• 'Escape Plan' flexes its muscle in theaters

    “Escape Plan” stars two of Hollywood’s biggest heavy hitters, “The Expendables” co-stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film isn’t the same quality as some in their heyday, but it’s the best performance of their elder years I’ve seen.

    Stallone’s character’s job is to find flaws in prison security. He’s an expert in breaking out of prisons and he’s met his biggest challenge, a prison designed on his research. And someone wants him kept there.

  • Time of traditions begins

    The fourth quarter is the best time of year. Not for the seasonal economic boost, as nice as that is, but because it’s the height of family traditions.

    It’s a three-month run, starting early in October, when the tote of Halloween decorations is hauled out of the basement.

  • Radcliff author Washington pens book about King David

    A Radcliff resident has self-published a book focusing on King David.

    Youlanda C. Washington penned “The Destiny of a Shepherd, the Dynasty of a King, Overcome by His Love,” which was published by WestBow Press.

    The work reflects the life of King David and was published in September.

    Washington travels as a missionary to other countries and serves as a speaker, teacher and minister at the City of Hope in Louisville.

  • Exhibit features Louisville photographer

    An exhibit showcasing the work of a Louisville photographer is on display through December at Wild Earth Gallery in downtown Elizabethtown.

    Mark James is the featured artist.

    The exhibit, “90 Days in the Ruins,” focuses on industrial photography and is on display through Dec. 2.

    Wild Earth Gallery is at 110 N. Main St.

    For more information, call 502-378-2113.

  • Hardin County Playhouse presents murder mystery

    Plum Alley Theater in Elizabethtown offers mystery, intrigue and murder this weekend as Hardin County Playhouse presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.”

    Director Bo Cecil said “The Mousetrap” is the longest running play in history. There is no film version of the play so the ending is kept a secret. Traditionally, the audience is asked to keep the ending a secret when they leave the theater, he said.

  • From newlyweds to undead, weekend events proved fun


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    So I had a weekend that went from attending a storybook wedding to mingling with the undead.

    And the two even intertwined.

    The wedding Friday was for a couple of friends who both have a long-standing interest in movies. In fact, the groom worked on movies and TV shows in Hollywood for some time before meeting his bride-to-be at a 48-hour film contest in Louisville.

  • Radcliff author Francis pens Christian fantasy novels

    Brad Francis wrote his first book, “The Turtle Went to the Sea,” when he was in kindergarten.

    It was part of a class project in which students got to see their work bound.

    The project seemed to portend the life that awaited him.

    “I’ve been writing forever,” the Radcliff resident said.

    In September, Francis, 31, self-published “The Savvy Demon’s Guide to Godly Living,” his second full-length Christian novel. He also published a short story.

  • Illusionist to perform at State Theater

    The Historic State Theater is offering a magical experience at 7 p.m. Saturday.

    Illusionist Dinky Gowen is in Elizabethtown to present a Houdini magic and escape show. The Halloween-themed show honors Houdini by featuring some of Houdini’s famous illusions, including the upside down straightjacket escape and milk can water escape.

    Along with escapes, the show includes vanishing acts, levitation, ventriloquism, fire eating and comedy.

    Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. Seating is general admission.

  • Spooky films take over State Theater

    The Historic State Theater is providing two weekends full of Halloween films.

    Friday and Saturday is a tribute to women who star in creepy films in a Ladies of Horror weekend. The weekend begins with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” (1962).

    This story of sisterly torment will make viewers think their sibling rivalries are nothing but child’s play. The psychological thriller was nominated for five academy awards with one win for best costume design.

  • "Gravity" holds its weight

    Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.
    Release date: Oct. 4
    Runtime: 90 minutes
    Rating: A great drama set in space