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Gwinnett Daily Post

Friday, July 23, 2010


week end what to do, hear, see, watch, read, listen to, visit and eat in Gwinnett and Atlanta Local event: Belly dancers to hold showcase Saturday.............................................Pg. 5

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Belly dance instructors Natalie Brown, right, and Asharah, left, of DeliriumTribal Bellydance Company in Columbia, S.C., will perform during The Devil Went Down to Georgia, a performance showcasing the talents of belly dancers from around the southeast.

The Dish.....................................................................Pg. 4 Art Beat ....................................................................Pg. 8 Movies.................................................................Pg. 10-15 Showtimes ............................................................Pg. 12 By Venue ................................................................Pg. 17 Metro Calendar ....................................................Pg. 18 Gwinnett Calendar ............................................Pg. 19 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 or fax 770-339-8081.


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Olive’s Oven and Grill

1386 Indian Trail-Lilburn Road, Suite 300, Norcross




STAFF WRITER deanna.allen

• Cajun club salad — Romaine lettuce, chicken, feta cheese, calamata olives, tomato and cucumbers, $7 • Buffalo wrap — Wrap with fried chicken, romaine, tomato, ranch and buffalo sauce served with a salad or fries, $6.75 • Pesto chicken panini — Grilled chicken, peppers, provolone cheese and pesto mayonnaise served on homemade focaccia bread along with a salad or fries, $6.75 • The Cardiologist Favorite — Pizza topped with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs and ham, $9 for a 10-inch, $13.50 for a 12inch and $15.95 for a 16inch

Open since: May 2009 Location: Olive’s Oven and Grill is near Meadowcreek Elementary, just off Indian Trail-Lilburn Road on Georgia Belle Court. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays Owner: Olive’s Oven and Grill is chef owned and operated. Dunwoody resident Lam Rarbaje, a native of Morocco, has worked in the restaurant industry for almost three decades. Atmosphere: Rarbaje said Olive’s is a popular choice for the lunch crowds in the area. The small cafe offers booth and table seating. Customers should check out the beginnings of a mural on the far right wall from the entrance. Rarbaje said the custom mural, created by one of his friends who is an artist, will be finished soon. Menu: While pizza is certainly on the menu, Olive’s Oven and Grill is more than a pizzeria. The restaurant offers made-from-scratch Italian and American cuisine with the most popular selec-

Staff Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Olive’s Oven and Grill serves up the baked shells stuffed with ricotta and romano cheeses and a side of garlic bread. Also served is the bleu salad with marinated grilled chicken, bacon, gorgonzola, romaine, tomatoes and cucumbers and the southwest panini with grilled chicken, ham, cheddar cheese and chipotle mayonnaise.

tions falling under the categories of paninis and wraps. The Olive’s panini is a popular menu item, made with grilled chicken, pepperoni, provolone cheese and marinara sauce on homemade focaccia bread, which Rarbaje said is a big draw. The most popular wrap is the Greek wrap made with grilled chicken instead of gyro meat, along with romaine lettuce, feta cheese,

calamata olives and Caesar dressing. The Good Old Boy is another popular menu selection. The 1⁄2-pound burger is topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onion and mayonnaise and served with a salad or fries. Popular entrees include the lasagna — layers of pasta stuffed with beef and ricotta, romano and mozzarella cheeses baked in a


marinara sauce — and the baked shells — shells stuffed with ricotta and romano cheeses baked with mozzarella and marinara sauce. Both dishes are served with a salad and garlic bread. Olive’s offers 11 specialty pizzas, from the bacon cheese burger — pizza topped with bacon, ground chuck and cheddar cheese — to the spanakopita — toppings include spinach, feta,

mozzarella and romano cheeses. Olive’s specials change every three months to coincide with the current season. Summer specials include the Sicilian chicken flatbread made with grilled chicken, roasted eggplant, roasted tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. The Olive’s burger is also a summer special. The 1 ⁄2-pound burger is topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce,

tomato, grilled red onions and chipotle mayonnaise. A lunch pizza combo is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for customers dining in and include a slice of pizza, a small salad and a drink for $5.50. Olive’s serves sodas, tea and water. During the winter, the beverage offerings are expanded to include cappuccinos, lattes and mochas. Things you might not know: Rarbaje uses what he calls the best cheese available — Grande cheese — in all his dishes. “Even if we don’t make a lot of money, we use the best products,” he said. “That’s just the way I am.”


