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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23 A Wink and a Smile
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
25 "Jazz at Two" with the Kevin Celebi Quartet
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
25 The Sarasota Ballet presents Program 7 | Johan Kobborg, Alina Cojocaru & Friends
26 The Sarasota Ballet presents Program 7 | Johan Kobborg, Alina Cojocaru & Friends
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.