Summer’s best and worst in entertainment

Summer is often a mixed bag when it comes to entertainment. Good films are usually sandwiched between awful, loud shoot-um-ups, TV shows are light, fluffy summer fun, and the radio is inundated with guilty pleasure music that we'll swear we hated by the time winter rolls around.


Captain America: a perfect summer flick

Since Sam Reimi's "Spider-Man" debuted in 2002, superhero movies have become the new norm. However, in the last few summers, they've grown old and tired, and it seemed that "Captain America: The First Avenger" would be another casuality.


FX brings the awkward with both “Wilfred” and “Louie”

A crude Australian man in a cheap dog suit and a painfully awkward single dad just trying to get by. They don't exactly sound like the most common TV stars, but when has anything on FX ever been common?


‘Super 8’ lacks originality, suspense

"Super 8," the new sci-fi thriller directed by J.J. Abrams, has a lot going for it. It's set in the ‘70s, a decade ripe for funky styles and awesome music. The plot features a conspiracy involving the U.S. Air Force and a whistle-blowing scientist. And Elle Fanning, Dakota's darling younger sister, stars as a moody teenager who's victim to circumstances beyond her control.

 


Pattinson stuns in ‘Water for Elephants’

Robert Pattinson proves he is more than just a sparkly bloodsucker in his latest film, "Water for Elephants." Outshining two Oscar winners in most of his scenes, Pattinson delivers with passion and intensity absent from the "Twilight" films.


Hollywood legend shows us little-known history

It's not justice you're after - it's revenge," Fredrick Aiken (James McAvoy) tells Edwin Stanton (Kevin Kline) in "The Conspirator," director Robert Redford's latest film.


The Ready Set rocks packed Waiting Room

Anticipation and screams filled the air April 2 at The Waiting Room as the crowd, which consisted mainly of teenage girls, waited for The Ready Set to take the stage. The show was the Omaha leg of the Glamour Kills Tour, for which The Ready Set is headlining.


‘Arthur’ remake won’t please fans of the original

Admirers of the original 1981 flick written and directed by Steve Gordon might want to steer clear of the recent remake of "Arthur." No longer filled with subtle humor, this rom-com remake is evidence of a clear generation gap.