NEW YORK (CNS) — The glossy crime drama "Live by Night" (Warner Bros.) traces the rise of Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck, who also wrote and directed), a Boston-bred gangster in the Florida of the 1920s and '30s. Though not exactly a hoodlum with a heart of gold, Coughlin is presented as a sympathetic figure in Affleck's serious-minded adaptation of Dennis Lehane's best-selling novel.
NEW YORK (CNS) — The action comedy "Monster Trucks" (Paramount) certainly lives up to its title. It has strange creatures mysteriously propelling utilitarian vehicles in the absence of an internal combustion engine. It also sees to it that some bad guys meet justice, as you might expect.
A spotlight will shine on works of 10 local composers in an evening of new music in Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Desire for the Sacred is an evening created by Cascadia Composers that features organists Gregory R. Homza, Dan Miller and Cheryl Young and Portland’s Resonance Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Katherine FitzGibbon.