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week end what to do, hear, see, watch, read, listen to, visit and eat in Gwinnett and Atlanta Lawrenceville’s Cafe Aromas serves sandwiches and tasty desserts ............................Pg. 4

Staff Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Cafe Aromas serves an assortment of cupcakes including coconut, strawberry, cream cheese and strawberry and the hummingbird with bananas, walnuts and cinnamon.

Art Beat ....................................................................Pg. 3 The Dish ....................................................................Pg. 4 Movies.................................................................Pgs. 8-13 Showtimes ............................................................Pg. 10 By Venue ................................................................Pg. 14 Gwinnett Calendar ............................................Pg. 15 Metro Calendar....................................................Pg. 15 The “Weekend” arts and entertainment guide includes select events in the coming week. To be considered for a listing, send a fact sheet to: Weekend, Features Department, Gwinnett Daily Post, 725 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045; or call 770-963-9205, e-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com or fax 770-339-8081. Weekend Design: Corinne Nicholson

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New London Theatre to take audiences to Oz again Audiences will have an opportunity to revisit a favorite musical as New London Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz (Junior)” on Saturdays and Sundays from May 14-22 and again on June 4. The performances will take place at the New London Theatre facility located at 2485 W. Main St. in Snellville, Georgia. A cast of more than 50 youngsters, all between the ages of 5 and 16, will represent New London’s “Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre,” a group created by NLT’s Chairman of the Board Dawn Berlo and Artistic Director Scott Rousseau. The concept is to provide shows directed at younger audiences and also provide opportunities to an age range that don’t typically get to have shows they can call their own. Although the play was presented at NLT only a year ago, this production will be surprisingly different. Dawn Berlo said, “Anyone thinking they will just see last year’s show with kids instead of adults will be pleasantly surprised.” “This gives the opportunity for some kids who were in the previous performance to have starring roles,” Berlo said. “For example, last year’s flying monkey is this year’s

from all over Gwinnett, with children from Snellville, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Duluth and more a part of the show. Tickets are $10.60 and can be purchased through the website at www.newlondontheatre.org or by calling 770-559-1484. An additional group of Dorothy. And nothing is young artists from Gwincuter than a 9-year-old nett will be making a big Cowardly Lion or a 16sound in another part of year-old Coroner the county on May 22. Munchkin.” Nine bands comprised of To further expand the students from the Gwinopportunities provided, nett School of Music will Lawrenceville resident be taking over the stage Rachel Wagner, one of at Wild Bill’s to perform the actors who played for family, friends and Dorothy last year, is the the public. Admission is assistant director of this $5. show. Having portrayed a The names of the bands number of roles in other are Bona Fide; Fear Not; NLT productions, Wagner Cold Combustion; Train now gets to experience Track Feedback; Margarithe play from a different ta Jar; No, Not really; perspective. Special 20; Off the Grid; “She’s been a wonder- and the Tsaiclones. ful asset due to her acting Will Bill’s is located at abilities and musical tal2075 Market St. in ent,” Berlo said. Duluth. For information Families constitute a about tickets and other great part of NLT’s parquestions, call the Gwinticipation. Some families nett School of Music at have two, three and even 770-982-0640 or visit four children in the show. their website at Parents will also be a part www.gwinnettmusic.com. of the play, although Holley Calmes is a freebehind the scenes taking lance writer and public care of everything from relations consultant spelighting to sound to the cializing in the arts. Email all important “kid wranher at hcalmes@mindgling.” Participants come spring.com.

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THE DISH

Cafe Aromas

755 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suite 1530, Lawrenceville 30043

770-995-0225

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BY BRANDON BRIGMAN STAFF WRITER brandon.brigman @gwinnettdailypost.com

• Open since: April 2009 • Location: In the shopping center at the corner of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Duluth Highway in front of Gold’s Gym. • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays • Owners: Kenneth and Jennifer Brown • Atmosphere: It’s no wonder why Kenneth and Jennifer Brown’s cafe and bakery is called Cafe Aromas. As soon as you walk in the door you inhale the sweet smell of gourmet desserts. The delightful scents of coffee, tea and desserts fill the air in this quaint restaurant facing LawrencevilleSuwanee Road. There’s the traditional bakery counter, which features a variety of cupcakes, cookies and cakes. Customers can relax just like they were at home with two lounge areas. Each one features a sofa and coffee table where customers can watch TV, curl up with a good book or just enjoy good conversation with friends. • Menu: The Browns moved from St. Louis in 2003 and brought their passion of making cakes, particularly wedding cakes, to

