One Popcorn: Flop
Two Popcorns: Wait till it’s on video
Three Popcorns: Go see it
Four Popcorns: Standing ovation
"Man of Steel"
Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
Director: Zack Snyder
Comment: Disappointing. A mediocre effort with a world-class brand. Spent way too much time explaining the story line to the audience. Constant chaos.
"World War Z"
Genre: Action/ Adventure, Horror
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox
Director: Marc Forster
Comment: What was Brad thinking?! Seen one Zombie you've seen 'em all! They just keep coming, as usual. A good example of what today's culture is regarding as "entertainment."
Genre: Family Animation
Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Loel Murray
Director: Dan Scanlon
Comment: Good casting, a lot of heart and great family fun.
"This Is The End"
Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Togen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson
Director: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Comment: A bazaar concept but this all-star, contemporary, comedic cast pulls it off. Many very funny scenes and lines.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey- Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior
Director: Richard Link;ater
Comment: An outstanding script with wonderful acting. Realistic romantic dynamics impacting a maturing modern second marriage.
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Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.