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Arts and Entertainment

  • Movie Memos - January 16

    Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.

  • Run, don't walk to see 'Juno'

    For those of you waiting for outstanding films to play locally, this is one. The first positive and entertaining thing you will note about “Juno” is the sharp dialog. It’s not often that teenagers are portrayed as being so witty. The same goes for the parents. This is not a story of alienation, with parents pitted against their children. Oh, there is hesitation at first when Juno MacGuff must tell her parents that she is pregnant at barely 16. But they all get over it, while kind insults are being hurled from one side to the other.

  • Movie Memos - January 9

    Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.

  • 'The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep' tells the story of Loch Ness monster

    This is a true a story of the creature which is believed to inhabit one of the largest bays in Scotland as we’ll probably ever get.

    Just like Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, hard evidence is hard to come by. But this makes for an enchanted fantasy of a lonely young boy who finds a very old egg. The legend of the water horse is part of the Celtic folklore, and we see the creature, not really a monster at the beginning, grow into maturity. Along the way, it helps the boy bring to the surface a sadness which he has not wanted to believe.

  • 'P.S. I Love You' a too cutesy love story

    This movie starring Gerard Butler (“The 300”) and Hilary Swank tells a very romantic story, but with so many sweet, homey touches that you might gag before the end. I’m as much a romantic as the next person, and I don’t mind a good chick flick, but this one just might put a diabetic in danger of sugar shock. Also, there is not an element of surprise and absolutely no tension. It is however a lovely story that lets you see how love can find its way in the saddest of conditions.

  • "Charlie Wilson's War" - Even the worst Congressman gets things done

    Meet Charlie Wilson. In the 1980s he had been re-elected by his constituency in rural Texas. He is the stereotypical ole boy politician. He drinks too much; he takes too many kickbacks, and in general, he barely has enough on which to live. Not a pretty picture. Then how does this nobody politician get the Russians kicked out of Afghanistan and helps topple the Berlin wall?

  • Movie Memos - January 2

    Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.

  • Movie Memos - December 26

    Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.

  • Movie Memos - December 19

    Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.

  • 'I Am Legend' - The end of civilization as we know it?

    As the old expression goes, “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.” It is the year 2009, a virologist announces a new medicine to cure cancer.

    By harnessing nature, they have created a treatment which neutralizes the cancer cells. Then comes the cataclysmic misfire: The treatment ultimately transforms the patients into rabid hairless creatures and allows the virus to be transmitted from person to person and animal to animal both airborne and through contact. A truly worldwide plague!