Local belly dancers to hold devilish showcase BY DEANNA ALLEN STAFF WRITER deanna.allen

For belly dance instructors Natalie Brown and Asharah, the devil, as the saying goes, is in the details. This weekend those details will carry over from the duo’s workshop series into a theatrical belly dance show. The performance, which has been dubbed The Devil Went Down to Georgia, will showcase the talents of not only Brown and Asharah, who will dance solo pieces and a duet, but talented belly dancers from throughout the Southeast, including Jahara Phoenix Dance Company of Lawrenceville, Awalim Dance Company and Raf’iah Dance Company, both of Atlanta, as well as troupes and soloists from Tennessee. The show coincides with the workshop, The Devil in the Details, Brown and Asharah will offer Saturday and Sunday at Dance Fusion and Fitness in Lawrenceville. The performance will feature the art of tribal fusion belly dance. “If people are coming to the show who are not familiar with belly dance they might be pleasantly surprised to see it’s much more diverse than what they see on television and in the movies as a little

IFYOUGO ■ What: The Devil Went Down to Georgia ■ When: 8 p.m. Saturday ■ Where: Red Clay Theatre, 3116 Main St. in Duluth ■ Cost: $25 the day of at the door and $20 in advance ■ For more information: Visit and click events

sliver of our subculture,” Asharah said. “It’s going to be very much a fusion show. We draw a lot of influences from our personal interests.” “You’re going to see a lot of different interpretations and a lot of different voices,” Brown added. While they each spe-

cialize in unique styles of tribal belly dance — Asharah does a lot of popping, locking and ticking, short staccato movements, while Brown performs primarily slow, graceful and fluid movements that come natural to her longer frame — the duo plans to close the

show dancing together to online or at the door. For a drum solo. more information, visit and click events. “There’s a lot of layering happening, your feet going in one direction your hips going in another direction and then your chest doing something else entirely,” Brown said of the piece, in which the duo will also be playing finger cymbals called zils. “A lot of the patterns for the solo are extraordinarily fast and complicated. It’s a mind bender.” Saturday’s belly dance show, which will be held at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, is open to the public and tickets are available for purchase Marcy at 1-800-888-9040 or Kelly at 770-686-8396


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Local bands take to the stage at Wild Bill’s BY DEANNA ALLEN STAFF WRITER deanna.allen

Rock music will serve as the sound of summer 2010 at this Gwinnett venue. Wild Bill’s of Duluth has created a summer music concert series to specifically showcase local rock bands making their marks on the music scene. Gogi Randhawa, a guitarist and vocalist for Dear Enemy, which will perform July 31, said his band welcomes the exposure the concert series provides. “There’s so much talent it almost seems like local Atlanta bands don’t really get the push that they need,” Randhawa said. Wild Bill’s, he said, is different from other venues in the metro area. “They’re always really concerned about a band making a good draw,” Randhawa said. “It’s always a really cool thing when the venue doesn’t sit back and wait for bands to do the work.” “Wild Bill’s is definitely centered around music and taking care of the bands,” said Demun Jones, a member of the Atlanta-based band Rehab. “Anyone who

IFYOUGO ■ What: Dirty Summer Rock Series ■ When: July 31 and Aug. 7 ■ Where: Wild Bill’s, 2075 Market St. in Duluth ■ Cost: $10 to $15 for general admission and $20 to $50 for VIP seating if purchased in advance ■ For more information: Call 678-473-1000 or visit

goes out of their way to help us in our efforts we appreciate it. Our fans appreciate it also.” Rehab will close out the

concert series, which kicked off June 10 with the bands Almost Kings and Kadense, followed by Ultradrive, Eleven Standing Still and SidAerial performing July 17. The remaining lineup of bands includes Dangerous New Machine and Sub Cam performing alongside Dear Enemy on Saturday and Yelawolf, Mother’s Mustache and Mastamindz opening the final show for Rehab on Aug. 7. Jason Gates, production manager for Wild Bill’s, said the remaining concerts in the series will be big productions with the


bands making the most of the expansive 30-by-60 stage, drum risers and a top-of-the line production staff that manages sound and lighting elements. “The bands themselves look bigger than life,” Gates said. For Dear Enemy, this means another opportunity to simply be themselves as a band. “We’re definitely not a band that stands there and stares at our shoes,” Randhawa said. “You’ll definitely see us super, high energy running across the stage. There won’t be a person in the room that will leave bored.”

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Visual artist Anita Stewart creates bird woman Anita Stewart’s life is never dull. If she isn’t teaching art classes at her “Anita’s ArtsCool,” she is putting up exhibitions of her work or creating South African Pinky Pinkys in her spare time. Her latest Pinky Pinky has now made a television debut and has been given the unforgettable name of Miss Shabalabadingdong by one of Anita’s students. A Pinky Pinky is a threedimensional South African version of the Boogie Man, and Anita had seen a whole installation of them in a Capetown, South Africa, exhibition. That was 2007. Since then, Anita has made


her own version out of recycled materials, but her latest creation came about from a more friendly inspiration. Anita recently met and befriended Adrianne Jenning who is a producer for

Channel 24, a public broadcasting station in Atlanta. Anita and Adrienne discovered that they were both nicknamed “Bird,” and since she had asked Anita to bring her art to be featured on her television show called “Local to Legendary,” Anita had an idea. “I thought it would be a real treat to design a bird woman Pinky Pinky to celebrate our nickname,” Stewart said. “So I decided to make a life-sized sculpture and asked friends to help dress her. This bird woman is a compilation of gifts from many people — a real community project.”


