New on DVD: Small town turned upside down in 'American Rust'
A murder mystery set in a fictional Rust Belt town tops the DVD releases for the week of Jan. 25. "American Rust": Showtime series adapted from the 2009 novel by Philipp Meyer stars Jeff Daniels as the police chief of an economically depressed community in western Pennsylvania who becomes conflicted after his lover's son is accused of murder. "Comparison with 'Mare of Easttown' feels unavoidable, if for no other reason than that show is set in the eastern end of the same state, in a similarly if not so extremely distressed small town, with a generous complement of bad and broken marriages, tro...
Tribune News Service
List of DVD release dates for Jan. 18 and beyond
Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change: JANUARY 18: The Addams Family 2 18: Last Night in Soho 18: Titane 18: Animal Kingdom: Season 5 18: Annie Live! 18: Dynasty: Season Four 18: Riverdale: Season 5 18: The Dry 18: The Last Son 18: Red Stone 18: An Unquiet Grave 18: Hide and Seek 25: American Rust 25: Birds Like Us 25: Moffie 25: Tom and Jerry: Cowboy Up! FEBRUARY 1: Ghostbusters: Afterlife 1: Clifford the Big Red Dog 1: Deadlock 1: The Spine of Night 1: Superhost 1: Wayne's World (Blu-ray) ———
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Karla Peterson: Netflix's 'The Girl From Oslo' is an Israeli-Norwegian thriller with a San Diego connection
SAN DIEGO — Tense hostage negotiations. Near escapes and cliffhanger rescues. Secrets that could rock multiple worlds. These and other dramatic developments helped propel Netflix's new thriller "The Girl From Oslo" to the No. 4 spot on the streaming service's Top 10 most-viewed series. But one of the biggest surprises about "The Girl From Oslo" is that this TV collaboration between an Israeli cable company and a Norwegian media group has its creative roots in San Diego. The 10-episode series about three young tourists who are abducted while on vacation in Egypt was co-created and co-written by...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Here are all the movies we’re looking forward to in 2022
Buckle up for a blockbuster year at the box office. Although cinemas continue to contend with COVID-19 challenges, the 2022 movie schedule features some of the biggest new releases in recent memory. Theaters are fully open, and as last year’s record-setting “Spider-Man: No Way Home” proved, moviegoers will show up in droves for the right film. From comic superheroes to music biopics and a double-dose of Tom Cruise, here are the top titles that we’re looking forward to in 2022. ‘Uncharted’ Fresh off the historic success of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” — by far the highest-grossing film of the pand...
New York Daily News
Commentary: A trip to ‘Frozen’ with the grandkids can plant the seed of a lifetime love of the arts
The road to Stephen Sondheim is paved with Disney musicals. Seven years ago I bought Broadway tickets for “Aladdin” in New York to take my first grandchild to their first musical. Lukas was 3, almost 4. The child was attentive for maybe 15 minutes before declaring in a loud voice that Jafar was a bad guy and it was time to leave. In December, before the omicron variant forced the cancellation of performances, I had Broadway in Chicago tickets for “Frozen” so my granddaughter could attend her first musical. Tilly is 3, almost 4. She was rapt for 15 minutes before her attention faltered, after w...
5 Surprising Facts About Tomioka, a World Heritage City
Amazing Discoveries in Tomioka, a World Heritage CityTomioka, a city in Gunma Prefecture, easily accessible from Tokyo in about two hours, might be best known for Tomioka Silk Mill, a World Heritage site. The city lies halfway up Mt. Myogi (1,104 m), a favorite destination of rock climbers. A visit to Tomioka is a chance to learn a few fascinating facts about this region. For instance, that it was one of the first cities to welcome foreign workers in early modern Japan. Or that Mt. Myogi has been a center for Shugendo (*1) ascetic practices, and that you can actually meet here contemporary yam...
Family travel 5: Where to see bison, one of America's iconic animals
At the turn of the century, America's wild bison — which at one time numbered 60 million — had dwindled to about two dozen animals. Strong, sturdy and resilient, they’ve made a comeback, thanks to public and private conservation efforts. On the range, in refuges and national parks, this symbol of our wildlife heritage is magnificent to observe. Here are five places where you and your family members can revel in wide open spaces and perhaps snap a shot of this American icon – with a zoom lens: 1. Yellowstone National Park, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho America’s first national park is the only pla...
'Parallel Mothers' review: Pedro Almodovar, Penelope Cruz deliver another beautiful winner
Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz make beautiful movies together. You watch their latest collaboration, "Parallel Mothers," with simultaneous joy and regret: the former for the way in which the film creates its rich world, the latter for the fact that by necessity it must eventually end. It has numerous Almodovar hallmarks — it's a story of women, a plot that dances a delicate tango with melodrama, a primary-color-splashed visual feast — but feels entirely fresh; it's as if the Spanish filmmaker is re-creating his own genre anew. Cruz here plays Janis, a single 40-ish photographer in Madrid wh...
The Seattle Times