One Popcorn: Flop
Two Popcorns: Wait till it’s on video
Three Popcorns: Go see it
Four Popcorns: Standing ovation
"A Good Day To Die Hard"
Cast: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yulia Snigir, Rasha Bukvic, Cole Hauser
Director: John Moore
Comment: This fifth in the "Die Hard" series can't carry the other four's "water." Impossible to suspend disbelief. Some really poor editing cuts are obvious too. The over the top special effects should really be seen on the big screen to get the full, ridiculous, OMG effect. Despite the effects, it is a disappointment for Bruce Willis and "Die Hard" fans.
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Engiert, Jeremey Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Comment: Moments of creative inspiration similar to "Twilight Saga," but those sputtered out. Big disappointment for those who read the book. In any event, an extremely unmemorable picture.
"Escape From Planet Earth 3-D"
Genre: Animated Family Comedy
Cast: Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker,
Director: Cal Brunker
Comment: Really corny, so take the little kids for a family outing, grin and bare it!
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud William Shimell
Director: Michael Haneke
Comment: Warning: critic alert!! Art posing as entertainment. Two hours, seven minutes of agony, tedium and depression. The ultimate act of love…but not what you're thinking. The "critics" gushed over it so beware!
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16 The Gloria Musicae Singers in a Munchtime Musicales Performance
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
18 Paper Laine: Gracie Kennedy Solo-Show @ madeby Gallery Ringling College of Art and Design
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
18 Chroma Quartet
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
23 A Wink and a Smile
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ranch residents celebrate films
To kick off the April 4 start of the Sarasota Film Festival, a group of Lakewood Ranch residents gathered at the home of Joni Corcoran and Ed Koplos in Country Club East for an evening of movie-themed fun.
Women's Club members tour ballet
Forty members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club took a special backstage tour of the Sarasota Ballet March 31.
Superintendent hosts movie nights
APRIL FOOLS' - Manatee County School District’s superintendent has made transparency a primary focus of his tenure.