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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun August 30, 2013

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

 

Afternoon Delight (R for profanity, drug use and graphic sexuality) Midlife crisis dramedy set in L.A., about a bored housewife (Kathryn Haghn) who spices up her life by hiring a stripper (Juno Temple) as a live-in nanny. With Jane Lynch, Josh Radnor, Jessica St. Clair and Michaela Watkins.

 

american-made-movie-documentary-still-997eb1d153afb9d5American Made Movie (G) Nostalgic factory documentary revisits the glory days of the United States’ manufacturing industry when exports still exceeded imports.

 

I Declare War (Unrated) Coming-of-age dramedy about a group of 12 year-old neighborhood kids whose fantasy game of Capture the Flag turns realistic when jealousy rears its ugly head. Ensemble cast includes Siam Yu, Gage Munroe, Michael Friend, Aidan Gouveia and Mackenzie Munro.

 

King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis (Unrated) Re-release of the Oscar-nominated, 1970 documentary chronicling the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes appearances by Harry Belafonte, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby.

 

The Lifeguard (R for drug use, profanity, disturbing images, graphic nudity and explicit sexuality) Kristen Bell stars in the title role of this jailbait drama as a jaded, NYC TV reporter who quits her to move back home to suburban Connecticut to work as a lifeguard only to end up having an affair with a troubled, 16 year-old (David Lambert). With Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Joshua Harto and John Finn.

 

Our Nixon (Unrated) Tricky Dick documentary, first aired on CNN, revisiting the events surrounding the Watergate break-in which brought down the Nixon administration. Featuring recently-unearthed, Super 8 film footage of White House insiders John Ehrlichman, Dwight Chapin and H.R. Bob Haldeman.

 

Passion (R for profanity, sexuality and violence) Brian de Palma directs this English language remake of Crime d’amour, the French thriller about the escalating, cutthroat competition between a corporate executive (Rachel McAdams) and her ambitious protégé (Noomi Rapace). With Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson and Rainer Bock.

Entertainment

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Books

Book of Black Heroes

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period … [Read More its Good For You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Real Estate

Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017

  Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017 by Amy Lignor   The term ‘meteoric rise’ usually applies to something fun. Think: A Hollywood actor who has been ‘discovered.’) Unfortunately, when it comes to this article, ‘meteoric rise’ is something that will not bring a smile to one’s face. To put it simply, if you wish to refinance … [Read More its Good for You...]

Lifestyle

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  The “King” Will Take Center Stage at the 2017 Wildlife Conservation Expo by Amy Lignor   Each and every year the Wildlife Conservation Expo is held to address situations out there that are harming our world and its animal inhabitants. This time around, WCN’s annual Fall Wildlife Conservation Expo in October, will be focusing on … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar

  How Bassmaster Pro Edwin Evers Adjusts the Auto Settings on His Sonar  by Edwin Evers When it comes to electronics, a question I get asked a lot is, “How do you customize your fish finder settings at the beginning of a day on the water?” The short answer is, “I don’t.”   You might think that a guy who makes his living with a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

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  College Football Arriving Soon! by Amy Lignor   Ask any college football fan and they will tell you that it seems like an eternity waiting for the season to begin. But, have no fear, the kick-off to the college season is almost here, with Colorado State and Oregon State hitting the field on Saturday, August 26th at 2:30 p.m. ET. On … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

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Travel

Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation

  Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation by Amy Lignor   Many people love taking a cruise. But it is the river cruise on that glorious steamboat that not only offers all the benefits a big ocean liner offers, but also creates a more personalized, intimate vacation experience. It is a unique recipe: being able to witness … [Read More its Good for You...]