One Popcorn: Flop
Two Popcorns: Wait till it’s on video
Three Popcorns: Go see it
Four Popcorns: Standing ovation
Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana
Director: Peter Berg
Comment: Based on a true story of a blown Navy Seal mission in Afghanistan. Even if you know how it comes out from the book, you will be riveted. A major punch to the gut and it will grab your heart. Wahlberg hit it out of the park. Take a hankie and God bless our troops!
"August: Osage County"
Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin
Director: John Wells
Comment: One of the biggest downers you will ever see. Streep was awesome as usual. So was Roberts, but it's incredibly depressing. Over the top family dysfunction from a well-known play … but so what.
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Olivia Wilde
Director: Spike Jones
Comment: A painfully slow and maudlin story line about an insecure, relationship-impaired man falling in love with his futuristic, artificial intelligence operating system. An Oscar nomination performance by Phoenix, but hard to watch.
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16 Marvin Gaye: The Prince of Soul
8:00 pm - 2:00 pm
23 Taking Shakespeare
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5 Somewhere Over The Rose
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Sarasota Orchestra: Chamber Series
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.