The bird woman is made of recycled materials and includes everything from a bright pink wig to kudzu vines. The television show airs on Tuesday evenings on channel 24 in Atlanta, but Gwinnett viewers can see it via live streaming on their computers. The show is repeated often, so check Atlanta listings for time and topic. Anita made a presentation at Suwanee’s Level Creek Elementary recently, showing students how to create art out of recycled materials by using the bird Special Photo woman as an example. In Anita Stewart creates her bird woman “Miss Shabalabadingdong” out of recycled materials and • See Arts, Page 9 found objects.

ART BEAT Arts • From Page 8 return, she asked the students to name her creation. “I got suggestions from ‘Bob’ and ‘Ms. Feathers,’ but the winning name was ‘Miss Shabalabadingdong.’You can’t say that without smiling,” Stewart said. Miss Shabalabadingdong currently sits alongside Anita in her car, and she will be putting in an appearance for Suwanee Day in September. Anita will be returning to South Africa in August, and she says, “Who knows what crazy art will result from that trip?” Artwork inspired by her previous trip can be

found at AfricArt Gallery at 162 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville. More of Anita’s work is on view at Studio 8 Gallery at 355 Brogdon Road, Suite 201 in Suwanee, and at the Suwanee Public Library as a part of the Buford Artist Group exhibition. ArtsCool students work will be put up at the Kroger store on Buford Highway in Buford on Monday and Tuesday. Kroger is hosting a reception for Buford students and their parents from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and the public is invited. “The store manager, Steve Pagel, is very excited about this and hopes to

put a picture of our kids and their artwork in the Kroger newsletter,” Stewarts said. Later that week, Anita will be teaching a workshop at DeVry Business College on July 31. “It’s a workshop for teachers who are looking for ways to incorporate their right brain thinking and hands on activities with subjects like math, science, language arts, social sciences and psychology,” Stewart said. Anita’s ArtsCool itself continues to have classes for all ages. Located at 179 Moreno St., Suite D, in Buford, budding artists can participate in everything from clay to cartoon-

The Gwinnett Daily Post invites you to enter to win passes to an advance screening!

ing to basic painting and drawing. For information about Anita’s ArtsCool, visit the website at or call 678-230-4937. Holley Calmes is a freelance writer and public

relations consultant specializing in the arts. E-mail her at hcalmes@

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Jolie’s latest has blockbuster written all over it Special Photo: Sony/Columbia

Angelina Jolie stars in “Salt.”

where Cold War-era Russia provided what seemed like an endless supply of sturdy MICHAEL CLARK ★★★★ — Drop everything and dependable cinematic you’re doing and see it villains. now! Happily married to a ★★★ — Put it on your toThe careers of many — do list German writer, Evelyn Salt ★★ — Wait for the video make that most — women (Jolie) has an impeccable ★ — Not worth sitting after they’ve won the Acadservice record and is held through emy Award for Supporting in high esteem by her CIA Actress have been so disco-workers. During an mal, some talking heads interrogation, a possible have actually likened it to a “Knight and Day” instead), Russian defector accuses curse. the lead role fell into Jolie’s Salt of being a sleeper-cell After receiving that double agent. Although she lap and with just a modaward in 1999 for “Girl, icum of script tweaking, it categorically denies the tected by an impenetrable Interrupted” Angelina charge, she slips into full fits her like a glove. This Teflon coating. Jolie’s career has been anydefense posture, breaches movie has blockbuster When in full-blown thing but dismal. Once and action-adventure mode security and takes it on the written all over it. still the highest-profile lam. Clocking in at an eco(“Wanted,” the “Tomb actress on the planet, Jolie Raider” franchise), Jolie is nomical and compact 100 Salt’s direct supervisor remains in the public eye minutes, “Salt” takes mini- Ted Winter (Liev an unstoppable force of more because of her pernature, both on screen and mum amount of time with Schreiber) is sure she’s sonal life than her often at the box office. As unlike- back story and proceeds to been slandered and tries to impressive professional convince his more clearserve up non-stop, meatly as it may seem, she is work, which in the last and-potatoes action for the headed fellow agent still the most bankable decade has still been iffy. action hero performer (man duration. Not only is it the Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor) Yet even when her movies or woman) in the business. best “James Bond” movie of her innocence, to no fail to perform, she avail. With Salt now dissiOriginally earmarked for since “GoldenEye,” it emerges unscathed. Like Tom Cruise (who chose to marks a welcome return to pated into the wind and a Ronald Reagan, she’s pro- do the strikingly similar major international gather’60s and ’70s spy thrillers

