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  • Movie spoilers are everywhere in the age of social media Movie spoilers are everywhere in the age of social media These days it's more difficult than ever to go into a movie cold, without knowing too much about it ahead of time. There are no surprises anymore, or so it seems.And if you think you don’t like it, how do you think the filmmakers feel?Pity the poor movie director who’s being coy in interviews so as not to reveal that ...
  • Movie review: Ronan's pitch-perfect performance guides quirky coming-of-age story 'Lady Bird' Movie review: Ronan's pitch-perfect performance guides quirky coming-of-age story 'Lady Bird' “LADY BIRD” — 3 stars — Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts, Lois Smith; R (language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying); in general releaseGreta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” isn’t a story about learning to love where you come from — it's about realizing you’ve loved it all along.Gerwig’s film follows Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), ...
  • Movie review: Frances McDormand goes mama bear in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Movie review: Frances McDormand goes mama bear in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” — 3½ stars — Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges; R (violence, language throughout and some sexual references); in general releaseAs “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” churns through its final act, you may find yourself thinking — on multiple occasions — “If this movie ends now, I will hate ...
  • 3 must-have apps for Black Friday shopping 3 must-have apps for Black Friday shopping No more waiting — Black Friday is only a day away.App analytics company App Annie says Black Friday 2017 is set to be the biggest mobile shopping day ever. Yes, we’re talking buying gifts straight from our phones and tablets.While most of us have historically done our online shopping on computers, Adobe Digital Insights says this year will be different. ...
  • This sleeping habit DOUBLES your risk of delivering a stillborn baby, recent study reveals This sleeping habit DOUBLES your risk of delivering a stillborn baby, recent study reveals The number of stillborn babies birthed is larger than you may think. One in 200 pregnancies in the United Kingdom and one in 160 pregnancies in the United States ends in stillbirth. In fact, a large percentage of these pregnancies were low-risk and had no complications, leaving doctors stunned as to the cause of death.For this reason, researchers have decided ...
  • Uber wants to end motion sickness in cars. Here's how Uber wants to end motion sickness in cars. Here's how Uber hopes to soon end one of the biggest problems facing drivers today: motion sickness.The company filed a new patent earlier this year that introduces the “Sensory Stimulation System,” which effectively synergizes what you see and feel in a car.“With the advent of autonomous vehicle technology, rider attention may be focused on alternative activities, such as work, socializing, reading, writing, ...
  • Video game review: 'Fire Emblem Warriors' is a fantastic action/strategy game Video game review: 'Fire Emblem Warriors' is a fantastic action/strategy game Even though Omega Force’s “Warriors” video game series has been hit or miss over the years, its bright spots tend to be crossovers with other media franchises.“Fire Emblem Warriors” is no different. By marrying Fire Emblem’s strategy trappings with hack-and-slash battlefield combat, Koei Tecmo has delivered a satisfying and addicting action experience for the Nintendo Switch. While fans of Nintendo’s ...
  • Giving experiences instead of more stuff this Christmas Giving experiences instead of more stuff this Christmas We’ve all heard the mantra: Give experiences, not more stuff at Christmas.This is fine advice, except the people who generally dole out such sage wisdom are also those who can afford to give experiences like going to Disney World on Christmas Day or on a Caribbean cruise to ring in the New Year.For most of us, lavish “experiences” like that ...
  • Several forgotten films worth checking out are new to DVD, Blu-ray Several forgotten films worth checking out are new to DVD, Blu-ray Several old movies have come to DVD or Blu-ray for the first time this week, led by a 1966 Mexican western with a surprising authorship.“Time to Die” (Film Movement, 1966, b/w, not rated/probable PG-13, in Spanish with English subtitles, audio commentary, introduction; 16-page booklet). After spending 18 years in prison for murder, Juan Sayago (Jorge Martínez de Hoyos) returns home, ...
  • Don’t jump over Thanksgiving Don’t jump over Thanksgiving We were a bit bothered a couple of weeks ago as we watched big stores pull down their Halloween witches and pumpkins and immediately replace them with Santas and reindeer.What happened to Thanksgiving? What about the pilgrims and Indians? What about the November we used to have in between October and December? What about the best holiday of the year? ...
