Snowpiercer: This film is a science fiction disappointment

Snowpiercer, with Tilda Swinton.

Of the types of movies that come to the screen, science fiction may be the most challenging to visually capture a writer’s intent. What can prompt imaginations on paper must appear real enough on film for the exaggeration to be believed. If we detect artificial characters or situations, no ...

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Choice romantic comedies and romances on television this weekend

His Girl Friday, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.

Romantic comedy is in the movie air this weekend as broadcast and cable stations try to make the most of the warmer temperatures by broadcasting some favorite love stories. Take a look. Sleepless In Seattle (1993) The late Nora Ephron knew how to write romantic comedy. In this delightful ...

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Fishing report for Connecticut waters: Blues still spotty


Fishing Report for July 10. Freshwater and marine fishing will be affected by the early week downpours beginning July 14. LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing is generally reported as good. Places to try include Highland Lake, Squantz Pond, Congamond Lakes, Lake Wononskopomuc, Lake McDonough, Candlewood ...

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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Touring: Redesigned compact SUV still fun to drive

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Among an assortment of forgettable cars and trucks Mitsubishi has produced over the decades, there are two standouts: the Evo pocket-rocket based on the Lancer subcompact sedan, and the Outlander, long one of our favorite compact crossover sport-utility vehicles. Over the years, what we liked ...

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Tipping for pizza delivery? Noodle slurping?

Pizza delivery tips.

Q.  How much should we tip a pizza delivery person? A.   A customary tip for pizza delivery is $2 to $5, depending on the size of your order. For a single pizza, $2 is standard, unless the delivery is in the middle of a downpour or blizzard, in which case an additional $1 is... Read More

Life Itself: Ebert documentary touches the soul

Like the best movies to which Roger Ebert would give his iconic “thumbs up”, Life Itself — a moving tribute to the film critic’s life and work — touches the soul with its willingness to candidly explore a man who reaches beyond his accomplishments and challenges to savor his moments to live. At ...

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Perfect for a quick summer meal: Grilled swordfish

Swordfish steak makes as great summer meal.

Let’s do fish for dinner?!Whether grilled, broiled, baked, poached or kabobbed, swordfish is scrumptious!  Any way you prepare it is delicious and quick and most fish can be cooked in under 15 minutes. Every time we mention fish to our mom, she always giggles and tells the story about cousin ...

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