• 'Dunkirk:' Christopher Nolan triumphs with World War II epic

    (CNN)Among living writer-directors Christopher Nolan generates near-unrivaled sight-unseen anticipation, and "Dunkirk" does nothing to diminish that brand. Nolan has delivered a visceral, suspenseful, at times jaw-dropping historical war movie, the lone disclaimer being that he sacrifices character development in his steadfast focus on technical virtuosity. Indeed, while "Dunkirk" is epic in scope and feel, it's not in length, and Nolan essentially jumps into the story somewhere just short of the middle. As a result, the audience meets a wide assortment of key figures on the fly and gets to know nothing about them, which at least initially blunts the emotional impact. So even with Tom Hardy,

  • Radiohead will perform amid calls for boycott

    Radiohead is set to play in front of tens of thousands of fans in Israel after rejecting calls from the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions organization to cancel the concert.

  • Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

    One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London. By 2050, 131 million people could be living with dementia globally. There are estimated to be 47 million people with the condition at the moment. Nine factors that contribute to the risk of dementia Mid-life hearing loss - responsible for 9% of the risk Failing to complete secondary education - 8% Smoking - 5% Failing to seek early

  • Star Wars Monopoly finally includes Rey in the US

    Rey has finally been included in Star Wars Monopoly sets in the US, nearly two years after the game was first released. It originally only came with four male characters and no females. The campaign to get Rey included started in 2015, when an eight-year-old girl wrote an open letter to the company behind it. But despite Hasbro agreeing to the change in 2016, it's taken until now for Rey's "character token" to appear. When it was released in September 2015, the only figures that came with the board game were Finn, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. At the time Hasbro said they didn't include Rey - the main character from The Force Awakens - because they didn't want to ruin "a key plot

  • O.J. Simpson hearing: A blast from the media past

    O.J. Simpson was back on TV Thursday, his face seemingly plastered across every channel. If it felt as if the '90s had been revived, well, in a way, they've never left. Television, after all, is awash in nostalgia -- in revivals of shows like "Full House," "Twin Peaks" and the upcoming "Roseanne." The Simpson case has been the subject of some of that nostalgia, vaulting back onto TV with a pair of award-winning productions -- FX's dramatization "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," and ESPN's documentary "O.J.: Made in America." Simpson was once one of the most recognizable and popular figures in America. A legendary sports figure, commercial pitchman and actor at the time of his

  • NYT's Trump interview 'was an ongoing negotiation'

    President Trump's jaw-dropping interview with three reporters from The New York Times started as an off-the-record meet and greet session. Trump "wanted to get to know the D.C. players at The Times," said one of several sources familiar with the Oval Office meeting. But the reporters approached it at least partly as an interview opportunity. The trio came with many questions, and the meeting quickly became a news-breaking interview. While the president insisted on keeping some of his comments "off the record," barring the reporters from quoting the comments, he allowed most of the conversation to be "on the record," quoted and attributed to him. "It was an ongoing negotiation," another one of

  • Jake Tapper's 'The Outpost' picked up by Millennium Films

    Jake Tapper's bestselling book is getting the film treatment. Millennium Films announced Thursday that a film based on Tapper's book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," will be directed by Rod Lurie. Lurie, who served in the Army and is a West Point graduate, has previously directed projects including 2000's "The Contender" and 2001's "The Last Castle." The script is being developed by producer Paul Merryman and writing team Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who are best known for their Oscar nominated screenplay for 2010's "The Fighter." Tapper's "Outpost," which was published in 2012, tells the true story of 50 soldiers who battled over 400 Taliban in Northeastern Afghanistan during