May 01, 2016

Hollywood’s 2015 summer was its second biggest ever, with nearly $4.8 billion in box office. Here are the blockbusters that will hope to match that total, as well as some other notable releases coming in the next four months:


“A Bigger Splash” (May...

Underdogs in summer movies include originality, opportunity

May 01, 2016

NEW YORK — Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity.

More than ever, the big tent of summer moviegoing is held up by a forest of...

Religion news April 30

April 30, 2016


Anderson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4352 Anderson Chapel Road, Macclesfield, will have its annual women’s day service at 11 a.m. Sunday with Minister Erica Smith-Ingram. Music will be by Traveling Gospelaires.

Bell Arthur United Methodist Church, 2380...

Coming attractions: Eastern North Carolina Film Festival brings independent titles to town

April 29, 2016

For about the cost of a matinee ticket at a local theater, movie lovers can choose from among more than 75 titles at Saturday's Eastern North Carolina Film Festival.

The third annual event, to be held at Pitt Community College, will feature 82 offerings, ranging from shorts to full-length...