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Movie Review: Hillary Swank gives inspirational ‘Ordinary Angels’ both the heart and heft it needs

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“Ordinary Angels” is based on a real story, and it's a good thing we know that — otherwise, we'd be tempted to think the filmmakers had dreamed up a story too sappy and inspirational to be …

Orchids as muse: Flowers and fashion mix inside the NY Botanical Garden's conservatory

A fashion-creation inspired by nature from Dauphinette designed by Olivia Cheng in
The orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden this year is a whimsical mix of fashion and flower creations. There are multitudes of diverse orchids and accessorizing plants. And there are …

Movie Review: Buckle up for a queer road trip caper in Ethan Coen’s spry ‘Drive-Away Dolls’

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Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan star as Jamie and Marian, best friends and total opposites who are looking to escape their surroundings for a bit in this queer road trip caper directed and …
Movie Review: 'Dune: Part Two' sustains the dystopian dream of 'Part One'

Denis Villeneuve's “Dune: Part II” is almost as intoxicating as “Part One.” Like its predecessor, “Part Two” thrums with an intoxicating big-screen expressionism of monoliths and …

A beloved fantasy franchise is revived with Netflix's live-action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' A new entry in the “Avatar” franchise is about to soar and James Cameron has no part in it. “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is a completely different fictional world from Cameron’s blue moon …
Death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda days after 1973 coup should be reinvestigated, court rules An appeals court says the death of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda days after Chile's 1973 coup should be reinvestigated. The poet's nephew had asked for the case to be reopened to look for causes other …
San Francisco Opera commissions Huang Ruo's `The Monkey King' for 2025 premiere, based on novel The San Francisco Opera has commissioned Huang Ruo to compose “The Monkey King” for a fall 2025 premiere — based on an episode from the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West.” The …
Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke give sexploitation cinema a queer spin in 'Drive-Away Dolls' Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke's “Drive-Away Dolls" signifies both the much-awaited return of Coen to narrative filmmaking and the giddy revival of a long-dormant spirit of ’70s B-movie filmmaking. …
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 25-March 2
Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Feb. 25-March 2 include country singer Luke Combs, singer-rapper-actor Becky G and author John Irving. Actor Bryce Dallas Howard turns 43, singer Jon …
Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry connect with their Jewish heritage in new film ‘Treasure’
Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham play a convincing father and daughter in German director Julia von Heinz’ first English-language movie, “Treasure.” The comedy-drama set in post-communist Poland had …
Welcome to the 'Hotel California' case: The trial over handwritten lyrics to an Eagles classic
An unusual criminal trial is set to open over the handwritten lyrics to a classic rock blockbuster: the Eagles' “Hotel California.” A noted rare-book dealer, a former Rock & Roll Hall of Fame …
Once banned by communists, Poland's stately 18th century dance garners UNESCO honors
Once banned by rulers dispatched from Moscow, Poland’s stately polonaise dance is now honored by UNESCO. The 18th century dance has been performed from aristocratic balls to village celebrations, …
Naomi Campbell walks for star-studded Burberry show at London Fashion Week
“Saltburn” star Barry Keoghan and “The Crown” actress Olivia Coleman are among celebrities who turned up on the VIP front row to watch Burberry's latest fashion show, which took inspiration …
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The best movies of 2024 so far

Stacker ranked the best films of 2024 so far, using data from Metacritic. Keep checking back to see this list grow as the year progresses.
Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony
Using data provided by the Academy Awards, Stacker compiled a list of 25 Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony.
24 of the most anticipated movies coming in 2024
From the "Mean Girls" musical to the "Nosferatu" remake, Casino Bonus CA highlighted 24 films audiences are most looking forward to in 2024.
Highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years
Stacker compiled a ranking of the highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years, using domestic box office gross from The Numbers.

Best films turning 50 in 2024

Stacker ranked the top 50 films turning 50 years old in 2024, providing a strong overview of the innovative and long-lasting impact of 1974 cinema.

Are the Grammys biased against hip-hop and rap? Here's what the numbers say.