ONTHEMENU • Italian chicken panini: Chicken breast, pesto, spinach, roasted red peppers, mozzarella and provolone cheese. Served with choice between pasta salad, fruit salad or chips, $7.25 • Buffalo chicken wrap: Chicken breast, romaine lettuce, dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, hot buffalo sauce and ranch dressing. Served with choice between pasta salad, fruit salad or chips, $6.49 • Greek salad: Romaine lettuce, feta cheese, red onions, pepperchini, kalamata olives and greek dressing. Served with choice between pasta salad, fruit salad or chips, $7.05 • Cupcakes: Traditional flavors of butter vanilla, chocolate and lemon, $2. Specialty flavors of red velvet, German chocolate, carrot, hummingbird, apple, caramel, etc., $2.35 Staff Photos: Jonathan Phillips

Lawrenceville two years ago. Cafe Aromas specializes in wedding cakes, but also makes birthday cakes, cupcakes, pies and cookies. The bakery is able to create customers’ ideas of exciting wedding, birthday or special occasion cakes. Then there’s the wide variety of cupcakes. Cafe Aromas makes more than 20 different cupcakes, most notably its red velvet, hummingbird, German chocolate and butter vanilla. The menu isn’t limited to desserts, though. In an effort to drive daily business, the

Cafe Aromas serves the Italian chicken panini with a bistro salad. Also served is the caramel apple cheesecake and a cup of espresso.

cafe also serves hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, salads, soups and quiche. The cafe also features a coffee bar, which includes a French roast, decaffeinated and flavored coffee each day. There are also espressos, Italian sodas, smoothies, frozen coffee and chai tea. • Things you might not know: Cafe Aromas was recognized by The Knot in its best of weddings feature in 2010.

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Cafe Aromas is located 755 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Suwanee and offers patrons table seating and freshly baked desserts as well as a lunch menu.


PAWfest to have fun Restless Heart to perform at Snellville Days for man’s best friend IFYOUGO BY HEATHER DARENBERG

BY HEATHER DARENBERG STAFF WRITER heather.darenberg @gwinnettdailypost.com

LAWRENCEVILLE — In celebration of “Be Kind to Animals Week,” Gwinnett Humane Society has planned a day of fun for your four-legged friends. The 18th annual PAWfest is the largest community awareness, education and fundraising event for the Gwinnett Humane Society. Voted as one of the “Best Local Festivals” in Gwinnett Magazine’s Best of Gwinnett issue, organizers of the event strive to educate the public on pet-related issues while celebrating the human-pet bond through a variety of activities and onsite demonstrations. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville. Activities include an animal wellness clinic with low-cost vaccinations, rabies shots and

IFYOUGO • What: PAWfest 2011 • When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday • Where: Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway, Lawrenceville

microchipping by WellPet Humane, Frisbee and agility demonstrations, dog contests and a silent auction and raffle. Leashed, vaccinated dogs can also participate in the Pack Hike, a scenic threemile hike around Tribble Mill Park. There will also be a one-mile Puppy Pack Hike route for those whose paws aren’t quite ready for the three-mile route. The PAWfest Pack Hike begins at 9:30 a.m., with onsite registration at 8:30 a.m. Registration can also be completed online in advance at www.firstgiving.com/gwinnetthumane. Prizes will be awarded for the highest fundraiser. For more information, visit www.pawfest.com or call 770-798-7711.

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SNELLVILLE — Snellville’s annual celebration of community will take place this weekend in Briscoe Park. The 38th annual Snellville Days will feature more than 150 craft and food vendors, a children’s activity area, continuous live enter-

• What: Snellville Days • When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday • Where: Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville

tainment and more. The event begins with a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday that starts at the Wisteria Village Shopping Center

and follows Wisteria Drive, North Road and Oak Road to City Hall. The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry will serve as this year’s grand marshal. Canned goods will be collected throughout the festival for the co-op’s food bank. Collection bins will be placed throughout the park. Activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Briscoe Park.

