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  • ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’ leads Blu-ray upgrades for vintage movies ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’ leads Blu-ray upgrades for vintage movies Several vintage movies have landed on Blu-ray for the first time, led by a quirky comedy from 1990.“Joe Versus the Volcano” (Warner Archive, 1990, PG, featurette, music video, trailer). Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan co-starred in two of the mid- to late-1990s most beloved romantic comedy hits, “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail.” But a few years earlier, they ...
  • Kinetic 'Baby Driver' is a fairy tale triumph of style, substance and a killer soundtrack Kinetic 'Baby Driver' is a fairy tale triumph of style, substance and a killer soundtrack "BABY DRIVER" — 3½ stars — Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Elza Gonzalez, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jamie Foxx; R (violence and language throughout); in general release “Baby Driver” is a symphony of style, sound and story. Moments after it begins, a red turbocharged Subaru is dancing through downtown Atlanta, leading police cruisers on a manic, destructive chase that feels like ...
  • Six brothers are teased for their long hair, but when their hairstylist finds out why, they cut thei Six brothers are teased for their long hair, but when their hairstylist finds out why, they cut thei Phoebe Kannisto and her six sons grew their hair out for years for a wonderful cause.After their hair was long enough, Kannisto and her boys all cut and donated their hair to Children with Hair Loss, a nonprofit organization that helps children with medically related hair loss.What started it all“Three years ago, my friend lost her son to cancer,” Kannisto ...
  • The Clean Cut: Be prepared for this epic Disney villain medley The Clean Cut: Be prepared for this epic Disney villain medley A capella is having a moment right now, and with the help of YouTube personalities Peter Hollens and Whitney Avalon, it’s unlikely to fade anytime soon.On Sunday, Hollens uploaded an “Epic Disney Villains Medley,” produced in collaboration with Avalon. The short video features the duo performing eight iconic Disney songs from villains like Scar, Ursula, Jafar and Gaston.Hollens has been ...
  • Reclaiming the old-fashioned summer Reclaiming the old-fashioned summer I’ll never forget the summer before fifth grade. I spent every day playing an endless game of Monopoly, eating blue and green Mr. Freeze ice pops and mastering the curb jump on my Pink Panther bike.That’s it. No fancy summer camps. No road trips, except the one it took for us to move from Utah to Missouri. No family themes ...
  • The rebirth of etiquette: Are manners dead, or have they simply been repurposed for a new generation The rebirth of etiquette: Are manners dead, or have they simply been repurposed for a new generation Eliana Bonati’s son was having a tough time making friends. Diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, he struggled initiating conversations with his peers.When looking around for books and classes to help him, Bonati started in an unlikely place: She turned to manners.In her mind, manners are how kids learn to express themselves and communicate appropriately. Once he had the skills, Bonati’s ...
  • The unsung hero of the family vacation The unsung hero of the family vacation Well, it’s happened. I’ve become my mother.It was inevitable, and it’s been happening slowly through the years, but on our recent family vacation, my metamorphosis reached a critical point.This realization struck me as we drove through the beach town we were visiting last week, and I kept pointing out the hotels I had researched but decided not to stay at ...
  • 11 signs your mom is your best friend 11 signs your mom is your best friend Everyone says they have the greatest mom in the world, but I truly believe mine tops them all. She’s the best mom and my best friend.Growing up with my parents and three little brothers, my mom and I were the only girls in the house, so we have a special bond. And just like any strong mother-daughter duo, we have ...
  • Peter Sellers’ ‘Pink Panther’ movies debut on Blu-ray this week Peter Sellers’ ‘Pink Panther’ movies debut on Blu-ray this week If you are of a certain age, you know that 1964 was the year of the British invasion as John, Paul, George, Ringo and Peter became superstars.That’s right, the Beatles — and Peter Sellers.Beatlemania took over the music world but Sellers dominated the movie world.True, 1964 brought us other famous, still-popular films — “Goldfinger,” “Mary Poppins,” “A Fistful of Dollars,” ...
  • Have You Seen This? Ben Folds composes song for orchestra in 10 minutes Have You Seen This? Ben Folds composes song for orchestra in 10 minutes THE SYMPHONY — Recently, I met up with an old friend from high school who is a couple of years younger than me.As we caught up, I found out he is the vice president at a large tech company and I had the realization that I am not as impressive as I once thought I was. Then I saw this ...