  • Movie review: Talk-heavy 'Last Flag Flying' searches for the complex meaning of military service Movie review: Talk-heavy 'Last Flag Flying' searches for the complex meaning of military service “LAST FLAG FLYING” — 3 stars — Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, J. Quinton Johnson, Deanna Reed-Foster; R (language throughout including some sexual references); Broadway"Last Flag Flying" is a bittersweet and searching tribute to military veterans, specifically those who served in Vietnam.Richard Linklater's film follows three vets as they transport the body of a fallen soldier. The story opens ...
  • Would you spend $30 to eat Thanksgiving dinner with your family? Would you spend $30 to eat Thanksgiving dinner with your family? Would you pay to spend time with your family on Thanksgiving?Social media went into a frenzy last week when a user mentioned that her aunt charges the family $30 for a Thanksgiving meal.Now, national and local news outlets have picked up on the trend, wondering whether or not people are willing to pay to eat Thanksgiving with their family.But Lisa ...
  • Here are the most-used emojis on Thanksgiving Here are the most-used emojis on Thanksgiving Get ready to receive some emojis Thursday.It’s no secret your friends and family will likely send you little emoticons and emojis to honor the holiday.Emojipedia, the website that has definitions on all emojis, put together a list of the most-used Thanksgiving emojis shared on the holiday.Clapping hands topped the list, followed by hearts, celebration, hot beverage and the United States ...
  • BBC discovers the hidden secrets that influence your restaurant choices BBC discovers the hidden secrets that influence your restaurant choices Restaurant menus have some hidden secrets that affect the way you buy your food.BBC Future, which offers in-depth coverage of science, health and technology, recently unveiled the “secret trick hidden inside restaurant menus.”“Great thought and effort go into creating restaurant menus — and there are some very powerful psychological tricks employed to make you choose,” according to the BBC.The menu ...
  • Grandma says Thanksgiving is a good time to reflect on gratitude Grandma says Thanksgiving is a good time to reflect on gratitude My grandmother Fleeta was a cheery person.That’s what I’m told, anyway.She had a can-do attitude. She laughed when she could have cried. She raised her children with a mixture of gentle acceptance and high expectations.She lived through the loss of her mother, then her brother, then the Great Depression, then the loss of several pregnancies and her dreams to have ...
  • Movie review: Charming new film says Dickens is 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' Movie review: Charming new film says Dickens is 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' “THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS” — 3 stars — Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Morfydd Clark, Ger Ryan; PG (thematic elements and some mild language); in general releaseEarlier this month, “Goodbye Christopher Robin” gave us the story behind A.A. Milne's beloved Winnie the Pooh books. Now, as we pass through Thanksgiving and prepare for the Christmas season, ...
  • Movie review: Pixar's 'Coco' will turn the hearts of the children to their fathers Movie review: Pixar's 'Coco' will turn the hearts of the children to their fathers “COCO” — 3 stars — Voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor; PG (thematic elements); in general releaseWhile so many films build around a character’s personal quest to chase dreams, “Coco” takes a different angle, one that will ring especially true to anyone who has ever heard the reference about the hearts of the ...
  • She didn't have any pregnancy complications, but her daughter was born dead: Here's the STUNNING rea She didn't have any pregnancy complications, but her daughter was born dead: Here's the STUNNING rea Michelle Cottle knew what it was like to have a traumatic pregnancy.The first time she'd gotten pregnant, she didn't even know she was pregnant until she found herself in the emergency room in agony with a ruptured fallopian tube (the result of an ectopic pregnancy).So the next time she got pregnant, it was breeze.Because of the ectopic pregnancy, the doctors ...
  • What does the net neutrality decision mean for you? Look to Portugal for an example What does the net neutrality decision mean for you? Look to Portugal for an example The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it plans to end net neutrality, a landmark set of regulations that allow equal access to the internet, according to The New York Times.The decision paves the way for companies to charge more or block access to websites.The FCC’s repeal ends the regulations set out by the Obama administration, which “prohibited high-speed ...
  • Disney releases trailer for 'gorgeous' new film Disney releases trailer for 'gorgeous' new film Disney released its newest trailer for “A Wrinkle in Time” over the weekend.Based off the Madeleine L'Engle novel from 1962, the story is about a family who look to rescue their father who disappeared after experimenting with fifth-dimension travel.“The visuals, the stars, the drama? It's all working together like a fine-tuned clock in this trailer,” according to Digg, which called ...

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