Entertainment

For an actor who has such a reputation for histrionics that his last name ought to be Rage rather than Cage, Nicolas plays against the type here as a passive, high school English teacher in this B-movie thriller set in New Orleans. Unfortunately, it doesn’t portray the Crescent City in a very flattering way.

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Nintendo’s mustached Mario parks his Kart this week to make way for a new installment in a 25-year-old franchise – Kid Icarus.

Kid Icarus Uprising is rated “E” for everyone by the Software Entertainment Review Board, but there is mild fantasy violence.

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It doesn’t get much better than this. The city of Orange and the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau are sponsoring the 10th annual Art in the Park on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., and it is totally free. The event will take place at Stark Park in Orange.

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A richly diverting adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ fantastical, heroic tales of an American Civil War veteran on Mars

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This romantic comedy tries to be all things to all people with its cutesy, erudite banter coupled with coarse language and a myriad of characters ranging from sweet to self-centered. Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, the co-writer and director of “Kissing Jessica Stein,” this is another NYC-based look at love and marriage — and children.

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It’s one of my favorite times of the year – Little League season. Baseball games are always intriguing because you just never know what’s going to happen next. Sometimes you’re awed by a seemingly miraculous double play and other times you just can’t help but fall over laughing when the right fielder misses a fly ball because he’s too busy break dancing.

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The top selling video games in the world so far in 2012 aren’t shooter games, as some of us would have guessed. Nope. They’re fitness games.

In North America, the No. 1 game is actually a dance game. Just Dance 3 for the Wii has been the top selling video game in 2012 so far. To date, Just Dance 3 (Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011) has sold more than 7 million copies since its October 2011 release. It’s estimated that worldwide, gamers spend 23 million minutes per day playing the game, dancing to 7.5 million songs daily!

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The Lutcher Theater in Orange will end its season with a little soul as the Original Tribute To The Blues Brothers enters the building for the first time ever on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Great balcony seats are still available beginning at $20. Tickets can be purchased online at lutcher.org or at the box office.  

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The Blue Man Group will be performing three shows at the Lutcher Theater on March 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. All three performances are sold out, but there are a few single and obstructed view seats left.

Anyone interested in these seats, or interested in putting his/her name on a waiting list may email the box office at boxoffice [at] lutcher [dot] org.

For more information, call (409) 886-5535.

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Beautiful and thrilling animated adaptation of the beloved children’s book “The Borrowers”

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