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  • Have You Seen This? Little girl meets a robot Have You Seen This? Little girl meets a robot THE SUPER HAPPY ROBOT FACTORY — Robots are a tricky thing. On the one hand, you have great robots like Wall-E, the Iron Giant, Johnny 5 and the Terminator from the second movie. But then you have the really scary robots like Hal 9000, the machines and, well, the Terminator, but from the first movie.My point is, my relationship with ...
  • ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is on Blu-ray, DVD ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is on Blu-ray, DVD A number of notable 2016 movies have been released on Blu-ray and DVD this week, including “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Warner, 2016, PG-13, deleted scenes, featurettes). The magical world of Harry Potter returns with this enchanting adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s prequel novel. Here, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in 1926 New ...
  • More ‘MST3K’ episodes make their DVD debut this week More ‘MST3K’ episodes make their DVD debut this week TV shows on DVD this week are led by newly released episodes of “MST3K” and a “Swan Princess” sequel.“Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXVIII” (Shout!, 1994-99, color and b/w, four discs, four episodes, featurettes, trailers, four mini-posters.) Mike Nelson introduces these episodes as the crew mocks the cheapjack movies “Invasion USA” (1952, b/w), with communists invading America; “Colossus and the Headhunters” ...
  • It's time to stop being friendly and start being a friend It's time to stop being friendly and start being a friend Today, I lost a friend. She was a widowed mother of two, working full time to provide a life for her son and daughter. She was kind and energetic. She was happy and involved. We chatted as we picked up our boys from each other’s houses and exchanged greetings over the back fence. She took my son to the splash ...
  • Maybe going to the movies has always been a repetitive experience Maybe going to the movies has always been a repetitive experience The more things change, the more they stay the same, as noted by 19th-century writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in a famous epigram.I’m frequently vocal about how movies today are too loud and bombastic, about how comedies are too crude and raunchy, and about how theater screens are clogged to overflowing with movies set in outer space or filled with superheroes.Going ...
  • Mom delivers twin boys; when they see them, both parents are shocked at the appearance Mom delivers twin boys; when they see them, both parents are shocked at the appearance Brayden and Cameron Norman, fraternal twin boys, have a lot in common, but look completely different.When Daunte and Jessica Norman, the twin’s bi-racial parents, found out they were pregnant with twins, they wondered what their children would look like and joked about the idea of one being dark skinned and the other light.To their surprise, they did a double take ...
  • The Clean Cut: 13-year-old reporter asks South Carolina's Frank Martin an incredible question The Clean Cut: 13-year-old reporter asks South Carolina's Frank Martin an incredible question Frank Martin, head coach of South Carolina, was sitting in a press conference when he was floored by a question from Max Bonnstetter, 13-year-old reporter for Sports Illustrated Kids.“When you coach and teach your team defense, what’s more important—technique or attitude?” questioned the young reporter.Before he addressed the question, Coach Martin addressed the person asking the question.“First of all, a ...
  • Mother doesn’t understand why her newborn is wearing 2 onesie, until she takes one off and bursts in Mother doesn’t understand why her newborn is wearing 2 onesie, until she takes one off and bursts in A few weeks ago, Naae and Mark had a beautiful baby boy. Instead of having the baby shower before the birth of their son Zyaire, they decided to do so a few days after his arrival.Usually only women attend baby showers, but for this one two males were present, the new baby boy and the proud father. Everything was normal ...
  • ‘Mulan’ director: ‘No decision has been made’ on music ‘Mulan’ director: ‘No decision has been made’ on music Forget everything you know about the upcoming live-action version of “Mulan,” which is probably very little.As the Deseret News reported, the upcoming “Mulan” live-action remake probably won’t have music.“Yes, from what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children,” film’s director Niki Caro told MovieFone last week.Similarly, Sean Bailey, Disney’s president of Motion Picture Production, ...
  • Have You Seen This? How to beat traffic Have You Seen This? How to beat traffic RUSH HOUR — Few things are more aggravating than getting stuck in traffic.Words you wouldn't say otherwise are yelled at windshields, hand gestures that you wouldn't flash are used with gusto, and we all become temporary residents of the seventh circle of hell.I know we're all waiting for a "La La Land" like moment where everyone breaks into song and ...
