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‘Same Time, Next Christmas’
New ABC movie gives Lea Michele a complicated Christmas
Christmas in Hawaii isn’t all glee for Lea Michele BY JAY BOBBIN
Since she has both a new album and a new TV movie that celebrate Christmas, Lea Michele surely is in a seasonal frame of mind. Filming in Hawaii held much allure for the “Glee” and “Scream Queens” alum as she made “Same Time, Next Christmas,” which ABC debuts Thursday, Dec. 5. Echoing the late Bernard Slade’s play “Same Time, Next Year,” the tale casts Michele as a woman who’s reunited with her childhood love (Charles Michael Davis) in the islands during a family vacation at the holidays. Their timing is still “off,” though, a problem that goes on to plague them even more despite their obvious sparks. Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) and George Newbern (“Scandal”) play the Michele character’s parents in the picture directed by Stephen Herek (“Mr. Holland’s Opus”).
Though she appeared in “New Year’s Eve” and the “Glee” concert movie, “Same Time, Next Christmas” marks Michele’s first starring movie role. “It’s such an awesome opportunity,” the pleasant performer says. “Initially, I was so romanced by the thought of doing a movie in Hawaii for a month, I didn’t really process the fact that it would be on my shoulders ... but I think we put together something enjoyable and wonderful. “Sort of the routine that I’ve had for the past couple of years,” Michele explains, “is that I’ll take a few months to a year to focus primarily on music, then the next year will be acting, then the year after that will be back to music. It’s always a bit of a process for me to get the muscles moving again, though every ‘Glee’ episode was like a movie in and of itself. So much was required, I really felt up to the task with this film. And it was wonderful to be acting again.”
Making “Same Time, Next Christmas” followed Michele’s recording of “Christmas in the City,” which also features vocals by her “Glee” colleague Darren Criss, her Broadway “Spring Awakening” co-star Jonathan Groff and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo (lately of the movie “Harriet”). Michele also co-wrote a new tune for the album, comprised otherwise of seasonal classics. “It’s going to be like a 10-month Christmas for me by the time we actually get to the holiday,” she muses, also factoring in several mid-December concerts she’ll stage in New York (plus her appearance on NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Wednesday, Dec. 4). Now married to clothing-company chief Zandy Reich, Michele reflects, “‘It’s always been my dream to make a holiday record, and to pair it with this great film and end the year with these concerts, it’s a wonderful time in my life and in my career. I feel really grateful.”
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“The Vampire Diaries” actor Ian Somerhalder enters that realm again as the star of this horror series about a doctor trying to stem the spread of a disease that turns humans into murderous predators. Peter Outerbridge (“The Umbrella Academy”), Kyle Breitkopf (“Being Human”) and Adrian Holmes (“Red Riding Hood”) also star. (ORIGINAL)
Abigail Spencer (“Timeless”) stars as a woman who seeks revenge on a gang of gearheads who left her for dead. The drama series also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud, Madison Davenport and Rhys Wakefield. (ORIGINAL)
Series Premiere “Movie: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby”
Three weeks after its limited theatrical release, director Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated drama about a hit man’s possible involvement in the slaying of mid-20th century labor leader Jimmy Hoffa comes to Netflix with a heavyweight cast including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin and Harvey Keitel. (ORIGINAL) Premiere
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“Movie: Marriage Story”
Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”) directed this portrait of a marriage breaking up but a family staying together. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver head an impressive cast that also includes Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta and Wallace Shawn. (ORIGINAL) Premiere
If you were a businessperson or public official involved in underhanded doings, the worst four words you could hear arguably were those that make up the title of this fine documentary about the veteran newsman and longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent. Shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the profile recalls how Wallace occupied other roles in the television business early in his career, including actor, game-show host and commercial spokesman.
“Movie: Vita & Virginia”
Virginia Wolf (Elizabeth Debicki) meets fellow author Vita SackvilleWest (Gemma Arterton) in London in the 1920s. Despite both of them being married, they embark on an affair that later inspires one of Virginia’s novels. Rupert PenryJones also stars.