Entertainment will take place on two stages and includes clogging teams, dance groups, martial arts demonstrations, choirs, vocalists and theater performances. At 6:30 p.m., a free evening concert will take place behind the park office. Amber Mason will open for Restless Heart, a country music group. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.snellville.org.

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LOGANVILLE — Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will celebrate National Train Day at a free event at Vines Gardens in Loganville on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can tour the gardens, statuaries and oriental garden. Crafts, ice cream and hot dogs will be

available for kids Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds. Volunteer engineers will hold information sessions on trains and the model train hobby and will also demonstrate the outdoor garden railroad on display at Vines Gardens. The Vines Garden Railroad has

a “G” scale model railroad featuring more than 1,000 feet of track, a 25-foot suspension bridge, tunnels and viaduct, airport, towns and villages. Vines Gardens is located at 3500 Oak Grove Rd. in Loganville. For more information on the event, visit www.gwinnettparks.com. — From staff reports

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Art Walk to preview Duluth festival BY HEATHER DARENBERG STAFF WRITER heather.darenberg @gwinnettdailypost.com

DULUTH — The seventh annual Barefoot in the Park fine arts festival begins this evening with an Art Walk to preview the Artists Market. During the Art Walk, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., participants will also have

creating an original 3-D painting during the weekend • What: Barefoot in the festival. Park The Artists Market and • When: 6 to 8 p.m. today, Children’s Art in the Park Art Walk; 10 a.m. to 6 will be open from 10 a.m. to p.m. Saturday and noon 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to to 5 p.m., Artists Market 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is • Where: Town Green, Duluth free. For more information, the opportunity to meet including a schedule of street painting artist Antho- events, visit www.bareny Cappetto, who will be footinthepark.org.

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Aurora starts summer off with comedy

Funny Family BY CAROLE TOWNSEND Staff Correspondent

LAWRENCEVILLE — As a final salute to its 15th anniversary season, and a side-splitting welcome to summer, Aurora Theatre offers patrons the hilarious family comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods” Thursday through June 5. This candid, comical look into family relationships, growing old and the generation gap is both poignant and comical. The Gianelli family, ItalianAmericans from Hoboken, N.J., hashes out difficult and heartfelt family struggles over the grandmas’ generous Sunday dinners. When their only grandson earns a promotion that would take him from Hoboken to Seattle, the grandparents can’t fathom why he might want to leave. Then they devise a plan to convince him to stay. Will it work? “In my job I see a lot of theatre, so when a play stays with me years later, it’s special,” said Anthony Rodriguez, the Aurora’s producing artistic director. “I saw ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’ in 2001. It amazed me how poignant and funny the relationship is between young adults and grandparents. I

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IFYOUGO • When: “Over the River and Through the Woods” runs Thursday to June 5 • Where: Aurora Theater, 128 E. Pike St. Lawrenceville. • Times: Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Library Preview Performance is at 8 p.m. Tuesday; Wednesday discount matinee ($16 tickets) is at 10 a.m. June 1 • Prices: Tickets range from $16 to $30 • More info: Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.

know this comedy will resonate with our audience as well.” The Aurora Theatre welcomes some of the region’s most accomplished and exciting actors for this production. Eddie Levi Lee, who plays Frank Gianelli, is considered by many to be one of the pioneers of Atlanta Theatre. Susan Shalhoub Larkin (Aida Gianelli) has been in Atlanta theatre since the inception of the Center for Puppetry Arts and Georgia Ensemble Theatre. She has also been on Broadway, the Alliance Theatre and Theatre on the Square. The cast features seasoned actors with a variety of theatrical backgrounds, and the players come together in such harmony and natural interaction that patrons will feel as though they have a seat at Grandma’s dinner

table. “This is a great group. That’s the joy of it,” Lee said. Playwright Joe DiPietro is Special Photo one of the most successful in Aurora Theatre will perform the family comedy “Over the River and Through the the business, having Woods”Thursday through June 5. received the Tony Award in 2010 for his work on the Broadway musical Memphis. Other standout musicals under DiPietro’s belt include “All Shook Up,” “The Toxic Avenger” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” “I think Joe DiPietro would be very pleased with MENU  this group (of actors),” Lee HIGHLIGHTS said. “And the director gives Brunch served in the  Assortment of Fresh Salads everyone a lot of freedom.  Herb Roasted Free Range That’s how it has to be.” Georgia Ballroom Chicken with Wild Lee adds that since the Mushroom Cream Sauce play features not just one but Sunday, May 8, 2011 two sets of grandparents,  Herb Seared Snapper with from 11am-1:30pm several of the actors are seaWhite Wine Lemon Butter Sauce soned pros who bring a lot to the table.   Pasta Station: Bowtie or

