One Popcorn: Flop
Two Popcorns: Wait till it’s on video
Three Popcorns: Go see it
Four Popcorns: Standing ovation
"Out of The Furnace"
Genre: Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Cast: Cristian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe
Director: Scott Cooper
Comment: Great cast and well done ... but a very dark and bleak story line.
Genre: Drama, Suspense Thriller
Cast: Jason Statham, James Franco, Kate Bosworth, Frank Grillo, Izabela Vidovic
Director: Gary Fleder
Comment: A great "sense of impending doom" build up to a big finish. Good against evil.
"The Book Thief"
Cast: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch
Director: Brian Percival
Comment: Highly over rated. Two hours and seven minutes, very slow. Hard work getting to the esoteric but nice ending.
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10 Lend Me a Tenor
7:30 pm - 2:00 pm
18 Sarasota Orchestra: Chamber Series
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Chamber Soirees: Flute
12 Chamber Soirees: Clarinet
Students make splash for school
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corp. this weekend will celebrate the start of school with its annual Back to School Splash Bash event Aug. 23, at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Klauber, Mancini honored by AJC
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, in November.
Temples share the Torah
Twenty-three years ago, Temple Sinai received a Torah on loan when it organized a new congregation in Sarasota.