Stacker dove into Grammy nominations, Billboard charts, and Spotify and Last.fm data to quantify the Recording Academy's predisposition to hip-hop.

10 first-time Grammy nominees for 2024

Stacker highlighted 10 artists nominated for a Grammy at the 2024 awards ceremony for the first time.

Take laughter, add tears: The secret recipe for the most-liked Super Bowl ads

The Conversation looks at Super Bowl ads and what makes for a successful one.  

25 actors who've come out after playing an LGBTQ+ character

Stacker referenced various news articles to compile a list of 25 celebrities who have come out after playing an LGBTQ+ character.

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25 celebrities who you may not realize have learning disabilities
Marker Learning compiled a list of 25 celebrities you may not realize are affected by learning disabilities, using a variety of news sources.  
Biggest NFL playoff upsets of the last 70 years
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the biggest playoff upsets in NFL history since 1952 using historical point spread data from Stathead.
Highest-grossing genres at the 2023 box office
Casino Bonus CA broke down 2023 box office data to determine which movie genres have brought in the most money as of early December.
10 popular '90s artists going on tour in 2024
Stacker compiled a list of 10 popular '90s artists going on nostalgic tours in 2024, including full-blown reunions and album anniversaries.
Osage history comes to Hollywood in 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
The Daily Yonder looks at the cultural and local impact from Martin Scorsese's latest film retelling a dark chapter in Oklahoma's past.

10 reality shows that were hits in other countries before the US

OLBG found 10 reality shows that were hits in other countries before they became household names in the United States.

Top 25 stars of 2023, according to the people

Stacker used IMDb data on 2023's top stars to showcase the stars who consistently ranked the highest on IMDb's STARmeter throughout the calendar year.

Symbol of a superhero empire: The evolution of Marvel's logo

Trademark Engine dives into the history of Marvel's logo, tracing its evolution from a simple design to an iconic emblem of superhero and cinematic excellence. 

5 of the best holiday travel movies

'Tis the season for travel! Airalo researched holiday travel movies and curated a list of five of the best, consulting user ratings on IMDb.

The highest-grossing Christmas weekend movies from the last 40 years

Casino Bonus CA compiled a ranking of the highest-grossing movies during Christmas weekend since the 1980s using data from The Numbers.

From A-listers to tennis legends: 20 famous figures who are also surprisingly musicians
Skoove scoured the internet for 20 famous figures, from athletes to actors to politicians, who you might not know are also musicians.
The Napoléon that Ridley Scott and Hollywood won’t let you see
The 1802 Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot was part of Napoléon's effort to retake Haiti − then known as Saint-Domingue − and reestablish slavery in the colony. Wikimedia Commons …
15 unconventional Christmas albums from the past 50 years
Stacker brings readers 15 of the most unconventional Christmas albums, from new material to covers to those totally made up for an alternate universe.
25 most covered country songs of all time
Stacker looked at data on recorded covers from Second Hand Songs and ranked the top 25 songs that fit in the country genre.
The Associated Press has won the best documentary prize at the British Academy Film Awards for Ukraine war documentary “20 Days in Mariupol.” The film was produced with PBS’ “Frontline.” …
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Pitbull and DJ Khaled represented South Florida at the Daytona 500. The trio of Sunshine State celebrities brought a dose of star power to Sunday’s scheduled race day …
“Oppenheimer” was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards, taking seven trophies including best picture, director for Christopher Nolan and actor for Cillian Murphy. Emma Stone was …
Atom-bomb epic “Oppenheimer” could smash records at the British Academy Film Awards if it makes good on its field-leading 13 nominations. Christopher Nolan’s biopic is up for trophies including …
Wednesday, February 21   GPL Teen Time   The Girard Public Library will be hosting a teen night for grades 6th through 12th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Attendees will …
Wednesday, February 21   Blanket Brigade    Join the Blanket Brigade in making quilts for those in need. The Brigade meets every Wednesday, except the first Wednesday of the …