Sign-up for the Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Tominac Fitness Center Pool on Hunter at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28.
CYSS-registered youth are invited to the Youth Activity Center for a night games, refreshments and dejay-prompted dancing from 7-10 Friday. There's no charge. Register by Thursday. Bring your date and enjoy a safe night. For more information, call 767-4491.
Information for parents about the film "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.":
Portraying Jesus on film continues to be a delicate endeavor for filmmakers.
Information for parents about the film "Jupiter Ascending."
Seasons five and six of “The Bob Newhart Show” — Newhart’s seminal 1970s sitcom — have arrived on DVD this week.
Over the last couple of years, Johnny Depp's track record has been less than stellar.
People, particularly young and impressionable children, see messages in the media, often looking to TV and movie stars for guidance on how to act as a man or a woman. Here are three strong female characters that fathers and mothers can be comfortable with their daughters emulating.
KICKSTARTINGDOM — It seems like everything has a Kickstarter page these days. Whether it’s raising money for your neighbor’s cat to get a holiday sweater or so a guy named Dave can get a chalupa, these pages are everywhere. All of these videos also seem to come with boring, bland and somewhat irritating videos.
Certain actors carry enough weight to make weak movies watchable. Think Christopher Walken in “The Rundown,” Gene Hackman in “Runaway Jury” or Liam Neeson in most anything he’s done since “Taken.”
February might be more strongly associated by some with Valentine’s Day (aka Singles Awareness Day), but the entire month is also dedicated to celebrating black history. Luckily, there is no shortage of great cinema involving African-American culture, struggles and accomplishments. From classics such as “Glory” and “Roots” to less obvious fare like “In the Heat of the Night,” there is something for every taste.
'Project Almanac' (rated PG-13), 2½ stars
I married a woman from Port Angeles, Washington, and we are consequently raising five diehard Seattle Seahawks fans, who have made it much harder for me to ignore the football game taking place between the Super Bowl commercials these past two years.
It’s been over a decade since a talking yellow sponge made the leap from television to the big screen in 2004’s “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.” Usually a delay that long isn’t a good sign for a sequel, but fans of this zany Nickelodeon cartoon can rest assured: Your hero may still be underwater, but he's not watered down.
It’s never a good sign when a movie gets its release date pushed back. Unfortunately, “Jupiter Ascending,” a film originally slated for last summer, is not the exception to that rule.
MUSIC CLASS — When a pen and a desk is your instrument, the whole world is your recording studio, as long as you have a pen and a desk.
ELECTRICIAN SCHOOL — Thanks to Pinterest and HGTV we all think we’re expert DIY pros when it comes to our homes. Quite often we go into our projects with the confidence of a lion only to finish and feel as sheepish as, well, a lowly sheep. You should see the wood floors in my house. Let’s just say the elevation change in my living room is enough to give you altitude sickness.
IROM MAN’S PAD — Whether you love Marvel movies or think they’re the downfall of modern cinema, you can’t deny that you want to be Tony Stark. Go ahead, you can admit it, we won’t judge you.
Several notable vintage titles are being released this week, including several Blu-ray upgrades and some golden oldies making their DVD debut.
Barnaby gets a new partner as the latest season of “Midsomer Murders” comes to Blu-ray and DVD this week.
ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — Another month is almost over, and that means it’s time to find out what you’ll no longer be able to watch on Netflix streaming and what you get to look forward to.
ÉIRE — Unless you were living under a rock at the turn of the millenium, you are more than aware of Michael Flatley and his rise to fame with over-the-top productions centered around traditional Irish step dancing.
"McFarland, USA" (rated PG) — 3 1/2 stars
The Great Snowball Battle, by Game Salute, is a simple, short and entertaining card game of throwing snowballs and running for cover.
Disney’s “Big Hero 6” is among 2014’s top 10 box-office hits and won the Academy Award last weekend for Best Animated Feature. This week, it was released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
Sometimes, the road to mediocrity is paved with good intentions.
Way back when, I grew up in lovely Calabasas, California, alongside such notables as Ricky Schroeder and Erik Menendez. (Thankfully, I got out before the Kardashians arrived.) If, by chance, you happen upon a copy of Calabasas High School’s 1986 yearbook, you’ll see a picture of my friend Aaron Priceman in a trenchcoat and sunglasses standing alongside yours truly dressed up as Ed Grimley.
Information for parents about the film "The Lazarus Effect":
The board game Risk: The Game of Global Domination has been around for a long, long time — almost 60 years, in fact — making it a bona fide classic in most people’s books. So it’s understandable that this electronic version of the game from “Assassin’s Creed” publisher Ubisoft, which is available for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, doesn’t mess with the basic formula.