ARTS & LEISURE August 11 - 17, 2011
OPENING THIS WEEK Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun Kam’s Kapsules: Aug. 11-19, 2011
tual self will be strengthened by the people who come into your life this week. This week is a week for seriousness about a relationship. Discuss your deepest thoughts with others. They’ll understand and thank you for sharing intimate parts of yourself. TAURUS You’ve done some of your own love homework.
ARIES The link that you’ve established with your spiri-
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Hopefully you’ve had an opportunity to learn a new way of seeing the world and in that way you’ve found a way of loving that is more natural for you. The combination of sexiness and joyful focus can create you a wonderful love experience. GEMINI Share in the glory of your friend who has been
recognized for outstanding work. Plan a small get-together to celebrate the occasion. Your time will come, and you will be placed on the pedestal. Your intimacy radar is sensitive. Watch out for a new romance that might come along. CANCER You’ve done a lot of things in life that no one
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by Kam Williams Special to the Tri-State Defender
For movies opening Aug. 12, 2011
BIG BUDGET FILMS “30 Minutes or Less” (Unrated) Crime
comedy loosely based on a real-life incident which transpired in Pennsylvania in 2003 when a couple of crooks (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) strapped a time bomb around the neck of a pizza delivery man (Jesse Eisenberg) to force him to rob a bank on their behalf.With FredWard,AzizAnsari and Michael Pena.
“Final Destination” 5 (R for profanity
and gruesome violence) Harrowing, high body-count horror flick revolving around a motley group of co-workers’ struggle to sur- vive in the wake of a suspension bridge col- lapse en route to a corporate retreat. Cast in- cludes Emma Bell, Tony Todd,DavidKoech- ner and Courtney B. Vance.
“Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie” (Unrat-
ed) Musical documentary including both on- stage and behind-the-scenes footage of the cast of Glee during its recent sold-out tour, featuring performances of hit songs from the
Emmy-winning TV series’ first two seasons. With Jane Lynch and Gwyneth Paltrow.
“The Help” (PG-13 for mature themes,
ethnic slurs and expletives) Screen adapta- tion of Kathryn Stockett’s poignant best-sell- er, set inMississippi in the early Sixties, con- trasting the fortunes of privileged white fe- males and their black housekeepers op- pressed by Jim Crow segregation on the op- posite side of the strictly-enforced color line. A-list ensemble includes Oscar-winners Sis- sy Spacek and Mary Steenburgen, nominees Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson, along with Emma Stone, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard andAunjanue Ellis.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS “Aarakshan” (Unrated) Political potboil-
er questioning India’s controversial practice of basing access to education and govern- ment jobs on the country’s caste system. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. (In Hindi with subti- tles)
“Bad Posture” (Unrated) Romance dra-
ma, set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about an awkward graffiti artist (Florian Brozek) who seeks tomake amends with the beautiful
woman (Tabatha Shaun) whose car and purse was stolen by his felonious-minded room- mate (Trey Cole). Supporting cast includes Seth Mossman and Ryan Jason Cook.
“Littlerock” (Unrated) Road flick about
the adventures of a couple of young Japanese tourists (Rintaro Sawamoto and Atsuko Okatsuka) stranded in a California desert town after their rental car breaks down on the way to San Francisco. With Cory Zacharia, Roberto Sanchez and Lee Lynch. (In English and Japanese with subtitles)
“Scheherazade, TellMe a Story” (Unrat-
ed) Female empowerment drama, set in Cairo, about a TV talk show host (Mona Za- ki) whose controversial coverage of women’s rights issues comes to imperil the career of her politically-connected husband (Hassan El Raddad).With Mahmoud Hemida, Nahed El Sebai and Sawsan Badr. (InArabic with sub- titles)
“Senna” (Unrated) Bittersweet bio-pic re-
counting the abbreviated career of Ayrton Senna, the Formula One race car champ from Brazil who died doing what he loved at the tender age of 34 in front of a television audi- ence of 300 million. (In English and Por- tuguese with subtitles)
horror film “Final
with your hopefulness and be a beacon to others. Try not to be taken in by promises made by oth- ers or promises you’ve made to yourself. Con- cerning your own affairs, avoid contemplating lofty subjects and seeking long ranged solutions. VIRGO Some say optimism is fantasy. Suppose the good
thing you’re optimistic about never comes. This week you’ll knowthat the joy of anticipating it is joy enough. The joy of tomorrowis available thisweek. LIBRA You might be looking into the buying or selling
has agreed with at the beginning. Finding agree- ment this week will be difficult, but it should not deter you from moving forward. Feeling sorry for your loneliness will discolor what you are doing. Be happy that you are alone. LEO Eternal optimist, eternity is now. Get in touch
of a piece of property, and this week seems to be a favorable week for this type of negotiation. Be careful with the intricacies of the matter. Pay atten- tion to details or it could cost you a great deal later. SCORPIO What a blessed week this will be. Spend itmed-
itating on all that God has given you. CurtisMay- field wrote a song called “Who Do You Love?” Someone should write one called “How Do You Love?” For your love lesson, the second song would be the one you should sing. SAGITTARIUS Your self-discipline helps you to do more this
week. People will be watching as you zip around with style and grace! Broaden your cultural hori- zons by trying new foods and meeting new peo- ple. You’ll be pleasantly surprised! CAPRICORN The urge to chase off on a tangentmay be strong
this week. Take a few minutes to study the big pic- ture andmake sure anywhims serve the bigger pur- pose. It’s a good week to do what needs to be done. AQUARIUS You’ll be full of good ideas this week, so make
sure you write down the ones you don’t have time to put into action. You’ll want to share your thoughts on a grand scale, and your mind will seemtruly universal to you. Try to be patient with those who are staggered by your brilliance. PISCES This week let your gentle spirit shine through.
Your rough and tumble side is not appropriate for the relationships that you’ll encounter. Someone will need your understanding and sympathy. Give it with sensitivity.
Source: NNPA News Service
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