In 1994, three teens were convicted of the murder of three boys in West Memphis, Ark. The trial drew national attention, due in part to the HBO documentary series Paradise Lost. The "West Memphis Three" appealed their convictions and were released from prison in August 2011.
The actress and singer's new film follows a small-town church that faces hard times with hallelujahs. Parton, the American icon who came from humble beginnings, says it's a story many people can relate to these days.
In the past year, actor Michael Fassbender has played a mutant villain in X-Men: First Class, psychoanalyst Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method, Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre and a sex addict in Shame. He discusses several of these roles, as well as his part in Inglourious Basterds.
The Iranian film A Separation won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film on Sunday. Critic John Powers says the remarkable film takes viewers inside a country that is far more complicated and fascinating than news headlines indicate.
Television has a long history of trying to make classic films work as a series. Some are successful — think M*A*S*H — while others are flops. Critic Eric Deggans reviews the latest attempts to turn successful movies into TV show: The Firm and Napolean Dynamite.
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