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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is a silly muddle
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is as silly as it sounds, and not nearly as fun as it should be. In this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s bestselling genre mashup of Jane Austen’s classic and, well, zombies, the Bennet sisters don’t just have marriage and love and class obstacles to f...
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press FULL STORY
Why do we care about celebrities?
When David Bowie died on Jan. 10, 2016, I didn’t think too much of it. I vaguely knew the celebrity by name, but I hadn’t listened to his songs, and I never watched “Labyrinth.” But every media outlet was flooded with his name for the next few days, and I knew more than a few people who were...
By Karan Nevatia FULL STORY
Super Bowl ads go for safety
NEW YORK — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday. Skittles will showcase Steven Tyler’s high range on “Dream On,” Budweiser is enlisting Helen...
By Mae Anderson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Before the courts
THIS MAY SAVE YOU MONEY! TRAFFIC TICKET AND INFRACTION AMNESTY PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY! On June 24, 2015, the governor signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets. This amnesty program does not apply to parking tickets, reckless driving and DUI offen...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
John Oliver, about to return to HBO, and his secrecy policy
NEW YORK — HBO’s John Oliver says he likes the idea of keeping as much as possible about his show a secret until it airs each week, a philosophy he took to the extreme last spring when he traveled to Moscow to interview Edward Snowden. Oliver, who begins a new round of his “Last Week Tonight...
By David Bauder The Associated Press FULL STORY
In ‘XCOM 2,’ Earthlings try to get the bugs out
When the aliens come — and they will — don’t expect the government to save us. If you’ve ever watched “The X-Files,” you know half of them are in cahoots with the invaders anyway. Besides, we tried that already in 2012’s “XCOM: Enemy Unknown.” In “XCOM 2” (2K, for the PC, $59....
By Lou Kesten The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sunday news shows
ABC’s ‘This Week’ 8 a.m. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ 8 a.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ 8:30 a.m. Sanders; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; DeMaurice Smith, executive dir...

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