Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
– Four months before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, three people at Logan Airport caught the al-Qaeda hijackers videotaping security checkpoints at the airport, according to a New York Post report. The eyewitnesses reported the suspicious actions to officials at Logan, but security did nothing to question the potential terrorists.
“It was a different time,” Callahan said. ‘Don’t you think?”
Said Minihane: “No one ever imagined that you could kill 3,000 people with a box cutter.”
– “Gone Girl,” which stars Ben Affleck, was the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend, taking in $38 million. Despite the acclaim, Minihane said he wasn’t a fan of the flick.
“The ending was absolutely terrible, awful,” Minihane said. “One of the worst endings I’ve ever seen in a movie.”
“What do you give it, grade?” asked Dennis.
“C-plus,” replied Minihane. “And it’s too bad because I’m a great admirer of David Fincher, the director of the film. He couldn’t save it. It didn’t work.”
– Comedian Sarah Silverman hosted “Saturday Night Live,” a show for which she once was a cast member. While the hosts admitted the opening monologue usually is not funny, Silverman’s took unfunny to another level.
“New heights of disappointment,” Callahan said.
Continued Callahan: “But Sarah Silverman does the monologue, and I’m thinking, ‘This is going to be good. Not only will it be good, but it’ll be dangerous.’ Tomorrow we’d be talking about she’s in trouble. Network censors are in trouble. She bombed like I’ve never seen anyone bomb before.”
“Not a good start to the year, two episodes in,” Minihane said.
– The Coast Guard rescued a man off the coast of Florida who attempted to run from the U.S. to Bermuda. Reza Baluchi tried to run on water in a “hydro pod” to raise money for children in need, but he got tired and signaled for help.
“He failed, failed at his mission,” Callahan said. “I want to see him run through occupied Iraq or Yemen.”