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  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • ‘Divergent’ Blu-ray: Theo James on Four’s brand of good-guy heroism

     
    The spring blockbuster “Divergent” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, bringing the first movie installment based on Veronica Roth's […]...
  • Lev Grossman's 'The Magician's Land' closes the book

    Lev Grossman's 'The Magician's Land' closes the book
    There is a certain type of novel that seems to have been written especially for readers who have read a lot of books. These books are written by authors who elevate story above all other concerns and offer an immersion into (sometimes literal) other...
  • Concealed carry shooting reignites debate

    Concealed carry shooting reignites debate
    A man who attempted to help police foil an armed robbery at a Crestwood phone store by firing at the fleeing suspect may not have broken the law, but firearms trainers say he ignored a basic rule of carrying a gun in public: Don't try to be a hero....
  • Romeoville cop receives heroism award

     Romeoville cop receives heroism award
    A Romeoville police officer who helped save the life of a crash victim on a wintry December morning on Interstate 55 received an award for his efforts late last month. Woodsman "Woody" Jones, 39, a 14-year veteran of the force, was given the Fraternal...
  • HBO picks up six-hour miniseries on race from David Simon

    HBO picks up six-hour miniseries on race from David Simon
    The long relationship between HBO and David Simon will continue with the Baltimore filmmaker co-writing and producing "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour miniseries, for the premium cable channel. Based on the non-fiction book of the same title by Lisa Belkin,...
  • If you don't want vigilantes, ban concealed weapons

    The story "Concealed carry shooting reignites debate" (Page 1, July 30)¬†shows clearly why this law is idiotic. A gun-toting citizen witnessed a crime and shot at the perpetrator. But the official stance is “he ignored a basic rule of carrying a...
  • Fallen Korean War hero was just 17 years old

    Fallen Korean War hero was just 17 years old
    Rudy Blomstrom of Lower Saucon Township responded to my recent stories about World War II heroes by sending me the remarkable account that he researched and wrote about his high school friend George Lawall. The compelling subject line on his email was...
  • ‘Divergent’ producers tap Veronica Roth’s Dauntless power for sequel

     
    While the spring blockbuster “Divergent” doesn't arrive on Blu-ray and DVD until Aug. 5, the first film based on Veronica […]...
  • Louis Zamperini was more than a hero

    Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...
  • Thousands honor lifeguard Ben Carlson at evening beach memorial

    Thousands honor lifeguard Ben Carlson at evening beach memorial
    The paddle-out Sunday morning created a circle wider than Newport Beach had ever seen. By evening, supporters had drawn tighter on shore, with many thousands coming together for a celebration of the life of Ben Carlson. Around dusk in West Newport,...