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Rarely has a story about an angelic schoolgirl been narrated by Death. But such is the case in the dark, yet wondrous Nazi Germany-set "The Book Thief." ''Here's a small fact: You are going to die," we're told via voiceover by the Grim Reaper as we meet our young heroine, Liesel Meminger, played exquisitely by 13-year-old French-Canadian newcomer Sophie Nelisse.
If you saw Paul Greengrass's "United 93," a terrifying depiction of one of the doomed flights on 9/11, you know this director can evoke a harrowing, real-life event like few others. In fact, you may not have recovered yet from the experience.
Young kids love the animated Disney shows “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” This weekend they can see their favorite characters perform in the Disney Junior Live on Tour’s new Pirate and Princess Adventure. The show’s producer, Alana Feld, gave us four reasons why it’s a show families will enjoy:
BIMINI, Bahamas — Every time a cruise ship docks in Bimini, the population of this tiny archipelago just 50 miles off the coast of Miami could nearly double.
Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were.
Downtown Mesa celebrates its monthly 2nd Friday Night Out with a pirate-themed block party featuring cosplay, prizes and more. Attendees of the art walk are invited to come dressed as a pirate and participate in a “Talk Like a Pirate” contest and a best pirate costume contest. There will be a balloon fencing contest and a “Walk the Plank” activity for kids, fencing demonstrations, live music, dining, art and one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities. The block party will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in Downtown Mesa. For more information, call (602) 318-5689 or visit 2ndfridaynightout.com.
Hey, it’s Labor Day, everybody. Woo-hoo. Okay, we’re partying now. Throw your arms in the air and wave them like you just don’t care. Blow up some balloons. Tap a keg. Rip open a bag of chips. Because this isn’t a champagne and caviar kind of thing. This is the very definition of blue collar. If collars be worn at all.
Yasiel Puig’s first 60 games as a major leaguer have been very exciting. He’s hitting .370, driven in 27 runs in his first 250 at-bats and the Los Angeles Dodgers have gone from under .500 to a team on pace for 100-plus wins since he arrived in early June.
A better title for this film might have been "The History of Apple Computers."
On and off screen, it's been a bruising summer for Hollywood.
"Despicable Me 2" is trampling the Johnny Depp Western at the holiday box office, according to studio estimates released Friday. The animated Universal sequel has collected three times more than the Disney cowboy caper since both films debuted Wednesday (plus limited Tuesday-night showings).
There's a limit, it turns out, to how much Johnny Depp and a bucket of makeup can accomplish.
There are no sure things in this city — with one exception: Allegiant Air.
I attended a tea party event hosted by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann the day before the Republican National Convention in Florida last year. I observed the following: Wearing a tri-corner hat in proximity to the Caribbean makes you look like a pirate.
ORLANDO, Fla. — If there's ever been a summer to visit a theme park — or two, or three — this is it.
This undated publicity image released Legoland California Resort shows a Bellhop made of Legos greeting guests in front of Legoland Hotel at Legoland California Resort kin Carlsbad, Calif. Legoland also has a Carlsbad, California outpost and in April, opened a 250-room hotel. Visitors are greeted by a fire-breathing dragon made of 400,000 Lego bricks. Guest rooms are decorated in pirate, adventure or kingdom themes, and most items in the room appear as if they are built of Legos. (AP Photo/Legoland California Resort via PRNewswire)
MIAMI — When you're talking about rum, how much does the Caribbean really matter?
If you had told me a month ago that my Oscar predictions would look anything like this, I probably would have advised you to go do a little more research. “Argo” poised for the Best Picture win sans a Best Director nod? Unthinkable. Emmanuelle Riva and Naomi Watts as viable Best Actress contenders against youthful powerhouses like Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain? You’re pulling my leg.
Created by Arizona native Timothy Reckart, “Head Over Heels” puts an imaginative, whimsical twist on the tale of a married couple grown apart – he lives on the floor while she lives on the ceiling.
Fighting both wind and foe, Arcadia’s Kate Staudenmaier scored the game’s only goal on a free kick in the 56th minute to knock visiting Marana out of the Division II girls soccer state tournament and carry the Titans into the quarterfinals.
It's not really news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is back this year. Everybody else in Hollywood is, too, so why not the former California governor?
In this film image released by Sony Pictures, the cast is shown in a scene from "The Pirates! Band of Misfits." The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best animated picture on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The 85th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 on ABC. (AP Photo/Aardman Animation for Sony Pictures Animation)