Recapping the Academy Awards
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:25:50 +0000Ryan Andersonhttp://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309642/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE First, we must deal with the host, which the Academy can’t seem to get right--at least in the eyes of the critics and the Twitter trolls. When they go edgy, like Seth MacFarlane last year, people carp that he defiled a classy event. When they opt for safe, like Billy Crystal or Ellen DeGeneres, they’re [...]]]>'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul talks about his new movie, 'Need for Speed'
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:51:18 +0000By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309689/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEThe Magic of Reading
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:43:33 +0000Ryan Andersonhttp://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309696/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE This project was made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library System and is funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
"This is an [...]]]>Movie review: 300: Rise of an Empire’ is as fun as the original
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309928/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEAuthor Stopping at St. James Library
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:56:36 +0000Ryan Andersonhttp://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309699/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Anne Lundquist, the library’s assistant director, said Helget’s book is historical fiction, and it concerns two brothers separated at birth.
"Clement and Angel, a pair of newborn twins, are abandoned and then separated in the logging [...]]]>Books Aplenty
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:47:24 +0000Ryan Andersonhttp://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309789/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE The St. James Library, in conjunction with the Friends of the St. James Library, is holding a book sale Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Proceeds from the sale are used to help promote library programs. Lena Headey, Eva Green talk about 300: Rise of an Empire’
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:57:30 +0000By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309905/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEHeadey is back as Gorgo, though her screen time is relatively spare until the film's last act, when she comes on as a sword-wielding lioness. But fans of fiery females will be very satisfied with the [...]]]>Cooks’ Books: No-frills diet advises to forget the fads
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:05:19 +0000http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229462/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFECreators Syndicate "American Heart Association No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss" (Clarkson Potter) Have you already tried the dozens of new diets that have emerged since the beginning of the year? Even if you're only on your first or second fad diet, it probably already feels like you've been down that road before. Millions have, with still only a less than 5 percent success rate for diets overall. "The American Heart Association No-Fad Diet" [...]]]>Three-movie race for top Oscar
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:58:59 +0000By Tim Miller More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229481/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFESure, some of the major categories – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor – look like sure bets. But the Best Picture contest has developed into a three-movie race. That's good news for this year's Oscars show, which airs live Sunday night. Usually, with all of the other movie awards preceding the Academy Awards, the announcements of the big Oscar prizes seem to follow a script we've already read. [...]]]>Movie review: Stalingrad’ a great war film
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229631/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEMovie review: The Wind Rises’ rises above other anime films
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229827/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEFinal Oscar Predictions for You
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:34:39 +0000Ryan Andersonhttp://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229532/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Supporting actress: Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine"), Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle"), Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County"), June Squibb ("Nebraska"), and Lupita Nyong’o ("12 Years a Slave").
My vote: Lawrence. "Hustle" was the most fun I had at a movie in 2013, she was a live wire, and [...]]]>The Farr Side: Oscar predictions
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:58:56 +0000By David T. Farr More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229560/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEThe 86th annual Academy Awards will air at 7 p.m. EST Sunday on ABC. The list of nine Best Picture nominees showcases how impressive the film industry was over the past 12 months. The artistry, subject matter, stories and performances that make up these hopefuls are some of the best ever captured on film. Best [...]]]>Movie review: Pompeii’ is a pain in the ash
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000By Bob Tremblay More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229905/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEFor starters, the film rips off so many other movies it should be arrested for grand larceny. "Gladiator," "Titanic," "Independence Day," "The Impossible" even "The Horse Whisperer." The movie doesn't contain one original thought. It basically exists to showcase the volcanic destruction of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., proving that "location, location, [...]]]>Movie review: Pompeii’ is a natural disaster
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229917/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFENow, all these years later, there I was, sitting in the audience, waiting to be disappointed again. Not by the eruption this time, but – with the pedigree of director Paul W.S. [...]]]>The Readers’ Writers: Business strategy author Robert Skrob
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000By DA Kentner More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229969/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEMovie review: Endless Love’ thankfully has an end
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000By Bob Tremblay More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140221/NEWS/140229970/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEWell, Romeo would have taken a double dose of poison to avoid sitting through this shoddy remake of the 1981 turkey starring Babbling Brooke Shields. Now, you may wonder why Shana Feste ("Country Strong"), the remake's director and co-writer, would want to resurrect a film that should [...]]]>The Farr Side: Several new features for Idol’ Season 13
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:29:09 +0000By David T. Farr More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229925/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEViewership was down at the beginning of the season, but that was before people truly gave the current judging lineup a chance. Perhaps America still has a bad taste in their mouths from the last year's judging feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. I believe Lopez's return to the panel was a good move. She's a natural fit. Urban proved himself as judge last [...]]]>Movie review: Tim’s Vermeer’ a look at the painter’s possible methods
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:04:07 +0000By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140219601/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEAfter reading a couple of [...]]]>Cooks’ Books: Drown out cold weather with these all-time favorite vegan soups
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:12 +0000By Lisa Messinger Creators Syndicate http://www.stjamesnews.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219622/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFEEven during years when the polar vortex is not blanketing the country, winter is the perfect time to try eating vegan. Hearty soups and stews packed with grains, beans and vegetables are at the top of just about everyone's cold-weather wish lists anyway, and they'll probably never guess that animal products aren't part of the mix. Nava Atlas grants those wishes many times over in her "Vegan Soups and [...]]]>