March 13, 2014 |
Oklahoma City Thunder 131 - Lakers 102 (end of regulation) The Thunder got easy revenge on Thursday night, defeating the Lakers 131-102 in Oklahoma City. On Sunday, the Lakers upset the Thunder 114-110, behind a career-high 42 points from Jodie Meeks. Meeks led the Lakers with 19 on Thursday, but it wasn't nearly enough to help the Lakers keep pace. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant both scored 29 points to lead all scorers. Durant struggled through foul trouble in the third quarter, but Westbrook took over to give the Thunder a big lead.
March 6, 2014 |
Urbanites have plenty of reasons to fear country folk, at least in the movies. Getting away for the weekend so often turn into a showdown with masked murderers that heading out to the country seems like a game of Russian roulette. In writer-director Jeremy Lovering's exceptional British thriller "In Fear," the needy, nebbish Tom (Iain De Caestecker) rolls the dice by booking a room at a remote hotel for himself and his maybe-kinda girlfriend, Lucy (Alice Englert), to celebrate their two-week anniversary.
March 6, 2014 |
A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below. The City of the Big Shoulders - stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago - is the subject of a new documentary series from CNN. Beginning Thursday and running for eight weeks, it has been made by the team who made Sundance Channel's Peabody Award-winning "Brick City," which focused on...
February 27, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- Orders for airplanes, appliances and other long-lasting durable goods fell in January for the second straight month, but the pace of decline lessened and there were positive signs in the data for the vital manufacturing sector. Orders were down 1% last month compared with a steep 5.3% drop in December, the Commerce Department said Thursday The January decline was less than the 1.6% decline forecast by analysts and looked better in comparison with a December figure that was revised down from initially reported 4.3%.
February 21, 2014 |
1. Walk or bike to work once a week. 2. Don't park your car in the spot closest to the front door. Instead, find the parking stall farthest away. (Of course, take security into consideration.) 3. Stairs, no elevators. 4. Stop the impulse to email. Instead, get up off your duff and walk to a colleague's desk to deliver a work message. 5. Walk 15 minutes before work. (That's 71/2 minutes in one direction, and then turn around.) 6. Walk 15 minutes at lunch. 7. Walk 15 minutes after your shift ends.
February 20, 2014 |
Part sword-and-sandal spectacle, part disaster epic, "Pompeii" accomplishes its ambitious agenda to largely engrossing effect. Sure, it's not the brainiest of outings, but director Paul W.S. Anderson (the man behind four of the "Resident Evil" films) keeps the action apace and the lava a-flowing with workmanlike energy and sufficient visual dazzle. Set in AD 79, immediately before and during the cataclysmic eruption of southern Italy's Mt. Vesuvius, the script by Janet Scott Batchler & Lee Batchler and Michael Robert Johnson places a star-crossed romance at the center of one of the ancient world's most legendary calamities.