Community Calendar

Blood Drive • Aug. 19 from 1 – 7 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Dr., Woodbridge, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

“The Help” – A Domestic Problem

It’s about time I got to review something like Tate Taylor’s “The Help,” a vital work with a beginning, middle, end and something important to say. Inundated by the summer of FX, where every moment of almost every movie has attempted to emulate the last two minutes of a 4th of July fireworks extravaganza, I was trapped inside a pinball machine.