Arts

Meet the Directors
2:00 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Curtain Up!

Curtain Up! presented by the League of Cincinnati Theatres

Jim Stump welcomes League of Cincinnati Theatres President Cathy Springfield and LCT Board Member Sherry McCamley to talk about the work of the League and their 6th Annual Meet the Directors – Curtain Up event on September 9 at Joseph Beth Booksellers.

Nancy James and Carmon DeLeone
2:00 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Celebrating Rosemary Clooney

Maysville KY native Rosemary Clooney

Singer Nancy James and Maestro Carmon DeLeone are presenting two different programs celebrating the life and music of Rosemary Clooney. September 1 is a benefit performance at Seton Performance Hall. September 9 is a Xavier University Masters of Swing Series concert. Frank Johnson welcomes both musicians to the studio to talk about Rosemary Clooney and these events.

Movie Reviews
6:12 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

'Rush' Job: A Wily Courier Navigates New York's Maze

Bike messenger Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) finds himself carrying a package that leads to a perilous chase.
Sarah Shatz Sony Pictures

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 7:47 pm

A character we've yet to meet flies through the air in slow motion, above a busy New York street, arms and legs splayed. He's wearing a bike helmet, which is a good thing — because as The Who's "Baba O'Riley" pulses in the background and numbers come up on the screen telling us it's 6:33 p.m., he lands with a thud on the pavement.

For a second or two, he lies there staring — at a car careering toward him, a woman mouthing his name, a bike that lies crumpled at his side. You might want to take those moments to catch your breath. You won't be offered many other chances.

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Movie Reviews
6:01 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

In A French Confection, A Hollywood Aftertaste

Friends Antoine (Laurent Lafitte), Eric (Gilles Lellouche) and Marie (Marion Cotillard) are among the troubled group that makes an annual retreat to a home in Cap Ferret.
MPI Media Group

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 8:32 pm

It's summer in France, time for stressed urbanites to head to the beach and forget their problems. For the circle of friends featured in Little White Lies, however, this year's problems are a little more memorable than most.

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Movie Reviews
6:00 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Stunt Driving, Real Romance In 'Hit And Run'

A bank robber, played by Bradley Cooper, is in hot pursuit of the runaway protagonists in Hit and Run.
Open Road Films

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 8:31 pm

The backbone of a good comedy is always, supposedly, the script. But in the case of Dax Shepard and David Palmer's marvelous road-trip comedy Hit and Run, maybe not. The key to the picture isn't so much the what as the how: Instead of handing over every joke right on the beat, Hit and Run lures you in with its jackalope rhythms. There's nothing else like it on the current landscape.

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