Friday, May 24, 2013
The third installment of 'The Hangover,' 'Fast & Furious 6' and the animated family movie 'Epic' opened this week. Check out the showtimes for West Orange's AMC Essex Green Cinema and nearby.
Editor's Note: Plot and movie details aggregatted from Moviefone and reviews from RottenTomatoes. Use the widget above to find showtimes at West Orange's AMC Essex Green Cinema and nearby for this Memorial Day weekend. 'The Hangover Part III' is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips' record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. Run time- 100 mins. In 'Fast & Furious 6,' since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Vocalist will be performing one night only at Prudential Center
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Michael Bublé is coming to the Prudential Center in Newark for one night only Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 20 at 10 am at Ticketmaster. Touring in support of his new number-one selling release, “To Be Loved,” Michael Bublé has been called “one of the most likeable performers on Earth.” His previous Crazy Love Tour sold out in 80 US cities and was seen by over 2 million fans worldwide. His stage show includes his current single “It’s A Beautiful Day,” as well as “Haven’t Met You Yet,” “Home,” and “Everything,” along with distinctive interpretations of classics like “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “Young at Heart,” and “You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You.” “I’m very excited to get back…
Monday, May 13, 2013
South Orange resident to sing, rap in concert featuring her new song, "Neurotic Society Compulsory Mix," at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Singer, songwriter Lauryn Hill, the South Orange resident and former Fugee who must soon surrender for a three-month prison term for failing to pay taxes on $2.3 million in income over a five-year span, will perform Tuesday, May 14 in Brooklyn, a published report Monday said. Hill, who was sentenced on Monday, May 6 for tax evasion, will sing and rap at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, according to the NJ.com report. Tickets to the show are $85 in advance and $100 at the door, the report said, and VIP “meet and greet” passes may be purchased for $200. The NJ.com report said Hill took to Twitter to give her rationale for scheduling a last-minute show – citing an opportunity to perform "Neurotic Society Compulsory Mix," her recently released …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The newest bundles of animal joy were born at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange and the zoo is inviting its Facebook fans to suggest names on its Facebook page, where the new name will be announced next week.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Legendary basketball player (and author) appeared in Maplewood.
Knicks legend, four-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer Earl Monroe -- aka "Earl the Pearl" -- appeared at Words Bookstore in Maplewood on Saturday, April 27. Monroe read from and signed his new book, "Earl the Pearl."
Friday, April 26, 2013
Not even Ryan Gosling's charm and good looks can save this film. Now playing nearby.
Friday, April 26
This column was written by Lori Wieczorek, editor-in-chief of Montclair State University's newspaper The Montclarion. "The Place Beyond the Pines" is now playing nearby. "The Place Beyond the Pines" markets itself as a Ryan Gosling flick — which comes with the obvious expectations — but not even his good looks can save this movie from losing focus. The film opens with Gosling playing the role of Luke and a glimpse into his life as a motorcycle stunt driver. His rough, tattooed appearance is curbed by his boyish good looks and affability. Within minutes, the viewer finds out that Luke has a past with Romina (played by Eva Mendes). The interaction is charged with sexual attraction but we have yet to find out the extent of their relationship…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Are you looking for something to do with your kids throughout the week? Head over to the West Orange Public Library for programs for children up to 12th grade.
Check out the events at the West Orange Public Library this week to fun acticities for you and your children this week. Terrific Toddlers 10:30 a.m. — Storytime for children ages 2-3 ½. Advance registration required. Preschool Page Turners 11:30 a.m. — Storytime for children ages 3 ½ -5. Advance registration required. Anime Club 7:30-8:30 p.m. — Manga comics and anime films for teens in grade 6-12. Advance registration required. Chess Club 4 p.m. — For children in grades 2 -8. Moderated by experienced chess player Eric Greenebaum. Advance registration required. Babies & Books 10:30 am. — Storytime for children up to 24 months. Advance registration required. WOPL Terrific Toddlers, 11:30 a.m., Storytime for children ages 2-3½. Advance …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Multiple Grammy winner's sentencing adjourned to May 6. Singer did not pay taxes on three years' worth of earnings.
Sentencing in the federal tax evasion case against singer Lauryn Hill, who rose to fame as part of The Fugees and for her 1998 solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was adjourned Monday until May 6 after a dispute arose over how much she actually owes. The 37-year-old singer and South Orange resident pleaded guilty in June 2012 to failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in income earned in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The eight-time Grammy winner earned most of that income from music and film royalties and also owned at least four businesses. Sitting in Newark federal court, Judge Madeline Cox Arleo took Hill to task for failing to pay off the more than $500,000 in federal taxes she owes despite earlier promises to do so before her …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Dr. Robert Lowenstein, 105, of West Orange, N.J. was a model for the main character's brother Murray, an English teacher, in Roth's novel, I Married a Communist.
Philip Roth Sunday eulogized one of his high school teachers, both in the pages of The New York Times and at a service in Livingston NJ. Roth described Dr. Robert Lowenstein, 105, lately of West Orange, N.J., as a "friend, teacher, mentor." Lowenstein died in January of this year. Lowenstein, according to his published obituary, was " a courageous and stalwart progressive whose intellect, warmth, and profound integrity made him an inspiration to his family and generations of students, colleagues, and friends. He was a scholar, teacher, and published poet who helped found the Newark Teachers Union in the 1930s. In 2008, he was among the first group of inductees into the Weequahic High School Hall of Fame, where he was honored for his …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Festival takes its name from the first motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison.
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival returns to Caldwell on Saturday, April 20. The festival will be held once again at Caldwell Flowerland, 329 Bloomfield Ave., at 4:30 p.m. The Black Maria takes its name from the first motion picture studio designed and built by Thomas Edison in 1893. The 90-minute program will feature a selection of this year’s winners of short international films with commentary by a festival spokesperson. Tickets are $12 each and are available in advance at Flowerland as well as at the door on the day of the event. Festival goers can receive a 20 percent discount on dinner by showing their movie ticket at Cedar Grill, The Cloverleaf Tavern, Ocha Sushi and Hog Wild BBQ. The event is sponsored by the Caldwell …