“Movie: Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas”
This animated family offering finds Lucky and her friends embarking on a holiday shopping expedition in the city only to have their plans derailed by an avalanche upon their return. (ORIGINAL) Premiere
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Music connects the lives of a diverse, disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles in this romantic musical drama. (ORIGINAL)
“Dash & Lily” (Dec. 31)
Cynical Dash and optimistic Lily find they have more in common with each other than they expected when they trade dares, dreams and desires in a notebook they pass back and forth all across New York City in this romantic comedy series. (ORIGINAL)
“Windfall” (Dec. 31)
A young woman and her husband are pulled into a web of lies, deceit and murder when the elderly rich man she was hired to take care of passes away in this thriller movie. (ORIGINAL)
“Messiah” (date TBA)
The modern world reacts when a man appearing to be the Messiah surfaces in the Middle East in this drama series that stars Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi and Jane Adams. (ORIGINAL)
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Wakko, Yakko, and Dot wreak havoc after finally finding a way to escape from the Warner Bros. water tower this new version of the beloved cartoon franchise that counts Stephen Spielberg among its executive producers. (ORIGINAL)
“The Great” (date TBA)
This genre-bending comedy series follows the rise of Catherine the Nothing (Elle Fanning, “Mary Shelley”) to Catherine the Great in 18th century Russia. Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox and Adam Godley also star. (ORIGINAL)
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The third season of this award-winning dramedy finds Midge and Susie (Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein) on the road, where they discover that life on tour is both glamorous and humbling as they learn a lesson about show business that they’ll never forget. Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Kevin Pollak and Michael Zegen are other cast returnees. (ORIGINAL) Season Premiere
“Movie: Brittany Runs a Marathon”
A hard-partying New Yorker (Jillian Bell, “Workaholics”) gets a wake-up call, prompting her to ditch her unhealthy lifestyle, get in shape and start running, a path that leads her to compete in the New York City Marathon in this comedy movie from first-time director Paul Downs Colaizzo. Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh and Michaela Watkins also star. (ORIGINAL)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Top 10 Movies BY JAY BOBBIN
“True Lies” (1994): Schwarzenegger simultaneously plays and spoofs the spy game in director James Cameron’s fun adventure that also gives a great role to Jamie Lee Curtis as the secret agent’s wife. “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991): A sequel so good it deserves separate mention, James Cameron’s follow-up puts big twists on Schwarzenegger’s character – who turns protector – while offering an even more lethal Terminator (Robert Patrick). “Kindergarten Cop” (1990): This engaging comedy makes the tough detective played by Schwarzenegger an unlikely magnet for children as the character goes undercover as a substitute teacher. “Total Recall” (1990): The unique sci-fi stylings of director Paul Verhoeven work well for the complex story of this fantasy, with Schwarzenegger as a man on the run for his life – on Mars – after learning that someone else’s memories have been implanted in him. “Twins” (1988): Schwarzenegger proves hilarious, thanks in no small part to a premise that makes him and Danny DeVito the twins in question (well, of course!), in director Ivan Reitman’s comedy hit.
Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator: Dark Fate”
“The Running Man” (1987): A Stephen King story provides the basis for this prescient sci-fi tale, with Schwarzenegger as one of the contestants vying to survive a deadly game watched by millions. “Predator” (1987): Schwarzenegger certainly has the ideal brawn to play the leader of a military team that finds a lot more than was bargained for – namely, an extraterrestrial enemy – during a jungle mission. “Commando” (1985): Pity the fools who kidnap the daughter (Alyssa Milano) of a Special Forces veteran (Schwarzenegger) to force him to do their bidding. A bad idea? Oh, yeah. “The Terminator” (1984): Arguably Schwarzenegger’s signature part, the time-traveling robot – initially programmed to kill, and perfectly matched to the star’s minimalist acting style – would “be back,” indeed, in a number of sequels including the current one. “Conan the Barbarian” (1982): Schwarzenegger’s physique alone was enough to make him ideal for the title role in director and co-writer John Milius’ notably violent take on the iconic character.
