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.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.