By Jim Harrington | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: October 10, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: October 10, 2019 at 11:23 am It’s been quite a decade for horror movies. The genre has succeeded on numerous levels, producing so many different types of memorable films – from supernatural thrillers and monster movies to horror-comedies and remakes/sequels – while remaining an impressive force at the box office. It’s even picked up a few Oscar nods. As 2019 clicks to a close, and with Halloween upon us, we decided the time was right to tally up the horror films that scared/impacted/delighted us the most from the past 10 years.The list includes offerings from Austria, South Korea, Australia and other countries, underscoring the fact that great horror is being made all around the globe. The picks are also pretty evenly spread out over the years, a testament to how consistent the genre has been over the decade. (The only year that … [Read more...] about Top 25 Horror Movies of the Decade: Do you dare watch them all?
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Videos of Ben Simmons making jumpers flooded social media over the summer and the All-Star point guard is ready to take his game to another level when the Philadelphia 76ers open camp next week.“I feel like this summer I fell in love with the game again,” Simmons told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “I kind of got back to who I was and having fun with the game. I felt like the past season I lost that enjoyment side of it but I feel like this summer has been huge for me. Just the work I’ve been putting in, I kinda fell in love with putting that work in again and I’ve been in the gym every day working and the results have been paying off so I’m excited for the season to start.Simmons, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016, has helped lead the Sixers to the second round of the NBA playoffs two straight seasons after making his debut in 2017. He was the Rookie of the Year that season and an All-Star for the first time last season. Simmons has averaged … [Read more...] about AP Exclusive: Ben Simmons fell in love with basketball again
By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: June 5, 2019 at 11:20 am | UPDATED: June 5, 2019 at 11:23 am By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS PORTSMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but ultimately triumphant turning point in World War II. Across the Channel, American and British paratroopers dropped into northwestern France and scaled cliffs beside Normandy beaches, recreating the daring, costly invasion that helped liberate Europe from Nazi occupation. A veteran attends an event that marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and gave their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but ultimately triumphant turning point in World War II. … [Read more...] about ‘Thank you’: Queen honors D-Day veterans at moving ceremony
It’s been five long years since I moved from Stuttgart to the United Kingdom, and I miss it every day. In fact, I travel back every single chance I get - not least because I met my wife there. There’s something about the way the city nestles along the ‘kessel’, or cauldron shaped by an ancient volcano, that feels welcoming, homely, inviting. I just can’t get enough of it. That’s not all there is to love about the capital of Baden-Württemberg, however. Here’s my top ten reasons why Stuttgart is the perfect place to visit, or maybe dally in a little longer. 10. It’s easy to get to, and leave from. It sounds funny including this at the head of my list, but Stuttgart’s relative centrality and excellent transport links make it an ideal base for travellers to venture elsewhere from - or even stay for a prolonged period. Manfred Rommel Airport (named after the former mayor of Stuttgart and, yes, Erwin’s son) flies to … [Read more...] about Weekend Wanderlust: 10 reasons to love Stuttgart
PUBLISHED: 17:30 23 January 2019 David Hannant Time to work on the kick-off for the East Anglian derby while Archant © 2009 Those of you who dare to venture beyond the sports pages will (hopefully) know that in my day job, I’m a local democracy reporter. This means a vast amount of my time is spent either in council chambers, committee meetings or flitting between various halls.However, very occasionally my day job and the ‘bit on the side’ that is this column tend to mix.That happened in this past week when, while sifting through papers for a Norwich City Council licensing sub-committee, I spotted a case which I have since dubbed ‘Fat Cat and no Canaries’.I’ll go on record here of saying the trio of pubs in the Fat Cat family are among my favourite watering holes in the city – a surefire way for a pub to win me over is to serve more than just a former sponsor of our club.Mario Vrancic scored his fifth league … [Read more...] about David Hannant: It’s all a matter of time when it comes to Derby Day