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SOME INTERESTING 2014 SUMMER INDIES

A MOST WANTED MAN

BOYHOOD

CALVARY

LIFE AFTER BETH

OBVIOUS CHILD

THE IMMIGRANT

WHAT IF

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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.


~ Langston Hughes

A view of the arts in the "style of the moment"
Movies
     Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight at the Duke Energy Theatre through August 2.      Dream a Little Dream at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte through August 9.      Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops at Symphony Park at Southpark on Sundays.      Look under Latest News for information on some of the best, most interesting local arts events.
  Film Reviews
Film Image Film Image
AND SO IT GOES      I would like to say I appreciated this sixty-something romantic comedy, but I can't. The likable stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton have no chemistry, including the so-called sex scene, which falls flat. But the main problem is a script that shamelessly tries to pull every heartstring. Here's a newsflash: audiences are getting too smart to fall for phony, contrived plots. Even giving the screenplay the benefit of the doubt, that it truly tries to speak to love for a certain generation, it fizzles. .....more
  Theatre Reviews
Rehearsal Rehearsal


THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNGINT     Queen City Theatre is back after a short hiatus with a hilarious, frothy, entertainingly lightweight bedroom farce. Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight by playwright Peter Ackerman opens with a young couple making vigorous love. As excessively white Nancy (played by Michelle Fleshman) reaches her . . .um . . .crescendo, she calls her partner Ben (Aaron Mize) a "hook-nosed Jew," ostensibly in the heat of passion. The young couple try to make sense .....more
   Items of Interest

Weekend Box Office Estimates

July 27, 2014


  1. Lucy    $44M
  2. Hercules 2   $29M
  3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes    $16.4M
  4. The Purge: Anarchy    $9.8M
  5. Planes: Fire & Rescue    $9.3M
  6. Sex Tape    $5.9M
  7. Transformers: Age of Extinction
       $4.6M
  8. And So It Goes    $4.5M
  9. Tammy    $3.4M
  10. A Most Wanted Man    $2.7M

New York Times - July 27, 2014

Top Ten Fiction - Combined Print & E-Books


  1. ACT OF WAR by Brad Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria)

  2. POWER PLAY by Catherine Coulter. (Putnam)

  3. GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. (Crown)

  4. INVISIBLE by James Patterson and David Ellis. (Little, Brown)

  5. TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE by Janet Evanovich. (Bantam)

  6. THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt.
    (Little, Brown)

  7. THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith. (Mulholland/Little, Brown)

  8. HUDSON by Laurelin Paige.
    (Laurelin Page)

  9. THE GIRLS OF AUGUST by Anne Rivers Siddons. (Grand Central)

  10. OPRHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins)


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