• ‘Lawless’
  • Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf
  • Directed by: John Hillcoat
  • Rated: R

Mark the date of Saturday, Sept. 29, when The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program presents a wonderful opportunity to help a truly good cause in the community and to have some fun guests will not soon forget. The second annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk will take place in downtown Beaumont, and internationally renowned health and fitness guru Richard Simmons will be the celebrity guest of the event. Simmons will be joined by Yvonne Washington, Queen of Rhythm and Blues, back by popular demand.


Hopeful harvest … The 10th annual Harvest of Hope Gala benefiting Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. Shelley and Joe Tortorice, founder of Jason’s Deli, will be honored for their service to numerous community and religious organizations.


A pretty hilarious off-the-wall crime comedy

  • ‘Killer Joe’
  • Starring: Matthew McConaughey,
  • Emile Hirsch
  • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Rated: NC-17

This indie film playing now at the River Oaks Theater in Houston is gaining more attention for the NC-17 rating it earned rather than the movie itself. Yes, there are a couple of scenes that are ultra violent, but honestly, I’ve seen worse on cable television.