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.
If you plan on seeing “Project Almanac”, you will probably walk out of the theater wishing time-travel were real. Not because the movie inspires scientific greatness but simply because you’ll want your night back. Here are just a few reasons why the movie might not be the best choice at the box office.
Mythotopia is reminiscent of the old Avalon Hill games of the 1980s and 1990s but with much better production values.
Classic foreign films from the 1980s lead an array of vintage titles in release on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
Let’s get right to the point: Christian audiences are going to be wary of a Sundance film that features Ewan McGregor playing both Jesus Christ and Satan. Given the standard cinematic treatment of religion in general and Christians in particular, you can’t fault the devout for anticipating sacrilege, no matter how much they liked McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi.
In the game Versailles by NSKN Games and legendary designer Andrei Novac, King Louis XIV of France hires two to five players as architects and craftsmen to build him a fabulous palace. Whoever can contribute the most ornate, well-built segments of the palace will win.
Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp by Victory Point Games is a game for one person ripped from the headlines of a modern-day newspaper. A deadly virus has broken out in the United States because a man visiting the Congo carries it into the United States. As he shows symptoms and collapses, he is taken to a local hospital and placed in an isolation wing. Doctors discover that he has a highly contagious virus that is resistant to all current antitodes. This could be the end of humanity.
Based on the Doctor Grordbort graphic novels, the board game Onward to Venus is a game about colonizing the solar system by building a powerful army and seizing exciting opportunities at the right time. Build factories and mines to dominate planets; hunt exotic, big game around the solar system; solve planetary crisis or take advantage of planetary tensions to win victory points.
Directed by Jared Hess and co-written with his wife Jerusha, “Don Verdean” is a lighthearted poke at the world of biblical archaeology, a field Hess describes as an amusing “fringe” element of mainstream Christianity.
Registration begins Feb. 9 for companies that want to find out if their Frisbee team is the best on Fort Stewart.
The board game Pay Dirt is about the gritty and competitive world of modern-day gold mining in frigid Alaska. In this worker-placement-style game, players take the roles of enterprising mining companies looking to refine the most efficient process for gold discovery. Hire the best employees, buy the best equipment and manage through the hardships that will inevitably come to hit pay dirt and win.
ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — It’s the end of another month, which means Netflix is about to get rid of a number of titles as well as add some to its streaming library.
Late in “The Strongest Man,” the film’s protagonist reflects on what he calls his “little life.” The expression tells us a lot about the character, and a lot about the film.
Sometimes the best way to enjoy a film is by sharing it with someone who is seeing it for the first time.
"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.
It’s hard to believe that there was ever a time when Disney Animation was on the verge of shutting down.
Griddly Games is a small family games publisher that lives by the mantras “This just isn’t play, it’s play time” and “games that get you going.” Griddly Games has won a variety of awards in the industry from Creative Child Magazine, the National Parenting Center and Dr. Toys Best Toys. Here are reviews for three games.
The noted author C.S. Lewis once said, “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. … It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” Truly, friendship makes life happier and more meaningful as Lewis wisely noted.
THE LAND OF ICE AND SNOW — Led Zeppelin is an iconic band with unforgettable rhythms and face-melting solos. Many have tried to cover Zeppelin and many have failed, but a bunch of kids between the ages of 7 and 12 did a pretty solid job with three Zeppelin classics.
LA LA LAND — The 87th Annual Academy Awards featured all the stars and drama we’ve come to expect over the years. Celebrities of all kinds made an appearance ranging from Lady Gaga to Julie Andrews. Those two actually shared the stage.
Information about the film "The Duff."
"Kingsman: The Secret Service" (rated R) — 3 stars