Today's Headlines

Welcome to PMandS.com! * * * Follow us on Twitter @_PMandS * * * In major policy reversal, President Obama expected to open parts of Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling * * * Ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling convicted of giving classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen * * * Senate falls short of 60 votes needed to end debate on Keystone pipeline meaning final vote on measure is unlikely until next week * * * Winter snowstorm ‘Juno’ disrupts almost 6,000 flights Monday as some lawmakers temporarily unable to return to DC * * * Patriots owner Robert Kraft says team is owed an apology with ‘Deflate-gate’ if the league finds no wrong-doing * * * NFL investigating New England Patriots locker room attendant who transported AFC Championship footballs to field * * * New on Blu-Ray and DVD Tuesday: ‘The Book of Life;’ ‘The Judge;’ ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ and ‘Fury’ * * * Emma Watson (‘Harry Potter’) to star as Belle in Disney live-action film ‘Beauty and the Beast’ * * *
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Filed under: Movies
First ‘Fantastic Four’ trailer

First ‘Fantastic Four’ trailer

Arriving today is the first trailer for The Fantastic Four, due to arrive August 7th in the United States. The producers are hoping the reboot starring young and upcoming actors such as Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell will reinvigorate the concept in much the same way X-Men: First Class [...]

Filed under: Movies,Politics,Sports
PMandS’ late night listings (1/26-1/30)

PMandS’ late night listings (1/26-1/30)

–Jimmy Fallon (NBC) has repeat episodes this week. Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Monday–Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending, premiering February 6th); Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt Tuesday–Kevin Costner (Black and White, premiering this Friday); Eddie Redmayne (Oscar contender The Theory of Everything) Wednesday–Soccer star David Beckham Thursday–Kerry Washington (Django Unchained) Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) Tuesday–Actor Oscar Isaac [...]

Filed under: Politics
Scott Walker helps himself with a fiery speech in Iowa

Scott Walker helps himself with a fiery speech in Iowa

A lot of people consider Wisconsin governor Scott Walker a legitimate dark horse to secure the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. He may have just put himself into the top tier of Republican candidates this weekend. Over the weekend at the Iowa “Freedom Summit” Walker spoke to influential Iowa conservatives. He wasn’t alone: Ben Carson, [...]

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Quick Reviews: ‘Boy Next Door’ and ‘Strange Magic’

Quick Reviews: ‘Boy Next Door’ and ‘Strange Magic’

THE BOY NEXT DOOR (R)–A money grab, plain and simple. The Boy Next Door only cost four million to make. Jennifer Lopez plus even a Lifetime Channel-quality script will get you that easily. Ryan Guzman (Step Up All In) plays the 19-year-old neighbor to the newly-divorced Lopez and one day they hook up. Lopez’s character [...]

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Johnny Depp owes us an apology for ‘Mortdecai’

Johnny Depp owes us an apology for ‘Mortdecai’

Mortdecai is now playing in 2,648 theaters nationwide. It is rated “R″ for some language and sexual material. It is one hour and 46 minutes long. Plot: Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) is an aristocratic art connoisseur and tax cheat living in England on a big estate with his beautiful wife Johanna (Gwyneth Paltrow) and man-servant Jock (Paul Bettany). After [...]

Filed under: Sports
Don’t hate the old school Patriots for ‘deflate-gate’

Don’t hate the old school Patriots for ‘deflate-gate’

Very few would have thought there would be much controversy combining out of the Patriots demolition of the Colts on Sunday, but early Monday morning there were rumors of possible issues with the air pressure of the footballs used in a scandal that quickly became known as “deflate-gate.” If you have ever tried to catch [...]

Filed under: Politics
A reinvigorated Obama gives mixed messages at the SOTU

A reinvigorated Obama gives mixed messages at the SOTU

The question going into the State of the Union address last night was simple. Would Barack Obama adopt a more conciliatory tone toward the new Republican Congress, or would he stand defiant? Would he attempt to work with Republicans or against them? As so often is the case with the president, he indicated he might [...]

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Trailer Tuesday: Ferrell & Hart, Liam Neeson and something called ‘Chappie’

Trailer Tuesday: Ferrell & Hart, Liam Neeson and something called ‘Chappie’

Kevin Hart could be in the verge of oversaturating the market with himself. He’s making movies at a pretty good clip now. But if they’re funny, they’re funny. Will Ferrell may have jumped the shark, however. The second half of Anchorman 2 was an absolute horror show. Get Hard opens March 27th. Somebody I know [...]

Filed under: Sports
The Green Bay Packers’ series of unfortunate events

The Green Bay Packers’ series of unfortunate events

How did Green Bay blow that game yesterday? I’m still not sure. Up 19-7 with five or so minutes to go, Morgan Burnett picked off a Russell Wilson pass. It was Wilson’s fourth interception of the day. Burnett played it safe, sliding to the ground after the interception even though he had a ton of green [...]

Filed under: Sports
Conference Championship weekend in the NFL

Conference Championship weekend in the NFL

After a slow start to the NFL coaching hiring process this week saw a flurry of activity erupt around the league, with several teams settling on new leaders while another surprising job came open in Denver. This week started with the news that John Fox had been let go in Denver following the Broncos’ playoff exit [...]