Salt (PG-13) ★★★★ ★




ing that includes the current Russian and American presidents coming up, the entire U.S. intelligence community is on high alert. Viewers are likely to suffer a momentary flash of disappointment when the “is she or isn’t she” question regarding Salt’s allegiance is answered less than halfway through the film. The same thing might happen when early, seemingly minor plot discrepancies later turn into gaping holes. Also no person, no matter how talented or elusive, could pull off what Salt does here and in a few spots the story borders on self-parody. The good news is that most audiences — and even a few film critics — don’t go into a movie like “Salt” expecting air-tight logic. We go for the adrenaline-fueled action and on just that level “Salt” never fails to deliver. For this

everyone needs to thank Australian director Philip Noyce. Having spent the last 10 years churning out intelligent, under-the-radar art films, Noyce displayed some serious mainstream/action chops in the late ’80s and early ’90s with the hat trick that was “Dead Calm,” “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger.” The latter two — based on Tom Clancy novels and starring Harrison Ford — made Noyce an ideal choice for “Salt” and his absolute minimal dependency on CGI here lends the production an earthy, old-school level of believability most technology-dependent directors couldn’t fathom. “Salt” isn’t perfect but it is one of the very few 2010 non-sequel live-action movies worth its weight in a most obvious pun. (Sony/Columbia)

Silly antics Zaniness rules in ‘Ramona and Beezus’ which have been around for more than 50 years and vividly capture the playfulness and awkwardness of youth. Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay’s script features tales from several of Cleary’s books, and as a BY CHRISTY LEMIRE result it feels like a series of AP Movie Critic individual episodes — both madcap and heartrending — Little kids and tweens — rather than a cohesive story with any real drive. Elizagirls, specifically — will beth Allen, who also directprobably eat up “Ramona ed “Aquamarine,” plays up and Beezus,” or at least be the antics for maximum suitably amused by it. wackiness, and they’re They won’t be troubled amplified by the uncharacwith things like a lack of plot or narrative momentum. teristically jaunty, intrusive score by Mark MothersIt won’t bother them that a baugh. character’s hair gets awkNewcomer Joey King has wardly hacked up after a a likable way about her, battle with peanut butter, though, as the high-spirited, then appears magically restored to its original length accident-prone Ramona soon afterward. They won’t Quimby. She’s a natural young actress, and she even think twice about the fact gets a chance to show some that a backyard is covered range in a couple of tearjerkwith gaping, muddy holes er moments. But the repeatafter a massive water fight ed fantasy sequences, which and pipe explosion, then is miraculously landscaped to depict her imaginative interior world, have an intentionperfection in a day. ally rough-hewn aesthetic Speaking of a day, that’s apparently how long it takes and end up looking more cheesy than charming. to organize a wedding for Back in the reality, the dozens of guests, including altering a gown to fit a bride movie follows the advenwho’s several inches shorter tures of the 9-year-old, her than the woman who walked teenage sister, Beezus (Disdown the aisle in it the first ney star Selena Gomez), baby Roberta, dad Robert time. This all sounds like (John Corbett) and mom Dorothy (Bridget Moynauptight, grown-up nitpicking, probably. But it’s also a han). Ramona’s Aunt Bea (Ginnifer Goodwin) seemreflection of a weakness in storytelling, which is sad ingly has no job because she’s around constantly to given the strength of the source material. lend the sweet-but-clumsy “Ramona and Beezus” is middle child support. This is based on Beverly Cleary’s also a good thing, though, because Bea’s subplot with beloved children’s books,

Ramona and Beezus (G) ★★★ ★★

Special Photo: 20th Century Fox

Selena Gomez, left, and Joey King star in “Ramona and Beezus.”

next-door neighbor Hobart (Josh Duhamel) is probably the most intriguing aspect of the movie — at least for anyone over the age of 12. Bea and Hobart were highschool sweethearts; 15 years later, he wants her to accompany him to Alaska. Goodwin and Duhamel (who costarred in “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!”) are extremely cute together and have tons of chemistry — but most of their moments are upended by Ramona’s silliness. She ruins Hobart’s car by spilling paint all over it in a rainbow of colors. She nearly burns down the kitchen trying to make dinner. She can’t even do show-and-tell right in class (Sandra Oh has some deadpan zingers as her strict teacher). Then she falls through the upstairs floor and into the living room while a real estate agent is showing the Quimbys’ house. Yes, the family may have to move from their idyllic Portland neighborhood when dad’s job gets downsized, and mom’s part-time job isn’t enough to keep the family afloat. Ramona tries to help raise money, which always ends up in disaster. In theory, this could have been useful for families to watch together if they’re going through similar troubles in these trying economic times. Instead, “Ramona and Beezus” opts for cliches — right down to playing “Walking on Sunshine” during an obligatory montage. Kids and grown-ups both deserve smarter entertainment. (20th Century Fox)



