In 'Rock the Kasbah,' Bill Murray stars as Richie Lanz — a washed-up rock band manager who finds himself without a band in Kabul, Afghanistan, and takes it as an opportunity to connect with an Afghan singer and turn her into a star. And that part of the movie is real.
In Hot Girls Wanted, a Netflix documentary examines the stars of the teenage porn industry, the Internet's most popular. And while it's easy to think of them as damaged or broken, they usually are just like all of us.
Not everyone loves surprises, but Tania Luna says everyone's brain reacts to them in a similar way. And because our responses are designed to make us extra curious and focused intently on the moment, surprises can be valuable moments.
Who doesn't love a good zoo? The animals, for one. Many of the most popular attractions at zoos are animals like tigers and bears, who are particularly prone to boredom and depression when cooped up. That's why some people want to close traditional zoos and take a different approach.
Critics offer plenty of shade to ''Fifty Shades of Grey'' but are sweet on Colin Firth in "Kingsman.'' Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for The Takeaway, guide us through this week’s releases.