I'll admit it. About an hour into "Fantastic Four," the inexplicably plodding and dreary new attempt to adapt the beloved Marvel story, I started thinking about Ethan Hunt from "Mission: Impossible."
A free concert of opera and show tunes at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at First Presbyterian Church, 324 Madison St., will feature Jefferson City native Suzanne Woods.
Jon Stewart said an emotional goodbye on Thursday, after 16 years on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” that established him as America’s foremost satirist of politicians and the media.
Lianne La Havas, "Blood" (Nonesuch)
Lianne La Havas is a 25-year-old London singer-songwriter with a big fan in Prince, who featured her on his album "Art Official Age" and last year performed a secret gig for a dozen people in her living room.
"The Marriage of Opposites" (Simon & Schuster), by Alice Hoffman
Midway through Alice Hoffman's latest novel, the mother of the great impressionist painter Camille Pissarro takes her 2-week-old son into the forest to find a medicine man she hopes can cure him of the malady that has kept him from eating or sleeping since birth.
Jamie Lee Curtis has a trick to not laughing while filming a scene for Fox’s new series “Scream Queens” no matter how funny the dialogue gets, particularly when it’s improvisation from Niecy Nash.
A problem with a carburetor part led to engine failure and the crash of a vintage airplane piloted by actor Harrison Ford in California earlier this year, federal investigators said Thursday.
Missouri’s State Fair continues each year with its main mission “to promote agriculture,” Fair Director Mark Wolfe said in a recent interview. But it also exists to entertain, with a variety of contests, competitions, exhibits and carnival rides.
Figuring out who's the bully and who's the victim is part of the mystery in "The Gift," a satisfying directorial debut from writer, producer and star Joel Edgerton.
"Broken Promise" (NAL/Penguin Random House), by Linwood Barclay
Linwood Barclay returns to the small town of Promise Falls for his latest novel, "Broken Promise," bringing back several characters and delivering another gripping tale.
When Apple announced new iPod music players a few weeks ago, many people asked why anyone would need iPods when smartphones can play music and more. I had that question myself — until I remembered I’ve been carrying an iPod almost every day, mostly for my runs.
"Phoenix," by the German filmmaker Christian Petzold (the Oscar-nominated "Barbara"), is a post-World War II drama set in Germany where the bombed-out streets of Berlin are strewn with rubble and shame.
"Badlands" (Minotaur Books), by C.J. Box
The new Wild West, in which a hamlet becomes a boomtown because of its oil-rich fields, makes a sturdy background for C.J. Box's intriguing new stand-alone novel.
Watkins Family Hour, "Watkins Family Hour" (Family Hour Records)
The 11 songs, all covers, were recorded live in the studio in an attempt to capture the convivial charm of the variety shows hosted monthly by Sara and Sean Watkins at a Los Angeles club.
"The Tournament" (Gallery Books), by Matthew Reilly
Matthew Reilly, known for writing intense, over-the-top action thrillers, abandons his brand and delivers "The Tournament," a historical novel set in 1546.