Jonah Hauer King, Shelby the dog and Ashley Judd in A Dog’s Way Home. Sony Pictures *Warning: The following contains spoilers for A Dog’s Way Home.*There is a huge unresolved conflict in A Dog’s Way Home. It is not whether Bella, the canine lead played by a stubby legged mix-breed rescue from Tennessee named Shelby, will eventually make it the 400 miles across the mountains from Farmington, New Mexico to her home in Denver, Colorado. The film’s title and its PG rating assure us that she will, eventually. (In the film, the journey takes two and a half years.) No, the conflict is between the openheartedness of the director’s intentions and the cynicism baked into the story, which was adapted from the 2017 novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron. (This film is not a sequel to the 2017 adaptation of Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose, a movie that turned a tidy profit despite allegations of animal abuse and a Tomatometer score that … [Read more...] about ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ Goes Astray With Its Reductive Message About Canine Discrimination
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In a Friday conference call, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee celebrated a great fundraising year and a pile of medals earned in the Winter Games.Things are bright, they said, with the possibility of another Winter Games coming to the United States. As incoming board Chairwoman Suzanne Lyons put it, the Larry Nassar scandal with its hundreds of victims and pending lawsuits is in the "rearview mirror" for the Colorado Springs-based Olympic Committee.The conference call came just 96 hours after a stunning report criticized the Olympic Committee for its focus on "money and medals."The report by the law firm Ropes and Gray found that the sexual assaults against hundreds of victims "was a manifestation of a far broader constellation of factors and conditions in elite gymnastics and Olympic sport that left young athletes vulnerable to abuse and led Olympic organizations astray from the priority of athlete safety."But new Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland, who has spent months … [Read more...] about USOC cheers money and medals in face of scathing report on sexual-abuse scandal
What I’m watching: a highly eccentric film by Terry Gilliam, a mind-boggling German TV mini-series and Matt Groening’s latest creation.On Netflix: Babylon Berlin, Disenchanted I love the great German director Fritz Lang – the filmmaker who gave us movies such “Metropolis,” “M”, “Woman in the Window,” “Scarlet Street,” and “While the City Sleep.” In both his German work and his American films, he was noted for his jaded cynical attitude in some – his film noir productions are legendary – but he was also quite capable of romance and sentimentality. This TV series is in many ways what Lang would have done if he was alive today and had the resources. It is an epic story set in 1929 in the Weimar Republic, an era of German history characterized by advances in art as well as political turmoil that eventually led to the rise of Adolph Hitler. The story has many threads that are expertly woven … [Read more...] about What I’m watching: Two good Netflix series and one horrible movie
Sunday May 6, 2018 09:57 AM The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest Written by The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest. The best new journalist of the year was Jordan Bishop of the Stillwater News Press.The winners were announced Friday.The Stillwater newspaper took second place in the general excellence category for medium-sized newspapers, while the Norman Transcript was third. Among smaller newspapers, the Tahlequah Daily Press finished second and the Altus Times was third.There was no competition among larger newspapers in this year's round of judging.TODAY'S SPONSOR:A list of winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/oklahoma-newspaper___The entire list … [Read more...] about Enid, Journal Record win general excellence nod from AP-ONE
Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Nation/World Local Anchorage | Anchorage 45°F Anchorage: 45°F Subscribe Obituaries Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content Real Estate Crime & Courts Author: Michelle Theriault Boots Surveillance images from the Wells Fargo bank on East Fifth Avenue show an armed robbery on Aug. 18, 2016. (Photo provided by FBI) Surveillance images from the Wells Fargo bank on East Fifth Avenue show an armed robbery on Aug. 18, 2016. (Photo provided by FBI) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Tumblr Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Print article A federal judge sentenced a 23-year-old man to more than 10 years in federal prison on Monday for his role in a bold string of armed robberies in Anchorage over … [Read more...] about He Googled ‘how to rob banks.’ And then he robbed one.