BY JAY BOBBIN
Yes, he’s back: Schwarzenegger is a ‘Terminator’ once more If you’ve seen any “Terminator” movies past the first two, you may wonder why they even needed to exist, past being presumed cash cows at the box office – and even that hasn’t always been the case. You might greet “Terminator: Dark Fate” with the same skepticism, but the pleasant surprise is that it’s actually pretty good. That stems from it going back to the initial story threads and giving them some fresh twists while holding quite true to what filmmaker James Cameron set down the first time. Included in that is a reunion of stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. Their characters have come a long way since that cyborg ventured back from the future to eliminate her son, who would grow up to lead a revolution. Though they still have that link, they’ve developed ... the former killing machine now fitting into society as almost an average Joe, and her, an expert warrior ready to blow away anyone who earns it.
“Terminator: Dark Fate” its biggest charge. The history of their work together in the franchise goes a long way toward giving their reconnection its impact, and it surely will help a viewer to know that background, though it’s not absolutely necessary. With Hamilton having been missing from preceding chapters, “Dark Fate” makes it a point to explain how her Sarah Connor fits into the saga, and it wisely does so in a way that won’t test Gabriel Luna evokes the patience of those who “Terminator 2: Judgment already know. It’s a help that Day” by playing a skilled genre veteran David biologically souped-up enemy, but “Terminator: Dark S. Goyer (well-known for his “Dark Knight” work) is one of Fate” largely goes back to the screenwriters here, with the original picture’s plot, with another futuristic traveler the aforementioned Cameron appropriately having had a (Mackenzie Davis) trying to hand in developing the story protect yet another future as well. mom of a revolt-againstthe-robots kingpin (Natalia So many sequels simply are Reyes). money grabs, it’s refreshing when one actually makes That it’s woman defending sense for existing. The woman can’t be purely “Terminator” pictures have coincidental in this day and fallen prey to the lower age, but as relevant as that end of that spectrum, but is, it’s really the enjoyment with “Dark Fate,” the series from the Schwarzeneggerhappily is back on track. Hamilton reunion that gives
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Horoscopes Event Calendar WEEK OF DECEMBER 1 TO 7, 2019
THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: TAURUS, GEMINI AND CANCER
It’s possible that you won’t be pleased with the holiday schedule at work. With a little patience and determination, you’ll be able to get some colleagues to help out.
Stress is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. You need a break, if only to see your professional future clearly. A more spiritual approach to life is almost necessary.
At this time of year, it’s not easy balancing your family life and your work. Time is scarce, but you’ll succeed in managing everything. You’ll also face some unexpected situations and challenges.
You’ll have a chance to travel with family or friends. You’ll want to take a break from the routine and do something different for the holidays, maybe by serving exotic dishes instead of the usual meal.
You’ll attempt to hide your sensitivity. Your friends will be very supportive, so don’t be afraid to show your emotions if they’re weighing on you. All changes will be to our advantage.
You’ll certainly be in an excellent position to bring the different groups of people around you together. You’ll be inspired to make some radical changes at work. And the lover inside you will be most romantic.
You’ll get some excellent news about your health or that of someone close to you. You’ll benefit from some extra income you weren’t expecting and form a better worklife balance.
You’ll find yourself getting a lot of attention. It’s not impossible that you’ll receive some sort of award in recognition of your achievements. You’ll certainly be very proud of yourself, which will boost your self-esteem.
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to watch what you eat and to limit your alcohol intake before the holiday season. You may already have some stomach troubles this week.
You’ll be on the move and the phone will be ringing off the hook. Your friends will demand you attend different events being planned. You may also find yourself playing taxi more than once.
You’ll have thousands of ideas for holiday activities and gifts. You’ll need to look at your budget to evaluate the feasibility of your ideas and avoid going broke. You’ll be very generous this week.
