Movie review: 'The Martian'

Ridley Scott has been working in film and television for 40 years, but he says there have only been two times when a "really great" script landed on his desk. "The first one was 'Alien,'" Scott says.
A day at the 47th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair

...writer Mary Catharine Martin at 2015 Logging Show Results WOMEN'S AX THROW 1st Nicole Holm 2nd Rene Martin 3rd Michelle Oakley MEN'S AX THROW 1st Jay McClendan 2nd Jason Verhamme 3rd Dan Berk CHOKER SETTING/HOOK TENDER 1st...
Sports on TV for Tuesday, Jan. 20

...welterweights, Michael Perez (21-1-0) vs. Miguel Acosta (29-7-2); featherweights, Eric Hunter (18-3-0) vs. Rene Alvarado (21-3-0), at PhiladelphiaGOLF9:30 p.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, first round, part I...
Report: Rising share of Hispanics speak proficient English

...English proficiency was greater among those with higher levels of education, the report showed.In Southern California, Rene Amel Peralta, 28, said he's increasingly used English as he pursues his college degree in chemistry. He said he had all...
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Museum show takes on art and early TV

...references to art were there for the taking: a white door in the title sequence from Season Four in 1963 and its harkening to Rene Magritte's 1939 oil on canvas, "The Victory," for example.Another Magritte painting, "The Lovers" from 1928, shows...
There's more to summer movies than 'Avengers'

When Iron Man and his band of merry do-gooders start smashing box office records at the multiplex this weekend with "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the clamor will ring in the official start of the summer movie season. Between now and Labor Day, Hollywood will unleash a wave of sequels, remakes, reboots, comic-book adventures, high-concept comedies and the usual assortment of wanna be blockbusters, all competing for your attention (and your wallet). Here are some of the movies scheduled to come out over the next four months:MAY 8
Sports on TV

BOXING5 p.m., FS1 - Champion Rene Alvarado (20-2-0) vs. Rocky Juarez (29-10-1), for WBC Silver featherweight title, at El Paso, TexasCOLLEGE BASEBALL8...
Sports on TV

BOXING6 p.m., FS1 - Junior featherweights, Rene Alvarado (20-3-0) vs. Yoandris Salinas (20-1-2); featherweights, Joseph Diaz Jr. (11-0-0) vs. Raul Hidalgo...
Rene Marie Pisel Walker

Rene Pisel WalkerTeacher Rene Pisel Walker, 49, died April 1 at home in North Douglas of metastatic breast cancer that was first diagnosed in 2005. Rene had been in hospice about two weeks and had typically left instructions...
Photos: Artists in schools

Dance: Roblin Gray Davis, right, leads Jude Reed, left, and his classmates in teacher Rene Walker's kindergarten and first grade class at Gastineau Elementary School in a rehearsal of their play "How Do Animals Spend...


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