June 2017

’47 Meters Down’ has sharks, not much depth

[ad_1] The producers (among them Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who made the movie and then sold off the rights) caught something of a break in casting Mandy Moore in this low-budget genre flick before "This is Us" became TV's new darling. Granted, it's a role saddled with a lot of shrieking, panting and bad dialogue (even the movie's hashtag is #Sharkbait), but with any luck there will be more parts coming that the actress can actually sink her teeth into.Frankly, director/co-writer Johannes Roberts would have benefited from devoting a little more of the movie's 89-minute running time to introducing the...

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Tupac’s friends not fans of ‘All Eyez On Me’

[ad_1] Story highlightsFilm opened on what would have been rapper's 46th birthdayJada Pinkett Smith called film "deeply hurtful""All Eyez On Me," starring Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Kat Graham, opened in theaters Friday, on what would have been Shakur's 46h birthday, and it's not winning rave reviews from some who knew the slain rapper. Graham portrays Jada Pinkett Smith, who was a close friend of Shakur's. The pair met as teens when the rapper lived in Pinkett Smith's hometown of Baltimore.On Friday, Pinkett Smith took to social media to complain about the film, which she called "deeply hurtful.""Forgive me...

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CNN Hero Jennifer Cox: Empowering for life

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Empowering children who live in homeless shelters

[ad_1] Within the first two years, she noticed a common thread among many of her students who were struggling the most: They were living in homeless shelters. "A lot of these kids were disengaged," Cox said. "They don't feel they're deserving or worthy of being successful. It broke my heart." According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 100,000 children in the country live in homeless shelters. After spending time volunteering at a local family shelter, Cox observed that the services were focused on the adults. The children's needs were largely ignored. "Kids at the shelter...

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WannaCry cyberattack linked to North Korea

[ad_1] There's mounting evidence that North Korea was behind last month's WannaCry ransomware attack that hit hundreds of thousands of computers around the world. U.K. security services believe that Lazarus, a group that has been linked to the government of North Korea, was responsible, U.K. intelligence sources said. That appears to confirm the view of private cybersecurity experts who said last month it was "highly likely" that the attack was linked with the isolated state. The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre declined...

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