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  • Disney wrecked it with "Wreck-It Ralph"

    “Wreck-It Ralph”
    Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence
    Runtime: 108 minutes
    Release date: Nov. 2
    Rating: Not up to Disney quality

     

     

    Sometimes films get a lot of acclaim and it makes me scratch my head. “Wreck-It Ralph” is one of those films.

    It just isn’t worth the hype.

  • Lucas has gone to the dark side

     

    There was a great disturbance in the force last week.

    After years of frustration with George Lucas and his complete bumble in the prequels to the original “Star Wars,” he went one more step to annoy fans. He sold his production company, Lucasfilm Ltd, and the “Star Wars” dynasty to Disney.

    Disney acquired Lucasfilm in a stock and cash transaction totaling $4.05 billion

  • Glen Rice promotes his third concert this year

    Glen Rice and Friends will be making music once again at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • Holiday movies start at the State

    The Historic State Theater kicks off its holiday film series Friday with “Home for the Holidays” (1995).

    In the film, Claudia Larson (Holly Hunter) has a run of bad luck and finds herself spending Thanksgiving with her family. Crazy family antics prevail as she tries to survive the holiday.

    The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson and Claire Danes.

  • State Theater concert benefits United Way

    Mike Jones and PG-43 is the featured musical act in a concert Thursday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is a fundraising event for United Way of Central Kentucky. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for reserved seating and can be purchased 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the administrative office of the State Theater or at the door. For more information, call (270) 234-8258.

    “I really initiated the idea,” Jones said of the benefit concert.

  • ‘Can You Duet’ winner Steel Magnolia plays Historic State Theater

    Country music will ring through the halls of the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown this weekend with a national recording act and some regional favorites.

    Emily West, theater director, strives to offer a variety of concerts that appeal to different age groups, she said. The theater has played host to artists such as Mark Chesnutt and John Anderson but West felt it was time to offer something for a younger audience.

  • Traditional Music Festival includes workshops, concert

    Workshops and a concert highlight the 18th Traditional Music Festival, set to be  presented Friday and Saturday by the Heartland Dulcimer Club at John Hardin High School.

    Vendors, dancing and jams also are part of the festival.

    Activities from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday are for pre-registered guests and include dancing and music jam sessions.

  • The water's lukewarm in 'Chasing Mavericks'

    In a world where movies tend to go big or go home, today’s audiences expect excellence in every venture to the big screen.

    That’s where movies like “Chasing Mavericks” fail. It’s not a blockbuster, but it’s not a flop either. It lives in that dangerous in-between that dooms films to a quick trip to DVD or downloadable media.

    It’s the true story of Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston), a young man whose father left him as a child and grows up dreaming of surfing the big waves.

  • Coping with loss not limited to humans

    Tybalt hasn’t been himself lately.

    Our black Pomeranian has been out of sorts since his playmate, another black Pomeranian, named Nanook, had to be euthanized in July. Nanook’s health had declined rapidly and to the point he was in extreme pain.

    Since then, Tybalt’s behavior has been a little erratic and more than a little heartbreaking.

  • Do the 'Time Warp' with HCP

    Hardin County Playhouse hopes area residents will “come up to the lab and see what's on the slab,” just like the musical invitation offered in its production of “The Rocky Horror Show.”

    The cult classic play will be presented at 7 p.m. today and 11 p.m. Saturday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    “The Rocky Horror Show,” which debuted in London in 1973, was made into the film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which premiered in 1975 and often gets midnight showings.