Tuesday, December 25, 2012
"Les Misérables," starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, is a musical and visual feast – but not for the whole family.
The must-see holiday movie of the year arrives Christmas Day as Les Misérables, starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, opens nationwide. The movie adaptation of the world’s longest-running musical features Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper’s innovation of actors singing live, taping their singing parts while filming rather than lip-synching and their songs being added in post-production. The result is best captured when Anne Hathaway, as the desperate single mother Fantine, sings “I Dreamed A Dream” and the audience sobs with her as she despairs over her life as a prostitute. Hooper honors the source material from Victor Hugo’s story while providing a visual feast, from the opening scene where you brace yourself to be splashed with …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Here’s a look back at some of the week's news and features.
1. Sheriff Gee's Wife Out of Hospital Following Crash -- It was a close call for the wife of Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee last Thursday. Rhonda Gee sustained only bumps and bruises after a car driven by Dover gang member Raul de Alejandro, plowed into her car at the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and Lithia-Pinecrest Road. De Alejandro had just been in an altercation with the clerk at the Hess gas station at that intersection. 2. Newsome Seniors Bid Farewell to High School --School's out for 490 Newsome High School seniors who graduated May 31 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Were you there? Upload your photos and congratulations to Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch. 3. New Details in Riverview Teacher's Relationship …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The award-winning film is coming to Brandon for a limited engagement.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- D'Ann White
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
As incidences of bullying reach epidemic proportions in the United States, youth groups, PTAs and other organizations that work with kids are urged to view the award-winning anti-bullying film, "Bully." The film will be shown for one week starting June 1 at the AMC Regency 20 Theatres, 2496 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon. As a special promotion, groups of 10 or more will be able to buy special-pricing tickets at the box office for $5 per person. In addition, Kid's Packs of Popcorn will be priced at $4 for this movie only. During the film, Emmy-winning director Lee Hirsch invites viewers to spend a year in the lives of five students who contend with public torment and humiliation on a daily basis. By following the young victims from the …