PREMIE BABY GROWS UP TO BE DOCTOR

  Adam Shehata, 36, is a third-year medical student who came late to the field but says it’s a long-held dream to be a pediatric surgeon.  (RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR) Adam Shehata has been inside...

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Mary Queen of Scots opens with Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, going to the chopping block to be beheaded after being imprisoned by her cousin, Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England. The movie then goes into the back story and what led to her execution by effectively showing Sixteenth Century misogyny, sexuality, rivalry, competitiveness, jealousy, women’s empowerment, sense of entitlement, and dysfunctional family connections.

CREED II

In CREED II, Adonis Creed is challenged to fight Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed his father Apollo Creed. CREED II focuses mostly on Adonis Creed’s grueling preparation for the fight, with the backstory about his changing personal life. He and his lady, Bianca, are about to have a baby. As with Rocky and all the Rocky sequels, it's clear who to cheer for and who to boo. When the Rocky theme played, we cheered for the winner.

MARIA BUTINA

A federal magistrate judge ordered Wednesday that a Russian woman charged with being a Russian agent in the United States must be jailed ahead of her trial after prosecutors said she was a flight risk. By...

1000+ CALIFORNIANS MISSING

The death toll from the Camp Fire in northern California increased to 71 people while 1,011 people are unaccounted for, the Butte County Sheriff said Friday. Sheriff Kory Honea cautioned the list is "dynamic"...

THE FRONT RUNNER

Hugh Jackman portraying Gary Hart was excellent casting. Also, this movie is very timely. It got me thinking about then and now. Now, in 2018, while in this #MeToo era, would Gary Hart, a Yale graduate, a prominent Attorney, a Senator, be judged as harshly as he was then in 1987, or would his perceived indiscretions be forgiven?

INSTANT FAMILY

Written with humor, empathy, honesty, intelligence, and love, this movie is a beautiful, very well-acted inspirational story about a couple who take on the monumental responsibility of adoption and learn to bond with their Instant Family.

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Bohemian Rhapsody is a high energy, wonderful story about the legendary British Rock Band QUEEN and its iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury. Add to this, the music everybody loves by these experimental, talented performers.

JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN

With his putty-like facial expressions, uncertain speech pattern accentuated by his British accent, and over-zealous desire to get it right, Rowan Atkinson portrays the bumbling-but clever Agent Johnny English with perfect comic timing so that at its silliest, everyone laughed out loud.

Writer’s Block

SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO ALBUM BY THE BYRDS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS It was a landmark album 50 years ago and it continues to be so today as The Byrds celebrate the 50th anniversary of their “Sweetheart of the...

South Beach Happenings

Episode 69 of Alive on South Beach introduces La Cerveceria de Barrio, a new restaurant on Lincoln Road, along with Miami Swim Week, American Comics artist, writer, herstorian, & cartoonist Trina Robbins at the Miami Book Fair, and a peek into Brit Week.