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There are few better ways to honor the memory of the nation's fallen heroes than by acknowledging the special sacrifices and answering the special needs of the nation's military community. Few have done more to help veterans and first responders than Gary Sinise, who traces his long commitment back to his breakthrough role as broken Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump."
In 1868, Union Army Major General John A. Logan declared May 30 "Decoration Day," a day to honor fallen Civil War soldiers with speeches, prayers, and flowers and other decorations on their graves at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1971, Congress made the observance a national holiday to remember all those who have died serving our country, and since then, Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May.
"Pain & Gain" is an appropriate name for a movie that inflicts so much of the former on its characters, and, in search of the latter, the audience. It may be the only appropriate thing about this frequently funny but also outlandishly crude and juvenile send-up of mid-1990s body-building culture.
Eva Longoria hasn't slowed down since "Desperate Housewives" signed off after eight seasons last year. In fact, the actress says the word "lazy" isn't in her vocabulary.
Submarine thrillers such as "Run Silent, Run Deep," "The Hunt for Red October," "Crimson Tide" and the classic "Das Boot" have long been a cinematic staple. "Phantom," the latest entry in this venerable genre, doesn't exactly rise to the level of its predecessors. Inspired by the true story of the mysterious 1968 sinking of a Russian sub, it's even more claustrophobic than its setting would suggest.
Partial list of winners at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:
The Golden Globes have an ear for musical drama, handing two nominations to ABC's new "Nashville" and a nod to NBC's freshman series "Smash."
Out behind a small farmhouse on a Long Island country road sits an old gray barn where a tormented artist dripped paint off brushes, sticks _ even turkey basters _ onto canvasses spread out on a wooden floor. Besides making quite a mess of things, leaving splash marks everywhere, Jackson Pollock also created some of the 20th century's greatest masterpieces.
The narrative of HBO's "Game Change" will be familiar to anyone who followed the arc of the 2008 campaign season — so familiar, in fact, that it raises the question of why the movie was made.
The ReelzChannel television network says it scheduled a pro-Sarah Palin documentary on the same weekend as HBO's "Game Change" debut strictly for business considerations, not political ones.
The big shots are charging up glittering campaign machines, worthy of the silver screen. President Obama already has wooed Tinseltown and much of California, even as his strategists huddle to produce a blockbuster voter outreach, maybe in 3-D. But wait. Mitt Romney is not to be outdone.
Two Inupiat Eskimo teenagers from a remote Arctic town find themselves at the center of a tragic killing brought on by a crystal meth-fueled fight during a seal hunt in the frozen north. The childhood best friends try to cover up the death but struggle to elude suspicions, forcing them to confront the limits of friendship and forgiveness.
As a heist movie, "Man on a Ledge" is a bit of a throwback. It's intensely plotted, gritty, occasionally surprising and sparing in its use of elements extraneous to the story.
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Utility crews brought electricity back to much of California, Arizona and Mexico on Friday, a day after a power outage left millions in the dark, paralyzed freeways and halted flights at San Diego's airport.
"I think Pollock's art is incredible," Harris told The Associated Press in a recent telephone interview. "I think it was revolutionary at the time and I think it kind of holds up that way and it is really exquisite."
"I can't even express how invaluable it was to me," he said of the home. "I don't think the film would have really have had the richness and authenticity it did if we weren't filming there. Just on an emotional level, or a metaphysical level of some kind, you know you're filming a story about this man and this is where he lived."