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When White House spokesman Josh Earnest was a few minutes late for Friday’s briefing with reporters, an experienced ringer stepped up to the podium to temporarily take his place.
“Hi everyone, good afternoon,” Allison Janney said, addressing the press corps as her West Wing character, C.J. Cregg, while the journalists in the room chuckled. She explained that Earnest was out undergoing a root canal, “but let’s be honest, I’m better at this than he is, anyway.”
After some brief announcements — including that »
With a spring in his step, director John Carney again explores the relationship between man and music in Sing Street, an ‘80s-set ode to high school jam bands and their eternal pursuit of the opposite sex via after school song-smithing and carefully tousled hair. Once and Begin Again, Carney’s previous almost-musicals, were touching and enjoyable enough, but Sing Street is his most red-blooded artistic statement yet, with dynamic visuals that catch the eye as much as the new-wavey tunes catch the ear.
Carney’s gift is his ability to celebrate life’s disasters as much as its glories, and while Sing Street may be his most winsome, joyful effort yet, it isn’t shy about putting its hero through hard times. When we meet teenage Dubliner Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), he’s strumming on his acoustic in an attempt to drown out the screaming match his mom (Maria Doyle Kennedy »
- Bernard Boo
Ducks fly together! If you know that already, then you're probably more prepared for our Mighty Ducks 2 quiz. Just how well do you remember D2, the beloved followup to Disney's The Mighty Ducks? Now's your chance to prove your knuckle-puck is just as strong as your quack. Take our Mighty Ducks 2 quiz below... Sorry, you are using an unsupported browser. This page will not display correctly. Please click here to upgrade to a newer browser. /**/ Continue on to see all of the answers...%NEW_PAGE% What minor league team did Gordon Bombay play for between Mighty Ducks 1 and 2 The Waves %NEW_PAGE% Who sponsors Team USA? Hendrix %NEW_PAGE% Where is Dean Portman from? Chicago, Il %NEW_PAGE% Which exercise is Not one of the ones Gordon has Team USA do to bond? Has them softly hit eggs across the ice. %NEW_PAGE% Who »
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis this weeekend! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 1st, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2nd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 3rd, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor »
- Tom Stockman
Plot details have not been disclosed for “Alien: Covenant,” the second of what will be a trilogy of films. Principal photography will be shot in Australia’s New South Wales, and the film will hit theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.
“Prometheus” was set in the late 21st century and about 30 years prior to the events in Scott’s 1979 movie “Alien.” The pic, which generated box office of more than $400 million worldwide, followed scientists aboard the spaceship Prometheus who discovered remains of an advanced civilization developing weapons that could wipe out the human race.
Noomi Rapace is not expected to return to play her archaeologist character, while Fassbender will reprise his android character David.
- Dave McNary
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