  • This leaked iPhone 8 case may offer clues to phone's design This leaked iPhone 8 case may offer clues to phone's design A leaked iPhone case may offer a clue to what the iPhone 8’s final design will look like.Mashable received images this week from U.K. retailer MobileFun that shows what appears to be the newest set of iPhone 8 cases.The new cases, made by Olixar, display a case that would fit a phone that has edge-to-edge display with no physical home ...
  • We know when 'Fuller House' season three premieres on Netflix We know when 'Fuller House' season three premieres on Netflix “Fuller House” announced its season three premiere date on Monday, drawing a connection back to the show’s predecessor, “Full House."The Netflix series’ third season premieres on Sept. 22, which is the 30th anniversary of the debut of “Full House” on ABC.Series creator Jeff Franklin announced the decision to coordinate the premiere with the anniversary on Instagram.It will features Candace Cameron ...
  • Delayed retirement good for the mind and probably the economy Delayed retirement good for the mind and probably the economy NEW YORK CITY — Workers who long for an early retirement may want to ponder this before they decide whether to stay on the job or go: Following retirement, life satisfaction initially increases — for a short time. After about a year, it starts to droop.In fact, if they could do it over, on average workers would wait another 1.8 ...
  • There's a really magical Facebook Easter egg for Harry Potter's 20th anniversary There's a really magical Facebook Easter egg for Harry Potter's 20th anniversary A Harry Potter Easter egg apparated on Facebook Monday morning, and it is no longer locked in a chamber of secrets.Fans nationwide can type in several words related to Harry Potter, including house names such as Slytherin and Gryffindor, and notice that a unique color pops up, similar to how people’s names and pages are tagged in statuses, according to ...
  • 5 signs you are out of touch with your spirituality 5 signs you are out of touch with your spirituality You could be in a crowded room filled with family and friends, and yet you feel lonely and disconnected. You pull away from the people who care about you and from the things that bring you joy. And you struggle against those negative feelings. But unfortunately, ignoring this can affect your well-being, your relationships and how you function.There was a ...
  • We know the official title for the 'Jurassic World' sequel We know the official title for the 'Jurassic World' sequel We learned a little bit more about the “Jurassic World” sequel Thursday.The Jurassic World Twitter accounted shared the next installment's first poster and title, along with a tagline that should sit well with fans of the original Jurassic Park film.See the poster for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” here.“Jurassic World” starred Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as two bickering friends ...
  • Bleep Podcast: How 'Wonder Woman' redefines the superhero movie genre Bleep Podcast: How 'Wonder Woman' redefines the superhero movie genre The new movie "Wonder Woman" opened to box office success, critical praise and positive fan reception. What elements made it such a good movie?I bring together four panelists, including my co-host Alan Seawright, to discuss the movie. Be warned — we do get semi-spoilerish, but if you're interested in an hourlong discussion of a two-hour movie, you've probably already seen ...
  • Have You Seen This? Gorilla dances like no one is watching Have You Seen This? Gorilla dances like no one is watching THE DANCIN' POOL — Everyone, I'd like you to meet Zola. Zola is a gorilla at the Dallas Zoo and, apparently, he likes two things: swimming pools and dancing.The zoo's primate supervisor, Ashley Orr, captured this video of Zola cutting a rug, if you will. My math may be off, but I think Zola hits Mach 3 at one point ...
  • J.K. Rowling: There are actually two Harry Potters J.K. Rowling: There are actually two Harry Potters J.K. Rowling doesn’t mess around when she drops bombshells about the Harry Potter universe.In a post on the Pottermore blog, Rowling revealed that the series’ main character Harry Potter isn’t the only Harry Potter.That’s right. There are two Harry Potters.“Yup, you read it right: TWO HARRY POTTERS! And the original one was Harry Potter's great-grandfather! This is too much,” Mashable ...
  • Johnny Depp asks about the last time 'an actor assassinated a president' Johnny Depp asks about the last time 'an actor assassinated a president' Johnny Depp has found himself in some deep water over recent comments toward President Donald Trump.While speaking at the Glastonbury Festival this week, Depp made a threat toward Trump."When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" he asked the crowd to cheers and applause.Depp, who was on stage to promote his film “The Libertine,” asked the crowd if ...

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