Entertainment

An aging baseball scout, a couple of rogue cops and a charismatic cult leader all debuted this week in theaters and the results fared from so-so to fantastic.

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UPDATE:

In the event of major thunderstorms and lightning impacting the Run/Walk at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday, regretfully, we will be forced to cancel the first phase of the event.
 


However, we will continue inside with the remainder of our celebratory festivities and open the Beaumont Civic Center at 9:30 a.m. for fabulous rhythm and blues singer Yvonne Washington and her band, prior to the bedazzling Richard Simmons show and picnic lunch, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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  • ‘Arbitrage’
  • Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon
  • Directed by: Nicholas Jarecki
  • Rated: R

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Greenwood to headline Texas Bar-B-Q Festival

The 30th annual Texas Bar-B-Q Festival presented by the Vidor Chamber of Commerce will be held Sept. 14-16 at Claiborne West Park (4105 North) located between Vidor and Orange, just off I-10.

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When you have a great cast, great music and a script filled with mistaken identities, chases, and love, you can’t go wrong. And the Beaumont Community Players production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is all of that and more.

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  • ‘The Words’
  • Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons
  • Directed by: Brian Klugman
  • and Lee Sternthal
  • Rated: PG-13

 

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

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A pretty hilarious off-the-wall crime comedy

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  • ‘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.

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