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Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor and Natalie Portman stars as Jane Foster in “Thor.”

Photo: Paramount

‘Thor’ an action flick with brains and brawn Thor (PG-13) ★★★★ In much the same manner as the first “Iron Man,” “Thor” proves that it is entirely possible to make an action movie with brains as well as brawn without sacrificing mass audience appeal. It is the third in what will likely turn out to be a decades-long franchise consisting of literally dozen of films based on “The Avengers” comic books. “Thor” — according to most Thor-lore aficionados — presented the most difficult of all of “The Avengers” page-to-screen adaptations, and based on the relatively convoluted plot, they were right. Laced throughout all of the 3-D CGI effects, explosions and battle scenes is a plot that could have gone horribly

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wrong very easily. But it didn’t, and for that everyone can thank Kenneth Branagh. A classically-trained Shakespearean actor, writer and director, Branagh keenly recognized the striking similarities between Thor and the Bard and framed the film mostly as a quasitragedy with action flourishes instead of the other way around. Whether intended or not, Branagh’s movie also bears more than a pass-

ing resemblance to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Arthur.” Some may view “Thor” as just another summer popcorn movie, but it’s gourmet popcorn. What many don’t know — and what may get people who avoid action films religiously to give this flick a shot — is that “Thor” didn’t start as a comic book but rather as a work of Nordic mythology that dates back to the 7th century, or according to some sources, the year 1 AD. Were you aware that the fifth day of the week is named after Thor (Thor’s Day)? This is a character with a rich and storied history and just how Branagh and his three screenwriters retooled it for the present day without major force-fitting is nothing less than remarkable. Despite having a nearly

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foolproof lead character and an ingenious plot, getting a high-budget project like “Thor” green-lit usually involves casting a major star in the title role and that didn’t happen here. Known mostly (make that barely) as Captain Kirk’s quickly killed-off father in the recent “Star Trek” reboot, Australian Chris Hemsworth brings with him a ripped physique and Brad Pitt-ish good looks but also next-to-zero name recognition. All of that will change at approximately noon Eastern today. Hemsworth’s pectorals, long flaxen locks and deft comic timing will deservedly catapult him into superstardom. Branagh also took a big gamble in the casting of unknown Tom Hiddleston as Loki; Thor’s adopted brother and another mythological figure that has an

equally complicated history. Loki is often identified as the God of Mischief who has the ability to shapeshift. Even though given ample opportunity, Hiddleston never seizes the chance to overreach or overly broaden his performance. Even when the movie’s over, we’re still not exactly sure what Loki has done or will do. Hiddleston’s is a supremely measured and understated rendering. He should be on everyone’s short list for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. Perhaps realizing they couldn’t get away with a total no-name cast, Branagh and the producers pegged rock-solid character actor Stellan Skarsgard, Jeremy Renner (as future “Avengers” character Hawkeye) and Oscar–winners Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins.

Not surprisingly, Hopkins delivers his usual highoctane gravitas as Thor’s father King Odin while lending the character just a hint of King Lear brio, despondence and melancholy. As one of the few bright spots in last month’s “Your Highness,” Portman again leaves little doubt she is a highly capable and bankable action performer who here plays a scientist that falls for Thor — but not too quickly. As with the two “Iron Man” flicks, Marvel Comics and Paramount seize the opportunity to whet fans’ appetites by including a post-credit scene previewing the next installment in “The Avengers” saga. In this case it’s for “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which is scheduled for a July 22 release. (Paramount)


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John Krasinski stars as Ethan, Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Rachel, Kate Hudson stars as Darcy and Colin Egglesfield stars as Dex in “Something Borrowed.”