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




Killers (PG-13)

1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:45 Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

1:05, 2:30, 4:05, 5:30, 7:05, 8:30, 9:50 Letters to Juliet (PG)

1:30, 4:10

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Marmaduke (PG)

12:35, 3:00, 5:05, 7:10, 9:30 Get Him to the Greek (R)


Ramona and Beezus (G)

Robin Hood (PG-13)

11:20, 11:50, 1:55, 2:25, 4:25, 5:00, 7:05, 7:35, 9:35, 10:05, 12:10

Date Night (PG-13)

3:20, 9:20

Salt (PG-13)

3:15, 5:25, 7:30, 9:40

11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:05, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 12:04, 12:30

1:00, 7:00

Just Wright (PG) How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

Inception (PG-13)

1:15, 4:15, 7:15

10:00, 12:45, 1:20, 4:05, 4:40, 7:25, 8:00, 10:45, 11:20

7:45, 9:55

Death at a Funeral (R) Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)


10:25, 11:25, 12:10, 1:00, 2:05, 2:50, 3:40, 4:45, 6:40, 7:20, 8:05, 9:15, 9:55, 11:50, 12:30


Despicable Me (PG)

10:15, 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10, 12:30


Despicable Me 3-D (PG)

11:10, 1:30, 4:00, 7:00, 9:20, 11:40 Predators (R)

11:30, 2:20, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 The Last Airbender 3-D (PG)

12:00, 2:30, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13)

10:40, 1:40, 4:35, 7:25, 10:20 Grown Ups (PG-13)

11:35, 2:00, 4:35, 7:15, 9:45 Knight and Day (PG-13)

5:30, 10:35 Cyrus (R)

10:05, 12:25, 2:45, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50, 12:10 Toy Story 3 (G)

12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Toy Story 3 3-D (G)

11:05, 1:40, 4:30, 7:05, 9:40, 12:15 The Karate Kid (PG)

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

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Inception (PG-13)

12:20, 3:40, 7:00, 10:20

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Despicable Me 3-D (PG)

11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 6:40, 8:55 Despicable Me (PG)

12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:10, 9:35 Salt (PG-13)

11:20, 12:10, 1:50, 2:50, 4:40, 5:10, 7:30, 7:50, 9:55, 10:25

11:45, 2:15, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05

11:30, 12:00, 2:00, 2:30, 4:55, 5:20, 7:20, 9:40

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13)

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11:10, 11:40, 12:30, 2:20, 3:00, 3:45, 5:30, 6:30, 7:00, 8:45, 9:45, 10:15

1:40, 4:35, 7:20, 10:25


Ramona and Beezus (G) Inception (PG-13)

Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

Grown Ups (PG-13)

11:35, 2:10, 5:05, 8:05, 10:55

11:00, 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 7:40, 9:25, 10:05

Knight and Day (PG-13)

12:05, 2:35, 5:05

Toy Story 3 (G)

11:05, 1:35, 4:05, 6:45, 9:10

Toy Story 3 3-D (G)

Last Airbender (PG) Toy Story 3 (PG) Predators (R)

11:35, 2:10, 5:05, 8:05, 10:55 11:55, 2:30, 5:10, 7:55, 10:35 11:30, 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 9:55

Eclipse (PG-13)

11:15, 1:55, 4:35, 7:25, 10:10 Grown Ups (PG-13)

11:45, 2:05, 4:25, 7:05, 10:00


Ramona and Beezus (G)

10:15, 1:00, 3:40, 6:35, 9:20 Salt (PG-13)

12:15, 3:20, 7:05, 10:15

10:30, 11:00, 12:10, 1:05, 1:50, 2:50, 3:55, 4:35, 5:25, 6:45, 7:25, 8:15, 9:35, 10:15, 10:55, 12:15


10:45, 11:15, 12:45, 2:10, 2:50, 4:15, 5:45, 6:15, 7:45, 9:15, 9:45, 11:30

The Karate Kid (PG)

7:55, 10:20

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Inception (PG-13)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

11:00, 12:10, 1:45, 3:00, 4:30, 5:45, 7:15, 8:30, 10:00, 11:25 Despicable Me (PG)

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

1:25, 2:05, 4:25, 5:20, 7:00, 8:30, 9:40 Prince of Persia (PG-13)

