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  • 'The Change-Up'

    'The Change-Up'
    Two pals get to switch lives in the most literal sense in this sometimes more-crass-than-amusing comedy from director David Dobkin - who put his first big imprint on the genre with "Wedding Crashers" - and "The Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore....
  • 'Life in a Day'

    'Life in a Day'
    One day is the basis for a survey of many lives in many countries in this documentary, assembled by producer Ridley Scott ("Black Hawk Down") and director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland") from YouTube videos - more than 80,000 of them -...
  • 'Atlas Shrugged: Part 1'

    'Atlas Shrugged: Part 1'
    One of the most renowned novels of the 20th century gets screen treatment as Ayn Rand's classic is dramatized by director Paul Johansson, also the actor of "One Tree Hill" fame. It's set in the now-near future - 2016 - as a woman (Taylor Schilling) tries...
  • 'Beginners'

    'Beginners'
    He does it through flashbacks, but veteran talent Christopher Plummer gives a typically superb performance in writer-director Mike Mills' seriocomic tale of a man (Ewan McGregor) recalling his deceased father (Plummer), who decided to come out of the...
  • 'Larry Crowne'

    'Larry Crowne'
    The sum is less than the parts in Tom Hanks' first feature directing project since "That Thing You Do!" but since the parts involve Hanks and Julia Roberts as the film's stars, benefits can be found. Also the picture's co-writer (with Nia Vardalos), Hanks...
  • Former Supreme Court justice now pushing education

    Former Supreme Court justice now pushing education
    After more than 24 years in the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor now strives to make civics and government more interesting for young children than it was for her growing up in El Paso, Texas. “I was so sick of...
  • HBO's Harry Belafonte biography is one sweet song of a film

    HBO's Harry Belafonte biography is one sweet song of a film
    One measure of a great biography is that you start into it thinking you know the subject. and by the end of it, you admit to yourself that you knew only the tip of the iceberg. "Sing Your Song," n HBO documentary film on the life and word of Harry...
  • Leonard Pitts, Herman Cain and racism in America

    According to Leonard Pitts Jr., the tea party is racist ("The black self-loathing of Herman Cain," Oct. 16). If you're intrigued by Herman Cain (who hates the fact that he's black), you're a racist. If you disagree with President Barack Obama on a...
  • Looking for midweek fun? Here are two ideas

    Looking for midweek fun? Here are two ideas
    If you find yourself in downtown Hampton around noon today, consider enjoying some local history along with your lunch. As part of the Lunch in Time Series, Andy Greenwell, retired director of the Hampton Coliseum will present, "Elvis Live:  The...
  • Stephen Hendel Takes Broadway's "Fela!" to Nigeria

    Stephen Hendel Takes Broadway's "Fela!" to Nigeria
    Bringing "Fela!" to Broadway was astonishing to producer Stephen Hendel. Having the show go to London where the National Theatre produced the musical in repertory with "Hamlet" (and later filmed for "NT Live!" HD broadcasts) was amazing. But taking...
  • NPR looking into show host Lisa Simeone's role with Occupy Washington group

    NPR looking into show host Lisa Simeone's role with Occupy Washington group
    National Public radio says it is looking into the role that  Baltimore resident Lisa Simeone is playing as a spokeswoman for October 2011, one of the Occupy D.C. groups encamped at Freedom Plaza in Washington. A profile on National Public Radio's "People...