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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28 The Jazz Club of Sarasota Presents "Jazz at Two" with Alex and Judi Glover
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
28 WSLR Hand-Cranked Festival: Day 1
29 WSLR Hand-Cranked Festival: Day 2
29 Dickey Betts & Great Southern Charity Concert
The gift of music
Riverview High School received a donation of $5,000 during a break in the Kiltie Band Fall concert on Nov. 20.
Coming together for the community
All Faiths Food Bank called on volunteers to help distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners Saturday.
Observer on the hunt for displays
We’re making our list of the best holiday lights displays in Sarasota and checking it twice.