Unlikeable characters doom ‘Something Borrowed’ would work well if “SomeSomething thing Borrowed” was a Borrowed (PG-13) thriller or a black comedy. Two more aren’t so much ★★★ ★★ dislikable as they are tenta-

ished and peaks soon afterward. The movie steals its own thunder less than 10 minutes after it starts and has nowhere to go but down BY MICHAEL CLARK tive, spineless doormats and — in flames. Movie Critic lack the passion and drive Ginnifer Goodwin — as required for leads in a close to the ideal, freshAlthough based on Emily romantic comedy. The faced All-American Girl Griffin’s best-selling novel remaining character — one Hollywood could ever of the same name, “Somewho delivers a sort of runmuster — stars as Rachel, a thing Borrowed” is actually ning “Greek Chorus” com- single, 30-year-old Manhatan insufferable, alternate mentary — is the sole facet tan attorney and lifelong universe version of “My of the film that provides friend of Darcy (Kate HudBest Friend’s Wedding.” anything resembling humor, son), the most self-absorbed, Largely joyless and stuffed romance or intelligence. gratingly obnoxious woman with mostly unlikable charDespite perpetual attitudi- on the planet. How these acters, the movie has a nal spin to the contrary, this two ever became friends is slick, glossy outer veneer is a movie about adultery unfathomable. Apart from that can’t begin to mask its and cheating, plain and sim- being from Indiana and lovunsavory and morally bank- ple. While the minor of the ing the same man, they have rupt plot. two lascivious trysts isn’t nothing in common. Three of the six principal revealed until near the end, The man in question is characters have no business the main scandalous pairing Dex, played with a limp, in what’s supposed to be a takes seed before the open- Tom Cruise sort of feckless breezy, fluffy chick flick but ing credits have even fincharm and vacant model

handsomeness by Colin Egglesfield. After a strained meet-cute flashback scene taking place six years earlier, Rachel and Dex spend the next four in close, study hall company and neither has any idea the other wants them in the worst way. In another flashback we see the night Rachel made the huge mistake of introducing her guy pal to the steamrolling Darcy, who wastes no time metaphorically digging in her vulture claws. Like Rachel, Dex has zero in common with Darcy, but rather than just humoring and then jettisoning her once they become engaged. Spanning the length of an entire summer, the remainder of the film finds Dex and Rachel tip-toeing around an issue that if

revealed would be certain to result in substantial pain but would also end their mounting milquetoast conspiracy and collective cowardice. Dex and Rachel are scared of their own shadows and both kowtow to a woman they deep down can’t stand. Even in the world of movies it makes no sense. You want to slap both of them silly. Regularly providing clarity and advice to Rachel (and every funny moment in the film) is Ethan (John Krasinski), a novelist who isn’t afraid to speak his mind at any time. He detests Darcy (and she him) but does his level best to keep Rachel’s confidence even though he knows it’s the wrong thing to do. Throughout the film Ethan must stave off the

advances of Claire (Ashley Williams), a creepy stalkertype friend of Darcy with whom he once shared an illadvised one-night stand. When not dodging Claire while pretending to be gay, Ethan has merciless fun dressing down Marcus (Steve Howey), an overbearing lounge lizard who will bed any woman he can. The most surprising/disappointing thing about “Something Borrowed” is that it was adapted for the screen by a woman (Jennie Snyder) based on a book by another. Neither of them has a clue what they’re talking about and makes those of their own gender come off looking like nobody you’d ever want to know, much less pay to see in a movie. (Warner Brothers)

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HOWTIMES S MOVIE TIMES FOR FRIDAY, MAY 6

For movie showtimes for Saturday and Sunday, visit the theater websites.

