
Billie Joe Armstrong has a future in sales if the music thing doesn't work out. Just ask Norah Jones, who had every intention of turning down an interesting but odd pitch from the Green Day frontman because of tour exhaustion when she got on the phone with him.
The secret's out about superpowers among Valiant Entertainment's comics. And for a world unaware, existence is about to be turned on its head from the streets of Tokyo to the corridors of the United Nations.
Getting your kicks on Route 66 been a favorite pastime of travelers near and far for decades. Now, the iconic song by Bobby Troup is part of an exhibit at Oklahoma's Route 66 Museum in Clinton focusing on the music and artists who help bring the famed highway to life.