10:40, 1:20, 3:55, 6:40, 9:20, 11:50 Despicable Me 3-D (PG)

11:50, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20 Grown Ups (PG-13)

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1:30, 4:30, 7:05, 9:30 1:00, 3:55, 7:10, 9:35

Knight and Day (PG-13)

Ramona and Beezus (G)

1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:15, 9:25

Predators (R)

11:40, 2:20, 4:50, 7:15, 9:50

Letters to Juliet (PG) Jonah Hex (PG-13) Marmaduke (PG)

Salt (PG-13)

12:45, 3:00, 5:00, 7:05, 9:05

12:00, 12:30, 2:35, 2:55, 5:10, 5:30, 7:35, 8:10, 10:00, 10:40

12:55, 3:10, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55

Inception (PG-13)

12:20, 12:45, 1:20, 3:40, 4:05, 4:40, 7:00, 7:25, 7:50, 10:20, 10:45, 11:00 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG)

11:30, 12:05, 2:00, 2:40, 4:55, 5:20, 7:30, 8:00, 10:05, 10:35 Despicable Me (PG)

12:10, 2:50, 5:25, 7:45, 10:10

Killers (PG-13)

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A: “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” and “The Killer Inside Me” 2. In what two major Eastern U.S. cities was the film “12 Monkeys” set? A: Philadelphia and Baltimore Test your 3. Who is the only person film knowledge with to be nominated for four or more Oscars in the same year Michael Clark twice? A: Warren Beatty (1978 So, you think you’re good and 1981) at movie trivia? Every week, 4. What movie included we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

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this line of dialogue: “What we have here is a failure to communicate”? A: “Cool Hand Luke” 5. What feature film marked the acting debut of musician/singer Sting? A: “Quadrophenia” Now, for this week’s questions: 1. What college did the character Clarice Starling (“The Silence of the Lambs”) attend? 2. What was the first

movie that was filmed inside the United Nations Building? 3. What non-fictional blues singer plays a fictional blues singer in “Angel Heart?” 4. In what two movies did Steve Carell play the same character? 5. What is the common acting bond shared by Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Andy Serkis, Andy Dick and Tim Roth? The first person to respond with all the correct answers receives a prize package of

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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (NR) Movie: ★★★★ Disc: ★★★★ ★ Usurped by the relatively sexier Watergate conspiracy, the scandal during and immediately after the publication of the infamous “Pentagon Papers” was arguably the most devastating and wide-reaching whistle-blower case in U.S. government history. After being privy to the detailed history of the Vietnam War (dating back to 1940!), Harvard Ph.D., former Marine and hawkish war strategist Ellsberg risked everything by turning over reams of ultratop secret documents to the press, calling five presidents to task and effectively end-

ing the war. This riveting and engrossing documentary will boil your blood and pin your ears back. Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (16:9), audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1, Stereo), subtitles: English. Special features include: • Celebrity endorsement interviews • Audio-only Nixon tapes • “Ellsberg Today” featurette (First Run Features, $27.95)

• Despicable Me (PG) Far more acerbic and intelligent than its cutesy trailers would indicate, this animated masterpiece featuring Steve Carell as a twisted, mad-scientist criminal who becomes the unlikely father of three orphaned girls is a triumph on every level. 4 stars — Michael Clark • The Kids Are All Right (R) One of the very few gay/lesbian-themed features without a marked political agenda, “TKAAR” instead presents a balanced, family values type examination regarding anonymous seed donation and the desire to know the origin of two kids’ mystery dad. 3 stars — MC • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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(PG-13) Whether it was mostly negative reviews or a general lack of interest, audiences largely avoided this “Harry Potter” wanna-be starring Nicolas Cage as a 15century-old Svengali charged with tutoring a blasé heir to a mystical dynasty. 11⁄2 stars — MC • Knight and Day (PG-13) Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz break out of their collective slumps in this action thriller directed by James Mangold. More “Mission: Impossible” than “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” it’s not nearly as funny as the trailers indicate but is still quite worthwhile. 3 stars — MC • Twilight Saga: Eclipse (PG-13) While slightly better than the first two, the third installment of this tepid occult soap opera only serves those

faithful to the series of books that spawned it. Rarely has there been so much attention lavished on something so strikingly sub-par. 2 stars — MC • I Am Love (R) This full-ofitself Italian art film is notable only for its occasional resemblance to “The Godfather” and a semi-stirring performance from lead Tilda Swinton as a wandering matriarch with some superfluous midlife and latent child-rearing issues. 11⁄2 stars — MC • Grown Ups (PG-13) Adam Sandler and his off-screen cronies get together for a “family” film that is unsuitable for children or anyone with a semi-intelligent sense of humor. It’s better than last year’s similarly themed “Couples Retreat” but not by much. 1 star — MC