BUFORD

R EGAL C INEMAS , M ALL OF G EORGIA 20 3333 Buford Drive 678-482-9263 www.regalcinemas.com

3-D (PG)

1:20, 5:25

Insidious (PG-13)

11:15, 4:15, 9:25 Jumping the Broom (PG-13)

12:00, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Prom (PG)

11:25, 2:00, 4:25, 6:50, 9:15 Rio (G)

12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:35

African Cats (G)

Rio 3-D (G)

12:55, 2:50, 7:50

11:20, 1:50, 4:10

Fast Five (PG-13)

Scream 4 (R)

12:30 2:10, 3:30, 4:20, 7:00, 7:45, 9:05, 9:30, 9:55, 10:40, 11:55, 12:30, 12:50

7:35, 10:15

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 3-D (PG)

10:40, 12:50, 3:05, 5:20 Insidious (PG-13)

11:30, 2:00, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40, 12:10 Jumping the Broom (PG-13)

10:35, 11:50, 1:25, 2:35, 4:05, 5:10, 6:45, 7:45, 9:25, 10:20, 12:05 Prom (PG)

11:10, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35, 9:20, 10:10, 11:50 Rio (G)

11:50, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00 Rio 3-D (G)

Something Borrowed (PG-13)

11:30, 2:10, 4:40, 7:30, 10:00 Soul Surfer (PG)

1:45, 6:45 Thor (PG-13)

11:40, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Soul Surfer (PG)

11:05, 1:35, 4:30, 7:05, 9:35, 12:05 Source Code (PG-13)

11:20, 1:40, 7:15 There Be Dragons (PG-13)

1:15, 4:15, 7:30, 10:20

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (PG-13)

11:45, 2:15, 4:55, 7:25, 10:05 Water for Elephants (PG-13)

11:05, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55

DULUTH R EGAL C INEMAS , M EDLOCK C ROSSING 18 9700 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 170 770-814-8437 www.regalcinemas.com African Cats (G)

11:30, 12:10, 2:20, 2:55, 5:10, 5:50, 8:00, 8:40, 10:50, 11:30

11:25, 1:55, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35

Thor: The IMAX Experience (PG-13)

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 Fast Five (PG-13)

12:20, 1:00, 4:30, 4:50, 7:15, 7:35, 7:55, 10:20, 10:40, 11:00 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 3-D (PG)

10:30, 1:20, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50, 12:40

11:20, 1:35, 4:15

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (PG-13)

11:10, 1:30, 4:05, 7:10

11:55, 2:35, 5:05, 7:50, 10:35 Water for Elephants (PG-13)

10:50, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10

DACULA G REAT E SCAPE T HE ATERS : H AMILTON M ILL 14 2160 Hamilton Creek Parkway Dacula, GA 30019 678-482-0624 www.greatescapetheaters.com Fast Five (PG-13)

12:50, 1:30, 3:50, 4:30, 6:40, 7:20, 9:30, 10:10 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (PG)

11:10, 3:20 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

COLONIAL 18 THEATRES

Rio 3-D (G)

Your Highness (R)

11:05, 1:45, 4:20

4:10, 6:45, 9:15

825 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road 770-237-0744 www.amctheatres.com

Scream 4 (R)

Fast Five (PG-13)

Thor (PG-13)

9:40, 10:20, 11:30, 12:40, 1:20, 2:35, 3:50, 4:20, 5:40, 6:45, 7:20, 8:45, 9:50, 10:30 Hanna (PG-13)

2:50, 5:25, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (PG)

11:10am Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 3-D (PG)

10:10, 1:10, 4:10, 7:00, 9:55,

5:05, 10:05

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‘There Be Dragons’ a mess of religion, politics thriller rightfully deny that it has been a lightning rod for controversy since its inception, which reached its zenith of negative public opinion in “The Da BY MICHAEL CLARK Vinci Code” and its preMovie Critic quel “Angels & Demons.” In an only-in-theThe grammatically incorrect, giggle-inducing movies type of set-up, Robert’s principal source title is an indicator of its for information regarding disjointed narrative, allEscriva is none other than over-the-map plot and shoddy execution. Unlike his own estranged father, many previous successful the fictional Manolo (Wes Bentley). Buried beneath works of fiction that pounds of hideous “old include nonfictional people and events, “There Be man” makeup and prosthetics, the 32-year-old Dragons” squanders one Bentley is completely over golden opportunity after the top for the duration. another. Luckily about half of the We know the movie is going to be rife with unin- movie is shown in flashback so Bentley isn’t sadtended humor when the dle with the makeup full characters — all but one time but never once does of them Spanish and livhe exhibit the cool and ing in early 20th century nuanced menace of his Spain — are played by character from “American non-Spaniards and speak Beauty.” English with laughably As it turns out, Escriva atrocious accents. It is cerand Manolo were childtain there will be many hood friends through people who will want to grade school but had a see the film and will be nasty falling out while glad about not having to both were attending semideal with pesky subtitles, nary school. Escriva — as but this isn’t a widerelease potential blockbuster, it’s an art film. This single presentation decision completely robs the movie of authenticity and most of its credibility. It opens in the late 20th century with novelist Robert (Dougray Scott) researching the life of Father Josemaria Escriva (Charlie Cox), the Catholic priest who founded the Opus Dei faction of the church. If you are Catholic and/or already know of Opus Dei, its origin and history going in, consider yourself lucky, at least as a viewer. The movie never gets close to explaining it. Whatever your particular opinion is on Opus Dei, no one can

