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  • 'Nostalgia' review: Gloomy sentimentality sinks ensemble led by Jon Hamm

    'Nostalgia' review: Gloomy sentimentality sinks ensemble led by Jon Hamm

    A chain of events — a fire and a car accident, all seen only in hindsight or off-screen — connect the characters in "Nostalgia," a slow, talky and only faintly moving meditation on mortality and memory. Despite the efforts of a strong ensemble cast — featuring Bruce Dern , John Ortiz, Ellen Burstyn,...

  • 'The Party' review: Sex, lies and politics before the first course

    'The Party' review: Sex, lies and politics before the first course

    Assembling a dinner party is a bit like putting together a meal: The ingredients need to be the right proportion. In addition to food-and-wine pairings, you want your guests to complement each other, too. If friends famously butt heads, for example, it might be a good idea to keep them apart. In...

  • 'Game Night' review: A trivial pursuit gets serious

    'Game Night' review: A trivial pursuit gets serious

    The modest but legitimate payoffs in the new action comedy “Game Night” owe everything to the comedy and not much to the action. Most of the truly great action pictures (this isn’t trying to be one of them) are spiced with wit. A lot of our best comedies (and “Game Night” is not trying to be one...

  • 'Annihilation' review: Natalie Portman leads journey to the center of the blob

    'Annihilation' review: Natalie Portman leads journey to the center of the blob

    In the popular culture and various corners of our own lives, we confront the unknown in one form or another, learning something about our own fears and desires. The examples defy rational explanation. The Monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Mist in Stephen King’s novella. The Smoke Monster...

  • How to get a free Frosty every day for a year at Wendy's

    How to get a free Frosty every day for a year at Wendy's

    Chill out with a year of free Jr. Frostys at Wendy's by making a $2  donation to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Make the donation for a limited time online to get a Frosty Key Tag good for a free frozen treat each time you make a purchase in 2018 at participating restaurants.  Ninety...

  • Free Big Mac Jr. at McDonald's

    Free Big Mac Jr. at McDonald's

    Get a free Big Mac Jr. at McDonald's through a new feature in the restaurant's mobile app. Download the free app and order through Mobile Order & Pay  to get a free Big Mac Jr when you buy one participating restaurants. The app also has weekly coupons that can be shown at the counter or drive-through...

  • Freebie Friday: Free Habit Burgers, Quiznos subs, IHOP pancakes; $10 entry at Butterfly World

    Freebie Friday: Free Habit Burgers, Quiznos subs, IHOP pancakes; $10 entry at Butterfly World

    It's Freebie Friday, and I've got a few offers for free eats and fun to keep you busy this weekend.  Get a free Charburger at Habit Burger Grill, snack on a free Lobster sub from Quiznos, and mark your calendar for free pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday. Enjoy a fun day at Butterfly World in Coconut...

  • Free eats to celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP on Feb. 27

    Free eats to celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP on Feb. 27

    You'll flip for this freebie: Chow down on free pancakes at IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Stop in at participating restaurants from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (until 10 p.m. in some locations) to get a free short stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes. No purchase or coupon is...

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