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★★★★ ★ “Inception” is an imaginative, intriguing movie that requires your full attention. You sometimes wonder whether you are watching a “real” or dream sequence. It is also Francine someBenoit times a challenge to keep up with the dream-within-a-dream sequences. The film may lose audience members who don’t want to make the effort required to remain fully engaged in the (sometimes convoluted) plot. One flaw is that it is simply too long in two particular scenes; the snow scene and the gravity scene are unnecessarily dragged out and go back and forth too many times. You have to keep your eyes on the screen to keep things straight, otherwise you will lose track of what is going on. Overall, this is entertaining and, as always, Leonardo DiCaprio is fabulous. — Francine Benoit, Lawrenceville

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than being excessively too long. The foreshadowing begins — Rick Wright, abruptly with an angry Auburn ocean scene with playing I wanted to love “Incepchildren tion,” and was anxious to see and a this imaginative movie. lamenting However, I was disappointman we ed. With a cast featuring learn is Leonardo Rick Wright Cobb DiCaprio, played by Ken Leonardo DiCaprio. As the Watanabe, movie evolves, we learn Ellen Page more about a tragic family and and what happened to cause Michael its discord. We learn a lot Caine, Myra Simons about the mind and its endamong less journey to adapt in a others, and a very intriguing cruel world. story line, I was full of anticThis movie presents a ipation, ready to be swept statement that is immensely away. confusing but the scenes are The acting was good, but on the cutting edge and it the story was hard to follow. somehow holds you in a “Inception” has very comweird limbo. It explores the plicated layers, and at 2 power of dreams for comhours and 45 minutes, there plete and utter manipulation was ample time to explain of others. It deals with conthe story; instead they filled voluted thoughts and leaves the slot with endless action you with a bad taste and is and gravity-defying scenes. more filling than many can At times I thought, “Just grasp. Couldn’t help but come on already and fall!” think of the song “Sweet “Inception” was “The Dreams” by the Eurythmics Matrix” meets “The Bourne as this movie marched Identity” — times a hundred. onward. Besides being the most The supporting cast in this confusing movie I’ve seen in movie is superior and they years, another major probprovide the team chemistry lem was the soundtrack. At to unravel the perceived times, the back score was so mystery. And when it’s over loud it overpowered the diayou know that guilt is a logue. killer and everyone needs I may watch it again the right totem to anchor when it comes out in rental them. You know also that (maybe sooner than later), this movie teaches more but then again, I may not. than it entertains and this is — Myra Simons, its biggest obstacle other Buford

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• Aug. 1: American Idol LIVE! • Aug. 9: Justin Bieber • Aug. 13: Sean Hannity Freedom Concert • Aug. 14: The Wiggles (two shows) • Sept. 1: Paramore • Sept. 27: So You Think You Can Dance • Oct. 27: Carrie Underwood PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT GWINNETT CENTER 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 770-813-7500

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Frank Gilbreth, played by John Laszio, seated, demonstrates how to take a time-efficient bath for his family in New Dawn Theater Company’s production of “Cheaper by the Dozen.”The play will run through Aug. 1. The children are played by, from left, Royce Jernigan, Sophie Allen, Jonah Jernigan, Nicholas Sanders, Naatalia Brody, Pierce Brody, Shelby Markeles, Andrew Lewis, Alex Johns, Alexis Seith and Kris Reeves.

July 30 Suwanee Town Center Park will host the Suwanee Performing Arts Presentation at 5 p.m. July 30 and 31 at 370 Buford Highway in Suwanee. For more information, visit www.suwanee. com/ Suwanee Performing Arts presents “Footloose: The Musical” at 7 p.m. July 30 and 31 in Town Center Park, 70 Buford Highway N.W. in Suwanee.

July 31 Movie at the Rock presents “The Spy Next Door” at 8 p.m. July 31 at Rock Springs Park, 550 Rock Springs Road in Lawrenceville. Cost is $5 and includes festival games and movie. For more information, call 678-442-7283. The Grayson Community Park will present “Pickin’” starting 6:30 p.m. July 31 at 1 Park Drive in Grayson. For more information, call 770963-8017.

Upcoming/Ongoing events The 2010 season of movies in Braselton Park, located off Harrison Street between Ga. highways 124 and 53 in downtown Braselton, will be held select Saturdays through Sept. 18. For more information, call 706654-5551. Fine Art Exhibits presents Works by Tom Nakashima and The Augusta State Faculty Invitational through Sept. 25. The Hudgens Center for the Arts is located at 6400 Sug-

p.m. Sept. 9 to 12 in the Special Events Meadow. The park is at 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd. in Stone Mountain. Admission is free. For more information, call 770498-5690 or visit www.stone Suwanee Town Center Park will host Suwanee Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 18 at 370 Buford Highway in Suwanee. For more information, visit www.suwanee. com/ Suwanee Town Center Park will host the Second Annual Korean Festival at noon Sept. 25 and 26 at 370 Buford Highway in Suwanee. For more information, visit events.php or call 770-2031888.

