In ‘Ibiza’ a summer comedy, streaming at home

This image released by Netflix shows, from left, Phoebe Robinson, Gillian Jacobs and Vanessa Bayer in a scene from "Ibiza." (Aleksandar Letic/Netflix via AP)

So long a staple of the moviegoing experience, the summer comedy has fallen on hard times. There are hardly any on this season’s release schedule, and one of the more promising candidates — “Ibiza,” starring the terrific Gillian Jacobs and the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Vanessa Bayer — isn’t playing in theaters but is streaming on Netflix.

CBS to finish season atop ratings, for 10th straight year

This image released by CBS shows Pauley Perrette in a scene from "NCIS." CBS is finishing another television season atop the television ratings. But the network had to sweat a little this time. The traditional TV season that started in September ends on Wednesday, and CBS will win bragging rights for the 10th year in a row. (Patrick McElhenney/CBS via AP)

NEW YORK — CBS is finishing another television season atop the television ratings, but the network had to sweat a little this time.

Insane as ever, ‘Deadpool 2’ doesn’t disappoint

Actors Blake Lively, left, and Ryan Reynolds attend a special screening of "Deadpool 2" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, May 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

At a recent screening of “Deadpool 2,” the audience didn’t get up when the end credits came up, patiently sitting through the scrolling names of visual effects supervisors and lighting specialists. Real “Deadpool” fans know to stick around until the ushers toss them out.

Singing the blues: Study of pop music finds rise in sadness

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, musician Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York to promote his album, "The Thrill of It All." A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the last three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness. Some songs with a low happiness index in 2014 include “Stay With Me” by Smith. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith.

Music on Main

The 2018 edition of Music on Main begins June 21 at Victor City Park and runs each Thursday through Aug. 9 Courtesy Drew Orlando / Sky Def Productions

The tradition continues.

Disney seeks new frontiers as more people watch video online

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is seeking new frontiers. The media company launched its $5-a-month sports streaming service, ESPN Plus, in April 2018, and it signed a deal with Twitter a month later to create Marvel, ABC and ESPN content on that service. Meanwhile, Disney is trying to buy much of 21st Century Fox, including the Fox television network and the X-Men movie franchise. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK — Disney is seeking new frontiers.

Anna Faris can’t rescue lazy ‘Overboard’ remake

This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / Pantelion Films shows Eugenio Derbez, left, and Anna Faris in a scene from "Overboard." (Diyah Pera/Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / Pantelion Film via AP)

Garry Marshall’s 1987 comedy “Overboard” might not have gotten the best reviews when it came out, but it was a viewing staple in my childhood home.

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