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‘Five Feet Apart’ author discusses love, life with lung disease and upcoming film

‘Five Feet Apart’ author discusses love, life with lung disease and upcoming film

Rebecca Proulx

March 12, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyles, Movies

BookTrib (TNS) “Five Feet Apart” (Simon and Schuster) is a moving YA novel that captures the hearts of readers through its fragile tale of young love while giving much-needed attention to a debilitating lung disease: cystic fibrosis. While there is no permanent cure for the disease at this time...

Kevin Hart will really, truly, definitely not host the Oscars: ‘I’m over it’

Kevin Hart will really, truly, definitely not host the Oscars: ‘I’m over it’

Special to the viewpoint

January 10, 2019


Filed under Movies

By Libby Hill Los Angeles Times (TNS) Kevin Hart is really and truly done with the Oscars. The “Night School” actor appeared on “Good Morning America” Wednesday and addressed the ongoing controversy surrounding his short stint as the planned host of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. “I w...

Surviving College: Getting through finals week

Surviving College: Getting through finals week

Regan Dorcey, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Movies, Top Stories

NORFOLK --Teachers are cracking down and finals week is approaching fast! Students have to worry about final projects and tests, credit hours, their schedule for next semester and a whole lot more. It’s not a secret that teachers and students are stressed. Christmas break is coming soon, but first...

The popularity of the Stan Lee cameo proved everything the Marvel Universe stands for

The popularity of the Stan Lee cameo proved everything the Marvel Universe stands for

November 13, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Movies

Everything that Stan Lee did was super-sized. Where other writers created worlds, he created a universe populated by heroes blessed, or cursed, with special powers. Their conflicts, internal and external, played out across skylines and time warps, rearranged cities, destroyed planets. Their success ...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ glosses over Freddie Mercury’s roots and religion — just like he did

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ glosses over Freddie Mercury’s roots and religion — just like he did

November 6, 2018


Filed under Movies

In an early scene of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” we see Freddie Mercury celebrating his birthday. Rami Malek, who portrays the late Queen frontman, sits at his parents’ dining-room table as his then-serious girlfriend hears Freddie’s birth name for the first time. And his bandmates are informed that ...

What ‘A Star is Born’ says about love, addiction and the insidious power of music

What ‘A Star is Born’ says about love, addiction and the insidious power of music

October 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Music

Twelve days after opening in the U.S., director Bradley Cooper’s remake of “A Star is Born” already has grossed $100 million. The people, collectively, have spoken, and they love it. (I liked it.) They’re crying on the way into the theaters. The soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 alb...

Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

September 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

It’s a dream come true. FBI officials have found a stolen pair of red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” 13 years after they were swiped from a museum commemorating the actress. The recovery was announced Tuesday by the FBI, though details about how they managed to track down ...

After 14 long years, ‘Incredibles 2’ picks up with its family of suburban superheroes

After 14 long years, ‘Incredibles 2’ picks up with its family of suburban superheroes

July 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fiction, Movies

LOS ANGELES — Brad Bird stood in front of a full orchestra on the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage on the Sony Pictures lot, his leg bouncing to the beat, a big grin on his face. At a recent scoring session for Pixar Animation Studios’ superhero sequel “Incredibles 2,” the film’s writer-director watche...

The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

July 6, 2018


Filed under Activities, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, Television

Can we please talk about film review spoilers without spoiling anything for anybody? Can we respect even the most spoiler-sensitive wishes on this one? We can do that. Can’t we? I’m bad. Already I’m having a hard time playing this one straight. It’s all I can do to ROSEBUD IS THE SLED refrain...

Capsule reviews of feature films

Capsule reviews of feature films

June 17, 2018


Filed under Books, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, On Netflix, Television

BEIRUT. 3 stars. Well-acted, well written thriller about a bitter, failed diplomat (Jon Hamm) recalled to Lebanon during its civil war to negotiate a hostage exchange, a dangerous and complex affair involving competing factions within the U.S. contingent (Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham, Dean Norris), mili...

John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is almost up — but return to Pixar not likely

John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is almost up — but return to Pixar not likely

June 10, 2018


Filed under Activities, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, Television, Top Stories

Pixar and Disney animation head John Lasseter’s six-month leave of absence is coming to end as more allegations about inappropriate behavior — including his treatment of women and credit-hogging — have come to light. Longtime colleagues claim in a piece published by The Hollywood Reporter Wedne...

Cannes jury speaks out on the first festival of the #MeToo era

Cannes jury speaks out on the first festival of the #MeToo era

June 9, 2018


Filed under Movies

CANNES, France — For the first time, the Cannes Film Festival banned selfies on the red carpet. The organization is taking the new rule so seriously that when journalists retrieve their press passes this year, they are also given a bright red postcard reminding them of the rule, decrying “offend...

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