James Franco, center, and Tim Blake Nelson, left, introduce the film "The Sound and the Fury," based on William Faulkner's 1930 classic and directed by Franco. (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – In its 12th year, the Oxford Film Festival proved to show no signs of slowing down, even with the four volunteer directors stepping down. Special guests James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson joined the festival this year with their film “The Sound and The Fury,” which had […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The first hurdle of a heist movie is to keep the audience guessing, and Will Smith’s latest, “Focus,” easily manages that feat. Smith is Nicky, a con man’s con man, the kind of guy who immediately knows what other con men are doing wrong. In this case, the object […]

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In addition to being one-half of the Wizard 106 Hometown Morning Show, "Roadkill" Bill Hughes is the station's program director and promotions director. "You have to wear multiple hats," he said.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – “Roadkill” Bill Hughes says small-town radio has to be community oriented, but who’s going to take the word of a guy named “Roadkill?” In this case, he probably knows what he’s talking about. He started as a part-time deejay at a small station in Arkansas in 1990, […]

Kyle and Mistie Knight use luggage to create a sense of danger during their appearance on FX’s “Wizard Wars.” (Courtesy)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal LAS VEGAS – The best thing magicians can do for other magicians is surprise them. “When you don’t see it coming, it’s rare,” said Pontotoc native Mistie Williams Knight, a professional magician with her husband and partner, Kyle Knight. The pair recently appeared on FX’s “Wizard Wars,” where they […]

By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES – Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Winter Jam, the annual Christian music festival that features a diverse lineup, has been postponed due to the winter weather that visited the region this week. The concert, with acts like Skillet, Newsong, For King and Country, and Francesca Battistelli performing, has been rescheduled for March 26 […]

If you’re anything like me, then you probably wash your hair quite often and use shampoo. You’re average height, you’re called Derek, and you have an affinity for movie posters. Well, I have some stories to tell you, Derek. In actuality, that is from a sketch on “A Bit of Fry and Laurie,” but it’s […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I’m not against all bad movies, and make no mistake: “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” is a bad movie. I knew that going into the theater, mostly because the original “Hot Tub Time Machine” wasn’t that great of a movie. Over the years, people have told me they look […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal FULTON – Head into a world of pure imagination this weekend in Fulton with the Itawamba Players’ production of “Willy Wonka Jr.” Based on the classic 1971 musical film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” this performance features a cast of over 60 kids bringing the music and joy […]