One Popcorn: Flop
Two Popcorns: Wait till it’s on video
Three Popcorns: Go see it
Four Popcorns: Standing ovation
"Rise Of The Guardians" 3-D
Cast: Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law
Director: Peter Ramsey
Comment: A nostalgic reminder of all the "guardians" that make/made childhood so magical. A great family holiday experience!
Cast: Keira Knightly, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Matthew MacFadyen
Director: Joe Wright
Comment: Pretentious and boring!
"Life Of Pi" 3D
Genre: Drama/ Adventure
Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu
Director: Ang Lee
Comment: A work of art. A compelling adventure of faith with stunning visuals. See it in 3-D!
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Drama
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker
Director: David O. Russell
Comment: Mental illness isn't funny but, this subject is handled realistically and with sensitivity evolving into the silver lining. Bradley Cooper is terrific, and everyone will fall in love with Jennifer Lawrence. DeNiro shines as usual. Loaded with heart.
"The Late Quartet"
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir, Imogen Poots
Director: Yaron Zilberman
Comment: Slow, but powerful. A superb ensemble portrays the rigors of world-class, classical music performance and the inevitable ego conflicts behind the scenes. Very moving.
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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.