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  • Fascinating 'Founder' points a critical finger at the man behind the McDonald's empire Fascinating 'Founder' points a critical finger at the man behind the McDonald's empire “THE FOUNDER” — 3 stars — Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak; PG-13 (brief strong language); in general releaseThe first half-hour of “The Founder” might make you hungry, but you’ll lose your appetite by the final credits. If Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” hasn’t already given you second thoughts about patronizing McDonald’s, “The Founder” wants ...
  • Have You Seen This? How to wash a car with a baby Have You Seen This? How to wash a car with a baby THE YARD — Doing household chores is a part of life and teaching your children how to work hard is a valuable skill. It's important to teach them so they can become contributing adults to society some day. It's also important because they can now do stuff that you don't want to.Truth be told I tried to talk my wife ...
  • The Clean Cut: 13-year-old performs ‘God Bless America’ at Peach Bowl through Make-A-Wish The Clean Cut: 13-year-old performs ‘God Bless America’ at Peach Bowl through Make-A-Wish As 70,000 people crowded into the stadium for the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl at the end of December, 13-year-old Andi Jones was preparing backstage to wow the crowd with her performance of “God Bless America.”Jones was able to live her dream through Make-A-Wish Georgia, and this video from Chick-fil-a Chickenwire highlights her story.Chickenwire reported, “Jones, a singer, received an ironic medical ...
  • Final season of ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘Homeland’s’ fifth season on DVD Final season of ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘Homeland’s’ fifth season on DVD Among TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray this week, “Rizzoli & Isles” wraps things up and the fifth season of “Homeland” paves the way for the sixth season, which is on Showtime now.“Rizzoli & Isles: The Seventh and Final Season” (Warner, 2016, three discs, 13 episodes, bloopers). As their last season begins, Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and ...
  • Diesel's 'Return of Xander Cage' is a charmless Fast and Furious knock-off Diesel's 'Return of Xander Cage' is a charmless Fast and Furious knock-off “XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” — 1 star — Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Tony Jaa, Ruby Rose; PG-13 (extended sequences of gun-play and violent action and sexual material and language); in general release“xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” has set the bar for unapologetic schlock entertainment in 2017. Somehow this off-brand Fast and Furious makes Vin Diesel’s ...
  • Late twist puts a traditional Shyamalan signature on compelling 'Split' Late twist puts a traditional Shyamalan signature on compelling 'Split' “SPLIT” — 3 stars — James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richarson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley; PG-13 (disturbing thematic content and behavior, violence and some language); in general releaseDirector M. Night Shyamalan pretty much built his career on dramatic late-in-the-movie story twists. His latest, “Split,” features a pair of such twists, and one will likely make the difference between whether ...
  • Matt Cohler helped build Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Uber. Here's his advice for startups Matt Cohler helped build Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Uber. Here's his advice for startups Matt Cohler is one of the most influential entreprenuers you've never met.Cohler, a managing partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm, worked at several tech industry leaders throughout the United States. He's spent time at Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Uber, Tinder and Instagram, among others.And on Thursday, Cohler spoke with Domo founder Josh James at the Silicion Slopes tech summit, an ...
  • Girl Scouts are marching in Trump's inaugural parade and people are super unhappy about it Girl Scouts are marching in Trump's inaugural parade and people are super unhappy about it Besides selling their famous cookies, the Girl Scouts of America have many traditions. One tradition, marching in the presidential inaugural parade, is causing major controversy in the last few days before Trump’s inauguration.Civic Engagement is in a Girl Scouts’ DNA. Girl Scouts to attend #Inauguration and #WomensMarch: https://t.co/cyjCT1Cpwe pic.twitter.com/wSqNsGdHmR— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) January 18, 2017In a blog post announcing the ...
  • 10 history-making presidential inaugurations 10 history-making presidential inaugurations When President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Thursday, it will mark the 57th presidential inauguration since the nation's founding.It remains to be seen whether the Trump ceremony and celebration will make its mark on history — for good or bad. Here are a few of America's most memorable inaugural moments the upcoming ceremony can be compared with.The ...
