The ‘It’ factor: How a scary big hit could change horror

There are no sure things in Hollywood, but modestly-budgeted horror movies come pretty close. This weekend took that thinking to new heights as the bi...

September 13th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


New on DVD for Sept. 19: ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘The Big Sick’

“Wonder Woman” tops a list of first-rate new DVDs being released Sept. 19.“Wonder Woman”; 3.5 stars: It’s taken years, b...

September 13th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief

Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief

Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organize...

September 13th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  



J.J. Abrams to write and direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

J.J. Abrams to write and direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

J.J. Abrams is returning to “Star Wars,” and will replace Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of “Episode IX,” pushing the ...

September 13th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


Strange as it might seem, conflict is a comfort

Television is gearing up for battle this fall, and it’s not between network stars.Navy SEALs, elite air squadrons and camo-clad foot soldiers co...

September 13th, 2017 updated: September 15th, 2017. |  


A flap in the Wind

The box office has been in a bad place lately. Last week didn’t bring much in the way of new wide releases other than the pathetic “Leap!&...

September 6th, 2017 |  


A Rock that refuses to be forgotten

Award winning documentarian and respected Instructor of Mass Communication at Morehead State University, Steven Middleton, screened his latest film at...

August 30th, 2017 |  


Library programs and times

Portsmouth Public Library Programs the week of September 4-9, 2017.All library locations will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of Lab...

August 30th, 2017 |  


‘Leap’ off a cliff

“Leap!” is an animated kids’ movie that teaches the lesson that if you work hard and practice every day for years… you’r...

August 30th, 2017 |  


A look back at Princess Diana’s funeral

A look back at Princess Diana’s funeral

Princess Diana’s funeral, held less than a week after her shocking death in a high-speed Paris car crash, drew more than a million people to Lon...

August 30th, 2017 |