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Movie | News of the World delivers a lesson in empathy for an embittered world
by Megan Basham
Posted 1/14/21, 03:44 pm

The latest Tom Hanks vehicle, News of the World, is set in the 1800s: It’s a few years after the Civil War, and the greatest argument in our nation’s history has been settled through the bloody clash of state against state, brother against brother. But that doesn’t mean America has put resentment and division behind it. 

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Journey in the Arctic

Movie | A self-reliant doctor learns the importance of relationships in The Midnight Sky
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 1/14/21, 12:24 pm

Dr. Augustine is a solitary man. When a global catastrophe strikes and other personnel abandon an Arctic Circle observatory, Augustine (George Clooney) prefers to remain behind, on his own, content with his whiskey and his medicine. But is he truly alone? Relationships are the theme of The Midnight Sky, an entertaining new Netflix film. 

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Entertainment stays home

Entertainment | Streaming TV tries to hold onto its pandemic gains
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 1/05/21, 04:51 pm

One year ago, a variety of internet TV companies lined up like pieces on a chessboard to challenge industry leader, Netflix. Disney+ and Apple TV+ had recently launched. Universal’s Peacock and HBO Max were on the way. Hulu and Amazon Prime Video braced for the onslaught.

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