One Popcorn: Flop
Two Popcorns: Wait till it’s on video
Three Popcorns: Go see it
Four Popcorns: Standing ovation
"Atlas Shrugged: Part 2"
Cast: Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian, Kim Rhodes, Richard T. Jones, Diedrich Bader, Paul McCrane
Director: John Putch
Comment: A frightening contemporary adaptation of Ayn Rand's classic novel about the collapse of capitalism along with a government take over and the disappearance/strike of key business creators. Not the best acting but a compelling story. Can't wait for Part 3!
Cast: Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kuryienko, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish
Director: Martin McDonagh
Comment: A pseudo-intellectual attempt at tongue-in-cheek humor immersed in gratuitous violence and gore. An outstanding cast but as the title telegraphs, it's a twisted, psycho, stupid story. Of course the critics loved it. UGH! Proceed with caution.
Cast: Tyler Perry, Edward Burns, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno. Carmen Ejogo, Cicely Tyson, Rachel Nichols, John C. McGinley, Werner Daehn
Director: Rob Cohen
Comment: James Patterson book fans will enjoy this as did Popcorn. Tyler Perry is no action hero but he is real and true to the author's intent. It infuses a lot of heart into the drama.
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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.