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arloaf Parkway, Building 300, in Duluth. For more information, call 770-623-6002. New Dawn Theater Company will present “Cheaper By the Dozen” through Aug. 1. The theater is at 3087 Main St. in Duluth. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for seniors and $15 for adults. For more information, call 678-887-5015. New London Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through Aug. 8 at 2485 Main St. in Snellville. For more information, call 770-559-1484 or visit Music at the Vines Mansion will continue select Fridays and Sundays through Sept. 19. Tickets are available by calling 678-601-5900 or online at The Hudgens Center for the Arts features the exhibit “In the Forest: Selected Works from the Hudgens Center’s Young Artists” through Aug. 14 in their student gallery, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. For more information, call 770-623-6002.

New London Theatre presents “The Secret Garden” through Aug. 8, 2485 E. Main St. in Snellville. For showtimes and more information, call 770-5591484.

August Suwanee Town Center Park will host a Ying and Wing Festival and Concert at 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at 370 Buford Highway in Suwanee. For more information, visit Suwanee Town Center Park will host B at the Movies at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at 370 Buford Highway in Suwanee. For more information, visit www.suwanee. com/ The Winder-Barrow Community Theatre will present “Bye Bye Birdie” Aug. 6 through 15 at 105 E. Athens St. in Winder. For more information, call 770867-3106 or visit

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METRO CALENDAR Today 14th Street Playhouse will present “The Land, The Sea, and The Creationist” at 7:30 p.m. today and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 173 14th St. in Atlanta. Tickets cost from $25 to $30. For tickets or more information, call 404-7334738 or visit

This piece of work, by artist Nick Joerling, is on display in MudFire Gallery’s exhibit American Masters Biennial through Saturday. MudFire is at 175 Laredo Drive in Decatur. For more information, visit

Saturday The Academy Theatre will host “Old Pros in Showbiz” at 8 p.m. Saturday, 119 Center St. in Avondale Estates. For tickets and more information, call 404474-8332. The Georgia State Rialto Center and Global Achievers will present the Hangzhou Wenlan School Youth Orchestra at 2 p.m. Saturday, 80 Forsyth St. N.W. in Atlanta. For more information, visit

July 30 The 2010 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival presents “Caddyshack” at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit

July 31 The 2010 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival presents “How To Train Your Dragon” at 2 p.m. July 31 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit The 2010 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival presents “Iron Man 2” at 7:30 p.m. July 31 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit

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Aug. 10 The 2010 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival presents “The General” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information, visit

Aug. 21-22 Fifth Row Center presents “The Woods” outdoor theater at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 21-22, 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd. in Flowery Branch. For more information, call 678-357-7359.

Ongoing events MudFire Gallery is presenting the exhibit “American Masters Biennial” through Saturday at the studio, located at 175 Laredo Drive in Decatur. For more information, visit Atlanta Shakespeare

Company will present “Hamlet! The Musical!” through Aug. 8 and at 6:30 p.m. Sundays at the Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. For tickets or more information, call 404-874-5299 or visit ART Station will present “Are We There Yet?” through Aug. 1. The station is at 5384 Manor Drive in historic Stone Mountain Village. Ticket prices are $27 for adults and $21 for seniors or students. Call the box office at 770-469-1105 to purchase tickets or for more information. The Center for Puppetry Arts will present “Everybody Loves Pirates” through Aug. 1 at 1404 Spring St. in Atlanta. Tickets are $9 for members and $16 for non-members. For tickets or more information, call 404-873-3391 or visit Atlanta Lyric Company will present “Hairspray” July 23 through Aug. 8 at The Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square N.E. in Marietta. For more information, call 404-377-9948 or visit Whitespace is presenting the exhibit “Seepages” through July 31 at 814 Edgewood Ave. in Inman Park. For hours and more information, visit The Moon and Pluto presents Strange Daze Music and Arts Festival at 3 p.m. Aug.14 and 15. Cost is 10 dollars and is located at The Masquerade in Atlanta. For more information call 404954-2615. Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents Conservation Quest until Sept. 12 at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Atlanta. For more information, visit The High Museum of Art is presenting the exhibit “Dalí: The Late Work” through Jan. 9, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta. The High Museum of Art is presenting the exhibit “Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer ” through Jan. 11, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. in Atlanta.



Daily Post Weekend Section  

The Gwinnett Daily Post Weekend Section - Your weekly entertainment guide to events in and around Gwinnett County, Georgia. Published every...