There Be Dragons (PG-13) ★★★ ★★

with most future saints — chose a selfless high road while Manolo — the evil cad — decided to become a successful capitalist. The dissolving of the men’s friendship came about just before the start of the Spanish Civil War where they (of course) were on different sides of the fight. To his immense credit, writer/director Roland Joffe presents all of the battle sequences with great restraint and style and, as long as no one opens their mouth to speak, they work particularly well. The conflict between

the two leads — and the abandoned Opus Dei subplot — is more than enough to keep everything afloat for the two-hour running time, but Joffe decides to toss in a late-inarriving love triangle involving Manolo, fellow fighter Oriol (Rodrigo Santoro) and Ildiko (a clearly uncomfortable and barely recognizable Olga Kurylenko) a Hungarian woman peddling communism. After his impressive debut (“The Killing Fields”) and follow-up (“The Mission”) from the mid-80s, Joffe established

himself as a formidable filmmaker with acute insight regarding world politics and religion but has never matched the considerable wallop of those first two feature efforts. If you want a Joffe

movie that mixes politics and religion with hearty action (and a killer performance by Robert De Niro), rent “The Mission” and skip “There Be Dragons.” (Samuel Goldwyn)

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MOVIES

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humor. There is a great mix of supporting characters — Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, sporting perpetually greasy arms — who work very well together. The movie opens and The fifth installment in ends with, what else, an this series, “Fast Five” action scene; the final provides consistent enter- one is a bit drawn out but tainment for two hours. a blast to watch nonetheSequels generally do not less. Stay through the measure up to their prefirst part of the credits decessors, but not in this and you will be rewarded case. The plot is decent with an additional scene and there is a good flow indicative of another to the story which blends sequel. a lot of (really loud) — Francine Benoit, action with lots of Lawrenceville

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that will make him and the crew he brings together to — Cindy Evans, Duluth pull it off rich for the rest of their lives. There are a Get ready for a fun ride few car chases and a couwith the latest in the ple of shoot’em up scenes, series, “Fast Five.” Full nothing spectacular. of explosions (enjoy the “Fast Five” stars Van For the most part, the surround sound) and fast cars and exciting chases, Diesel as Dominic Toretto, movie is boring. I wanted Paul Walker as Brian to like the movie, but it this is best on the big O’Connor, Dwayne Johnwas empty at the heart of screen. I especially son as Luke Hobbs, and it. It was full of sexuality enjoyed Vin Diesel as Jordana Brewster as Mia without sex, violence with Dominic as well as JorToretto. Dominic and Mia little blood (including a dana Brewster playing are brother and sister. scene with an old-fashMia, his sister. Brian is Mia’s boyfriend Whether it’s your first ioned hiding of the body so and father of her unborn film or fifth, you will the death is only implied) child. Brian is a former enjoy the Rio scenery, and events that should have cop involved with Dom’s music and the satisfying been emotional but really ending. It probably could high-end car theft ring. were not. The problem Dom is not above other have been only a twoseemed to start with a lack crimes including a heist hour movie, but I’m not of character development

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due to the large number of characters. The movie is set in Rio, but there is little attempt to give the viewer a feel for the beauty of the place. It is somewhat implied, but that is part of the problem with this movie. They could have been anywhere. Most of the time, they are inside an abandoned warehouse. The characters could have been anyone because the film did not do enough to make me care about them. Even in an adventure film, I want to care what happens to the people. I could not. — Deborah Hurd, Bethlehem


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GWINNETT CALENDAR Today The seventh annual Barefoot in the Park will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St. in Duluth.

sent “A musical Tour through Latin America,” at 10 a.m. May 14 at the theatre, located at 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville. For more information or tickets, visit www.auroratheatre.com or call 678-226-6222.

