Make the day special for mom by taking her to the Mother's Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Club Stewart.
"The Age of Adaline" is a decently made film that features warm performances, but I wish it was more than it was capable of being. However, based on the charm and sweetness, this film is just passable enough to recommend.
“MERCHANTS OF DOUBT” — ★★½ — Robert Hansen, Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Bob Inglis, Marc Morano; PG-13 (brief strong language); Broadway
Animals are everywhere in Fauna, a board game by FoxMind for two to six players. Players are testing their knowledge about the animal world. The game is educational, fun and family friendly. It won the 2011 preferred choice award from Creative Child magazine, was a Game of the Year nominee in 2009 and was one of Dr. Toy’s 100 best products in 2011.
The cultural enthrall over the dystopian genre that ignited and took off with books and movies like the Hunger Games and the Divergent series hasn’t subsided but rather intensified. In fact, these initial 21st century dystopian novels set the stage and opened the way for countless writers to delve further into the dystopian realm, creating and recreating hypothetical utopian and dystopian realities.
Are we all decompressed after last week’s Star Wars madness? Let’s hope not, because there will be some more to come. The new trailer is still amazing and now the wait for December begins.
AVENGERTON — The long wait is finally over. Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief and finally see “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
'The Age of Adeline' (PG-13) — 3 1/2 stars
Information for parents about the film "Avengers: Age of Ultron":
Two family-friendly movies — one a true story about an unlikely horse entering the Kentucky Derby and the other adapted from the popular “Paddington” children’s books — are on DVD and Blu-ray this week.
As of this writing, I have not yet seen “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” although that will likely have changed by the time you read this.
“AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” — ★★★★ — Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson; PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments); in general release
Movies that are produced independently look so slick these days that it’s hard to distinguish them from bigger-budget Hollywood films.
Along with being the face of a wildly popular meme, Ryan Gosling is one of Hollywood’s busiest leading men with three films rumored to be in the works. Sorry ladies, but a sequel to "The Notebook" isn’t one of them.
TWINSIES — Keeping a secret is tough, just ask my 4-year-old daughter. Let’s just say my wife knew exactly what she was getting for Christmas long before Christmas came.
It's been 30 years since Mel Gibson wandered across a post-apocalyptic wasteland and escaped at the mercy of Tina Turner in "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome," the third film in the "Mad Max" series.
There’s no way for me to really discuss “Tomorrowland” without first disclosing my absolute geek-love for Brad Bird.
'Pitch Perfect 2' (PG-13) — 2 stars
Five stories, focusing on each of the four major branches of the armed forces as well as the folks who persevered along the home front, are told in these classic films from the 1940s and 1950s. Made during and after World War II, these movies are entertaining and give viewers a glimpse into life during this historic time.
It’s the end of an era. “American Idol” announced recently that next year, season 15, will be its last.
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.
Superhero fans are currently suffering an embarrassment of riches on the big and small screens.
The Oscar-nominated biographical film “American Sniper” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
REMAKINGTON — Remakes and reboots are not anything new these days. Seems every week we see a movie release that’s an old movie or TV show. For example, this week we are getting a part four of a series in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and a sequel in “Pitch Perfect 2.” This week also saw the release of the premier trailer for the big-screen remake of the '80s cartoon TV series “Jem and the Holograms.”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Americans love streaming their entertainment.
Information for parents about the film "Pitch Perfect 2":
Information for parents about the film "Far from the Madding Crowd":
The buddy comedy is a genre that has been so predictable for so long, Hollywood has been giving self-aware winks to the tired model for over 30 years. In the 1980's classic “The Three Amigos,” Mr. Flugelman sums up every buddy comedy ever made in a three-line pitch to Lucky Day, Ned Needlander and Dusty Bottoms:
The a cappella Barden Bellas from “Pitch Perfect” are returning to theaters this weekend.
Join Outdoor Recreation on a leisurely paddle down a Coastal Georgia river from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30. Lifeguards will be on trip.