2016 Rio Summer Games open amid uncertainty, protests

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After nearly seven years of planning, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held Friday in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a historic moment for South America’s first Olympic host city, but so far that’s been overshadowed by an uncertain political situation in Brazil and an overabundance of safety and security concerns unresolved leading up to the games. Will that put a damper on Friday’s opening ceremony? Then, in the film Five Nights in Maine, a husband and his estranged mother-in-law are forced to unite in their grief after the sudden loss of wife and daughter. The film stars David Oyelowo, who joins Press Play, along with writer-director Maris Curran. Next, it’s been a disappointing summer so far for potential blockbusters. Will Suicide Squad or a film that features Kevin Spacey trapped inside the body of a cat break the curse of the underwhelming box office before the kids head back to school? And finally, the Wall Street Journal published an extremely controversial story this week that set off the Cargo Shorts Wars of 2016.

Image: Brazilian paratriathlon athlete Marcelo Collet takes part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Salvador, Brazil, May 24, 2016. Marcos de Paula/Courtesy of Rio2016/Handout via REUTERS