This entry was posted on Nov 08 2013 by Sienna Mawby
“12 YEARS A SLAVE”
The second great film in two years about the abomination that was slavery in the United States, “12 Years a Slave” is, like much of Quentin Tarantino’s unacknowledged landmark “Django Unchained,” a harrowing, heartbreaking, stomach-churning experience. But unlike British director Steve McQueen’s previous hard-to-sit through efforts “Hunger” and “Shame,” “12 Years a Slave” transcends the misery it depicts and becomes a tribute to the ability of one resolute human being, not only to endure deprivation and isolation, but to prevail. The film, adapted by John Ridley (“Red Tails”), is based on the autobiography by Solomon Northrup, a free man kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fa
This entry was posted on Nov 04 2013 by Sienna Mawby
Zombie Fest set for Saturday
A screening of the original 1968 “Night of the Living Dead” by George A. Romero is featured in the “Night of the Living Dead” Zombie Fest Saturday at the Lee Burrows Arts Center, 630 E St., Marysville.
Activities begin at 7 p.m. with sign-ups for the costume contest.
Admission is $3 for zombies (costumes) and $5 for humans (no costumes).
For more information, call 742-ARTS.
Band features ‘Thriller’ music
Thriller-type music and jazz favorites are featured in Yuba College’s Autumn Instrumental Concert, the first instrumental concert for the fall semester.
Set at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the college theater, 2088 N. Beale Road in
This entry was posted on Oct 23 2013 by Sienna Mawby
So, I was sitting in the salon today getting my hair done when I realized something. Halloween in just a few days away, and I havent said a damn thing about it. Its no secret that I love scary stories. I dont review them all that much because I consider them a guilty pleasure (aka: I dont want to admit publicly when I almost pee my pants) so I use Halloween as an excuse to throw out recommendations without having to justify character development or plot. This year is no different, with the exception of the list content. In the past I have just thrown out books I thought were creepy/scary/gorythis year, Ive narrowed this list down to my Top 5 of ALL TIME. So sit back, take it all in, agree, disagree, and discuss!
This entry was posted on Oct 14 2013 by Sienna Mawby
Cancel that prom limo — this new “Carrie” remake from “Boys Don’t Cry” director Kimberly Peirce should be wished into the cornfield.
Stephen King hit it out of the ballpark with his 1974 horror novel about adolescence and the bullied telekinetic teen Carrie White, giving the world an iconic character and spawning sequels and two stage productions. The 1976 film — one of the signature works of shock master Brian De Palma — features a star-making turn by the young, strikingly strange-looking Sissy Spacek in the title role and a triumph for veteran Piper Laurie as her monstrous, religious-fanatic mother.
As talented as they are, 16-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore do not look a bit alike and have their hands full trying to make us forget the original actors. Epic fail.
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