You’ll be very spontaneous this week. As soon as an idea comes to you, it’ll be as if it’s already done. You’ll put your social life first in order to finish the year in style. You’ll also be involved in a charity event.
Festival of Trees Opening Ceremony
Through Friday, January 10, 2020 All Day Exhibition Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5pm Sunday – Monday, closed www.sumtergallery.com
Fantasy of Lights
Sunday, December 1, 2019 All Day to Tuesday, December 31, 2019 All Day The young and old alike will marvel at this spectacular display of lighted imagery as Swan Lake Iris Gardens glitters with thousands of twinkling lights. A train’s wheels spin, swans take flight pulling Santa’s sleigh and angels blink with the breathtaking array of colored splendor as you drive through one of the state’s largest holiday light displays. Free admission.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Join us in the lobby of Prisma Health Tuomey as we light up the night with Christmas trees. The ceremony and tree lighting will start at 5PM in the hospital lobby and then extend all down Main Street in Downtown Sumter for more activities at 6PM. Evening activities and other special guests will be announced soon. For more info visit www.tuomeyfoundation.org.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:00am Annual holiday wreath making workshop. Tickets are a must! Visit the Sumter County Museum for more info.
***Please note that there is a new driving route this year, due to construction at our main entrance, most of the display will be along Garden Street and around the Heath Pavilion. Sunday - Thursday Dusk to 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday Dusk to 10 p.m.
Gingerbread House Contest
Entry Deadline: December 2, 2019 Entries on Display: December 4 - December 19, 2019 Gather your family, friends and co-workers together and craft yoru own beautiful gingerbread house delight creation! Categories: Family, Schools/Day Care and Business/Organization. Trophies awarded to winners. Houses can be built from a kit or homemade and must be on a sturdy base that is durable and can be moved for the display. Brought to you by the Sumter County Recreation Department, Patriot Hall & Sumter County Library.
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NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 6, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 8:00pm Santa’s Village is located at the Heath Pavilion, kids can write letters to Santa and take pictures with Santa using your own camera (participation in both are free), while sipping hot cocoa and enjoying the music and entertainment for the night. For more information call the Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau at (803) 436-2640
Annual Courthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, December 6, 2019 - 4:30pm
Join this festive affair on the front lawn of the historic Sumter County Courthouse in Downtown Sumter. After Friday’s program , folks can enjoy the annual Walk with St. Nick, which includes storytelling, caroling and refreshments.
Family Viewing Ratings
“SESAME STREET’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!”
Five decades is a long time to
inspire, educate and entertain children, which has been the hugely notable achievement of this iconic series. A celebration surely is in order, and that’s offered in this program recently televised by HBO (which now shares the rights to the show with its originating network, PBS). Joseph GordonLevitt is the host of the event, which marks the occasion by restaging some of the most classic segments and songs in “Sesame Street” history (“People in Yoir Neighborhood” certainly among them). Additional participants include Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis Costello, Meghan Trainor and “This Is Us” Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown – with such veteran cast members as Bob McGrath, Loretta Long, Roscoe Orman and Linda Bove returning for the festivities. ››› (Not rated)
“2019 WORLD SERIES”
R, 1 hr 39 min Action/Adventure Suspense/Thriller
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD PG, 1 HR 48 MIN DRAMA
PG, 1 hr 44 min Animated Comedy
CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2019) PG-13 Action/Adventure, Comedy
FORD V FERRARI PG-13, 2 hr 32 min Action/Adventure, Drama
THE GOOD LIAR R Drama
If you’re a Major League Baseball fan – and, moreover, a fan of the Houston Astros and/or the Washington Nationals – you know what to do in regard to this official compilation of highlights from the recent best-of-seven showdown between the two teams. Most everyone probably knows the outcome by now, but we’ll still avoid any spoilers here ... and considering that the event occurred at the end of October, this is an impressively
