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The Nose Travels Through 'A Wrinkle In Time To Watch 'The Bachelor'

Mar 16, 2018

There was a lot of pressure on Ava Duvernay to bring Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 classic book, A Wrinkle In Time, to the screen. This is the first $100-million movie directed by an African-American woman with a diverse cast chosen to fill the roles written for whites in 1962.

Yet, it's difficult to translate the abstract concepts fleshed out in the imaginations of generations of the book's readers to film and it's being compared to Black Panther," even though the two films have little in common.

Also this hour: Since Donald Trump's election, Erik Hagerman has tailored his life to avoid all news. He wears earplugs to the local coffee shop and lives in almost total isolation.

Lastly, even if you've never watched ABC's The Bachelor, you likely know that bachelor Ari Luyendyk Jr. unceremoniously dumped fiance Becca Kufrin in favor of the second-place finisher in this season's finale -- unless you're Erik Hagerman.

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Colin McEnroe, Lydia Brown, and Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show.