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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
Jamie Kent (Full Band) at the Evening Muse Aug 1.      Imperial Deluxe at the Double Door Inn Aug 1.      BYOG at the Visulite Theatre Aug 1.      Jimmy LaFave at the Evening Muse Aug 2.      The Turnstiles CD Release Party at the Double Door Inn Aug 2.      Quixotic Theatre presents T Bone N Weasel through Aug 9.      Charlotte Shakespeare Measure for Measure at the Booth Playhouse Aug 7 - 17.      Alien Worlds and Androids at Discovery Place Aug 2.      The Storefront Theatre presents Delicious a theatreical Tasting featuring Chef Jay-Z and a culinary cast of characters, 4 pm to 7 pm on Sunday, Aug 3.      Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight at the Duke Energy Theatre through Aug 2.      Dream a Little Dream at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte through Aug 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
GET IT ON      James Brown continues to grow in esteem in the years since he died on Christmas day 2006. He may have been a musical genius, but by the end of his life, he was a sad, tortured one. The strengths of the movie include the performances of the cast, specifically Chadwick Boseman as Mr. Brown, a title the singer insisted everyone call him, the music, and the depiction of his early years. Saying little James Brown had a rough start is a huge understatement. Twins Jamarion and Jordan Scott .....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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