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  • Les Miserables on the big screen

    “Les Miserables”
    Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements
    Runtime 157 minutes
    Release date: December 25
    Rating: Exceptional emotional performances 

    Audiences have not seen a movie musical the size and scope of “Les Miserables” in years. As it hits the big screen, it’s my hope the large-scale epic movie musical makes a comeback.

  • Success seems etched in stone for Rineyville man

    As a certified engraver, Christopher Grunch of Rineyville has done work for the likes of Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Ralph Lauren and Four Roses Bourbon.

    The nature of the business, he said, requires him to be part of some special moments, such as when he engraves bottles of wine for anniversaries.

    “I’ve had people cry on me and want to hug me,” Grunch said. “That’s fine. They can hug me.”

    Sometimes, though, the special moments are unexpected.

  • Holiday standards show at the State

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown shows two Christmas classics as families prepare to celebrate.

    “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) shows at 7 p.m. tonight. This popular holiday movie features a mysterious old man who appears during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and claims to be Santa Claus. A young girl, and most of the city, struggles to decide if they believe him. 

    Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn and a young Natalie Wood star in this classic.

  • ‘Lincoln,’ ‘The Avengers’ among this year’s finest

    The 2012 movie season is almost over. While there still are a few on my “to-see” list, of the films I reviewed this year, there are some excellent ones and some that were downright bad.

    On the best list, “Lincoln” is at the top. This film not only had excellent acting but wonderful direction by Steven Spielberg. It is a quality film with a bonus look back at one of the greatest presidents in American history. If you only see one movie from 2012, this one is the one to see.

  • Next generation picks up Christmas traditions

    For years, every Christmas Eve, my aunt Sondra’s home was a wonderland.

    Guests for the family Christmas dinner party would walk through the front door and be greeted in the foyer by miniature ceramic Christmas villages, full tiny trees and tiny carolers, stretching across snowy tabletops.

    Garland and ribbon danced up the banister.

    A ledge over the front door held a rotating Christmas tree and a collection of Lazzie Bears, sold for years at the department store Lazarus.

  • Christmas classics show at the State Theater this weekend

    The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown shows two Christmas classics as families prepare to celebrate.

    “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) shows at 7 p.m. tonight. This popular holiday movie features a mysterious old man who appears during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and claims to be Santa Claus. A young girl, and most of the city, struggles to decide if they believe him. 

    Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn and a young Natalie Wood star in this classic.

  • Middle Earth is back on the big screen in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

    "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
    Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action, violence and frightening images.
    Runtime: 169 minutes
    Release date: Dec. 14
    Rating: Long, but nice venture back into Middle Earth

    Today, fans will step once again into the lands of Middle Earth as “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” opens in theaters nationwide.

  • Going old school on television Christmas specials

    Bumbles bounce.

    If you recognize, and even smile at, that phrase, welcome. You probably are one of us.

    Yeah, you know who we are: members of that group of individuals who look for those Rankin/ Bass Christmas specials each year. We seek not only the well-known Rankin-Bass Christmas specials — like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” — but we also might enjoy the occasional show that wasn’t as well-known, such as “The Year Without a Santa Claus.”

  • HCP to hold auditions for "Sordid Lives"

    Auditions for the upcoming Hardin County Playhouse production of “Sordid Lives” are at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The adults-only play needs to fill roles for five men and six women, all 30 to 50 years old, and one man in his mid-20s. The comedy contains strong language/situations and requires deep southern accents.

    Those auditioning will read from a script with other actors. Advance preparation is not required.

    Rehearsals begin in 2013.

  • Bridge Community presents Christmas concert, art exhibit

    The Bridge Community presents its 6th performance of “Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ” at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    It is a singer-songwriter-style concert written by Andrew Peterson that tells the tale of the anticipation and arrival of Jesus in Bethlehem, said worship and arts pastor Matt Black.

    The style of the concert mixes folk, bluegrass, country and rock, he said.