  • Duchess Kate opens up about the ‘overwhelming experience’ of motherhood Duchess Kate opens up about the ‘overwhelming experience’ of motherhood Duchess Kate gave a powerful speech this week about motherhood while promoting her upcoming series of educational films, according to The Huffington Post.The series, which comes from the charity Best Beginnings, covers topics like mental health, pregnancy and postpartum depression, The HuffPost reported.The former Kate Middleton launched the series with a talk about what it means to be a mother.“Personally, ...
  • 'She just feels the music': How 4-year-old Claire Crosby became a YouTube phenomenon 'She just feels the music': How 4-year-old Claire Crosby became a YouTube phenomenon SEATTLE — At 18 months old, Claire Crosby was often found at the piano in her parents Provo, Utah, apartment playing one note and then singing the same tune. At 22 months, Claire's father Dave Crosby asked if she wanted to sing their traditional bedtime lullaby, and she sang it to him pitch perfect.A short two years later at age ...
  • ‘Brokenwood Mysteries’ on Blu-ray, DVD; ‘When Calls the Heart’ on DVD ‘Brokenwood Mysteries’ on Blu-ray, DVD; ‘When Calls the Heart’ on DVD A popular New Zealand mystery show and a Hallmark Channel favorite make their way to Blu-ray and DVD this week.“The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 3” (Acorn, 2016, four discs, four episodes, featurette, photo gallery). The cases included in this set are the bizarre death of a Brokenwood guide for a “Lord of the Ringz” location tour (spelled with a “z” since ...
  • How was 'Boss Baby' conceived? How was 'Boss Baby' conceived? THE MOVIE THEATER — Do you remember how the last few weeks of grade school before summer break would drag on forever? After watching Dreamworks newest release “Boss Baby,” the summer movie season cannot come soon enough."Boss Baby" tells the story of a 7-year-old only child named Tim Templeton played by Miles Christopher Bakshi as he struggles to come to ...
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    Why Americans like paid family and medical leave but can't agree on the details Most Americans support paid family and medical leave and tend to agree that employers, rather than government should bear the cost. But consensus falls apart when it comes to details like who needs the benefit most and who should pay for it.Those are among the findings of a new Pew Research Center report, which documents greater support for paid maternity ...
  • Video: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tests major robot suit, becomes Tony Stark Video: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tests major robot suit, becomes Tony Stark Jeff Bezos temporarily became Tony Stark this past weekend.According to CNN, the Amazon CEO tweeted a picture of himself inside a massive robot machine, not unlike the models seen in Iron Man films and comics.The photo came from the MARS conference Sunday, where techies talk about robotics, space and machine-learning, CNN reported.One attendee recorded a video of Bezos walking around ...
  • The Clean Cut: 'Eating Twinkies with God' The Clean Cut: 'Eating Twinkies with God' “Now where are you off to?” a mother asks her son as he packs his lunch. “To find God,” he replies. This heartwarming video of a young boy’s journey to find God reminds us that God is found in small acts of kindness.The director of the video wrote in the video description, “Whether you believe or not, we all can ...
  • Have You Seen This? Wind ruins bike race Have You Seen This? Wind ruins bike race WIND TOWN — I own a road bike.Please note, I did not say I ride a road bike, I stated I own one. It is currently hanging up in my garage begging to be sold to someone who will use it.It's not that I don't like it, it's just that I'm fairly lazy and my body isn't really great for ...
  • Routine 'Power Rangers' tacks a dramatic finale on a sci-fi 'Breakfast Club' story Routine 'Power Rangers' tacks a dramatic finale on a sci-fi 'Breakfast Club' story “POWER RANGERS” — 2½ stars — Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G.; PG-13 (sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, language and some crude humor); in general releaseThe success of “Power Rangers” will likely depend on the reaction of its niche audience. Director Dean Israelite’s effort clearly has longtime fans in mind, but his film feels ...
  • Your favorite Christmas song is about to become a movie Your favorite Christmas song is about to become a movie Christmas has come early.Legendary singer Mariah Carey announced on Twitter Monday that her classic Christmas tune “All I Want For Christmas Is You” will be made into an animated feature film that will be released during the 2017 holiday season.“There are traditions we can’t live without. The tree, the stockings, the presents and Mariah Carey,” a teaser for the film ...

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