Good weekend so far. My younger son is home from Army training, giving us a chance to catch up after his being away nearly a year. Shopping efforts falling into place. More decorations around the house. And I had a few things for your amusement in today's Beacon Journal and on Ohio.com.
This week's video column focuses on "Midnight in Paris" and the "Glee" concert movie.
Not in the column but something I caught up with over then last couple of days is "Margin Call," the financial-crisis drama starring Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Simon Baker, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany and Demi Moore. From writer-director J.C. Chandor, a College of Wooster alum, it is at times suspenseful and the performances show what a good hand Chandor has with actors; Spacey, for one, has reined in his more melodramatic tendencies. That said, the movie -- most of which takes place in meetings among soft-spoken, calculating characters -- never soars. I liked parts of it but was less than excited by the piece as a whole. You can judge for yourself on Tuesday when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray.
Some odds and ends from Saturday's print Heldenfiles.