- [friday] Column: A love affair with blankets Me and cold don't mix. Various members of my family have a competition every fall to see who can last the longest before turning on the heat. Apparently, October is early for this bunch. My brother shuts the heating vents in winter and opens his wind
Movie preview: “Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones”
Plot: A young California latino is marked for possession by the same malevolent demon who previously claimed hosts in earlier films in this spinoff of the “Paranormal Activity” series.
Movie preview: “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Plot: Martin Scorsese reteams with Leonardo DiCaprio for this adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s memoir about his exploits as a crooked stockbroker in the 1990s.
Movie preview: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
Plot: In this comedic adaptation of James Thurber’s short story, Ben Stiller stars as Walter, a milquetoast proofreader for a magazine publishing firm.
Movie preview: “47 Ronin”
Plot: After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people.
Movie preview: “Grudge Match”
Plot: A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to settle a long-standing beef by heading back into the ring in this sports comedy.
Movie preview: “American Hustle”
Plot: Director David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”) returns with this period crime drama about a reckless FBI agent who recruits a con man and his alluring partner into a scheme to ensnare corrupt New Jersey politicians and gangsters inspired by the Abscam scandal of the 1970s.
Movie preview: “Saving Mr. Banks”
Plot: A doting father, Walt Disney promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny, Mary Poppins, to the big screen.
Movie preview: “Walking With Dinosaurs”
Plot: Based on a popular BBC television series, “Walking With Dinosaurs” strides its way to the big screen with this live-action/CG-animated feature film following a courageous young dinosaur on an incredible adventure through the prehistoric world.
- FRIDAY: Hands up or I'll sonic you Burp. Paint things in glitter. Make volcanoes out of mashed potatoes. These are all things that you're not supposed to do when you're an adult. Or so they tell me. (I'm not sure I'm convinced about the mashed potatoes.) But sometimes, adults regress.
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