  • What I love about 'La La Land,' and how I'm living an alternate ending What I love about 'La La Land,' and how I'm living an alternate ending The first word out of my mouth after I saw the film "La La Land" was a very loud “No!” (Note: There are spoilers in this column.)I sat on the edge of my chair with a huge tub of buttered popcorn and an empty container of frozen Junior Mints on my lap and just stared at the screen while people ...
  • Why kids should be 16 before they join Snapchat Why kids should be 16 before they join Snapchat Snapchat is the most popular social media app for teenagers and requires users to be 13 before they sign up. Twenty-eight percent of those in the United States under the age of 18 are using Snapchat, and say it’s mostly just to send goofy pictures. But ever since Snapchat launched in 2011, critics have been concerned about its potential uses ...
  • 3 ways to overcome criticism in your marriage 3 ways to overcome criticism in your marriage Last week, I made a plea that mothers everywhere be more real in what we post and blog about online.So I’m going to take a bit of my own advice and be real about one of the biggest issues I struggle with as a wife: negativity.I am a fault-finder.I am actually a very positive person, but for some reason, I ...
  • The New York Times: Views on abortion will keep some from Women's March on Washington The New York Times: Views on abortion will keep some from Women's March on Washington More than 200,000 women are expected to participate in the Women's March on Washington this coming Saturday, according to CNN. The event, held one day after Donald Trump takes office, will be led by civil rights activists, who are championing for women's rights. But some women won't be at these marches, and not because they can't get to Washington or ...
  • Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley welcome new son Joshua Bishop Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley welcome new son Joshua Bishop Katherine Heigl gave birth to a baby boy during the holidays, and it's only now reaching the mainstream.Heigl and husband Josh Kelley welcomed their new son Joshua Bishop Kelly Jr. Dec. 20, according to PEOPLE magazine.Joshua Bishop will join his siblings Adalaide, 4, and Naleigh, 8, as part of the Heigl-Kelley family.The couple first announced they were having another child ...
  • Nighttime can be full of problems — and opportunities — for families Nighttime can be full of problems — and opportunities — for families There was a time when I thought all of my problems would be solved when my babies learned how to sleep through the night.Now, let it first be said that not being able to sleep through the night is a problem. It is a big problem. I never knew the actual physical pain one can feel from sheer exhaustion, nor ...
  • Have You Seen This? Climbing without limbs Have You Seen This? Climbing without limbs THE MOUNTAIN — When I woke up this morning and heard my kids get out of bed, I rolled over, looked at my wife and said, "I can't do this today." Then a little later, I saw this video and realized I just need to suck it up. Being a dad is easy as long as you remember all the ...
  • Independent films highlight this week’s new movies on DVD and Blu-ray Independent films highlight this week’s new movies on DVD and Blu-ray This week’s new movies on Blu-ray and DVD are dominated by independent productions, and some are definitely worth checking out.“Long Way North” (Shout! Kids, 2016, PG, in French with English subtitles or in dubbed English, featurettes, art galleries, storyboards). A young Russian aristocrat in 19th-century Saint Petersburg defies her parents and sets out to find her grandfather, an explorer who ...
  • Where ‘La La Land’ fits among movie musicals about show business Where ‘La La Land’ fits among movie musicals about show business With all the praise being heaped on “La La Land,” perhaps it’s time to put the hype into perspective.Is “La La Land” a good film? Yes, very good.Is it an artistic, entertaining and jubilant homage to musicals of old? Absolutely.Is it the best film of the year? Well, that’s more debatable.Yet, judging by the number of trophies it has earned ...
  • Kids 'n superheroes: Tykes absorb the aggressive but miss the altruistic message Kids 'n superheroes: Tykes absorb the aggressive but miss the altruistic message In movies, comic books and other media, superheroes are the good guys, defending a sometimes-battered public against a villain. It's supposed to be a good thing when Superman punches out a bad guy or Spider-Man uses super-strong gossamer thread to tie up a bank robber.But parents who hope their little kids learn to defend the defenseless by watching superheroes will ...
  • 11 games you can play with your kid by barely moving or talking 11 games you can play with your kid by barely moving or talking Coconut oil might be the fix-all for basically anything, but as far as I know, it’s yet to give you a way to get more sleep. For the moms and dads out there who want another few minutes laying under the covers or cuddled up on the couch while still keeping your kids entertained, these games are for you:Hot and ...

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