MIDWAY (2019) PG-13, 2 hr 18 min Action/Adventure, Drama, War
PLAYING WITH FIRE (2019) PG, 1 hr 36 min Comedy, Family
PG-13, 2 hr 5 min Drama, Historical Film
GV Graphic Violence
If you were among the many devotees of the much-honored HBO saga, this all-inclusive Blu-ray set should be of automatic interest, especially now that the series is over. Along with all of the episodes, a bounty of special features is included, a particular highlight being a Conan O’Brienhosted reunion of cast members ... some of whom didn’t last the duration of the show, which should come as no surprise to those who watched it. Also in the set is “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch,” the documentary that traces the making of the final season. Those seeking that last round by itself can find it in a separate Season 8 set on DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD 4K – and “Game of Thrones: The Complete Series” (minus some of the bells and whistles of the “Complete Collection”) also can be found on DVD and Blu-ray. Stars include Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj CosterWaldau, Sean Bean and Diana Rigg. ››› (Not rated: AS, N, GV)
Boston-area natives Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have made movies about the crime culture related to that city, and they revisit it as executive producers of this Showtime drama series, which has been renewed for a second season. Developed by fellow executive producer Chuck MacLean from his and Affleck’s idea, the 1990s-set show tenuously teams an assistant district attorney newly relocated from Brooklyn (played by Aldis Hodge, formerly of “Leverage” and “Underground”) and a FBI veteran (Kevin Bacon) whose renown partially cloaks his corrupt ways. The two men pursue a family that robs armored cars, ultimately impacting the whole of criminal justice in Boston. “Law & Order” and “Crossing Jordan” alum Jill Hennessy also stars, with additional cast members including Cathy Moriarty (“Raging Bull”), Boston native Jonathan Tucker, Mark O’Brien, Sarah Shahi (“Person of Interest”), Amanda Clayton, Kevin Chapman (also born in Boston), Kevin Dunn and Rory Culkin. ››› (Not rated: AS, N, P, V)
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“GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION”
“CITY ON A HILL: SEASON ONE”
Friday and Saturday 6-8 PM
BY JAY BOBBIN AS Adult situations
COUNTDOWN (2019) PG-13, 1 hr 30 min Horror, Suspense/ Thriller
MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL PG, 1 hr 58 min Action/Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
new two-disc Blu-ray “Collector’s Edition.” Reteaming with thenfrequent collaborator Carpenter, Kurt Russell displays ample swagger as Jack Burton, a trucker who discovers a dangerous dynasty beneath San Francisco’s “BUTTONS: A CHRISTMAS Chinatown while helping a friend (Dennis Dun) find the latter’s TALE” abducted fiancee. Kim Cattrall A notable cast is featured in this has one of her best pre-“Sex and seasonal story stemming from a the City” roles as a very capable musician whose work long has been associated with the holidays, Burton ally, with veteran character Tim Janis. Kate Winslet and Robert actor James Hong also in the cast. The generous wealth of special Redford are the “A-list” narrators features includes new interviews of the saga of two orphans who with many of the film’s principals, hope the yuletide will bring them with Dun, Hong, producer Larry a permanent home. They have Franco and writers W.D. Richter two guardian angels ... and since and Gary Goldman among them. those parts are played by Angela ››› (PG: AS, P, V) Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke, there’s every reason to expect that things will turn out well. Someone else famous for playing an angel – Roma Downey – also appears, as do Jane Seymour, Abigail Spencer (UPCOMING HOME VIDEO RELEASES) (“Timeless”) and Katie McGrath (“Supergirl”). DVD extras: bonus “ONCE UPON A TIME ... IN songs; music video; photo gallery. HOLLYWOOD” (Dec. 10) ››› (PG: AS)
quick turnaround of the homevideo release, as it is every year when the season-ending World Series account becomes available commercially. ››› (Not rated) (Also on Blu-ray)
“BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA”
Though made by a major studio (20th Century Fox) and a major director (John Carpenter), this 1986 comedy-adventure has enduring cult-classic status, and it gets a home-video relaunch in a
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