A family tale told artfully in ‘Meyerowitz Stories’

This image released by Netflix shows Dustin Hoffman, left, and Emma Thompson in a scene from "The Meyerowitz Stories." (Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix via AP)

NEW YORK — Your first response to “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” may very well be: Adam Sandler is good — REALLY good — in his sensitive, nuanced portrayal as Danny, the outsider son in the Meyerowitz brood.

‘Fixer Upper’ stars talk show’s end

In this March 29, 2016, file photo, Joanna Gaines, left, and Chip Gaines pose for a portrait to promote their home improvement show, "Fixer Upper," on HGTV in New York. In an interview with People magazine released on Oct. 11, 2017, the couple cited a grueling 11-month production schedule as a reason for the show’s end. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The couple behind HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” is opening up about the reasons for ending the show after its fifth season, which premieres next month.

Bringing ‘Blade Runner’ back to life

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ryan Gosling in a scene from "Blade Runner 2049." (Stephen Vaughan/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

LOS ANGELES — It was dawn on the set of “Blade Runner 2049” and Harrison Ford and director Denis Villeneuve were swimming back to the shore together after an all-night shoot in a million-gallon water tank. It was cold in the water. It was cold outside. And it was just one night out of a dozen that they’d be spending their sleeping hours soaking wet to try to execute a set piece that even Ridley Scott thought too ambitious.

Romance, survival mix in ‘The Mountain Between Us’

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Kate Winslet, left, and Idris Elba in a scene from "The Mountain Between Us." (Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

“The Mountain Between Us” is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what comes naturally. They try to eat each other.

Radiohead, Simone, Moody Blues are Rock Hall nominees

FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead performs at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Radiohead is among first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — British rockers Radiohead, singer Nina Simone and The Moody Blues are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

‘Mark Felt’ looks at the man behind Deep Throat

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Josh Lucas, left, and Liam Neeson in "Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House." (Bob Mahoney/Sony Pictures Classics via AP)

As a lifetime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and No. 2 to J. Edgar Hoover, Mark Felt was not exactly an ordinary man, but he was, it seems, a highly unlikely candidate to topple a presidency. Felt was the man behind Deep Throat, the Watergate whistleblower who led Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to the explosive truth behind that break-in. He lived only as a shadowy mystery in the popular imagination until he gave up his long-held secret in 2005, a few years before he died. By then what he represented had already transcended anything an actual human could live up to.



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