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CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has revealed the themes for its upcoming, live political convention-timed shows, and they’re each an amusing mouthful.
RelatedStephen Colbert to Broadcast Live During July’s Political Conventions
For the live shows airing at 11:35 pm Et the week of July 18 (during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland), Colbert will survey “The 2016 Trumpublican Donational Conventrump Starring Donald Trump as the Republican Party* (*May Contain Traces of Republican).”
Then, during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Late Show will take stock of “The 2016 Democratic National Convincing a Technically Historic Event: Death. Taxes. Hillary. »
The play was published in 1998 with the title “The Hinge of the World: In Which Professor Galileo Galilei, Chief Mathematician and Philosopher to His Serene Highness the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and His Holiness Urban VIII Battle for the Soul of the World.”
Gulfstream partners Mike Karz and Bill Bindley made the announcement Wednesday.
Goodwin’s story tackles a pivotal moment in history when the door of unquestionable faith was beginning to close and that of reason and science open, personified by the power struggle between the Italian mathematician, philosopher and astronomer Galileo Galilei and his arch-opponent and one-time-friend, Pope Urban VIII.
The story depicts how Galileo, with his newly discovered telescope, tries to convince the 17th century Pope that, contrary »
- Dave McNary
Having missed it in the theater, I finally caught this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, Spotlight, on Blu-Ray. I thought it was mighty impressive, deserving of all the kudos and awards it has gotten.
Directed and co-written by Tom McCarthy and starring Michael Keaton (having a brilliant career renaissance), Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and a whole slew of really good actors, it tells the account of the breaking of the pederast priests story in the Boston Archdiocese by the Spotlight investigative team of the Boston Globe. The four journalists working for Spotlight are long form investigators who can work on a story over a long period of time, sometimes years.
The movie is both riveting and appalling, making clear how the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Boston – and elsewhere – covered up the sexual abuse of children. It’s a scandal that continues to »
- John Ostrander
3 items from 2016
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