Recreation & Lifestyle

Movie Review: “Her” Is Programmed To Entertain He, She And It


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.

Playball For Miracles Makes Donation To Playground Project


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.

Movie Review: “Grudge Match” Takes Good-Natured Jabs At Golden Agers


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.

Movie Review: “The Wolf Of Wall Street” – Grandma, What A Big Stock Portfolio You Have


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.