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  • 'Edge of Tomorrow' is 'Groundhog Day' on steroids

    “Edge of Tomorrow”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material.
    Release date: June 6
    Runtime: 113 minutes
    Rating: Surprisingly good

    Tom Cruise has had some good movies but he’s also had several duds. Last year’s “Oblivion” was one of those duds.

    “Edge of Tomorrow” is a welcome surprise that erased some preconceived notions going into the film.

  • Heights plus cracking glass equals a bad idea

    I never will understand people’s obsession with heights or being suspended in high places. I’m OK in a plane, but leaning over a high object looking down toward certain death has no appeal to me.

    If you are as clumsy as I am, you would understand. My mother didn’t name me Grace for a reason.

    This is why I always thought the glass box observation areas on the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, in Chicago was a bad idea. The boxes are enclosed but the view is a frightening image of the street thousands of feet below.

  • HCP tackles crumbling traditions in 'Fiddler on the Roof'

    IF YOU GO
    Hardin County Playhouse will present “Fiddler on the Roof” 7 p.m. today, Saturday and June 12-14; and 3 p.m. Sunday and June 15 at Plum Alley Theater n the Historic State Theater complex, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 seniors (55 plus), students, military/military dependents and groups of 10 or more. For information, call 270-351-0577.

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA
    The News-Enterprise

  • Vine Grove concert to raise funds for playground project

    Vine Grove Optimist Park will host a concert tonight to raise money for a charitable cause. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. and features singer/songwriter Mike Jones.

    Jones, who is from Elizabethtown, began performing with Nashville session musicians as Mike Jones and PG-43.

    Described as easy listening adult contemporary, Jones’ original songs are aimed at those who are 43 and older. The website for PG-43 says it offers “melodies you can remember and lyrics you can understand.”

  • My childhood with snakes

    The other day, a friend from the neighborhood I grew up in, in Radcliff posted a photo on Facebook that took me back a few decades.

    It wasn’t a Throwback Thursday-type deal. It wasn’t a photo of him, me, the neighborhood kids or of anybody, for that matter. It wasn’t even an old photo.

    It was a photo of a snake near a shed at his home.

    Yep. Snake.

  • Allegro students to perform this weekend

    Allegro Dance Theatre will present the ballet “Graduation Ball” at 7 p.m. Friday and again at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The ballet centers on a turn-of-the-century girls’ finishing school graduation, Allegro Director Carol Zagar said. Cadets from the military are invited to the graduation and a love story occurs.

  • Author Joseph Finder to sign books at Barr Memorial ibrary

    Author Joseph Finder will be at Barr Memorial Library on Fort Knox at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss and sign copies of his new book “Suspicion.” Finder is appearing as a part of the library’s Authors at Your Library series.

    According to Finder’s website, “Suspicion” is a “novel about a single father who, to protect his daughter, makes a choice with dire consequences.”

  • 'Godzilla' is back

    “Godzilla”
    Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.
    Release date; May 16
    Runtime: 123 minutes
    Rating: An old-school matinee feel

     

    Godzilla has been smashing cities and fighting other mega monsters since his first film appearance in 1954.

  • 'Million Dollar Arm' pitches straight to the heart

    “Million Dollar Arm,” based on true events, is a film with a sweet story that’s full of humor and heart.

    It’s the story of JB Bernstein, played by Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), a sports agent whose business is in trouble. In an attempt to save it, he goes to India to find a Major League Baseball player through a contest called Million Dollar Arm.

  • Music festival to feature Grammy-nominated group

    Grammy-nominated group Fireflight will headline the third annual Flames of Fire Music Venue MusicFest, which begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Worship Center in Elizabethtown.

    Tickets for the event are $10.50 in advance and $14 at the door. Seating is limited.

    Fireflight has released four albums. Its latest album is titled “Now.”

    Additionally, FFMV Music­Fest will feature Pillar of Fire, The Zach Allen Band and Second Perception. The bands are from Dawson Springs, Nashville and New Albany, Indiana, respectively.