‘Red Sparrow’ with Jennifer Lawrence never takes off

In this image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Joel Edgerton appear in a scene from "Red Sparrow." (Murray Close/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

In the James Bond films, sex with a globe-trotting spy seems to be fun, fun, fun. A martini, a tuxedo, a witty line or two and then it’s off to a luxurious bed with two tanned, muscular bodies. Not so in the new thriller “Red Sparrow ,” where the sex is cold, ugly and often violent.

Fun at the opera

Mozart Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

The Idaho Falls Opera Theatre will present one of opera’s greatest comedies, “Cosi fan tutte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 7 p.m. April 6, 7, and 9 at the Colonial Theatre, 450 A St.

Drumroll: It’s Sir Ringo as ex-Beatle knighted

Former Beatle Ringo Starr, speaks with Britain's Prince William after receiving his knighthood at Buckingham Palace during an Investiture ceremony in London on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it’s a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.

With Vikander leading, ‘Tomb Raider’ isn’t half bad

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Alicia Vikander in a scene from "Tomb Raider." (Ilze Kitshoff/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

In “Tomb Raider ,” which has elements of “Indiana Jones,” ”Batman” and even “Tron: Legacy,” but with an angsty young woman at the center instead of an angsty young man, Alicia Vikander takes a lot of beatings. She is punched in the face, and in the stomach, she is thrown against rocks and sent careening through a forest, she is impaled, hit by a car, left in an impossible one-handed dead hang at least four times, and she is choked, really choked, by both men and women alike.

Do Oscars and Grammys indicate awards shows losing appeal?

FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards reached 26.5 million viewers, easily a record low for what is often the second most-watched program of the year after the Super Bowl. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — After Nielsen’s brutal morning-after report cards for the Oscars and Grammys this winter, it’s worth asking whether television viewers are losing interest in watching the entertainment industry’s most prominent people celebrate themselves.



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