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Arts and Entertainment

  • Movie Memos - December 12

    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 Golden Compass' - Magnificent, but mediocre flick

    There is only one Golden Compass left in one of earth’s parallel universes. So we’re told. Where did the compasses come from? And exactly why were the others taken away? “The Golden Compass” is taken from the first in a trilogy of novels by Phillip Pullman. This film is burdened with exposition necessary to set up the sequels which follow. Of course the financial success of this first one will determine if the next two films are even made. In addition, there is the controversy of Mr. Pullman’s attack on Christianity during the course of this epic struggle.

  • Movie Memos

    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.

  • 'Awake' - Your worst hospital nightmare!

    Occasionally there is a story in the news about a patient, after being anesthetized, going through surgery but still being aware of what is happening. At the same time feeling all the pain, and hearing the conversations being said. That is what happens to Clayton Beresford, financier extraordinaire in “Awake,” a tense drama with wicked twists, but not much else. The medical procedures are sloppy. How can we feel Clay’s horror when each scene gets more and more out-of-control?

  • 'Enchanted' - From the animated to the real world!

    Once upon a time in a fairy-tale world, as seen in the original Walt Disney animated films, there lived a lovely young girl who was friends with the animals and birds, and they served her every wish. She knew that one day she would meet her prince, and they would live happily ever after.

    As in most fairy tales, there is a bad, bad person. This is Narissa, the wicked queen, stepmother to her prince. If the prince gets married, the queen would lose all her powers. So she plots to keep them apart with the help of Nathaniel, traitor to the prince.

  • Movie Memos - November 28

    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.

  • 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium' A toyshop with a mind of its own

    All through this movie the characters keep praising the toy shop by saying how magical it is. So my question was “Why isn’t it called ‘Mr. Magorium’s Magic Emporium’ instead of ‘Wonder Emporium’? My friend Adam explained that magic was too narrow a term. It needed a word with a broader definition, and that is ‘wonder.’ I wholeheartedly agreed since there was never a toyshop quite like this one. The “Emporium” makes Toys R Us seem like a nursery at midnight.

  • 'Kentucky Life' tours Rough River and enjoys Dovie burgers

    The next edition of ‘Kentucky Life’ features Rough River State Resort Park, silk artist Laverne Zabielski and Dovie’s Restaurant. The program, hosted by Dave Shuffett, airs at 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 on KET1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18 on KET2.

    First, Shuffett tours Rough River State Resort Park. Established in 1961, the park sits alongside the reservoir created by Rough River Dam in Grayson County. The 637-acre park contains nature trails; areas for fishing, camping, boating and golf; a lodge; and private cabins.

  • Shakertown Roundtable highlights on KET

    The 2007 Shakertown Roundtable, held Sept. 28 and 29 at Kentucky’s Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, focused on ideas for improving early childhood education and how those improvements could boost economic development in the state. Business, education and community leaders throughout the state discussed the relationship between early education and Kentucky’s economic health — and how the public and private sectors can work together to improve both.

  • Comedian Billy Crystal honored with Mark Twain Prize

    Billy Crystal, who has created one of the most versatile and prolific careers in the entertainment industry — finding success in front of the camera, as a performer in film and television, and behind the scenes as a writer, director and producer — has been honored with the 10th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 90-minute special ‘Billy Crystal: The Mark Twain Prize,’ featuring tributes and comic testimonials from a star-studded cast of Crystal’s friends and colleagues, airs at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 on KET2.