May 31, 2011
now playing "Bridesmaids" (R). A bride to be (Maya Rudolph) worries that her upcoming wedding will be ruined by her increasingly jittery best friend and maid of honor (Kristen Wiig). This is an uneven comedy, but there are endearing performances and a few very funny scenes. Grade: B TownMall Cinemas (1:30, 4:30, 7:10, 10:05) "Fast Five" (PG-13). The latest "Fast and Furious" installment is, er, as fast and furious as ever. Its vaguely plotted story is really about muscles flexing and cars crashing in scenic Rio de Janeiro.
October 26, 2007
Dan in Real Life Rating -- PG-13 for some innuendo. What it's about -- Single dad raises his three girls, one of whom is in the middle of her first crush, but finds love himself at a big noisy family reunion. The Kid Attractor Factor -- Very cute kids, comically chaotic reunion. Good lessons/bad lessons -- Before giving advice on young love to your kids, maybe consider how messy your own love life can be. Violence -- None. Language -- Disney clean. Sex -- Suggested, yearned for. Drugs -- None.
January 14, 2010
TODAY WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? The 2008 Center Stage production of Edward Albee's biting, darkly witty classic might have raised your interest in the 1966 film version starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. So if you haven't rented it from Netflix yet, the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., screens Mike Nichols' film as this week's revival at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8. Call 410-727-3456 or go to thecharles.com. FISHING EXPO AND BOAT SHOW: It might be cold outside, but it's never too soon to resume daydreaming about goin' fishin'.
August 12, 1995
I asked the Indonesian diplomat if she thought her country was becoming more democratic.''But we are democratic,'' she rejoined, evidently startled that I didn't know.Well, but, for example, 100 seats in the 500-seat legislature are reserved to the army.Yes, said the diplomat; that is to keep the army out of politics while insuring that its interests are represented. Guided democracy.Suharto, the ex-general who came to power in a blood bath 30 years ago, has been elected to six consecutive presidential terms by an electoral council, most of whose members he appoints.