FROM James Rocchi
Film Roundup: Fantastic Four, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Ricki and the Flash A promiscuous girl, a gift you don’t want, an aging rock musician and a man actually made from rock are all part of this weekend’s releases.
Memorial Day Movie Roundup A scary remake, a disgusting sequel and a star-studded trip to the future are all coming to a screen near you this weekend. We talk about “Poltergeist,” “Tomorrowland” and “The Human Centipede 3” in this week’s film segment.
Friday Movies: 'The Age of Adeline,' Adam Sandler, and More It’s Friday, so it’s time to talk movies. New releases this weekend include the dreamy love story The Age of Adeline starring Blake Lively, a comedy about an immature man, the latest Adam Sandler vehicle, and the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck.
Leonard Nimoy Dies This morning actor Leonard Nimoy died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife said he died of lung disease, which he attributed to years of smoking. Nimoy was best known for playing the human-alien character Mr. Spock on Star Trek. Although Nimoy alternately distanced and then embraced his role as Spock, he was a lot more than Vulcan. In real life, Nimoy was also a poet, a director, an author, a singer and a photographer. We remember him with a couple of our regular film critics.
Snipers, Best Men, and Black Hats We’re emerging from our post-Oscar-nominations hangover today, and ready to talk about new releases. We talk about what’s new at the box office in our weekly film segment.
Dumb and Dumber To, and More in Movies It’s that time of year when we already know everything there is to know about the new releases at the box office, because they debuted at festivals months ago. With a few exceptions, that is: We discuss one, Dumb and Dumber To, plus other flicks hitting the big screen this weekend in our weekly film roundup.
Tombstones and Maze Runners In our weekly film wrap-up: Liam Neeson’s latest action flick, “A Walk Among Tombstones.” “The Maze Runner,” a kind of Lord of the Flies meets Hunger Games. “This is Where I Leave You,” starring Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Jane Fonda. And a return to the Bourne and Bond movies.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.