CRANFORD—The Friends of the Cranford Public Library is sponsoring “Beatles & Bubblegum,” a one-hour children’s concert that will take place at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m.
Oh, to be 17 or 18 again, and blown away by a potentially transformative, epiphanic film like Spike Jonze’s “Her.” Life-affirming, bursting with originality and full of the promise that there is indeed a greater understanding somewhere out there, it’s the sort of revelation that makes you want to explore and learn forever and ever.
UNION COUNTY — On a very cold night last weekend, Playball for Miracles turned over their final donation for 2013. Organizer Erin Kelly-McGuinness presented a check for $750 to new New Jersey Fireman’s Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly for Sandy Ground, Where Angels Play.
Director Peter Segal’s “Grudge Match,” starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as deeply rancorous former boxers who never fought that ultimately deciding bout some thirty years ago, serves up an inconsequential but pleasant fantasy for Baby Boomers.
I approached Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” with trepidation — ‘gosh, three hours long…that’s a sentence, not a movie’— but emerged from the thoroughly entertaining, fastest moving 179 minutes on film with exaltation.