Saturday, May 25, 2013
'Fast & Furious 6' is playing this weekend in Woodstock.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are back for another wild ride in "Fast & Furious 6." "Fast & Furious 6" is rated PG-13 and runs two hours and 10 minutes. It is now playing at Cherokee 16 Cinemas in Towne Lake. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click the link above. Here's what the critics are saying: Somehow [Director Justin] Lin just keeps topping himself, with bigger fights, badder villains, bolder chases. And while [Vin] Diesel was born to make these movies, his pit crew has grown into a satisfyingly connected team. — Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News Big dumb action movies are a dime a dozen each summer. But really good big dumb action movies — think Predator, Speed, andIndependence Day — are rare indeed. So when …
Friday, May 24, 2013
'The Hangover Part III' is playing this weekend in Woodstock.
The Wolfpack is back in the place it all began. "The Hangover Part III" is rated R and runs one hour and 40 minutes. It is now playing at Cherokee 16 Cinemas in Towne Lake. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click the link above. Here's what the critics are saying: Slow, sentimental and somewhat sedated, the third "Hangover" movie isn't so much exhausted of outrageous "Oh no, they didn't!" ideas as it is spent of energy. And they knew it too. — Roger Moore, Chicago Tribune This sequel makes a major tactical error by focusing excessively on the most outlandish — and least comical— character from the previous films. It's more a road movie with action elements than a comedy, and the debauchery of the first two films is …
The group’s National Council on Thursday reportedly gave the go-ahead to allow openly gay boys into its ranks. Tell us what you think of the decision.
A boy’s sexual orientation may soon be moot when he goes to join one national organization. According to reports Thursday evening, the Boy Scouts of America voted to drop sexual orientation as one component of membership into the youth group. While the organization’s decision paved the way for openly gay boys to become Scouts, the group’s leadership stopped short of allowing gay Scout leaders. Want to blog about this topic? E-mail Community Editor Liz Kennedy to find out how you can become a Local Voices blogger on your hometown Patch. Not all Scout troops may be receptive to the change. In previous discussions over the issue, BSA spokesman Deron Smith said that under the then-proposed change, the BSA would not dictate a position to the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The federal government is proposing a drop to a .05 percent blood-alcohol level.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants to reduce deaths caused by drunken drivers, and one of its ideas is to change how states measure drunkenness. The board has proposed reducing the blood-alochol limit to .05 percent, down from the .08 percent states enforce now, according to Fox News. That limit could mean one drink for a lot of women, and two drinks for a lot of men. "Our goal is to get to zero deaths because each alcohol-impaired death is preventable," NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said in the Fox story. Among those who oppose the idea: Groups that sell alcohol. "Moving from 0.08 to 0.05 would criminalize perfectly responsible behavior," American Beverage Institute Managing Director Sarah Longwell said in a statement quoted …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mixed reviews on J.J. Abrams latest Star Trek epic, with at least one critic raving about the film.
See the new movie, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' playing at GTC Cherokee 16 at 355 Cinema View Drive. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click the links above. The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
'Great Gatsby' is playing this weekend in Woodstock.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Baz Luhrmann's take on "The Great Gatsby," which is at times more style than substance – just like like the novel's main character himself – say some critics. "The Great Gatsby" is rated PG-13 and runs two hours and 22 minutes. It is now playing at Cherokee 16 Cinemas in Towne Lake. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click the link above. Here's what else the critics are saying: Baz Luhrmann’s new film version of The Great Gatsby is stylish, slick, funny and entertaining—a bit detached at points, a bit overblown at others. That should be all that matters. — Jeremy Mathews, Paste Magazine Just because a film looks like it was dipped in 18-karat gold doesn’t mean it’s rich in quality. Take this 3…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Do we move ahead as if nothing has happened? Where to do we go from here? Tell us in the comments below.
In the days since the Boston Marathon bombing and the firefight that ensued to capture the men suspected of planting the twin bombs, the national conversation has once again turned to the horror of attacks like the bombing and 9-11 as we try to process the tragedy. While some are reminded that for all the darkness in times like these, there are those who shine a light by running toward destruction to help. Others, however, process the mayhem differently and tend to become somewhat anxious about recurrences and potential vulnerability.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
A nonprofit organization is taking Gov. Nathan Deal to task for his neutral position on teens in Wilcox County, Ga., organizing an integrated prom.
Better Georgia, a progressive nonprofit organization, is criticizing Gov. Nathan Deal for "not taking sides" on an effort by four teenage girls to organize its first integrated prom in Wilcox County, Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal was asked last week whether he'd supported the high school students' efforts, which he declined through a spokesman. "This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we're not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt," Spokesman Brian Robinson said
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A federal judge has ordered the FDA to make the pregnancy preventative available to women of all ages without a prescription.
A recent ruling by a federal judge in Brooklyn has renewed controversy on reproductive rights. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman overturned a 2011 decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the morning after pill only be available to girls under 17 years old via prescription. Sebelius' ruling went against a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendation that the pill be available to all women and girls over the counter. The U.S. Justice Department is likely to file an appeal of Korman's ruling. Reaction to the ruling has been varied. "Today science has finally prevailed over politics," Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement. On the other side of …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
One critic calls the 3D release, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film, "an absolute must-see."
Editor's note: You can see "Jurassic Park 3D" at Cherokee 16 Cinemas in Towne Lake or Carmike RiverStone 15 Cinemas in Canton. From the film's official website: With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough, the film based on the novel by Michael Crichton is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen. The film's premise, courtesy of IMDb: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major …