Astoria OKs steep fines for parking near ‘The Goonies’ house

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Astoria City Council has taken a step toward cracking down on motorists who illegally park near “The Goonies” house. The Daily Astorian reports the City Council held a first reading of an ordinance Monday to modify city code and enhance the fees people will have to pay if they violate parking rules in the neighborhood. Under the proposal people parking illegally could face a $100 fine. City councilors will hold a second reading and officially […]

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‘First Man’ soars as tale of Neil Armstrong and stoic heroism

(CNN) — If stoic heroism sounds pretty good right about now, “First Man” lands at a welcome time. The “La La Land” reunion of Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle produces a soaring, IMAX-worthy look at Neil Armstrong’s life in the decade leading up to the moon landing, providing a reminder that fulfilling John F. Kennedy’s vision was as much about grit, guts and determination as any feat of engineering. Owing a considerable debt to “The Right Stuff,” the 1983 […]

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States revolted – and Miss America punished them

Cross Gretchen Carlson and Regina Hopper at your peril, apparently. As individual states called for the two leaders of the Miss America Organization to step down in advance of last month’s pageant, little was said by the women, who act as the chairwoman and CEO, respectively. Now, action: Four states have had their licenses terminated by the organization in what the AP calls a “purge of rebellious state officials.” Those states—Georgia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and one undisclosed one—will have to relinquish any bank […]

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VENOM tries to find his motivation

Somebody needs a speech. Monologuing in movies gets a bad rep these days, especially in superhero movies. But in Venom, that famous Spiderman villain appearing in a movie with no Spiderman, someone at some point needs to step up and explain their motivation and why they are doing what they are doing. The villain (Riz Ahmed) does his villain stuff, because well, he’s the bad guy. The antihero Eddie Brock, a game Tom Hardy, also offers no real reason for […]

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