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De Niro and Ramirez enter the ring in ‘Hands of Stone’
“Hands of Stone” is a sprawling yet fairly conventional biopic about the Panamanian boxing champion Roberto Duran — a man the Associated Press once declared the seventh greatest fighter and No. 1 lightweight of the 20th century. For the uninitiated, the title refers to Duran’s nickname. He w...
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press FULL STORY
An intimate portrait of a boxer
NEW YORK — From a building in Manhattan’s midtown, Roberto Duran and Edgar Ramirez can see Madison Square Garden. “The Garden, many good memories,” says the Panamanian about the New York arena where he won two world titles: the first of his successful career in 1972 and his third in 1983. ...
By Eric Nunez The Associated Press FULL STORY
Student News returns
There is still another month before the seasons change and autumn’s characteristic drizzly, gray skies take the place of summer’s cloudless blue ones. And there is even longer before the new calendar year begins in January. Yet, it is now, in the midst of August, when the year really begins for ...
By Cindy Zhang FULL STORY
John Krasinski’s love letter to family and movies he adores
WEST HOLLYWOOD — John Krasinski is pretty sure some of his favorite movies wouldn’t get made in today’s Hollywood. Films like “The Verdict,” “Kramer vs. Kramer,” ‘’Ordinary People” and other small dramas of that ilk seem to be even rarer and rarer in the ever-dwindling slate of s...
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press FULL STORY
Susan's City Scene
WITHOUT RISK, THERE IS NO ART: THE 25TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL ARRIVES SEPT. 9. The San Francisco Fringe Festival — the Bay Area’s largest grassroots theatre festival — is gearing up for its 25th anniversary Sept. 9 through Sept.24. This year’s festival features over 150 perfor...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
Measuring the fallout from a summer full of box-office flops
NEW YORK — Hollywood’s blockbuster machine frequently stalled and sputtered this summer, leaving behind a steady trail of misbegotten reboots, ill-conceived sequels and questionable remakes. None of the movies that did poorly this summer were the spectacular species of bomb: an out-of-leftfield...
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Southside With You,’ when Barack met Michelle
Writer-director Richard Tanne’s feature film debut “Southside With You” views history through an unlikely, heart-shaped prism: the first date between Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson. Contemplating further such forays into presidential romance is indeed frightful. Are we itching closer to a ...
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tika Sumpter gives birth to ‘Southside With You’
WEST HOLLYWOOD — Tika Sumpter is about to give birth — not just to her first baby, who appears to be due any minute, but to a new chapter in her career. The actress has produced her first film, and stars in it, too: “Southside With You,” a romantic drama in theaters Friday about a fictional...
By Sandy Cohen The Associated Press FULL STORY
Another off-kilter role for Aaron Paul in ‘Louis Drax’
NEW YORK — Aaron Paul isn’t a dad, yet, but he loves playing one, however flawed that dad might be. “I love working with kids. I have lots of nieces and nephews. I can’t wait to have children of my own,” he said during a recent round of interviews for “The 9th Life of Louis Drax,” in ...
By Leanne Italie The Associated Press FULL STORY

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