When Violet (Emily Blunt) is accepted to a postdoctoral program at the University of Michigan, she and her fiance, Tom (Jason Segel), postpone their wedding plans — along with Tom's career as a chef — and move from San Francisco to Ann Arbor.
Tom makes the best of the relocation by making unlikely friends like Tarquin (Brian Posehn) and trying to find work as a chef — while in the meantime putting in time at Ann Arbor's famed Zingerman's Deli.
We start where most movies end: A happy city-slicker couple pledge to spend the rest of their lives together, as a famous American landmark twinkles behind them.
From then on, Nicholas Stoller's weird, endearingly messy The Five-Year Engagement embarks on an uncharted circular voyage. Its two wistful, determined leads — Emily Blunt as grad student Violet and Jason Segel as sous-chef Tom — are caught in a Sisyphean premarital loop.
The news overnight that the U.S. and Japan have reached an agreement to move about 9,000 U.S. Marines off the island of Okinawa means that slightly more than half of the Marines who have been stationed there will be heading to Guam and other places in the Pacific.
Michael Jordan, one of the greatest players in basketball history, has one more record. It's not likely a record he wanted. He's the owner of the NBA's worst team ever. The Charlotte Bobcats have seven wins and 59 losses.
Many band names are born from an inside joke or sudden inspiration, but few people can say as accurately as JJ Weihl that the idea for a name just hit her. Though bandmate Jonathan Jarzyna says he likes the name Fenster (meaning "window" in German, his native tongue) because it's free from association and can be "a view or a portal to something," he also readily admits that the name occurred to them when a window fell on Weihl's head and shattered during the recording process.
William Lawlis Pace died in California this week. He holds the record for the person alive the longest with a bullet in his head. Back in 1917, his brother accidentally shot him with a rifle. Doctors left the bullet in place, feeling it would do more damage to remove it.