May 21

Saturday Snellville Days craft festival is being held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Parkway in Snellville.

Tuesday A spring band concert will be held at Mountain View High School’s theater at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Twin Rivers Middle School Band students will perform at 5 p.m., followed by Mountain View's Indoor Drumline, Jazz and Symphonic Bands. The school is located at 2351 Sunny Hill Road in Lawrenceville.

May 14 The Aurora Children’s Playhouse series will pre-

The Aurora Children’s Playhouse series will present “Pirate Goody and the Magic Chest” at 10 a.m. May 21 at the theatre, located at 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville. For more information or tickets, visit www.auroratheatre.com or call 678-226-6222.

May 22 The city of Lawrenceville will host a Grapes and Tastes international food and wine festival from 1 to 7 p.m. May 22 in the downtown Lawrenceville square.

Ongoing Events Each day during the month of May, the city of Suwanee will hold their “Art on a Limb” program where a piece of original art

is placed along the Suwanee Creek Greenway and other city trails. Those who find the pieces get to keep them. For more information, visit www.suwanee.com. The Aurora Theatre will be running their production, “Over the River and Through the Woods,” from May 12 through June 5. The Aurora is located at 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville. For more information or tickets, visit www.auroratheatre.com or call 770-226-6222. The Hudgens Center for the Arts is presenting the “We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art” exhibit through May 21 at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300 in Duluth. For more information, visit www.thehudgens.org. The Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, hosted by the Aurora Theatre, will be held beginning Saturday through October. The walking tours will begin and end at the theater, located at 128 Pike St. in Lawrenceville. For more information or tickets, visit www.scarystroll.com or call 678-226-6222.

METRO CALENDAR May 13 The Smithgall Arts Center will present Steve Cunningham Trio at 8 p.m. May 13 at The Arts Council Inc., 331 Spring St. in Gainesville. For more information, visit www.theartscouncil.net.

Ongoing events The High Museum of Art will host “Alfred Stieglitz and His Circle: American Moderns from Atlanta Collections” exhibition June 18 through Sept. 11 at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4437. The Center for Puppetry Arts will present “Beauty and the Beast” through May 29. Showtimes vary. The the-

ater is located at 1404 Spring St. in Atlanta. For showtimes and more information, visit www.puppet.org or call 404873-3089. The High Museum of Art will present “Fifty Works for Fifty States: The Dorothy and Herb Vogel Collection” through June 5 at 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. For more information, call 404-733-4437. The High Museum of Art will be holding “The Museum of Modern Art, New York” through Aug. 14. For more information, visit www.High.org. The High Museum of Art will host “John Marin’s Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism,” from June 26 through Sept. 11 at 1280

Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.high.org. Art Station will present “Bonnie & Clyde, The Two Person, Six Gun Musical” through May 15 at its theater located at 5384 Manor Drive in Historic Stone Mountain Village. For additional information call 770 469 1105 or visit www.artstation.org . Performances are at 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. An additional performance has been added for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Ticket prices are $27 for adults and $23 Seniors/Students. To purchase tickets call the box office at 770 469 1105 or visit www.artstation.org. FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011 • WWW.GWINNETTDAILYPOST.COM • PAGE 15


TRISTAR PICTURES PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH STAGE 6MUSICFILMS A T.D. JAKES/OURPRODUCED STORIES FILMS PRODUCTION “JUMPING THE BROOM” MEAGAN GOOD TASHA SMITH JULIE BOWEN ROMEO MILLER DERAY DAVIS VALARIE PETTIFORD BY EDWARD SHEARMUR BY T.D. JAKES TRACEY E. EDMONDS CURTIS WALLACE ELIZABETH HUNTER GLENDON PALMER STORY SCREENPLAY DIRECTED BY ELIZABETH HUNTER BY ELIZABETH HUNTER AND ARLENE GIBBS BY SALIM AKIL

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