Reeling it in: 'Echo' follows in footsteps of 'E.T.'

...Echo," this generation's answer to "E.T." about a cuddly alien in need of help...little in the way of substance and weight. "E.T." was a milestone for many reasons...film. I'll keep waiting for the next "E.T." but in the meantime, friendly B-level...

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Rich Lowry: Chicago's shooting spree

...but all their energy is devoted to income inequality, global warming and other fashionable causes. And the drumbeat of murder in a great American city goes on.Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com.

Panners bats explode again against Oilers

...Mildenberg. 3B - Rubanowitz. HR - Munoz, Hayes. SF - Hurst. SH - Zarate, Paulino, Clark. CS - Rubanowitz, Paulino. E - Rose, Kolodin, Nulph Balades. LOB - Oilers 6, Goldpanners 13. DP - Panners 2. IP H R ER BB SOOilersKolodin, L 4 2-3...

Bird Homestead Golf Report: What a men's night

...second was Duane Tachick, Steve Skolnick, Scott Sundberg and Steve Tachick. And the mighty fine first-place team was J.E. Wells, Brandon Wold, Aaron Blackburn and Dean Cash. On hole No.6, Kevin O'Fallon stuck the green with his tee shot...

Fifty Shades of Grey

Opens Friday, Feb 13, 2015 Synopsis: E.L. James' kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy pen from secrets in his past. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Earth to Echo

Now Playing Synopsis: A group of young friends come to the aid of a mysterious visitor from a distant planet in this kid-friendly sci-fi adventure in the tradition of E.T. and The Goonies. Shortly after a massive construction project begins driving out the residents of their serene Nevada neighborhood, best friends Tuck (Astro), Munch (Reese Hartwig), and Alex (Teo Halm) notice that their mobile phones are being flooded with a series of enigmatic, encoded messages. Determined to discover the source of the code as their families, too, pack up and prepare to go their separate ways, the trio venture out into the desert and find a diminutive alien they nickname "Echo," who needs their help to get back to his ship. Although their quest is complicated by a group of sinister construction workers on a mission to reach the ailing extraterrestrial first, Tuck, Munch, and Alex soon receive some unexpected help from their classmate Emma (Ella Linnea Wahlestedt). Together with Emma, these three friends might just have a shot at getting Echo back to the stars before he's captured and imprisoned by the shadowy figures who are closing in fast. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Teo Halm, Ella Linnea Wahlestedt, Reese Hartwig, Jason Gray-Stanford, Alga Smith Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Love is Strange

Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: A committed gay couple finds their fledgling marriage challenged by a series of unexpected developments in this compassionate drama from writer/director Ira Sachs (Married Life, Keep the Lights On). Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) have been together for nearly 40 years. When gay marriage becomes legal in New York, the happy couple decides that it's finally time to tie the knot, and declare their love for one another in front of family and friends. Though the ceremony is everything Ben and George ever could have hoped for, the happy couple's newlywed bliss is sadly short-lived when the diocese receives word of the wedding, and George is fired from his job as a music teacher at a local Catholic school. As a result, the pair is no longer able to afford the rent on the New York City apartment they've shared for two decades. In order at remain in the city while searching for a job, George moves in with his sympathetic neighbors, a pair of gay policemen (Manny Perez and Cheyenne Jackson). Meanwhile Ben attempts to make the best of the situation by moving in with his nephew's family in Brooklyn. Now, as the big event that should have brought Ben and George closer together leads only to loneliness and frustration, everyone involved find their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux. Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, and Charlie Tahan co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Oilers drop slugfest to Miners

...Rubanowitz, Panaccione, Frost, Wunderlich. HR - Rose 2, Locher. SF - Connelly. SH - Connelly. CS - Jones, Wunderlich. E - Zarate, Panaccione. LOB - Oilers 7, Miners 10. DP - Miners 2. IP H R ER BB SO Oilers Gibson 2 8 7 6 3 1 Richey 3 2-3...

Rich Lowry: Obama's border crisis

...its fellow-travelers in the business community and on the libertarian right, there is only one side of the split screen that matters. It's always amnesty. Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com.

Friday, Saturday: Oilers split with Miners

...4 Oilers 010 000 000 -1 2B - Locher, Meyer, Decker, Sanford, Paschke. SH - Jones, Zarate. SB - Jones. CS - Senzel. E - Thurman. LOB - Miners 9, Oilers 8. DP - Oilers 1, Miners 1. IP H R ER BB SO Miners Stubblefield, W 8 7 1 1 2 3 Arobio...



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