Wednesday, November 22, 2017

TV and Media

What to watch this weekend: ‘The Punisher,’ ‘Search Party,’ Elizabeth Smart Lifetime movie

What to watch this weekend: ‘The Punisher,’ ‘Search Party,’ Elizabeth Smart Lifetime movie

GRIEF AND GUNS: THE PUNISHERMarvel fans first saw Marine veteran Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) in Netflix's Daredevil series. The brutish anti-hero finally gets his own series with The Punisher, exploring what he did after helping Daredevil (Charlie Co...
Published: 11/17/17
Jesmyn Ward wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Jesmyn Ward wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Jesmyn Ward is having a good year.At a glamorous ceremony Wednesday night in New York, Ward was named the winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing, about a Mississippi family's epic road trip. The book is Ward's third novel ...
Published: 11/16/17
Your heart can go on when ‘Titanic’ returns to theaters

Your heart can go on when ‘Titanic’ returns to theaters

It's the holiday season, so why not capitalize on a beloved film by bringing it back to theaters for a limited engagement?That's what Dolby Laboratories, Paramount Pictures and AMC Theaters are doing, announcing that a remastered version of Titanic w...
Published: 11/15/17

Wednesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballIndiana at Seton Hall6:30 p.m.FS1Montana State at Penn State7 p.m.Big TenUSF at Stetson8 p.m.820-AMButler at Maryland8:30 p.m.FS1Creighton at Northwestern9 p.m.Big TenCollege footballE. Michigan at Miami (Ohio)7 p.m.CBSSNW. Mic...
Published: 11/14/17
Review: ‘The Punisher’ packs a punch tackling grief and revenge

Review: ‘The Punisher’ packs a punch tackling grief and revenge

If Frank Castle sees someone committing an act of evil, he has no problem ending them.Castle (Jon Bernthal) is The Punisher in Netflix's new Marvel series, spun off from another popular superhero series, Daredevil. The Punisher follows the former mar...
Published: 11/14/17
St. Pete Beach filmmaker Amy Seimetz talks juggling directing, acting, creating ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

St. Pete Beach filmmaker Amy Seimetz talks juggling directing, acting, creating ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

Amy Seimetz has battled neomorphs as Maggie Faris in Alien: Covenant, portrayed an aunt to Stranger Things' Eleven and now heads a critically acclaimed series about high-end escorts.A St. Pete Beach native and Florida State University alum, Seimetz, ...
Published: 11/14/17

Tuesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballNicholls State at Villanova6:30 p.m.FS1Duke vs. Michigan State7 p.m.ESPN; 620-AMCleveland State at Rutgers8 p.m.Big TenLipscomb at Alabama8 p.m.SECPurdue at Marquette8:30 p.m.FS1Kentucky vs. Kansas9:30 p.m.ESPN; 620-AMCollege f...
Published: 11/13/17
Sean Hannity’s fans call for Keurig boycott after coffeemaker company pulls ads from his show

Sean Hannity’s fans call for Keurig boycott after coffeemaker company pulls ads from his show

Four companies, including the coffeemaker company Keurig, said they will not be advertising on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show following a wave of criticism over the conservative host’s coverage of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican Senate...
Published: 11/13/17
This week’s pop culture winners and losers

This week’s pop culture winners and losers

WINNERS:Kevin JamesWith the number of sexual assault accusations against Kevin Spacey growing, the fate of Netflix's House of Cards is still to be determined. The streaming service has stopped production on the show's final season, and has released a...
Published: 11/10/17
Review: ‘Future Man’ serves up cheesy nostalgia, dirty jokes in new sci-fi comedy

Review: ‘Future Man’ serves up cheesy nostalgia, dirty jokes in new sci-fi comedy

Josh Hutcherson has come a long way since his stint as the brooding, lovesick Peta in The Hunger Games.In Hulu's new series Future Man, he plays Josh Futterman, a janitor at a medical research lab by day and an obsessive videogamer (screen name: Futu...
Published: 11/10/17