- Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:59
For movies opening Aug. 2, 2013
BIG BUDGET FILMS
"2 Guns" (R for profanity, brief nudity and pervasive violence) Espionage thriller about a DEA Agent (Denzel Washington) and a Naval Intelligence Officer (Mark Wahlberg) tricked into mistrusting each other while infiltrating a drug cartel. With Paula Patton, James Marsden, Bill Paxton and Fred Ward.
"The Smurfs 2" (PG for rude humor and action sequences) Animated sequels finds Papa (Jonathan Winters), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin), Grouchy (George Lopez) and Vanity Smurf (John Oliver) teaming up with a couple of human pals (Jayma Mays and Neil Patrick Harris) to rescue Smurfette (Katy Perry) from the clutches of an evil wizard (Hank Azaria). Voice cast includes Jimmy Kimmel, Shaquille O'Neal, Jeff Foxworthy, Fred Armisen, Christina Ricci and J.B. Smoove.
- Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:40
What a difference a few years make...not to mention a couple of NBA Championships.
Remember not long ago when LeBron James was considered "the enemy?" Well, at least in the eyes of the citizens of Cleveland and those who thought he gave the city a raw deal. I'd never seen such backlash over someone changing employers in my entire life...and I've had nearly forty jobs.
It seemed you couldn't turn to any channel at any given time without hearing someone griping about Lebron leaving Cleveland and signing with the Miami Heat. Now, according to an ESPN Sport Poll, LeBron has actually topped Kobe Bryant as the league's most popular player.
- Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:30
Judging by Dr. Carl Hart's background, it's a little surprising he ever made it out of the "hood, let alone became one of the nation's leading neuroscientists. After all, he grew up in a rough area of Miami, Fla., where as a teenager he roamed the streets as a gun-toting, drug dealer.
Only after entering the military did he come to appreciate the value of an education, and eventually earn his BS, MS and PhD degrees. Today, he teaches at Columbia University where his work in pharmacology has uncovered some rather startling statistics, such as "85% of drug users aren't addicted," "the War on Drugs has "had no effect on daily use of marijuana, heroin or any type of cocaine," and "around half of all people with drug addictions are employed full-time and many never commit crimes..."
- Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 09:27
LIVING THE LIFE I LOVE Dear Lucy: I enjoyed the article about being sixty years old and enjoying life. I have heard you talk about recreating yourself. How does that work? I feel like that's what I need to do. – Looking for a new me
Dear Looking: Well, the first time I learned how to do a remake of Lucy was during a time in my life that I thought something must be wrong with everybody else. I was unhappy, bored and downright miserable. Then I read a self-help book that said something about changing myself if I wanted the world around me to change. It has taken me years to perfect my own formula for change but the first rule is still the same.
- Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 06:45
WHAT'S HAPPENING MYRON? If you're willing to take a short road trip down Highway 61 this weekend, you might find it worth your while. Morris Day and The Time – one of the greatest party bands – will be in concert at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, Miss. on this Saturday night.
If you haven't gone to a party and danced off of either "The Bird" or "Jungle Love" you have been attending the wrong functions. These guys have always been at the center of popular party music...and it never gets old.
Also, aren't these guys the reason why you can never watch "Purple Rain" too many times?