Summer movies tend to come on strong...at least the trailers and hype usually shout blockbuster. But what can we expect from the films being released this summer? And what is the ultimate summer movie experience: hitting an IMAX; piling the family in the car and finding one of the few drive-ins still in operation; being able to enjoy dinner during the show; or will any multiplex do? Contributing Film Editor for Cincinnati CityBeat and Dayton CityPaper, tt stern-enzi, and WVXU Entertainment ContributorLarry Thomas take a look at what's in store for movie-goers this summer. For more movie reviews and information, check out the Movie Review Query Engine.
At one-and-a-half miles long, The Beast at Kings Island is the world's longest wooden roller coaster and is typically cited as one of the top coasters in the world. It opened in 1979 - and to mark its 35th anniversary and nearly 49 million rides - freelance writer Lisa Murtha put together Screeeeeeam!, an oral history of The Beast, for the June issue of Cincinnati Magazine. She joins us along with roller coaster enthusiast Carl Eichelman, who holds the record for the most rides on The Beast (he stopped counting at 4,400), to share the story of the coaster that has entertained and thrilled millions.