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Bob Franken: Fill in the blanks

...sports pages, where (jock) tells reporters: "My individual performance doesn't count. What's important is that the team (won/lost)."But nowhere is this paint-by-numbers coverage more prominent than in the wild and wacky world of politics...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-22/bob-franken-fill-in-the-blanks
Opinion
Pilots rally late to topple Oilers

...four earned) on four hits. Richey got one out in the ninth before Scott Torrey came in to record the final two outs. Both teams had nine hits in the game, but the Oilers made four errors and walked nine, while the Pilots were errorless and walked five...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-07-21/oilers-take-on-pilots
Sports
Area rowers compete at Moose Nugget Regatta

...Anchorage Rowing Association was the top team for the weekend, nabbing 28 points. The...Cox Becky Buchanan), 3:40.1; 2. Team Ham (Janice Kevan, Amy Cordell, Emma...cox Elisa Samuelson), 3:52.5; 3. Team Bacon (Stephanie Whisenhunt, Grace Weidemaier...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-07-21/area-rowers-compete-at-moose-nugge
Sports
Twins split with Eagle River, take 3rd in National Division

...River getting runners in scoring position in four of the five innings he pitched."Our defense was fine," said Rivera, whose team also had a pickoff and caught a runner scoring. "They made a couple errors but they weren't costly errors. There was nobody...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-07-20/twins-split-with-eagle-river-take-
Sports
The Book of Life

Opens Friday, Oct 17, 2014 Synopsis: Producer Guillermo del Toro teams with director Jorge Gutierrez for this visually-dazzling animated adventure following a young man namd Manolo on his journey though three enchanting realms, where he will face his greatest fears while learning to follow his heart and embrace his future. The Book of Life features the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, and Ice Cube. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Ron Perlman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: Robert Rodriguez teams with Frank MIller to direct this follow-up to Sin City from a script by Miller and William Monahan based on preexisting stories along with new ones written for the big screen. Josh Brolin stars in the adaptation of the comic miniseries (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), which tells the backstory of Clive Owen's Dwight character as he is wrapped up in the thralls of femme fatale, Ava (Eva Green). Also new to the series is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Johnny, a mysterious gambler set on taking down his sworn enemy in a high-stakes game of life and death. Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, and Jaime King return for the Dimension Films release, with Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert stepping into roles left by Devon Aoki and the late Michael Clarke Duncan. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Mumbai Musical

Opens Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 Synopsis: Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadha teams up with DreamWorks Animation on this computer-animated ode to Bollywood, whose inspiration is taken from the Sanskrit poem The Ramayana. Tarzan's Kevin Lima directs from a script by Chadha and Paul Berges. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Divergent

Now Playing Synopsis: In a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Kate Winslet also stars in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Frozen (2013)

Now Playing Synopsis: After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

One Chance

Opens Friday, Aug 29, 2014 Synopsis: Director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me) teams with screenwriter Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) to tell the story of amateur opera singer Paul Potts (James Corden), who went from meek shop clerk to international superstar after his stunning performance on Britain's Got Talent became a viral video phenomenon. Julie Walters, Colm Meaney, and Mackenzie Crook co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: James Corden, Mackenzie Crook, Julie Walters, Colm Meaney, Jemima Rooper, Alexandra Roach Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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