(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) This week’s physical media round-up brings you Steven Spielberg‘s latest, a John Carpenter horror classic, Dwayne Johnson battling CGI monsters, Gabrielle Union kicking ass, an indie horror film worth your attention, and Jim Carrey‘s return to acting. Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond. Ready Player One In my theatrical review, I called Ready Player One the worst film of Steven Spielberg‘s career. Based on the comments section, that opinion didn’t go over so well! So did I get it wrong? Is Ready Player One a secret masterpiece that just went over my head? I don’t think so. But maybe I was a little too hard on the film. Maybe. To be clear: Spielberg is making … [Read more...] about New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Ready Player One’, ‘In the Mouth of Madness’, ‘Rampage’, ‘Breaking In’, ‘Pyewacket’, ‘Dark Crimes’
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Christine Ferretti The Detroit News Published 12:34 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 Five years after Detroit's historic bankruptcy filing, the city has risen from financial ruin to a promising future few could have predicted. Officials say the city now has its financial house in order, posting four consecutive years of balanced budgets while crafting a plan to stave off another collapse by addressing looming pension obligations. That upswing has allowed the city to regain full control of government operations after it emerged this spring from strict state oversight put in place as a provision of its restructuring plan. City officials have touted improved services, including the installation of 65,000 new LED streetlights and better trash pickup, public safety response and bus service. "There’s a sense of optimism in Detroit like I’ve never seen before in my life," said retired U.S. District Chief Judge … [Read more...] about After Detroit bankruptcy: Optimism, but ‘challenges are real’
A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Investigation Discovery, a crime-themed cable network that reaches 85 million U.S. households, will air the true crime thriller "Dead North" about Kelly Cochran, a Northwest Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of her husband, Jason Cochran, at their home on the 7100 block of Mississippi Street of Hobart. Cochran told Hobart police she injected her husband with heroin and smothered him with a pillow as revenge for the murder of her lover Christopher Regan, who she lured to her other home in Iron River, Michigan, with the promise of sex. Her husband burst out of the basement and shot Regan in the head with a .22 caliber rifle during the act, which the couple had plotted after making a "pact to kill off … [Read more...] about Documentary: Hobart woman may have fed dismembered lover to neighbors at barbecue, killed up to nine people
WASHINGTON — As you might imagine, we work with many people who are approaching, or are already enjoying, their retirement years. The years we spend in retirement are getting longer because we are staying healthier and living longer. It’s not unlikely for people in their mid-60s today to enjoy a life expectancy of another 20 to 30 or more years. Along with the good news of longer life spans comes the challenges and opportunities involved with navigating transitions before and during retirement. As you approach retirement, you may be thinking about how you want to spend your days and if you will have the resources to live the life you want. Hopefully, if you have been working with a financial adviser, you have a good sense of your cash flow and assets available during retirement. If you are still uncertain as to whether you will outlive your money, it’s time to solidify your financial plan for retirement so you have a clearer picture of where you are today and where … [Read more...] about Are you ready for 8,000 days or more in retirement?
Malcolm Ritter, Ap Science Writer Updated 10:28 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Now Playing: A prominent biomedical ethics expert says that in 20 to 40 years, many prospective parents may choose from dozens of embryos to become their babies and would be provided with genetic information about each embryo to help make the choice. (April 18) Media: Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — So you want to have a baby. Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting colon cancer, but a good chance of above-average music ability? Or would you prefer a girl with a good prospect for high SAT scores and a good shot at being athletic, but who also is likely to run an above-average risk of bipolar disorder and lupus as an adult? How about a boy with a good shot at having musical ability and dodging asthma, but who also would be predisposed to cataracts and type 2 diabetes? Confused? You're just getting started. There are dozens more choices for which of your … [Read more...] about Ethicist foresees choosing your baby from dozens of embryos