News archive from 28 October 2016, page 13

Search for Salinger in the ‘Rye’

Inspired by J. D. Salinger’s 1951 classic coming-of-age novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” writer-director James Steven Sadwith’s “Coming Through the Rye” tells the story of a maladjusted young man in tumultuous 1969 America who is determined to meet J....

 

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“THE ACCOUNTANT” Rated R. Grade: B If you can imagine a mix of “Rain Man” and the Keanu Reeves franchise “John Wick,” you can imagine “The Accountant,” a film about a hired killer with autism that does and does not take itself too seriously. In the...

 
Armed with faith: Gibson film shows WWII feats of medic

Armed with faith: Gibson film shows WWII feats of medic

NEW ORLEANS — When Desmond Doss climbed up Hacksaw Ridge — a 400-foot high escarpment on the island of Okinawa with a wall of dug-in Japanese soldiers at the top — he carried his Bible, his combat medic supplies and the weight of his moral...

 

Weekend TV watch

Where will the power come from? The second season of the Arnold Schwarzenegger-produced climate change documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” (Sunday at 8 p.m. on National Geographic Channel) opens with David Letterman traveling to India to...

 
Tracey Ullman takes on hilarious new roles in HBO series

Tracey Ullman takes on hilarious new roles in HBO series

Why isn’t Tracey Ullman the most famous performer on the planet? She’s easily one of the most talented — and hard-working — as she proves in her new HBO sketch comedy series “Tracey Ullman’s Show.” As she did on her earlier series, Fox’s “The Tracey...

 

A new ‘Muppet Babies’ is headed to Disney Junior

No, it’s not make believe. A brand new “Muppet Babies” TV series is on the way. Disney has begun production on its new take on the 1980s animated show that followed the nursery room adventures of pint-sized Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo,...

 
Rising star: YouTube playing key role in Google's success

Rising star: YouTube playing key role in Google's success

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube has emerged as a break-out star in Google's cast of services as the online video site upstages cable television for a younger generation of viewers looking for amusement, news and music on their smartphones. The trend is...

 

Return of the working-man band

It’s often been said that the true father of ’80s punk was Ronald Reagan, because he inspired so many bands to write topical songs. Nobody embodied that better than The Proletariat, Boston’s most outspoken political punk band of that era. Thursday at...

 

Grand Ole Opry is going north to NYC with new venue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Grand Ole Opry is going north. The famous venue for country music is branching out of Tennessee for the first time its 91-year history with a new restaurant and venue in Times Square. Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., which...

 

Megan Fox shares baby photo 2 months after giving birth

Megan Fox has shared a photo of her new baby boy. Fox posted a picture on Instagram of her lying next to an infant Wednesday. The 30-year-old actress gave birth to Journey River in August. He's her third son with husband and former "Beverly...

 

Phelps secretly took plunge in June, marrying girlfriend

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Michael Phelps took the plunge in June, secretly marrying his longtime girlfriend two months before the Olympic great completed his last gold-medal haul. The Arizona Republic reports the 31-year-old swimmer wedded Nicole...

 

New York's MoMA acquires original set of emojis

NEW YORK — Back in the day, before cars could drive themselves and phones could send stickers and animations, a Japanese phone company released a set of 176 emojis. The year was 1999 and the tiny 12-by-12 pixel designs — smiley faces, hearts of the...

 

Donald Trump could cash in on 'Bill Clinton Inc.' leaks

Revelations unearthed in WikiLeaks emails from an aide that detail the inner workings of “Bill Clinton Inc.” could be an 11th-hour “game-changer” that breathes new life into Donald Trump’s campaign, a leading pollster says. “If it continues to have...

 

Hoekstra says Clinton email scandal disqualifying

Former Congressman Pete Hoekstra, who once chaired the House Intelligence Committee, says he expects Hillary Clinton’s email scandal will end up costing her the presidency and predicts Donald Trump will win a shocking victory on Election Day. “You...

 

Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Trailing with time running out, Donald Trump denounced both Hillary and Bill Clinton Thursday as creatures of a corrupt political system who would use another pass at the Oval Office to enrich themselves at the expense of...

 

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