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BEATLES: Ron Howard Calls Them Mavericks

The hype machine is ramping up for Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years. The film focuses on the time they toured, up through 1966. There will also be appearances by celebrities such as Sigourney Weaver and Whoopi Goldberg, who grew up as Beatles fans. Footage of their Jacksonville, Florida show […]

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK – Fri 9/2/16

MORGAN (Sci-Fi Thriller) WHAT’S IT ABOUT? A corporate risk-management consultant has to decide whether to terminate an artificial being’s life. WHO’S IN IT? Kate Mara, Rose Leslie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones, Anya Taylor-Joy TRIVIA: This is Luke Scott’s feature directorial debut. The budget was $8 million. THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (Drama, Romance) […]

John Lennon’s Murderer Denied Parole For Ninth Time

John Lennon’s murderer has been denied parole for the ninth time. Mark Chapman, who shot the Beatles legend in New York City on December 1, 1980, met earlier this month with a three board parole committee who has extended his prison term for at least another three years. Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to […]

GENE WILDER: Dead at 83

Funny man Gene Wilder has died. He was 83. Born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee on June 11th, 1933, he moved to Hollywood to pursue acting at age 15. He starred in the Mel Brooks comedies The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. He might be best known as the title character in the original Willy […]