The streets of Atlanta overflowed Labor Day weekend with costumed super heroes and evildoers - a sure sign that the 25th annual Dragon Con had come to town. The four-day multimedia conference, which featured television and movie stars, gaming and comic books, drew an estimated 20,000 fans from all over the world to five Atlanta hotels.
SAVANNAH - A 197-foot, steel-hulled tall ship has docked on River Street in Savannah and will remain through Saturday.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You'll soon have a chance to take a big step up from where you are to where you want to be. Check it out first. Remember: Even the mountain sheep looks before it leaps.
Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, commander of the Third Infantry Division, will be the guest reader at 3 p.m. Oct. 2 for the Military Child Education Coalition's continuing "Tell Me a Story" series.
The movie of the week is "Limitless," starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. It's available on DVD.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) After much traveling this year, you're due for some settled time with family and friends. Use this period to check out situations that soon will require a lot of serious decision-making.
Fall is a great time to register for Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts and also to sign up for fall and winter camping.
Attendees of Thursday's Hinesville Farmers Market will listen to tunes by Purified Sounds as they peruse fresh produce, arts and crafts, seafood, cheese, bread, grass-fed beef and baked goods. The market will be open from 4-8 p.m. and the concert will be set up next to the fountain in Bradwell Park from 6-8 p.m.
Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR offers soldiers and their families at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The site is at http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Can you believe it? "The Help" is still in the No. 1 spot at the box office this week. Way to go, ladies! But today, I'll review the No. 2 film in America, "Colombiana."
HINESVILLE Liberty Stadium Cinemas
Start Labor Day weekend off with a bang and enjoy First Friday Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 2 on Savannah's River Street, followed by two days of arts, crafts, food, drink and entertainment.
SAVANNAH - Producers of the "Cops" television show say they've been filming in Savannah for an upcoming season.
Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and the families of soldiers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The site is at http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
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.
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.